Alexander Ludwig

A young Canadian actor, Alexander Ludwig landed the starring role of Will Stanton, a 14-year-old who discovers he is the last hope to save the world in the fantasy adventure "The Seeker: The Dark is Rising" (2007). A moderate hit, the film positioned Ludwig as a rising star, although he maintained his dedication to finishing his college degree. Still, he managed to juggle his schoolwork with his acting career, starring opposite AnnaSophia Robb as a pair of psychically gifted alien twins who team up with goofy cabbie Dwayne Johnson in the big-budget Disney remake "Race to Witch Mountain" (2009). His profile received yet another massive boost when he was cast in "The Hunger Games" (2012) as Cato, the most vicious entrant in the titular fight-to-the-death showdown alongside archer extraordinaire Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence). Tapped to become the world's next blockbuster franchise, the film shattered pre-sale records and earned excellent reviews. Positioned to ascend to even higher Hollywood echelons, Alexander Ludwig impressed with his levelheaded approach to his meteoric rise.