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Liam Hemsworth is an Australian actor of television and film known for his roles in Neighbours, The Last Song and The Hunger Games.
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Born on January 13, 1990, in Melbourne, Australia, Liam Hemsworth starred on the soap opera Neighbours before moving to the United States. Not long after, he landed a major role in the film The Last Song (2010), in which he co-starred with future fiancée Miley Cyrus. Other prominent work for Hemsworth includes The Hunger Games, The Expendables 2 and Catching Fire. His brothers,
"I surfed competitively from age 13 to 18. Every day, before and after school. I wanted to surf for the rest of my life. It's what all my friends did—I even had it as a subject in school for a number of years."
"I came to America on a three-month visa, knowing that if I didn't book a job, I'd go home."
Luke and Chris Hemsworth, are also well-known actors.
Liam Hemsworth was born on January 13, 1990, in Melbourne, Australia, to Leonie and Craig Hemsworth. After the family relocated to Phillip Island, he became a devoted surfer during his teen years. He took up flooring work for a time and then decided to pursue acting, following in the footsteps of his brothers, Luke and Chris Hemsworth.
In 2007, Hemsworth joined the cast of the famous Australian soap opera Neighbours, in which brother Luke had also starred. Liam played Josh Taylor, a surfer who loses the use of his legs due to an accident. Hemsworth starred in other Australian television productions as well that included the drama Macleod's Daughters and the fantasy series The Elephant Princess.
In 2009, Liam Hemsworth traveled to Los Angeles, California, to audition for the Marvel Comics film Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh, though the role would eventually go to brother Chris. That same year, the actor was featured in the Nicolas Cage sci-fi thriller The Knowing and the Australian horror flick Triangle.
Hemsworth's big break came with the 2010 hit film The Last Song, an adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name. In the film, Hemsworth played Will Blakelee, a Southern mechanic, volleyball player and community volunteer who falls in love with Ronnie Miller, played by actress and singer Miley Cyrus. Hemsworth and Cyrus entered into a romance off-screen as well. In the summer of 2012, the couple announced that they were engaged, but called it quits in 2013.
Hemsworth took on another major role in 2011, portraying rural District 12 hunter Gale Hawthorne in the adaptation of Suzanne Collins's best-selling novel The Hunger Games; the story looks at a future world where children are sent to compete to the death in televised gladiatorial games. The film, released in the United States in March 2012 and starring Jennifer Lawrence as main character Katniss Everdeen, was a major global hit, earning more than $690 million. Hemsworth, who has been catapulted into high-profile celebrity, will reprise his role as Hawthorne in the 2013 sequel Catching Fire.
During the summer of 2012, Hemsworth also co-starred in The Expendables 2, an action-flick sequel starring Sylvester Stallone as the leader of a band of mercenaries. (Hemsworth had been slated to star in the first installment of the franchise, but his character was written out of the script.)
Hemsworth later co-starred in the March 2013 romantic drama Love and Honor, playing a Vietnam War soldier who returns to the United States.
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