Liam Hemsworth

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Hemsworth on 5 June 2009, while on break from filming The Last Song.

Liam Hemsworth (born January 13, 1990) is an Australian actor. He took 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. Hemsworth's elder brothers, Luke and Chris, are also actors and provided a path for Hemsworth to emulate.

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  • The thought definitely crosses my mind, but for me, it has always been about reading great scripts and finding things I relate to, and this was one of those. As an actor, I think you always want your work to do well, and I think that’s hopefully what’s going to happen. Hopefully this movie does turn out as great as everyone wants it to be, and hopefully we don’t disappoint anyone.
  • Jennifer Lawrence is an incredible person and the most unpredictable person you will ever meet. You never know what she's going to say and why she's saying it. She's extremely fun to work with her and obviously perfect for Katniss.
    • On working with Lawrence on The Hunger Games. — Davia L. Mosley (March 13, 2012). "'The Hunger Games' exclusive Cast members share highlights, behind-the-scenes action". Marietta Daily Journal (Georgia, United States). 
  • Gary Ross is just an incredible director, and it was great to have someone like him.
    • Davia L. Mosley (March 13, 2012). "'The Hunger Games' exclusive Cast members share highlights, behind-the-scenes action". Marietta Daily Journal (Georgia, United States). 
  • Yeah, the physical stuff is always fun. I'm a physical and active person, so I would have loved to have done more of this, but my character does a lot more in the other films.
    • Commenting on decreased physical role of his character from book The Hunger Games as changed for adaptation to film. — — Davia L. Mosley (March 13, 2012). "'The Hunger Games' exclusive Cast members share highlights, behind-the-scenes action". Marietta Daily Journal (Georgia, United States). 
  • Not eating. To not get fat. I lost about 15 pounds for the role because I wanted to get a sense of what it’s like to be hungry and what it does to your brain and your physical state. It was extremely tough to not be eating as much.
    • Hemsworth on discussing most difficult part of preparing for role for The Hunger Games. — Stephen Schaefer (March 20, 2012). "Hemsworth craved meaty part". Boston Herald: pp. 28, 29; volume 30, issue80. 
  • My trainer was a great guy ... who made me want to die for an hour. My character was spending most of his life in a state of hunger, and I wanted to get a sense of that, physically and mentally.
  • It's about kids in a horrible situation and there's this girl who overcomes it and gives hope to everyone and they come together to do something about it.
    • Hemsworth on themes in The Hunger Games. — "Hemsworth: 'Hunger Games' Violence Is Not Gratuitous". Waycross Journal Herald (Georgia, United States): p. 4. March 28, 2012. 
  • It was a nice change of pace to come to work, put on a nice suit and stay clean all day.

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  • I'm so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam.
    • Miley Cyrus. — UPI News Service (June 6, 2012). "Cyrus and Hemsworth get engaged". UPI NewsTrack. 
  • I suspect Hemsworth may have been cast for his appeal to fangirls, rather like Robert Pattinson in "Twilight." He's a little too tall, blonde, blue-eyed and hunky to be super plausible. He can definitely become a star, but it may be in the Peter O'Toole tradition; I can more easily imagine him in a remake of "Lawrence of Arabia" than as a settled spouse in a domestic drama.

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