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Hutcherson Journeys From Child Star to Leading Man

June 13, 2012

Former child actor Josh Hutcherson says the transition to more adult roles in Hollywood movies has been peppered with highs and lows.

The 19-year-old Kentucky native is best known for his work in the family films "Little Manhattan," "Zathura," "RV" and "Bridge to Terabithia," as well as "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and its sequel "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island." He also co-starred in the celebrated 2010 independent comedy "The Kids Are All Right" and was part of the ensemble for the recent blockbuster big-screen adaptation of the post-apocalyptic novel "The Hunger Games."

"It's hard … you're not going to get a role unless you invest your whole heart into it, but then you also don't get a lot of them. So, it's a lot of little letdowns over time," Hutcherson told reporters in Los Angeles before "Journey 2" and "The Hunger Games" hit theaters earlier this year. Read More