Liam Hemsworth is an Australian actor who is best known for his performance as Gale Hawthorne in the ‘Hunger Games’ film franchise. Liam began his career in the entertainment industry when he was a teenager, following in the footsteps of his two elder brothers Luke and Chris, and has since created a name for himself not just in the Australian film industry, but also in Hollywood. He began his acting career in Australian television shows such as ‘Neighbours’ and ‘The Elephant Princess.’ However, he quickly relocated to the United States to pursue his acting ambitions. In the film ‘The Last Song,’ he showed off his acting abilities for the first time, and it was his first taste of success on the big screen. He was quickly named one of ‘The Next Generation of Hollywood’s Leading Men’ by ‘Details’ magazine. Following that, he appeared in films such as ‘The Hunger Games,’ ‘Love and Honor,’ ‘Paranoia,’ ‘The Dressmaker,’ and ‘Independence Day: Resurgence.’ Meanwhile, his rocky relationship with Miley Cyrus kept him in the spotlight for several years. After being apart for a number of years, the couple is now engaged.
Childhood and Adolescence
Liam Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia, on January 13, 1990, to Leonie and Craig Hemsworth. His father worked as a social worker in the community, while his mother taught English.
His upbringing was split between Melbourne and Bulman, a small hamlet in the Outback where his parents worked on a ranch. Adventures with his brothers in the Bulman wilderness, among buffalos and crocodiles, are among his most memorable childhood recollections.
His family moved to Phillip Island when he was eight years old, and his parents still live there. He spent a lot of time surfing with his brothers when he was a teenager.
Luke and Chris, his older brothers, are both actors. While Luke is a well-known Australian television personality, Chris is a Hollywood A-lister. The brothers have a friendly rivalry and assist each other with their initiatives.
Liam began to assist his older brother Luke when he temporarily launched a flooring business after becoming disillusioned with acting. After Sylvester Stallone expressed interest in a video script reading he did in Australia, he followed his older brother Chris to the United States in 2009.
Career of Liam Hemsworth
Liam Hemsworth began auditioning for roles in school plays when he was 16 years old. In 2007, he made guest appearances in two Australian soap operas, ‘Home and Away’ and ‘McLeod’s Daughters,’ which launched his professional career.
His first notable part was in the television series “Neighbours,” in which his older brother Luke had previously appeared. Between 2007 and 2008, he played Josh Taylor, an athletic paraplegic.
He had a starring part in the children’s television show “The Elephant Princess” in 2008. He played Marcus, the lead guitarist of the band created by the protagonist, for 26 episodes.
He participated in two episodes of the television series ‘Satisfaction’ in 2009. In the same year, he made his big screen debut, starring in the British film ‘Triangle.’ He also had a little part in the film ‘Knowing.’
Sylvester Stallone cast him in the 2010 film ‘The Expendables.’ Stallone offered him a role in the 2012 sequel ‘The Expendables 2’ after his character was deleted from the draft.
He was cast as the lead in the 2010 coming-of-age drama film ‘The Last Song,’ in which he co-starred with Miley Cyrus, his future fiancée. He also starred in ‘When I Look at You,’ one of her music videos.
In 2011, he landed one of the lead parts in the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel series, ‘The Hunger Games,’ as Gale Hawthorne. The first film in the series, ‘The Hunger Games,’ was released in 2012, and three more films were produced in the following three years.
He starred in the 2013 war drama ‘Love and Honor,’ which was based on a two-year-old film. He appeared in the criminal drama film ‘Empire State’ the same year. In the film ‘Paranoia,’ he co-starred with Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, and Amber Heard.
In 2015, he starred in the Australian revenge comedy ‘The Dressmaker,’ which was based on the novel of the same name. In the film, he collaborated with Kate Winslet and played her lover. In 2016, he was cast as one of the main protagonists in the sequel to the 1996 blockbuster ‘Independence Day,’ ‘Independence Day: Resurgence.’ He played Jake Morrison, a U.S. pilot, as part of an ensemble cast.
Major Projects of Liam Hemsworth
‘The Last Song’ was initially one of Liam Hemsworth’s most notable performances, earning him a slew of prizes and nominations. The film did well at the box office, grossing a total of $89,041,656 globally.
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Achievements & Awards
Liam Hemsworth won the Teen Choice Award for ‘Male Breakout Star’ and the Young Hollywood Breakthrough of the Year award for his part in ‘The Last Song.’ In the Nickelodeon Australian Kids’ Choice Awards, he shared the ‘Fave Kiss’ prize with Miley Cyrus.
He received multiple nominations for his part in the blockbuster series ‘The Hunger Games.’ Along with his co-stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, he won the People’s Choice Award for ‘Favorite On-Screen Chemistry’ in 2012.
The Los Angeles-based non-profit organization ‘Australians in Film’ recognized him in June 2012. For his international success, he got the Breakthrough Award.
Personal History and Legacy
During the production of ‘The Last Song,’ Liam Hemsworth began dating his co-star Miley Cyrus in June 2009. They did, however, have an on-again, off-again romance for three years until announcing their engagement in June 2012. They were married for over a year before ending their relationship amicably in September 2013. They resumed their love in early 2015 and are currently engaged. On December 23, 2018, Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus married in a private ceremony in Franklin, Tennessee.
He became an ambassador for the Australian Childhood Foundation after being inspired by his parents, who worked in child protection for twenty years. He aspires to be a positive role model for kids.
On December 23, 2018, Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus married in a private ceremony in Franklin, Tennessee.
PETA named Hemsworth, who is a vegetarian, the Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2016. He stated that eating vegetarian food made him feel “mentally and physically better.”
Estimated Net Worth
Liam Hemsworth has a net worth of $28 million.
Both Liam and Chris Hemsworth auditioned for the part of Thor in the 2011 Marvel superhero film of the same name in 2009. They had both been denied previously, but his brother was able to land the part after a second audition.