Liam Hemsworth –

Hemsworth in Hunger Games: Mockingjay.

About Liam Hemsworth (1990 – )

Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Leonie (née van Os), an English teacher, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counsellor. His two older brothers are actors Chris and Luke Hemsworth. His maternal grandfather is a Dutch immigrant, and his other ancestry is English, Irish, Scottish, and German. 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."

In March 2009, Hemsworth moved to the United States to pursue his acting 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.

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, he 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. In 2008, he 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 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 directed by Chuck Russell.

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

By far his most visible role to date has been that of Gale Hawthorne, in The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Parts 1 and 2.

In 2015, Hemsworth portrayed the love interest of Kate Winslet's character in the Australian literary adaptation The Dressmaker, which was filmed in Victoria in the summer of 2014. In 2016, Hemsworth starred in director Roland Emmerich's 2016 film Independence Day: Resurgence.

While filming The Last Song in June 2009, Hemsworth began a relationship with co-star Miley Cyrus. After three years of an on-again, off-again relationship, the couple announced their engagement in June 2012. They lived together in Los Angeles but ended their engagement in September 2013. In July 2014, Hemsworth noted that he and Cyrus would "always be best friends" and they had "an instantaneous and powerful connection." Rumors began in early 2016, stemming primarily from sightings of the couple together at his Malibu home and the reappearance of the engagement ring on Cyrus. Miley Cyrus confirmed in an interview on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show in October 2016 that they were, once again, engaged.

Hemsworth is the ambassador of the Australian Childhood Foundation. Talking of his association with the foundation, he said "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." Asked if he thought he was a hero to children, Liam said he didn't know, but that he'd like to be a good role model.

Liam Hemsworth's movie credits include...

Year Movie Role
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 BankDwayne McLaren
2014The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1Gale Hawthorne
2015The DressmakerTed McSwiney
2015The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2Gale Hawthorne
2016Independence Day: ResurgenceJake Morrison
2016The DuelDavid Kingston

Liam Hemsworth's television credits include...

Year Show/Series Role
2007Home and Away
2007McLeod's DaughtersDamo
2007NeighboursJosh Taylor
2008The Elephant PrincessMarcus
2015The MuppetsHimself
2016WorkaholicsCushing Ward

Memorable Quotes by Liam Hemsworth

“ One of the biggest inspirations before I started shooting came from my brother, when he texted me and said, "Hey, fatty, it's called 'The Hunger Games', not 'The Eating Games'.". So I started working out a lot more and eating a lot less. ”

“ The Hunger Games (2012) absolutely changed my life. It's brought up so many different questions about my own personal growth and where I was heading. I think, before all of it, I really felt like I had it figured out. Like, you know, it's going to be fine, I'm this person and I know what I want to be and I know where I want to go. But then it got to the point where I think I started double-questioning everything. It was like, why am I doing this? where is it getting me? what if I do this and then I can do this? I wasn't living in the moment. ”

“ I feel like anything I'm doing in life, I try to stay myself and be as honest and true as I can be, you know, and be a nice person. I've always been taught to be kind to people and have an open mind about life. ”

“ As an actor, I'm always looking for scripts that I relate to, in some way, and things that are interesting and different. If it's combining romance and action, I'm not missing out on anything. I get to do it all. ”

“ Honestly, I'm not an extravagant person, I don't spend a lot of money. ”

“ Ninety percent of my best friends back home are plumbers, electricians, builders, or landscapers. Most of our dads worked in trades. ”

Things You May Not Know About Liam Hemsworth

He was considered for the title role in Thor (2011), which ultimately went to his brother, Chris Hemsworth.

He was originally going to appear in The Expendables, but was written out due to his doing a screen test for Thor. He would later appear in The Expendables 2.

His cousin Rob Hemsworth, an oyster farmer, competed on Season 6 of My Kitchen Rules, representing Victoria.

His uncle was bushman Rod Ansell, who inspired the film Crocodile Dundee. Rod was married to Liam's aunt (Liam's mother's sister), Joanne van Os, who is an author.

Liam's childhood crush was Alyssa Milano from his favorite weekly show Charmed.

He was considered one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue.

Liam Hemsworth and Dane Cook in Workaholics (2016).
Liam Hemsworth in The Muppets (2015).
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Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus in The Last Song (2010).
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Hemsworth in The Hunger Games (2012)...
top and bottom pictures with Jennifer Lawrence.
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Hemsworth in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 (2015)...
top picture with Elden Henson, Mahershala Ali, Wes Chatham, Evan Ross,
and Jennifer Lawrence... second picture with Ross, Lawrence and Sam Claflin.
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Hemsworth in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)...
middle picture with Jennifer Lawrence.
In The Expendables 2 (2012).
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In The Duel (2016)... top and bottom pictures with Woody Harrelson.
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Hemsworth in Paranoia (2013)... first and fourth pictures
with Amber Heard... third picture with Harrison Ford.
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Hemsworth in Love and Honor (2013)... second
picture with Austin Stowell... bottom picture with Teresa Palmer.
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In Independence Day: Resurgence (2016).
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In Empire State (2013)... top picture with Dwayne Johnson.
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Liam Hemsworth in Cut Bank (2014)... top picture with
John Malkovich... bottom picture with Billy Bob Thornton.