The Hunger Games Then Vs. Now Photos

by Buzz Street Times

Spoiler alert: Everyone is THRIVING.


Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen

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Then: The girl on fire!

Now: The four-time Oscar nominee (and one-time winner) has starred in major movies like The Silver Linings Playbook, The X-Men franchise, American Hustle, Passengers, and Joy. Her most recent movie was 2019’s Dark Phoenix, but she has four projects in the works including playing Elizabeth Holmes in Bad Blood.


Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark

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Then: The love triangle victor.

Now: In his Post-Peeta life, Josh’s most recent starring role was on Hulu’s Future Man — starring as Josh Futturman on all three seasons of the show.


Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne

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Then: The love triangle loser.

Now: Most recently, Liam starred on Quibi’s Most Dangerous Game and has also appeared in movies like Isn’t It Romantic? and Independence Day: Resurgence.


Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman

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Then: The host of the Hunger Games!

Now: What HASN’T Stanley Tucci done, tbh? In the past year alone he’s starred in The Witches, La Fortuna, and Central Park. Plus, he proved he makes a mean Negroni.


Willow Shields as Primrose Everdeen

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Then: The little sister who started it all!

Now: Recently, Willow has starred on not one, but two TV series — Netflix’s Spinning Out and The Unsettling.


Amandla Stenberg as Rue

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Then: *weeps in three-finger salute*

Now: Amandla has been busy in movies like Everything, Everything and The Hate U Give, and Netflix’s mini-series The Eddy. Up next, Amandla will star in the Dear Evan Hansen movie as Alana Beck.


Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket

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Then: Welcome, welcome!

Now: Elizabeth Banks has been busy, busy, busy as an actor, director, and producer. Most recently she starred in Mrs. America as Jill Ruckelshaus.


Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy

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Then: The reluctant mentor…

Now: After The Hunger Games franchise, Woody starred in movies like The Edge of Seventeen, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Venom, and Solo: A Star Wars Story. His next big films will be The Man From Toronto and Venom: Let There Be Carnage.


Lenny Kravitz as Cinna

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Then: All around great person who deserved so much better.

Now: You know, just being Lenny freakin’ Kravitz! Lenny released his album Raise Vibration in 2018 and already said he’s working on a follow-up.


Leven Rambin as Glimmer

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Then: District 1 meanie.

Now: After Hunger Games, Leven appeared on shows like True Detective, The Path, and Gone. She recently had a role in Netflix’s Mank.


Jack Quaid as Marvel

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Then: Another District 1 meanie AND he killed Rue 🙁

Now: Has apologized for killing Rue. Jack also stars as Hughie Campbell on Amazon’s hit show The Boys and appeared opposite Maya Erskine in the 2019 movie Plus One.


Alexander Ludwig as Cato

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Then: District 2 meanie.

Now: Alex starred as Bjorn on History Channel’s Vikings for six seasons. He also appeared in the 2020 movie Bad Boys for Life.


Isabelle Fuhrman as Clove

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Then: Another District 2 meanie.

Now: After Hunger Games, Isabelle continued to act in lots of shows and movies, including a recurring role on Showtime’s Masters of Sex. She will also reprise her role as Esther from Orphan in the upcoming Orphan: First Kill.


Dayo Okeniyi as Thresh

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Then: District 11 tribute and brief Katniss ally.

Now: After The Hunger Games, Dayo appeared in movies like The Spectacular Now and Endless Love and starred on NBC’s Shades of Blue opposite J. Lo. Up next? Dayo was recently cast as Charles in the Disney+ show Greek Freak, about NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo.


Jacqueline Emerson as Fox Face

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Then: Forever dubbed Fox Face by Katniss.

Now: Jacqueline has appeared in several shorts as well as the mini-series Wayward Guide.


Wes Bentley as Seneca Crane

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Then: Head Gamemaker who did NOT end up on President Snow’s good side.

Now: Recently, Wes has starred in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Yellowstone and American Horror Story.


Donald Sutherland as President Snow

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Now: Donald is still convincing me that he will always play villains, as evidenced by his Critics Choice Award-winning role as Nicole Kidman’s father Franklin in The Undoing. I will not say anything further in case of spoilers.

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