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The Men of Mockingjay: Everyone Else Not Named Katniss

by Culture Team
31 Jul 2017 | 2:10 PM

Whenever the talk is about The Hunger Games, 90% of the conversation focuses on Katniss Everdeen. Of course, that's not a surprise, considering the main character has a unique personality. Add the fact that the gorgeous Jennifer Lawrence portrays her, and you know it's a no-brainer why everyone loves the bow-toting tribute.

The Hunger Games trilogy, however, isn't just about Katniss. To focus solely on District 12's femme fatale is an injustice to the entire series. Beyond Katniss's beauty and badass archer skills, there are men who push the series's plot to more interesting dimensions.

So here's everything you need to know about the men of Mockingjay:

Peeta Mellark
In a tournament where it's kill or be killed, a timid baker boy hardly fits the scene. But Peeta is quite different, as he holds up on his own with his impressive strength and charming personality. He can throw sacks of flour like they're basketballs, for crying out loud. Plus, if he didn't play the star-crossed lovers angle in the first film, the District 12 tributes wouldn't have had any sponsors during the Games.

The actor behind the role: Josh Hutcherson, a 22-year old American actor. His career began in the early 2000s, where he played minor roles in television shows and movies. As a child actor, he starred in films such as The Polar Express and Journey to the Center of the Earth. Of course, puberty arrived and he became JLaw's leading man in the Hunger Games series.

Gale Hawthorne
Let's all say a little prayer for our brother in the friend zone, Gale Hawthorne. Apparently, his role is the perpetual best friend. He hunts wild animals along with Katniss; so yes, he's a master trap maker and marksman. He also has a major role to play in the second rebellion, which makes him cool in so many ways. That doesn't take him out of the friend zone, though. Poor guy.

The actor behind the role: Liam Hemsworth, who we all know as Thor - no, just kidding. The 24-year-old Aussie actor is the younger brother of Chris Hemsworth (yes, this one's Thor). He's fairly new in acting, but he has a few films under his belt. He has starred in The Last Song, The Expendables 2, and Love and Honor.

Finnick Odair
Nobody would've thought fishing equipment look great as death match weapons if not for Finnick Odair. The District 4 tribute wields a trident and a fishing net. No matter how weird that sounds, he looks cool when he uses these weapons. Despite his not-so-good weapon choices, he makes up for it with his flirty personality (or should we say façade?). He definitely knows how to smooth-talk his way in almost any situation.

The actor behind the role: Sam Claflin. He's a 28-year old English actor, who has had a fair share of Hollywood hits. He sailed the seas with Blackbeard in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and lived the life of a duke's son in Snow White and the Huntsman. 

Haymitch Abernathy
Last but not the least, we have Haymitch Abernathy, the victor with a serious drinking problem. At the start of the series, he's the only living victor from District 12. That means one thing: he has trained and seen dozens of kids fight their way to death every year before Katniss came along. But while alcoholism isn't exactly cool, he is still the guy who kept Katniss and Peeta alive on different occasions and one of the great minds behind the rebellion.

The actor behind the role: Woody Harrelson. The American actor-slash-activist has a long career under his belt, being active since 1985. His recent, notable works include 2012 and The Messenger. He has appeared in Indecent Proposal and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me as well.

With these guys in action, moviegoers better understand that Katniss isn't the only memorable person in The Hunger Games.