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Alexander Ludwig

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B: May 7, 1992 in Vancouver, BC

Alexander Ludwig played the role of Cato in The Hunger Games. Before he was cast as the brutal District 2 tribute Cato in The Hunger Games, the 19-year-old actor was considered for another role: good-natured Peeta from District 11. It was the film`s director, Gary Ross, who thought Ludwig was better for the role of Cato and handed him a script asking him to read the part cold without any chance to get familiar with the character. Ross liked what he heard and saw. Ludwig was happy to make the switch saying his favorite thing about his role as Cato was “playing the bad ass and getting to be very evil.” He has played Bjorn Lothbrok on Vikings since 2014.

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Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Air Bud: World Pup (VR-2001)
MXP: Most Extreme Primate (VR-2003)
Eve and the Fire Horse (2005)
Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy (voice, TV-2005)
A Little Thing Called Murder (TV-2006)
The Sandlot 3 (VR-2007)
The Seeker: The Dark is Rising (2007)
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

The Hunger Games (2012)
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Lone Survivor (2013)
Final Girl (2014)
When the Game Stands Tall (2014)
The Band Perry: Gentle on My Mind (2014, short)
The Final Girls (2015)
Final Girl (2015)
Go with Me (2015)
Peace (2019)

TV Series – Cast:
Vikings (2014-)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
Swerve (2017)

The Hunger Games, movie poster