Happy birth­day to­day to Aus­tralian ac­tor Liam Hemsworth (1990-)

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Aus­tralian heart­throb Liam Hemsworth of­ten plays he­roes on the sil­ver screen. But he lived up to his billing in real life last year as deadly wild­fires bore down on his Mal­ibu home. His long-time part­ner Mi­ley Cyrus re­vealed the Aussie man­aged to re­lo­cate the cou­ple’s 16 pets, in­clud­ing seven dogs, two mini horses, two reg­u­lar-sized horses, two pigs and three cats. ‘‘I was ac­tu­ally in South Africa and (was not able to) make sure my an­i­mals and all my liv­ing things were safe,’’ Cyrus told Jimmy Fal­lon. ‘‘He was try­ing to make me feel bet­ter be­cause I wasn’t there. He goes ‘babe, I’m just dom­i­nat­ing the evac­u­a­tion — look at it!’.’’ Hemsworth was born far from that de­stroyed Mal­ibu home and the fame of Tin­sel­town in Mel­bourne in 1990. His fam­ily moved to Vic­to­ria’s Phillip Is­land when he was in Year 8, with Hemsworth spend­ing much of his teenage years surf­ing. A pas­sion for movies drove him to pur­sue act­ing, and he at­tended his first au­di­tion at age 16. He went on to score roles in clas­sic Aus­tralian TV shows Home and Away, Neigh­bours and McLeod’s Daugh­ters be­fore he and his brother Chris were beck­oned by the bright lights of Hol­ly­wood. Hemsworth landed a role in the 2010 ro­man­tic drama The Last Song, where he met his fu­ture wife Cyrus. He landed the role that pro­pelled him to star­dom in 2012 when cast in the block­buster Hunger Games fran­chise along­side Jen­nifer Lawrence. Hemsworth and Cyrus ended their en­gage­ment in 2013, but were spot­ted to­gether three years later spark­ing fu­ri­ous spec­u­la­tion of a re­union. The pair, who are both ve­gans, live to­gether with their an­i­mal brood in Nashville, Ten­nessee.

Pic­ture: Dan Stein­berg/In­vi­sion/AP, File

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