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  Josh Hutcherson
 Posted: 04/17/13 12:51
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Joshua Ryan Hutcherson was born on October 12th, 1992 in Union, Kentucky to Michelle and Chris Hutcherson. He has one younger brother, Connor. From the age of four, Josh knew that he wanted to be an actor. In order to pursue his goal, Josh and his family moved to Los Angeles when he was nine years old.

In 2002, Josh landed his first acting role in the TV film House Blend (2002) (TV) with Amy Yasbeck, Dan Cortese, and Sean Faris. The same year, Josh was cast in the pilot Becoming Glen (2002) (TV), but Fox did not order it to series (though several years later it was reconfigured as the short-lived series "The Winner" (2007) starring Rob Corddry and co-written/produced by Seth MacFarlane). Toward the end of 2002, Josh appeared on an episode of "ER" (1994).

Josh made his big-screen debut in 2003 with a bit part in the Oscar-nominated American Splendor (2003). His career began its measured ascent in 2005 with a supporting slot as one of Will Ferrell's kids in Kicking & Screaming (2005), a co-starring role in the indie hit Little Manhattan (2005), and another co-starring role in Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), which was originally conceived as a sequel to Jumanji (1995). Despite underperforming at the box office, Zathura helped earned for Josh his first Young Artist Award for "Leading Young Actor."

2006 saw bigger returns for Josh's burgeoning film career with a role as one of Robin Williams' sons in the modest hit, RV (2006). The following year he landed his first breakthrough role in Bridge to Terabithia (2007), the kid-approved adaptation of Katherine Paterson's novel that co-starred AnnaSophia Robb, whose career was also taking off at this time.

Josh starred as Brendan Fraser's nephew in another family-film hit, Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008), and he had a smaller role in the Crash-like drama Fragments (2008), though by now his face and name were being used in movie-marketing materials. Though it wasn't a hit, Josh's character in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009) served as a major plot device early in the story.

In 2010, Josh co-starred in the critically acclaimed film The Kids Are All Right (2010) alongside Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, and Mia Wasikowska. The film received several awards and four Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. Josh's performance as the youngest child in a family led by two mothers earned him acclaim from audiences and the industry alike.

Josh followed up with an expanded role in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), which saw Dwayne Johnson take over as the main character from Brendan Fraser. Between the star power and the allure of 3D, the sequel was a worldwide hit and a third installment is in development.

With the announcement that he would portray the beloved Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games (2012), the film adaptation of the best-selling novel written by Suzanne Collins, Josh became an instant celebrity. In the wake of the movie's massive worldwide success, Detention (2011), a horror/comedy that Josh made before The Hunger Games, was released. Josh was also an executive producer on that feature.

Before Josh reprises his role as Peeta in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), we will see him in the long-delayed remake of Red Dawn (2012); the omnibus _7 Days in Havana (2012)_ (Josh's segment was directed by Benicio Del Toro); The Forger (2012) opposite Lauren Bacall, Alfred Molina, and Hayden Panettiere; and the animated Epic (2013) from Ice Age co-director (and voice of Scrat), Chris Wedge.

  EPIC movie
 Posted: 04/19/13 12:25
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A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world -- and ours.

Here is a trailer. Josh plays Nod.

  NOH8 Campaign
 Posted: 04/22/13 09:52
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NOH8 Campaign: 'Hunger Games' Star Josh Hutcherson Shows LGBT Support With NOH8 Pictures

Josh Hutcherson isn't shy when it comes to his support for same-sex marriage and LGBT rights. "The Hunger Games" star recently posed along with the co-founders of Straight But Not Narrow -- a campaign he started that mainly targets straight males to positively influence their views on LGBT teens -- in a photo shoot for NOH8.

The NOH8 campaign -- created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska -- is an artistic social movement and form of silent protest in response to Proposition 8, the amendment passed in 2008 reversing same-sex marriage laws in California.


The photos of Hutcherson and his fellow co-founders -- Avan Jogia, Heather Wilk and Andre Pochon -- were posted on Straight But Not Narrow's Facebook page. In the video above, Hutcherson introduces the campaign's mission by poking fun and making light of the issue.

"...[the campaign] hits close to home for me. I have a lot of gay friends in Los Angeles," Hutcherson told "My roommate's gay and I lost two uncles when I was young to AIDS, so it's an important cause in my family."

At 19-years-old, the actor became the youngest person ever to be honored by GLAAD when he received the Vanguard Award for his work with the LGBT community last year. Keep being awesome, Josh.

What do you think of Josh Hutcherson's new photos? Which other teen celebrities would you like to see promoting equality? Sound off in the comments or tweet at @HuffPostTeen.

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