Guilty Pleasure: Josh Hutcherson

Premiere Of Liongate's "The Hunger Games" - Arrivals

Born Joshua Ryan Hutcherson on Oct. 19, 1992 (the same year as me), Hutcherson is best known as Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games (2012).   He is one busy 21-year-old who is set to appear in the next three installments of The Hunger Games franchise as well as Journey 3:  From Earth to the Moon (or so it’s rumored).

Hutcherson made his acting debut Young Glen in the TV movie Becoming Glen (2002).  That same year, he starred in the TV movie House Blend (2002) and the TV series ER.  Though he was heard not seen, he voiced Hero Boy from The Polar Express (2004) with Tom Hanks.


Hero Boy voiced by Josh Hutcherson from The Polar Express (2004).

He continued to stay on the radar with films such as, Little Manhattan (2005), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008), and The Kids Are All Right (2010).

He has cited Jake Gyllenhaal as an inspiration.

Jake Gyllenhaal

“I’d really like to work with Jake Gyllenhaal because I love the way he’s taken his career and the kind of jobs that he’s taken and that’s kind of how I’d like to go about my career.” (Kidz World)

He’s also cited his Hunger Games co-star, Jennifer Lawrence, as an inspiration.

Hunger Games

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games.

“She’s legit.  The fact that she can go from an Academy Award-winning movie to ‘X-Men’ to ‘Hunger Games.’  Just, like, the versatility is inspiring (KPopStarz).

In addition to acting, Hutcherson is also an activist.  He recorded a video for the gay-straight alliance, Straight But Not Narrow, which sole purpose is to provide a safe and supportive environment lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning youth and their allies.

He posed for NoH8 both alone and  with his Straight But Not Narrow allies.

Josh Hutcherson (2)

Josh Hutcherson (3)

He was even awarded with the Vanguard Award from GLAAD intended for those in the entertainment industry who make a significant difference in promoting equal rights for LGBT people.

All in all, Hutcherson seems like an overall good guy.  And not that it matters, in an interview with Out Magazine was quoted as saying:

Maybe I can say right now that I’m 100% straight.  But who knows?  In a fucking year, I could meet a guy and be like ‘whoa, I’m attracted to this person.

So maybe Hutcherson is not straight or narrow.  Ehh . . . one could dream.  Just look at the sexy star.


He looks good in black & white.


He looks good in glasses.


He looks good in a suit & tie.


He looks good on the floor.


He looks good in a hat with a serious expression.


He even looks good blonde.

Joshua Hutcherson

He doesn’t look bad from behind either.

And though this may not actually be him, I’ll leave with the possibility that this is indeed Hutcherson’s bare butt against another guy’s bare butt.  Hey, he did say there’s a chance he’s not 100% straight.


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