An actor knows they have reached crossover superstar status when they can return to their hometown and attend one of the biggest events that may be taking place in the state and not only do people know who you are but they know central aspects of your movie.
Actor Josh Hutcherson is from the state of Kentucky and is a University of Kentucky Wildcat mens basketball fan. Josh Hutcherson is one of the main stars of the successful movie franchise, "The Hunger Games" which has garnered worldwide fame. However, despite a movie becoming known worldwide that does not always mean that fans of sports such as basketball may have taken the time to see his movie but this is how the appeal of Josh Hutcherson is different.
Josh Hutcherson has become so well known through his role as Peeta Mellark in "The Hunger Games" franchise that he was greeted with the "District 12" salute during a game that involved his beloved University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball team. This is a team that has a such a loyal following that many fans have not missed a game in several years and yet the student body knew not only that Josh Hutcherson was a prominent actor, they knew his role in the film.
Josh Hutcherson was a successful actor before "The Hunger Games" but this movie franchise has made him a star recognizable to almost everyone within the 18-43 year old range. One of the things that does distinguish Josh Hutcherson is his unwillingness to rest on his laurels.
Despite having become one of the most recognizable young Hollywood stars he is still pursuing other projects in addition to his "Hunger Games" acting. In 2013 he filmed "Paradise Lost" and that will likely be released sometime in 2014 and he is rumoured to be considering a part in the action adventure movie "Journey 3" From the Earth to the Moon."
Josh Hutcherson has reached crossover status appeal as an actor and he is making the savvy career decision of finding projects which can help him attain top billing on his films. Josh Hutcherson's ambition to develop as an actor and willingness to stay busy as an actor but selective in the projects her pursues is something that many other actors could learn a lesson from as it has helped make Josh Hutcherson a Hollywood star and that situation will not likely change anytime soon.