LIAM HEMSWORTH (Adam Cassidy) has a quiet intensity that transcends the big
screen. Demonstrating versatility and skill in a range of performances, Hemsworth has proven to
be one of the most sought-after actors of his generation.
Hemsworth, who starred in two of last year's biggest box office hits, The Hunger Games
directed by Gary Ross and Expendables 2 directed by Simon West, will reprise the role of Gale
Hawthorne in the highly anticipated The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, directed by Francis
Lawrence. In addition, he's completed production on the feature film drama Empire State, for
director Dito Montiel, co-starring Dwayne Johnson and Emma Roberts and he just wrapped
lensing the crime thriller Cut Bank, co-starring John Malkovich, Ben Kinglsey, Billy Bob
Thornton and Michael Sheen.
Born in Melborne, Australia, Hemsworth grew up surfing on Phillip Island. The youngest
of three boys, Hemsworth always loved movies. Though he never dreamt of becoming an actor,
as a young kid he would sit down and watch movies all day long. At the age of 17, having
observed his two older brothers Luke and Chris do television shows in Australia, Hemsworth
decided he too wanted to pursue acting seriously. He enrolled in acting classes, got an agent and
started auditioning. Hemsworth quickly landed his first big acting job on Australia's popular TV
series Home and Away and from there went on to book a role on Australia's most successful TV
Landing his first film role in the feature film Triangle, Hemsworth discovered that his
true passion was in making movies, "It's something new and fresh and it's just a different energy
to what I'd worked on before." Knowing Los Angeles was the center of movie making,
Hemsworth began sending audition tapes to the states. He sent a tape to Sylvester Stallone who
within a week of receiving the tape asked Hemsworth to come to Hollywood immediately to play
the part of his son in the feature film The Expendables. Shortly before he was to depart for Los
Angeles, Hemsworth learned that the part of Sly's son had been written out of the script,
however, within hours of learning he was no longer working on The Expendables he received a
call that Marvel wanted to screen test him for Thor. Though he ended up losing the role of Thor
to his older brother Chris, it was this audition for Marvel that got Hemsworth to Los Angeles.
Hemsworth soon began to gain attention throughout Hollywood and while living with his
brother Chris in their manager Will Ward's guest cottage, Liam beat out hundreds of actors for
the part of Will Blakelee in the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks The Last Song, directed by
Julie Anne Robinson and co-starring Greg Kinnear and Miley Cyrus. This performance garnered
Hemsworth with the 2010 Young Hollywood Award as well the 2010 Teen Choice Male
Hemsworth, who currently resides in Los Angeles, eagerly looks forward to more film
work with quality actors and directors. "I love acting and I love movies. At the moment, I'm just
trying to find people who are doing something different and meet people who are as passionate
as I am. I have learned the majority of what I know on set, working. You learn from watching
people with experience."
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