* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/TheHungerGames Katniss]] is searching for her missing father, and is aided and obstructed at various points by [[{{Series/Deadwood}} Francis Wolcott and Sol Star]].
** [[Series/TwinPeaks Laura Palmer]] lives! And was real friendly with Jessup Dolly.
* StarMakingRole:
** JenniferLawrence became a name after the critical buzz and subsequent Oscar nomination. She joined up on ''X-Men First Class'' and ''Film/TheHungerGames'' off the momentum.
** Veteran character actor JohnHawkes received an Academy Award nomination and more high-profile film roles, such as ''MarthaMarcyMayMarlene'', ''The Sessions'', and Creator/StevenSpielberg's ''Film/{{Lincoln}}'', among others. In a ''People'' interview he said that he finds his newfound fame a little daunting, since when he was obscure he could count on disappearing into roles. Now people know who he is.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: The author of the book grew up in the Ozarks and joined the military right out of high school.

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