Before he got the gig as Gale in The Hunger Games and watched his movie career take off, Liam Hemsworth was perhaps best known in the U.S. for dating Miley Cyrus.
Liam and Miley met while filming The Last Song in 2009. Rumors began to swirl that the on-screen couple were taking their romance off-screen when Hemsworth and Cyrus were spotted kissing at Nashville International Airport during filming. When Liam starred in Miley's video for "When I Look at You," it only intensified the discourse. Eventually Miley and Liam confirmed they were dating at the March 2010 premiere of their film and walked their first red carpet as an official couple. Despite a few break-ups and make-ups, the duo announced their engagement in June 2012.
On Sept. 16, 2013, however, the pair announced they'd split, ending their engagement.
While Liam became famous for his connection to Cyrus, he had made his mark in his native Australia with acting roles prior to coming stateside. Hemsworth had a recurring role on the Australian soap opera Neighbours from 2007-2008 and also had a role on the children's show The Elephant Princess (2008). When Hemsworth came to the U.S. in 2009 to audition for the lead in Thor, he actually lost the part to his older brother, Chris. Shortly after, Liam was cast in The Last Song, where he met Miley.
Liam has made a name for himself outside of just the U.S. and Australia, becoming a global sensation. After spending some time away from hectic Hollywood in Australia with his family, the actor traveled to the Philippines to promote a local clothing line Bench, which Liam had signed with to endorse.
With all of the fanfare surrounding The Hunger Games, Hemsworth, who Details magazine named one of the "next generation of Hollywood's leading men (2010)," has already been cast in eight films since wrapping the first of The Hunger Games trilogy. The 2013 film Paranoia featured Hollywood the young actor working with veterans Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman.
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