Happy 19th Birthday, Josh Hutcherson! (PHOTOS)

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Josh Hutcherson’s star continues to rise as he celebrates his 19th birthday today, Oct. 12. The actor began auditioning at age 9 starring in TV drama ER and movies like Miracle Dogs and The Polar Express.

His role in the critically acclaimed movie The Kids Are All Right pushed him into the spotlight, and he’ll soon be every gal’s heartthrob after he stars as Peeta Mellark in the upcoming 2012 film, Hunger Games.

This is set to be an amazing year for Josh, so in honor of his big day, Celebuzz has compiled a list of ten fun facts you need to know about the rising actor. Click through the gallery and be sure to leave birthday wishes for him in the comments section.