Liam Hemsworth

born 13 January 1990

Liam Hemsworth(born 13 January 1990)is an Australian actor. He took the role of Josh Taylor in the soap operaNeighboursand as "Marcus" on the children's television seriesThe Elephant Princess. In 2010, he starred in the American filmThe Last Songand in 2012, he starred as Gale Hawthorne inThe Hunger Games. Hemsworth's elder brothers, Luke and Chris , are also actors and provided a path for Hemsworth to emulate.

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 Liam Hemsworth's Early_life

Hemsworth was born in Melbourne , Australia . He is the son of Leonie, an English teacher, 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 agent William Wardbefore renting their own Los Angeles apartment in which they currently reside.

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 Liam Hemsworth's Career

Prior to becoming an actor, Hemsworth laid floors for six months.He began to seriously consider following his elder brothers' footsteps and become an actor in high school, when he took on an agent.He attended his first audition at the age of sixteenand began his career in 2007 with guest spots on the showsHome and AwayandMcLeod's Daughters.The week of 8 July 2007, Hemsworth began filming episodes forNeighbours, 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 parapalegic who supported and began a relationship with character Bridget Parker after she was paralyzed down one side of her body in a car crash.In 2008, Hemsworth began acting on the children's television showThe Elephant Princess, playing "Marcus", the attractive lead guitarist of the protagonist's band.Hemsworth later had roles in the television seriesSatisfactionand starred in the British filmTriangle.He also made a brief appearance as an MIT student in the filmKnowing.

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's brother, Chris, toldMovielinethat just a few hours after Hemsworth learned he would not appear inThe Expendables, director Kenneth Branagh called to ask him to test for the lead role in the 2011 filmThor.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 dramaThe 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,Detailsmagazine 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 inArabian 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 stars in the music video Colder Weather for the Zac Brown Band .

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

In 2013, Hemsworth will appear inEmpire Statewith Emma Roberts ,Paranoiaco-starring Harrison Ford andTimelessas a widower who travels back in time. He will reprise his role as Gale Hawthorne in the sequel toThe Hunger GamescalledThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire, set to be released in November 2013.

He is set to play Ali Baba inArabian Nightsco-starring Anthony Hopkins and Dwayne Johnson in 2014.

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 Liam Hemsworth's Personal_life

While filmingThe Last Songin June 2009, Hemsworth began dating his co-star Miley Cyrus .In August 2010, it was confirmed that his relationship with Cyrus had ended.Cyrus and Hemsworth were seen together a month later, and had reportedly reconciled.It was announced in early November that the couple had split again,but reconciled their relationship a second time.In June 2012, the couple announced their engagement.

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 Liam Hemsworth's Philanthropy

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 modestly responded, "I don't know if I'm a hero to children, but I'd like to be. I'd like to be a good role model."

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 Liam Hemsworth's Filmography

2007 Home and Away TV series (1 episode)
McLeod's Daughters Damo TV series (1 episode:Leaving the Nest)
Neighbours Josh Taylor TV series (25 episodes)
2008 The Elephant Princess Marcus TV series (26 episodes)
2009 Satisfaction Marc TV series (2 episodes)
Knowing Spencer
Triangle Victor
2010 The Last Song Will Blakelee
2012 The Hunger Games Gale Hawthorne
Love and Honor Mickey Wright Completed
The Expendables 2 Billy "The Kid" Timmons Post-Production
Paranoia Pre-Production
2013 Empire State Filming
Timeless Pre-Production
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Gale Hawthorne Pre-Production
Broken Run In development
2014 Arabian Nights Ali Baba Pre-Production

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 Liam Hemsworth's See_also

  • Chris Hemsworth
  • Luke Hemsworth
  • Miley Cyrus

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