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26 Reasons We Love Liam Hemsworth on His 26th Birthday

Here's why we can't get enough of the birthday boy.

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You know him as Gale from The Hunger Games, Jake from Independence Day, and Will from The Last Song, but wouldn't you like to know a little more about heartthrob Liam Hemsworth?

January 13 marks the actor's 26th birthday. In celebration, we've compiled 26 Liam facts that illustrate just why we love him so much.

So. Much.

1. Liam is probably the most humble hot guy we know

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There's nothing more refreshing than an attractive person who has no idea how attractive they really are. 

2. Liam doesn't settle

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After his canceled engagement to singer Miley Cyrus, he said that they had "an instantaneous and powerful connection." Since then, he hasn't been officially tied to another lady.

3. Liam doesn't kiss and tell

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It was Jennifer Lawrence who spilled the beans that they'd shared a kiss off-screen. 

4. Liam loves love

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Even after their breakup, both Liam and Miley have shared publicly that they will always be best friends. We think that's pretty cool.

5. Liam has a crew of older brothers to teach him the sage ways of the slightly older attractive male

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Clearly, brothers Chris, 32, and Luke, 35, have benefitted Liam; he seems much more mature than any other 26-something celebrity we know.

Here's looking at you, Bieber.

6. Liam is worldly

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It takes bravery to move yourself across the world to follow your dreams. Not just anyone would have made this leap, but Liam did. Oh, Liam did.

7. Liam can act

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In every which way: TV, movies, drama, soap operas, comedy...the man's done it all.

8. Liam can take a joke

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When J. Law cut her hair short a la Miley Cyrus, she admittedly taunted him with it for a solid week. What a sport.

9. Liam is mature

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While stars of comparable appearance and means are making god damn fools of themselves, Liam manages to stay out of the news. That is, of course, unless he's praising the generous ways of his brother.

10. Liam knows how to defend himself

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As wonderful it is to have older siblings, it can also be a little rough. Liam learned how to defend himself at an early age after getting roughed around by his brothers once or twice.

11. Liam has battled sharks

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Okay, not really. But he is an avid surfer, and has had several run-ins with The Teeth of the Sea.

12. Liam loves squirrels

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Apparently, the actor's home country of Australia is a little squirrel-deficient. Don't we always want what we can't have?

13. Liam acted in a show called The Elephant Princess

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And, I mean, come on. Isn't that adorable enough in and of itself?

14. Liam knows the meaning of hard work

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Before getting into acting, Liam worked as a carpenter and a park ranger.

15. Liam supports other aspiring thespians

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He's worked heavily with Los Angeles-based non-profit organization Australians in Film.

16. Liam cares about kids

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Liam is the ambassador of the Australian Childhood Foundation.

17. Liam can bake

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Did we fail to mention that he also had a job at a bakery as a teen?

18. Liam loves the outdoors

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Sure, it's easy to develop an affinity for the outside world when you grow in actual paradise, but we're digging his priorities.

19. Liam cares about animals

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Liam is vegan, and has been quoted as saying that the diet makes him feel "nothing but positive, mentally and physically."

20. Liam is the recipient of four acting awards

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The Young Hollywood Breakthrough of the Year, the Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Kiss, Teen Choice Awards Male Breakout, and the People's Choice Award for Chemistry.

True, a few of these have a little more to do with him than his acting, but what does that really say?

21. Liam likes music

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Along with his TV and movie appearances, he's made several cameos in music videos. We love him in the Zac Brown Band's "Colder Weather."

22. Liam wasn't afraid to work his way to the top

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Before making it in Hollywood, Liam lived with older brother Chris' manager. He started out with small parts here and there, only to land massive roles in films like Independence Day and The Hunger Games.

23. Liam doesn't need to be dressed up at all times

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There's nothing wrong with being metrosexual, but can we agree that there's nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned overly enthusiastic beard as well?

24. Liam can basically do no wrong

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Seriously, the guy's got class.

25. Liam should probably have been Thor...for obvious reasons

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26. Liam is the birthday boy

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Happy 26th, Liam Hemsworth!

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