You might already recognize Alexander Ludwig, but soon you’ll know his name.
The 22-year-old Canadian actor is currently getting his big break with a starring role in the History Channel’s “Vikings” and the lead in the upcoming horror movie “Final Girl” and the buzzed-about horror comedy “The Final Girls.” Despite their similar titles, both movies should be hits, with the “Final Girl” cast including Abigail Breslin and Wes Bentley and “The Final Girls” cast including Nina Dobrev, Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman and Alia Shawkat.
Alexander began acting at the age of nine, appearing in commercials before moving on to movies like “Air Bud World Pup,” “The Seeker” and “Race To Witch Mountain.” He made his grown-up acting debut as Cato in “The Hunger Games,” the evil, talented Tribute from District 2. His performance earned him the MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (with Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson) and the Teen Choice Award for Best Villain, but he didn’t become as famous as the many other breakout stars of “The Hunger Games.”
Since “The Hunger Games,” Alexander has appeared in “Grown Ups 2,” “Lone Survivor” and “When The Game Stands Tall,” as well as, of course, “Vikings,” which has given him plenty of opportunities to show off his body in shirtless scenes. Alexander’s success also shows on social media, where he has over 442,000 Twitter followers and 190,000 Instagram followers. Those shirtless selfies definitely help – as do the dating rumors with his “The Final Girls” co-star Nina Dobrev.