Spotlight: Liam Hemsworth

Part II of the Hunger Games spotlights and I’m already questioning the order because now there are all these new photos of Josh Hutcherson with a great new haircut…but alas we must press on.

Liam Hemsworth plays the other leading man in the series, Gale Hawthorne. And I can’t talk about Gale without quoting my brother as we left the first movie with his very pregnant wife, who had made him read the books: “I never really understood why people liked Gale, but he’s sooo handsome.”

It’s true, Hemsworth family looks are well regarded, and while Liam’s filmography may not be as far reaching as his brother Chris’s, but he is steadily working his way up, particularly building on his action star status.

Liam Hemsworth A well-fitted suit can make anyone look polished, but Liam has figured out how to use his grooming to tailor his look further. Moving from clean-shaven with carefully coiffed hair, to scruff and slightly messy hair, to a full beard and longer hair, all work, but they clearly give different tones to his appearance. The scruff is the classic Hollywood heartthrob look, and the beard gives him a more mature look.

Also, notice the colors. The light blue shirt matches his eyes perfectly, making them stand out. The burgundy suit works in the opposite way to achieve the same effect. The charcoal grey suits aren’t as harsh as black would be and make his skin appear tanner.

Liam

Liam is a really good example of a classic wardrobe. It’s very rarely too risky and it is almost always flattering. He’s one of the best examples of achievable style, ranging from ultra-casual to formal. Keep an eye out for even more Liam Hemsworth in your future because his notoriety is just growing.

And just for funsies, here he is with the Muppets because it doesn’t get much better than that.

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Spotlight: Josh Hutcherson

Now I promised to do a spotlight on Josh Hutcherson clear back on my post about his character Clapton Davis in 2012….so I guess this has been awhile in the making. But I am excited to announce that, in honor of the release of Mockingjay – Part 2 next month, I am going to do a series of spotlights on some of the Hunger Games’ leading men…beginning with the man himself, Josh Hutcherson.

If you don’t think that Hutcherson’s character Peeta is incredible, just you wait. I am so excited to see how Hutcherson portrays his journey in the last film because if anyone could do that justice, it’s Josh Hutcherson.

Josh Hutcherson

Josh Hutcherson’s first acting credits are from 2002, he would have been 10 years old, and has been featured in approximately three works a year since. There is no doubt that he is a hard worker and has escaped the “child star” curse. So while he has been working steadily for the past 13 years, Hutcherson didn’t really become a household name until Hunger Games hit theaters.

Despite all of the red carpets and award shows, Hutcherson’s wardrobe is fairly casual. He sticks to t-shirts and layers button-ups or jackets over them. This no-fail look allows him to get a lot of mileage out of some basic white and black tees. Thin sweaters and henleys are other simple, but essentially no-fail, casual looks.

The Josh Hutcherson Staple

Hutcherson keeps his hair shorter on the sides, as is in fashion, but not in such an extreme way that it dominates his appearance. This look works well when you want the ability to range from carefully coiffed to elegantly disheveled. If you’ve only seen Josh in his Hunger Games role, then you might be surprised that he is a natural brunette. While the blond is fine on Peeta, his natural dark brown works better. Natural hair colors tend to compliment your natural skin tones.

As for facial hair, he rarely has any. Yes, he is relatively young, but he also has a crazy powerful jaw (Saturday Night Live knows). Facial hair is great for defining your jaw, but if that is already one of your most prominent features, you probably don’t need to rely on it.

Although the Hunger Games series is coming to a close, I am looking forward to seeing what Josh Hutcherson is up to next. He’s played the range from Oscar nominated drama The Kids Are All Right, to the vastly underrated animated film Epic, to of course, my favorite trippy indie horror comedy Detention. Don’t miss your last chance to see him as Peeta Mellark in Mockingjay part 2, opening in November.