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Liam Hemsworth: 'Put your ego aside to last in Hollywood'

Published 10/01/2016

Liam Hemsworth
Liam Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth says he and his brothers Chris and Luke always support each other's careers.

Liam Hemsworth is adamant that putting your ego aside will lead to a long career in Hollywood.

The Australian star has already had a great start with his movie vocation, having a starring role in box office smash hit franchise The Hunger Games and a part in 2016's Independence Day follow up, Resurgence.

When it comes to career advice, Liam prefers to glean tips from those he works with rather than outright ask them.

"I’ve been fortunate to work with so many talented individuals and true class acts, and I’ve learnt a great deal about this business from each and every one of them," Liam told Britain's Marie Claire. "The majority of what I know, I’ve learnt while on a set. You learn from watching and talking to people with experience. One of the things I’ve observed is that the actors who’ve had great success and longevity in this business are the ones who put their egos aside and who treat every member of the crew with the same graciousness as they treat their fellow actors."

Some of the biggest stars he's acted alongside include Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. When it comes to the greatest life lesson he's ever learned, 25-year-old Liam got philosophical.

"'Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.’ Dalai Lama," he said.

Liam's big brother Chris is also a massive Hollywood success, and he even won his most famous role as Marvel superhero Thor over Liam. Luckily Liam's appointment in The Hunger Games cemented his own career and he admits the pair and older brother Luke, also an actor, are always there to support each other.

"We’re competitive as most siblings are when it comes to areas like sports but when it comes to our professional lives, we’re very supportive of one another and we help each other out," he smiled.

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