Liam Hemsworth, the Australian actor with rugged charm and undeniable talent, has carved a remarkable path through Hollywood. Lately, he’s been making headlines for the much-anticipated fourth season of Netflix’s The Witcher, where he’ll be replacing Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. From his various roles spanning romance, drama, and dystopian genres in blockbuster films to his magnetic ad campaigns, Liam Hemsworth’s career has been a captivating journey. In this article, we delve into the highlights of his career, showcasing the versatility and charisma that make him a true star.
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Liam Hemsworth’s Big Break
Before deciding to follow in his older brothers’ footsteps to become a Hollywood actor, Hemsworth was like any other Australian teenager. He’s worked in a bakery, a bowling alley, and even briefly dabbled in competitive surfing. It wasn’t until the age of 16 that he attended his first audition and made guest appearances on Australian soap operas Home and Away and McLeod’s Daughters.
In March 2009, Liam Hemsworth moved to the United States to pursue his acting career, and after a few screen tests, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures announced that he had landed the part of Will Blakelee in the film adaptation of The Last Song where he would star opposite Disney darling Miley Cyrus.
However, it wasn’t until he was cast as Gale Hawthorne in the teen dystopian franchise The Hunger Games that he truly got his big break. The film, which was shot in various locations in North Carolina, was met with critical acclaim, grossing over $694 million at the box office. For his role, Liam Hemsworth garnered several award nominations, including the 2012 MTV Movie Awards’ Best Breakthrough Performance.
Liam Hemsworth has also been recruited to be the face of several ad campaigns. In 2015, Diesel Parfums chose him to be the brand ambassador for their Only the Brave fragrance. His first foray into the world of fragrance campaigns was soon followed by another ambassadorship, this time with glasses brand OPSM.
The playful campaign with OPSM was developed by the creative agency Bashful, which won a competitive pitch. It included print ads as well as a TV commercial shot in Melbourne by director Patrick Hughes. In the Life. Focused. print ads, Hemsworth can be seen wearing a variety of eyewear, including blue square-framed from Ray-Ban Optics and the Wayfarer II Classic sunglasses in black.
Commenting on the ad, Hemsworth said to the Daily Mail, “Having the chance to collaborate with an iconic home-grown eyewear brand like OPSM was super exciting for me. The campaign is fun, and I really enjoyed working with director Patrick Hughes. And coming home to Australia is always a bonus.”
Latest And Upcoming Projects
In 2022, Hemsworth starred alongside Russell Crowe in the thriller Poker Face which was released in theaters and streaming platforms in November but was nearly unrecognizable to fans due to his portrayal of an older character with a bushy salt-and-pepper beard. And as we previously mentioned, Hemsworth will be debuting in season four of The Witcher, which is slated to be aired in 2024 on Netflix.
Hemsworth’s journey in the entertainment industry continues to delight audiences worldwide. As he moves forward, his star power and talent are sure to illuminate the silver screen for years to come, making him a name to watch in Hollywood.