Screen Lines

The Gulf Today - Business - - POTPOURRI -

Liam Hemsworth is an Amer­i­can ac­tor who made his ilm de­but with the 2009 ilm ‘Know­ing’. He is the younger brother of ac­tor Chris Hemsworth.

4iam Hemsworth is an Amer­i­can ac­tor who made his film de­but with the 2009 film ‘Know­ing’. He is the younger brother of ac­tor Chris Hemsworth. He be­came fa­mous from his sec­ond ilm ‘Tri­an­gle’, and the 2010 ilm ‘The Hunger Games’ shot him to an un­prece­dented suc­cess. His most no­table films in­clude ‘The Ex­pend­able 2’, ‘Para­noia’ and ‘Em­pire State.’

Liam was born on Jan.13, 1990, in Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia, and is the younger brother of ac­tors Chris Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth. He is the son of Leonie (van Os), a teacher of English, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-ser­vices coun­selor. He is of Dutch (from his im­mi­grant ma­ter­nal grand­fa­ther), Irish, English, Scot­tish, and Ger­man ances­try. His un­cle, by mar­riage, was Rod Ansell, the bush­man who inspired the ilm “Croc­o­dile Dundee” (1986).

The Hemsworth fam­ily lived pri­mar­ily on Phillip Is­land, a small is­land lo­cated south of Mel­bourne. Fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of his older broth­ers, who went into act­ing in their teens, Liam scored his irst au­di­tion at age 16 and ap­peared on the Aus­tralian TV series “Home and Away” (1988) and Mcleod’s “Daugh­ters” (2001) be­fore tak­ing on a re­cur­ring char­ac­ter role on the soap opera “Neigh­bours” (1985), in which his brother Luke had also ap­peared. Roles on TV shows “The Ele­phant Princess” (2008) and “Sat­is­fac­tion” (2007) fol­lowed be­fore Liam moved to the United States to pur­sue a big-screen ca­reer.

Af­ter suf­fer­ing two set­backs — his char­ac­ter was writ­ten out of the script for “The Ex­pend­ables” (2010) days be­fore ilm­ing and he lost the ti­tle role of “Thor” (2011) to his brother Chris — Liam was cast op­po­site Mi­ley Cyrus in the Ni­cholas Sparks drama “The Last Song” (2010).

The two, who played love in­ter­ests in the ilm, soon started dat­ing, and Liam ap­peared in Cyrus’ mu­sic video “When I Look at You.” Fol­low­ing that ilm’s mod­est com­mer­cial suc­cess, and the at­ten­dant press cov­er­age of his ris­ing ca­reer and high-proile ro­mance, he was al­most im­me­di­ately thrust into lead­ing man sta­tus, and was cast as Gale Hawthorne in the big-screen adap­ta­tion of the best-sell­ing novel “The Hunger Games” (2012).

Fol­low­ing the block­buster suc­cess of that ilm, Liam nabbed a num­ber of roles, in­clud­ing a sup­port­ing part in “The Ex­pend­ables 2” (2012) and lead­ing roles in the war drama “Love and Honor” (2013), the crime drama “Em­pire State” (2013), and the thriller “Para­noia” (2013).

He was also star as Ali Baba in a 3D pro­duc­tion of “Ara­bian Nights” and reprised the role of Gale Hawthorne in “The Hunger Games: Catch­ing Fire” (2013).

He then starred in “The Hunger Games: Mock­ing­jay — Part 1” (2014) and “The Hunger Games: Mock­ing­jay — Part 2” (2015). The ris­ing ac­tor was seen as David Kingston in the west­ern drama “The Duel” (2016), as Jake Mor­ri­son in the sci-i ac­tion se­quel “In­de­pen­dence Day: Resur­gence” (2016), and as Teddy Mc­swiney in “The Dress­maker” (2016) along­side Kate Winslet. Hemsworth was en­gaged to Mi­ley Cyrus from June 2012 to Septem­ber 2013.

His forth­com­ing ilm, “Isn’t It Ro­man­tic” is an up­com­ing Amer­i­canAus­tralian fan­tasy com­edy ilm di­rected by Todd Strauss-schul­son and writ­ten by Erin Cardillo, Dana Fox, and Katie Sil­ber­man. The ilm stars Rebel Wil­son, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine, and Priyanka Cho­pra, and fol­lows a woman who, af­ter get­ting hit on the head, wakes up in a world where ev­ery­thing around her plays out like a ro­man­tic com­edy ilm. The ilm is sched­uled to be re­leased in the United States on Feb.14, by Warner Bros. Culled from sources

TRIVIA

Younger brother of ac­tor Chris Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth.

He was con­sid­ered for the ti­tle role in “Thor” (2011), which ul­ti­mately went to his brother, Chris Hemsworth.

Favourite ilms in­clude “The Goonies” (1985), “James Dean” (2001), “A Guide to Rec­og­niz­ing Your Saints” (2006), “The De­parted” (2006) and “Step Broth­ers” (2008).

Favourite ac­tors in­clude Leonardo Dicaprio, Heath Ledger, and Paul New­man among oth­ers.

His ma­ter­nal grand­fa­ther, Martin van Os, is a Dutch im­mi­grant. The rest of Liam’s ances­try is Irish, English, and smaller amounts of Ger­man and Scot­tish.

Be­tween au­di­tions, he used to lay loors.

Liam’s child­hood crush was Alyssa Mi­lano from his favourite weekly show “Charmed” (1998).

Be­came the irst celebrity face of “Diesel Only The Brave” fra­grance.

Be­fore his ca­reer in act­ing took off, Liam worked some odd jobs that in­cluded na­ture park ranger, bak­ery as­sis­tant and bowl­ing al­ley em­ployee.

He was con­sid­ered for the role of Tobey Mar­shall in Need for Speed (2014), but the role was given to Aaron Paul. Culled from sources

FIL­MOG­RA­PHY

Arkansas (2020)

Isn’t It Ro­man­tic (2019) Killer­man (2016)

The Duel (2016) In­de­pen­dence Day: Resur­gence (2016) The Hunger Games: Mock­ing­jay — Part 2 (2015)

The Dress­maker (2015)

The Hunger Games: Mock­ing­jay — Part 1 (2014)

Cut Bank (2014)

The Hunger Games: Catch­ing Fire (2013)

Para­noia (2013)

Em­pire State (2013)

Love and Honor (2013)

The Ex­pend­ables 2 (2012)

The Hunger Games (2012)

The Last Song (2010) Tri­an­gle (2009)

Know­ing (2009)

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UAE

© PressReader. All rights reserved.