We all know that Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence are amazing. And now the two ‘Hunger Games’ stars have been included by Complex in their ‘25 Best Hollywood Actors Under 25‘ list!
#6. Jennifer Lawrence
Best projects: Winter’s Bone (2010), Like Crazy (2011), X-Men: First Class (2011), The Hunger Games (2012)
An Academy Award nomination and a bank-breaking movie franchise both at the young age of 21? Not bad for an actress whose only visibility three years ago came from TBS’s redneck-approved sitcom The Bill Engvall Show.
It’s no wonder that Jennifer Lawrence has become such a hot commodity in Hollywood—she’s the total package. Gorgeous, men’s magazine looks? Check. Acting skills far superior to most of her peers? Indeed, as seen in Winter’s Bone, and, to a lesser degree, this year’s monster hit The Hunger Games.
And an agent to die for? Apparently so, since, aside from the guaranteed Hunger Games and X-Men: First Class sequels, Lawrence’s next big project is The Silver Linings Playbook, from Oscar-nominated director David O. Russell (The Fighter).
#15. Josh Hutcherson
Best projects: The Kids are All Right (2010), Detention (2012), The Hunger Games (2012)
The financial gains that come from starring in such a colossal blockbuster notwithstanding, Josh Hutcherson’s role in The Hunger Games is a rather thankless one: He’s ridiculed for his smaller stature, he’s quickly sidelined once the actual action begins, and he has to wear silly Running Man-esque outfits like the one seen above.
But give the 19-year-old heartthrob tons of kudos for making Peeta Mellark an easily sympathetic leading man. We already know whose back we’ll have in the impending Peeta-versus-Gale (Liam Hemsworth) debates, in terms of who should ultimately bag Hunger Games heroine Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence).
For the full list, head to Complex!