It’s finally here! The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is out in theaters and we couldn’t be more excited! Have any of you seen the movie yet? The cast is incredible in this film and they each play their roles so well. One member of the cast we think did a particularly amazing job is Josh Hutcherson. He plays the role of Peeta perfectly and delivers a powerful performance in Catching Fire.
It’s clear that Josh’s career has skyrocketed to an entirely new level thanks to this movie franchise. People love him all over the world and now that he’s super famous everyone thinks they know everything about Josh. So we wanted to know, how well does everyone really know him? We did some research and found 10 facts that you didn’t know about this awesome actor. Take a look at the gallery below to see all of our interesting discoveries! Then tell us, which Josh fact surprised you the most? Let us know in the comments below!
1. Josh got knocked out by Jennifer Lawrence!
When messing around on the set of The Hunger Games Jen accidentally kicked Josh in the head! He was knocked out and got a concussion. Yikes! We think it's safe to say he's doing okay now.
2. He's been in two Oscar-nominated films!
Josh has a small part in the 2003 film American Splendor and was also in 2010's The Kids Are All Right. Both films were nominated for an Oscar.
3. He has his own production company!
Josh is the executive of a production company called JetLag Productions, based in Los Angeles.
4. Josh and Liam bonded over White Castle burgers.
Liam went on Jimmy Kimmel Live recently and told everyone about bonding with Josh during the first Hunger Games movie. It turns out Josh took him to White Castle where they ordered a ton of burgers. The real bonding moment came when they apparently ate too much and threw up together. Ew!
5. Josh's brother is a genius, literally!Josh has said in interviews that his younger brother Connor is really smart. So smart he might want to become a rocket scientist! Connor recently got a perfect score of 36 on his ACT test.
6. He's fighting for a great cause.
In 2012 Josh became the youngest recipient of GLAAD's Vanguard Award, honoring his work with the charity Straight But Not Narrow. This picture of Josh is from a charity basketball game. What a great guy!
7. He beat out most of young Hollywood to play Peeta.
Every young actor in town wanted to play the role of Peeta in The Hunger Games. Josh won the role over actors like Lucas Till, Evan Peters, and Alex Pettyfer.
8. He's a prankster!
On the first Hunger Games film, Josh took a stuffed dummy from set and put it in Jennifer Lawrence's bathroom. The result? She peed her pants!
9. Josh has a guilty pleasure of reality TV shows!
Josh loves watching reality TV! He's tweeted about TLC shows like Long Island Medium and Breaking Amish.
10. He has a girlfiend.
Sorry ladies, Josh is currently dating actress Claudia Traisac. The two will appear in the 2014 film Paradise Lost together. Wenn
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