12 celebrities you probably forgot were in the 'Hunger Games' movies

Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Tory Burch; Amy Sussman/Getty Images; Jo Hale/RedfernsJulianne Moore, Mahershala Ali, and Gwendoline Christie all appeared in ‘Hunger Games’ films.
  • The first “Hunger Games” movie was released on March 23, 2012.
  • The hit dystopian film led to three sequels.
  • Aside from the main stars, the franchise included celebrities that you might have forgotten about, like Julianne Moore and “Game of Thrones” actress Gwendoline Christie.
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The first instalment of “The Hunger Games” hit theatres on March 23, 2012. The success of the action-packed dystopian movie resulted in three sequels, all based on novels written by Suzanne Collins.

Although the films primarily focused on characters portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence (who played Katniss Everdeen),Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), and Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), some other notable actors appeared in the franchise.

Here are 12 stars you probably forgot were in “The Hunger Games” movies.

“Game of Thrones” star Gwendoline Christie portrayed Commander Lyme in “Mockingjay: Part 2.”

LionsgateGwendoline Christie as Commander Lyme.

Commander Lyme, a previous victor of the Hunger Games, was part of District 2 and assisted in the second rebellion.

Fellow “GoT” star Natalie Dormer also appeared in the franchise.

LionsgateNatalie Dormer as Cressida.

She played a film director who followed Katniss’ adventures as the leader of the rebellion.

Evan Ross joined the franchise during “Mockingjay: Part 1” as a cameraman named Messalla.

LionsgateEvan Ross as Messalla.

He was Cressida’s assistant and they filmed propaganda shots.

When Katniss became the face of the rebellion, Mahershala Ali’s character, Boggs, protected her.

LionsgateMahershala Ali as Boggs.

He stayed close to Katniss and guarded her while filming propaganda videos.

“Daredevil” star Elden Henson played an Avox named Pollux.

LionsgateElden Henson as Pollux.

Because the Capitol cut his tongue out, Pollux couldn’t speak.

“Westworld” star Jeffrey Wright portrayed Beetee, a Hunger Games winner who was skilled when it came to technology.

LionsgateJeffrey Wright as Beetee.

Beetee, Wiress, Katniss, and Peeta formed an alliance when they competed in the 75th Hunger Games (also known as the third Quarter Quell).

Julianne Moore starred as “Mockingjay” villain Alma Coin.

LionsgateJulianne Moore as President Coin in ‘Mockingjay: Part 2.’

After Katniss found out that President Coin was responsible for the death of her younger sister and other civilians, she shot her with an arrow.

“Vikings” star Alexander Ludwig played Cato, a self-proclaimed “vicious” competitor.

LionsgateAlexander Ludwig as Cato in ‘The Hunger Games.’

He was from District 2 and participated in the Hunger Games with Clove.

Alan Ritchson, who stars on DC’s “Titans,” played Gloss in “Catching Fire.”

LionsgateAlan Ritchson as Gloss in ‘Catching Fire.’

Gloss and his sister, Cashmere, competed in the third Quarter Quell, representing District 1.

Jack Quaid played District 1 tribute Marvel in “The Hunger Games.”

LionsgateJack Quaid as Marvel.

In the movie, he was skilled at throwing spears.

Sam Claflin played District 4’s Finnick Odair.

LionsgateSam Claflin as Finnick Odair in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.’

When Finnick was 14 years old, he made history as the youngest person ever to win the Hunger Games.

In “The Hunger Games,” Leven Rambin portrayed Glimmer.

LionsgateLeven Rambin as Glimmer in ‘The Hunger Games.’

Glimmer and District 1 partner Marvel were part of the the “Career pack.”

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