Liam Hemsworth

LIAM HEMSWORTH

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Liam Hemsworth
Liam Hemsworth by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Hemsworth at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International
Born(1990-01-13) 13 January 1990 (age 24)


Melbourne, Australia
OccupationActor
Years active2007–present
RelativesChris Hemsworth (brother)


Luke Hemsworth (brother)


Elsa Pataky (sister-in-law)
Liam Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He played the role of Josh Taylor in the soap opera Neighbours and as Marcus on the children's television series The Elephant Princess. In 2010, he starred in the American film The Last Song and in 2012, he starred as Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games film series, based on an adaptation of Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel series. Hemsworth's older brothers, Luke and Chris, are also actors.

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    Early life

    Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia. He is the son of Leonie, a teacher of English, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. He has two older brothers, Chris and Luke Hemsworth, who also work as actors. Hemsworth has said that though there is competition for jobs among them, it is friendly: "We are brothers and we are always competitive, but it is a good thing, it pushes us and we are always happy whenever someone books something."

    When Hemsworth was in year 8, he and his family relocated to Phillip Island, a small island. Hemsworth says he spent much of his time there surfing with his brothers. In March 2009, Hemsworth moved to the United States to pursue his career there. He and his brother Chris first stayed in the guest house of Chris's manager, William Ward, before renting their own Los Angeles apartment.

    Acting career

    2007–10: Career beginnings

    Prior to becoming an actor, Hemsworth laid floors for six months. He began to seriously consider following his elder brothers' footsteps in high school by participating in school plays. Eventually, Hemsworth retained an agent. He attended his first audition at the age of sixteen and began his career in 2007 with guest appearances on the shows Home and Away and McLeod's Daughters. The week of 8 July 2007, Hemsworth began filming episodes for Neighbours, an Australian soap opera his brother Luke had previously starred in. Hemsworth's character, Josh Taylor, was a recurring character from 2007 to 2008. In the show, Josh was an athletic paraplegic who supported and began a relationship with character Bridget Parker after she was paralysed down one side of her body in a car crash. In 2008, Hemsworth began acting on the children's television show The Elephant Princess, playing "Marcus", the lead guitarist of the protagonist's band. Hemsworth later had roles in the television series Satisfaction and starred in the British film Triangle. He also made a brief appearance as an MIT student in the film Knowing.

    In 2009, Hemsworth was selected to act opposite Sylvester Stallone in Stallone's 2010 film, The Expendables, but his character was written out of the script (Hemsworth later co-starred in The Expendables 2). Hemsworth's brother, Chris, told Movieline that just a few hours after Hemsworth learned he would not appear in The Expendables, director Kenneth Branagh called to ask him to test for the lead role in the 2011 film Thor. Hemsworth moved to the States in March 2009 for screen tests. Though he eventually lost the part to Chris in May, Disney announced later the same week that Hemsworth had landed the part of Will Blakelee in the 2010 drama The Last Song, based on the Nicholas Sparks novel by the same name. Hemsworth plays the love interest of Miley Cyrus's character in the film. Nikki Finke reported that Hemsworth had been in Los Angeles for just three weeks and had not yet found an agent when he was cast. Hemsworth next appeared in the music video for Cyrus' "When I Look at You" which was recorded on 16 August 2009.

    In September 2009, Hemsworth appeared at a dinner event to promote Foxtel, an Australian pay television company. In March 2010, Details magazine selected Hemsworth as one of their predictions for "The Next Generation of Hollywood's Leading Men". Later that month, it was announced that Hemsworth was in negotiations to star in Arabian Nights, a 3D action film that will be directed by Chuck Russell for Inferno Entertainment. It was later confirmed that he will be starring in the movie. He has also reportedly been offered the lead role in "Northern Lights" after "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner withdrew from the David Ellison-financed project.

    Hemsworth was the Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards 2010 host. He and Miley Cyrus won the "Fave Kiss" category.

    Hemsworth starred in the music video for "Colder Weather" by the Zac Brown Band.

    2011–present

    On 4 April 2011, Lionsgate announced Hemsworth to be one of the leads, Gale Hawthorne, in The Hunger Games, which was released in 2012. In June 2011, he became attached to war drama Love and Honor which also stars Aimee Teegarden and Teresa Palmer.

    In 2013, Hemsworth appeared in Empire State, with Emma Roberts, and Paranoia, co-starring Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman and Amber Heard.

    He reprised his role, Gale Hawthorne, in the sequel to The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which was released in November 2013.

    On 11 June 2012, Los Angeles-based non-profit organization Australians in Film announced that Hemsworth would be honored at an exclusive Benefit Dinner on 27 June 2012 in Hollywood. Hemsworth attended the invitation only event, held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City, with his then fiancée Miley Cyrus. It was their first public appearance together as an engaged couple.

    Personal life

    While filming The Last Song in June 2009, Hemsworth began a relationship with his co-star Miley Cyrus. After three years of having an on-again, off-again relationship, the couple announced their engagement in June 2012. They lived together in Los Angeles but ended their relationship in September 2013.

    Hemsworth is the ambassador of the Australian Childhood Foundation. Hemsworth talked about his association with the foundation, "I have the best parents you can have. They have worked in child protection for twenty years and have only ever given me encouragement and support. The world is a scary enough place as it is for children. It is important that home should always be a safe place for them." When asked if he believed he was a hero to children, Liam said he did not know, but that he would like to be a good role model.

    Filmography

    YearFilmRoleNotes
    2007Home and AwayTV series (1 episode)
    2007McLeod's DaughtersDamoTV series (1 episode: Leaving the Nest)
    2007NeighboursJosh TaylorTV series (25 episodes)
    2008The Elephant PrincessMarcusTV series (26 episodes)
    2009SatisfactionMarcTV series (2 episodes)
    2009KnowingSpencer
    2009TriangleVictor
    2010The Last SongWill Blakelee
    2012The Hunger GamesGale Hawthorne
    2012The Expendables 2Billy "The Kid" Timmons
    2013Love and HonorMickey Wright
    2013ParanoiaAdam Cassidy
    2013Empire StateChris Potamitis
    2013The Hunger Games: Catching FireGale Hawthorne
    2014Cut BankFilming
    2014Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, TheThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1Gale HawthornePost-production
    2015The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2Gale HawthornePost-production

    Awards and nominations

    On 27 June 2012 Liam Hemsworth was presented with the Australians in Film Breakthrough Award for international success.
    YearFilmRoleNotes
    2010The Last SongYoung Hollywood Breakthrough of the YearWon
    2010The Last SongNickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards Favorite KissWon
    2010The Last SongTeen Choice Awards Male BreakoutWon
    2010The Last SongTeen Choice Awards Best Liplock with Miley CyrusNominated
    2010The Last SongTeen Choice Awards Best Movie DramaNominated
    2010The Last SongTeen Choice Awards Best Movie ChemistryNominated
    2012The Hunger GamesTeen Choice Scene Stealer: MaleNominated
    2012The Hunger GamesPeople's Choice Awards Chemistry (shared with Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson)Won
    2012The Hunger GamesMTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough PerformanceNominated
    2012The Hunger GamesMTV Movie Award for Best CastNominated
    2012The Hunger GamesTeen Choice Award for Choice Hottie-MaleNominated
    2014The Hunger Games: Catching FireTeen Choice Award Actor Sci-Fi/FantasyPending

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