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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.” The film Recon was adapted from the critically acclaimed New York Times best-seller “Peace” by author Richard Bauschand, based on a true World War II event. It was shot in British Columbia and is produced and will be released on November 10, 2020 in time for Remembrance Day and available on Digital HD and On Demand. Ludwig has played Bjorn Lothbrok on Vikings since 2014.

Official website

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)
Recon (aka Peace, 2019)

Bad Boys for Life (2020)
Operation Christmas Drop (2020)
Swing (2021)
Night Teeth (2021)

TV Series – Cast:
Vikings (2014-)

TV Series – Guest Appearances:
Swerve (2017)

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