Earlier this week, we asked you to vote for who you think will be the Man of Next Year in Pop Culture, between nominees Henry Cavill, Liam Hemsworth, Daniel Tosh, Nicholas Hoult, and Dave Franco. The votes have been tallied, and the people have declared that Liam Hemsworth shall be the man on these streets.
The 22-year-old Aussie actor claimed his title with 43 percent of the vote, and that support and belief should come as no surprise for anyone who's followed his career. Chris Hemsworth's younger brother has come a long way since 2009, when American audiences first saw in him Nicolas Cage's sci-fi thriller Knowing.
In 2010, he met his famous fiancĂ©e, darling singer and actress Miley Cyrus, on the set of The Love Song, their adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' book of the same name. His next major power move was landing the coveted role of Gale Hawthorne, one of Katniss Everdeen's (Jennifer Lawrence) two suitors in the 2012 smash The Hunger Games. For those who've had their head resting under a rock, the book trilogy is a Twilight-size monster of a property. Liam's role expands greatly in the franchise's second installment, Catching Fire, which hits theaters next November.
In addition to wedding a beloved dime wifey and starring in a surefire blockbuster franchise sequel, Hemsworth's 2013 slate includes sharing screen time with Harrison Ford, Amber Heard, and Gary Oldman in October's corporate espionage thriller Paranoia, then Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in Dito Montiel's crime drama Empire State. Yeah, it's safe to say that he'll be referred to as superstar Liam Hemsworth by the end of 2013, not "Chris Hemsworth's brother" or "that guy Miley Cyrus is dating." Though, to be honest, we'd gladly own the latter description any day.
Learn more about what the winners take home, and check out all the Man of Next Year nominees at mony.complex.com.