Most of Hutcherson's childhood was spent on film sets rather than in a classroom.
He attended New Haven Elementary School in Union until he began his career at the age of nine, after which he began homeschooling, with his mother as his teacher.
he's got all those great qualities and every single one of them comes across in every line he says out loud as Peeta." The initial film, The Hunger Games, was released on March 23, 2012, and went on to become one of the highest-grossing films of the year.
Hutcherson received the MTV Movie Award for "Best Male Performance".
Hutcherson's next role was in Firehouse Dog (2007), in which he played Shane Fahey, a firefighter's son who befriends a dog.
He has expressed his pleasure in working and bonding with the four different dogs who played his canine co-star.
At the time, his only acting experience had been in a Kroger television commercial and a Vacation Bible School training film.He later said of his schooling experiences, "I know it's something kids have to deal with every single day but getting up at the same time every day and having to listen to teachers talk about things I could learn so much more easily on my own, I hated it." playing Falk's grandson who accompanies him on a turbulent road trip.Daly was impressed with the young Hutcherson, remarking, "He's an exceptional kid.Hutcherson again reprised his role in the two feature-length parts of the Mockingjay film adaptation.The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 was released on November 21, 2014, and Part 2 followed on November 20, 2015.A native of Kentucky, Hutcherson began his acting career in the early 2000s and appeared in several commercials and minor film and television roles before landing his first major role in 2002 in the pilot episode of House Blend.His first film role was in Miracle Dogs (2003) on Animal Planet, followed by a motion-capture performance in The Polar Express (2004) and a voice-acting role in Howl's Moving Castle (2005).Regarding the switch from comedy-drama The Kids Are All Right to the Journey sequel, he stated: "For me, I like to do all different types of films and to go from having that awesome [indie] kind of thing that I love doing so much with great characters and a really great script to a bigger kind of studio film, to just cover the whole kind of spectrum of movies is really, really cool." it fared well commercially and his performance was well received, with Kofi Outlaw of appreciating how he "does a good job holding the screen and portraying a somewhat layered protagonist".Later in 2012, he appeared in Red Dawn, a remake of the 1984 film of the same name.His role in The Forger was as a 15-year-old orphan who finds himself in trouble until Alfred Molina's character comes to his aid.The film was not well received but the actors' chemistry together and their performance was.