7 Dreamboat Actors Who Were Almost Cast as Finnick Odair in ‘Catching Fire’

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Though there was some negative feedback when Sam Claflin was first cast as Finnick Odair in Catching Fire, it's safe to say he won over fans with his phenomenal portrayal of the beloved character. The 27-year-old British hunk obviously wasn't the first choice for role, but he sure was the best!

In fact, there were a number of other actors who were thisclose to playing Finnick on the big screen. Want to know who they were? Check out the gallery below!

Could you imagine anyone else besides Sam as Finnick? Tell us in the comments section!

1. Armie Hammer

He's tall, handsome, and quite charming. No wonder Armie was considered for the role!


2. Garrett Hedlund

Garrett was approached for the role, but ultimately turned it down. He told MTV, "They did [approach me]. But I was working on [On the Road] at the time. We shot the whole film in 23 days and I was really immersed in it. I couldn't get around [to reading the 'Hunger Games' novels]." His loss!


3. Taylor Kitsch

<>There was some speculation that the Friday Night Lights star was up for the role, but when asked if he were going to play the role back in 2012, he told reporters, "Not going to happen."

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4. Hunter Parrish

Not only was Hunter considered for the role of Finnick, he was almost cast as Peeta as well. He can't catch a break!

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5. Luke Mitchell

This hunky Australian star was almost cast as Finnick.


6. Grant Gustin

Fans would have loved to see Grant play the role, however, it just didn't work out for him.


7. Sam Claflin

Well, duh! Sam was considered -- and eventually cast -- as Finnick in Catching Fire.


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  • Gagan

    Definitely the hottest choice…well done Sam

  • Pipes

    Well, Sam Claffin is the best, obviously! <3
    He's amazing. :****

  • Pipes

    Well, Sam Claffin is obviously the best!! <3

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  • Ann

    i was expecting Joey Graceffa

    • Gina

      me too

      • Joe

        Why would it be Joey? He doesnt have any acting experience. He only made his youtube fans spam some poll haha.

      • Elle

        Me three!