Before being cast as Katniss Everdeen, Lawrence got her start as a series regular on “The Bill Engvall Show” from 2007-09. She even earned an Academy Award nomination for her work in “Winter’s Bone” at just 20 years old.
In addition to surviving all four “Hunger Games” movies, Lawrence has become arguably the most famous actress in the world thanks to roles in “Silver Linings Playbook,” American Hustle,” “Joy,” “Passengers,” and the “X-Men” franchise.
Stenberg left theatergoers heartbroken in her breakout role as District 11 tribute Rue.
After a recurring role in “Sleepy Hollow” and a series regular spot on “Mr. Robinson,” Amandla’s very own movie, “Everything, Everything” is out now.
Before Cato hunted our heroes in “The Hunger Games,” Ludwig actually got his start as the protagonist in family-friendly films “The Seeker: The Dark is Rising” and “Race to Witch Mountain.”
Ludwig went on to star in both “Final Girls” and “The Final Girl” — separate entities — and can now be seen in “Vikings” on the History Channel.
Elizabeth Banks was already A-List way before “The Hunger Games” got underway thanks to iconic films like “Wet Hot American Summer,” the “Spider-Man” triology, and “Zack and Miri Make a Porno.”
Banks is now an A-List director and producer in addition to actress having helmed both “Pitch Perfect” and “Pitch Perfect 2.”
Believe it or not, “The Hunger Games” was actually Quaid’s very first project. Although, the man behind Marvel has been in the industry his entire life seeing as his parents are Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan.
Quaid was main cast on HBO’s “Vinyl,” but can next be seen in 2018’s “Rampage” opposite Dwayne Johnson.
Before landing Peeta, Hutcherson made a name for himself by starring in other YA favorites “Zathura,” “RV,” Bridge to Terabithia,” and even “The Kids Are Alright.”
While he hasn’t really starred in any films or shows since “Mockingjay – Part 2,” Hutcherson did suit up as a superhero for DJ Snake’s 2016 “Middle” music video.
Fuhrman may have been menacing as knife-throwing career tribute Clove, but she was downright terrifying back in 2009’s “Orphan.”
Despite her scenes getting cut from 2013’s “After Earth,” Fuhrman still landed a recurring role on “Masters of Sex” on Showtime.
In addition to winning four consecutive Grammys for best male rock vocal performance in the early ’00s, Kravitz was actually an acclaimed actor before taking the role of Cinna due to his work in “Precious.”
Kravitz has kept up with both movies and music — he has an album dropping sometime this year and can currently be seen singing on Fox’s “Star.”
Before Panem, the youngest Hemsworth wasn’t known for being much more than Chris’ little brother. Apart from starring in “The Last Song” opposite Miley Cyrus, of course.
Officially out of Thor’s shadow, Liam now spends his time surfing and popping up on fiancée Miley Cyrus’ social media accounts.
Before the 74th Hunger Games, Leven was a featured actress on “Wizards of Waverly Place” as Rosie the Angel.
Glimmer has since moved on to a recurring role on HBO’s “True Detective” Season 2 and can currently be seen on “The Path” on Hulu.
Before landing Thresh, Okeniyi was working in film shorts and local theater productions.
Okeniyi’s career has really taken off thanks to roles in “The Spectacular Now” and “Terminator Genisys.” He can currently be seen as a series regular on “Shades of Blue” at NBC.
Tucci was already a star long before moving into the Capitol thanks to projects like “The Pelican Brief,” “Julie & Julia, and “The Lovely Bones,” to name a few (The last of which earned him an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor).
Caesar Flickerman has seven films slated for 2017 alone, including box office masterpiece “Beauty and the Beast.”
Aside from one episode of “In Plain Sight,” Primrose was Shields’ first-ever part.
Shields parlayed her “Hunger Games” fame into a 7th place finish on Season 20 of “Dancing With the Stars.”
Bentley was well-known before the beard thanks to apperances in “American Beauty,” “Ghost Rider,” and “P2.”
Bentley is bigger than ever thanks to his addition into Ryan Murphy’s arsenal of actors, appearing in Seasons 4, 5, and 6 of “American Horror Story.” He was also a lead in “Pete’s Dragon” last year.
Before playing Haymitch, Harrelson was already a household name thanks to eight years of “Cheers.” He was also known for acclaimed films like “The People vs. Larry Flint,” “The Messengers,” and “Zombieland.”
Harrelson earned an Emmy Award nomination for “True Detective” Season 1 alongside Matthew McConaughey before popping up in the “Now You See Me” franchise and “The Edge of Seventeen.” He can next been seen in “War for the Planet of the Apes.”