Liam Hemsworth is an Australian television and film actor, born on 13th January 1990 in Melbourne, Australia. Liam starred in Neighbours – a soap opera – after which he moved to the United States. He did not stay in the new city for long before landing a role as an actor in the film, The Last Song that he co-starred with Miley Cyrus. Some other of his top notch works include The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and The Expendables 2. He has celebrity brothers, Luke Hemsworth and Chris Hemsworth and his parents are Craig and Leonie Hemsworth.
Liam spent his teen years in Philip Island as a devoted surfer. He also did some flooring work for some short time before he progressed into acting as a career. He was part of the 2007 cast in the soap opera Neighbours in which his brother Luke had also starred. In the said film, he took the character of Josh Taylor. He plays a surfer who gets involved in an accident and is unable to use his legs.
Liam Hemsworth relocated to Los Angeles in 2009 where he auditioned for a role in the film Thor that Kenneth Branagh directed. However, he did not succeed and the role was eventually taken by his brother Chris. Still in 2009, the actor made appearances in the sci-fi thriller “The Knowing” that featured Nicolas Cage. He also appeared in the horror Triangle.
All of Hemsworth siblings have established a name for themselves in Hollywood, with Chris being famous for The Avengers, Thor, Star Trek and Snow White & the Huntsman. The elder of the three is Luke and his acting career was majorly based in Australia. He made plans in 2012 to move stateside and signed with ROAR Management. This is the management that is in charge of the careers of his brothers as well.
Liam Hemsworth and The Last Song
Liam’s breakout role came in 2010 through the film The Last Song that he co-starred with Miley Cyrus. This film was based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel that goes by the same name. Liam played the character of Will Blakelee. This is a Southern volleyball player, mechanic and community volunteer who falls in love with Ronnie Miller. The character with whom he falls in love is Miley Cyrus, a singer and actress. In real life, the two announced their engagement plan in 2012 but called it off in 2013.
After the success of The Last Song, Liam continued to progress his career further in 2011 through the film The Hunger Games. In this thriller movie where you either kill or get killed, Hemsworth played the character of District 12 hunter Gale Hawthorne. The film is based on a top-selling novel by the same name and written by Suzanne Collins. The 2012 film was a major hit as it made more than $690 million.