The Hunger Games cast features Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Gary Ross’ 2012 movie on Netflix. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
The Hunger Games takes place in a dystopian society called Panem. When Katniss Everdeen volunteers for a dangerous TV event, she squares off against fellow teenagers. The narrative follows the main protagonist as she evolves into a folk hero. Here’s every actor and character in The Hunger Games, an adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ 2008 novel.
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The Hunger Games Cast: Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen
Character Profile: A resident of District 12. She volunteers for The Hunger Games in order to protect her younger sister. Katniss is a master archer who impresses Panem leaders with her skills, beauty and perseverance.
Lawrence’s Resume: Raven/Mystique in the X-Men Movie Franchise (2011-), Tiffany in Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle (2013), Kate Dibiasky in Don’t Look Up (2021), Lynsey in Causeway (2022)
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The Hunger Games Cast: Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark
Character Profile: The male tribute for District 12. He hopes to retain his true personality while competing in The Hunger Games. Peeta admires Katniss.
Hutcherson’s Resume: Carl Munro in RV (2006), Laser in The Kids Are All Right (2010), Josh Futturman in Future Man (2017-20), ltraman/Shinjiro in Ultraman (2019-22), Billy in Burn (2019)
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The Hunger Games Cast: Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne
Character Profile: A District 12 resident. He worries about getting picked as a tribute. Gale dreams of living in the woods with Katniss.
Hemsworth’s Resume: Josh Taylor in Neighbours (2007-08), Jake Morrison in Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher (2019), Blake in Isn’t It Romantic (2019), Dodge Tynes in Most Dangerous Game (2020)
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The Hunger Games Cast: Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy
Character Profile: A former winner from District 12. He mentors Katniss and Peeta. Haymitch provides blunt yet effective advice.
Harrelson’s Resume: Woody Boyd in Cheers (1985-93), Mickey Knox in Natural Born Killers (1994), Larry Flynt in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), Marty Hart in True Detective (2014-19), Varrick in Kate (2021)
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The Hunger Games Cast: Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket
Character Profile: A District 12 chaperone. She is a stylish woman who enjoys Hunger Games rituals. Effie strategizes with Haymitch.
Banks’ Resume: Betty Brant in Spider-Man (2002), Miri in Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008), Melinda Ledbetter in Love & Mercy (2014), Wyldstyle/Lucy in The Lego Movie (2014), Boz in Charlie’s Angels (2019)
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The Hunger Games Cast: Lenny Kravitz as Cinna
Character Profile: A stylist. He helps Katniss during a pre-Hunger Games promotional tour. Cinna appreciates a good show.
Kravitz’s Resume: An American Rock Star — Also, Nurse John in Precious (2009), James Holloway in The Butler (2013), Roland Crane in Star (2016-17), Sean Hawkins in Shotgun Wedding (2022)
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The Hunger Games Cast: Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman
Character Profile: The Hunger Games host. He interviews tributes before the big event. Caesar informs viewers about significant developments.
Tucci’s Resume: Dr. Abraham Erskine in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Herb Kazzaz in BoJack Horseman (2014-20), Mitchell Garabedian in Spotlight (2015), Charles Wolf in Worth (2021), Jefferson Grieff in Inside Man (2022)
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The Hunger Games Cast: Donald Sutherland as Coriolanus Snow
Character Profile: The Panem president. He is a dictator who looks after his best interests. President Snow believes that hope is the only thing stronger than fear.
Sutherland’s Resume: John Baxter in Don’t Look Now (1973), Matthew Bennell in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Mr. Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005), Franklin Reinhardt in The Undoing (2020), John Harrigan in Mr. Harrigan’s Phone (2022)
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The Hunger Games cast also includes:
- Wes Bentley as Seneca Crane
- Toby Jones as Claudius Templesmith
- Alexander Ludwig as Cato
- Isabelle Fuhrman as Clove
- Amandla Stenberg as Rue
- Jacqueline Emerson as Foxface
- Jack Quaid as Marvel
- Leven Rambin as Glimmer
- Dayo Okeniyi as Thresh
- Willow Shields as Primrose Everdeen
- Paula Malcomson as Mrs. Everdeen
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