10 Juicy Tidbits You Didn’t Know About Sam Claflin

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One British hottie that's about to make his big break in Hollywood: Sam Claflin. Sam is taking on the coveted role of Finnick Odair in the upcoming sequel to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, which opens in less than a week! There were tons of young actors up for this role, but we think they made a great choice. But before he becomes a household name, we wanted to get to know this guy a little bit better. So, in honor of the film's upcoming release date, we dug up some great facts about Sam. Here are 10 things you didn't know and need to know about this breakout star:

1. Sam was born in Ipswich!

Sam was born in the town of Ipswich in Suffolk, England. Though he grew up and attended school about an hour away in Norwich.

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2. He didn't have stage parents.

Growing up, Sam's dad was a finance officer and his mom was a classroom assistant!

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3. He wanted to be a soccer star!

Sam grew up playing soccer but unfortunately broke his ankle twice. He gave up his soccer hopes as a teenager.

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4. He's married!

Sorry ladies, Sam got married to English actress Laura Haddock over the summer.

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5. He went to drama school!

Sam graduated from LADMA, London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art, in 2009 with a three-year acting degree.

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6. He has three brothers!

Sam is the 3rd oldest Claflin boy. His older brothers are Dan and Ben and his younger brother's name is Joe.

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7. He was in the Prates of the Caribbean franchise!

Sam played Phillip in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

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8. He had to get into shape to play Finnick.

In an interview with the Teen Vogue, Sam said he had to train and eat specific meals to get into shape for this role. "There was a lot of training involved. Months and months of eating the same meals every day. Omelet in the morning, protein shake in the afternoon." Yikes! That sounds intense.

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9. He's worked with two of young Hollywood's hottest ladies!

Sam worked with Kristen Stewart in 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman and just recently wrapped filming Love, Rosie with Lily Collins.

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10 He's on Twitter!

Follow Sam @samclaflin and get to know him better. He tweets almost every day and answers fan questions!

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  • peeta

    So hot

  • sarah

    oh my goodness in Catching Fire he was so good looking and so dreamy!! *-*

  • Leila

    Typical Americans can’t even spell “Ipswich” right the first time.

  • Sammy

    He’s so hot as Finnick!

    • Whiskey Keller

      I agree he is very HOT as finnick and as the prince in Snow White and the Huntsman.