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Woody Harrelson
Haymitch Abernathy


Birth Name: Woodrow Tracy Harrelson
Nickname: Woody
Spouse: Laura Louie (2008-present)
Nancy Simon 1985-1986/Divorced
Birth Date: July 23, 1961
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, USA

Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy

Haymitch Abernathy is the only living Hunger Games victor from District 12, the annual fight to the death in the Capitol Arena. He also became a mentor of the District 12 tributes, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark in the 74th Hunger Games and accompanied the two to the Capitol, together with their escort, Effie Trinket. He was responsible for giving helpful advice to the tributes on how to survive the arena and how to get sponsors that would prolong their life in the Games.

Both District 12 tributes were declared victors after Katniss defied the Capitol by not killing Peeta, offering him to commit suicide with her by eating a poisonous berry called "Nightlock". He lived-in the victor's village with Katniss, Peeta, and their families. A year after, President Snow declared the Quarter Quell in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Hunger Game, wherein all living victors will once again enter the arena to fight to the death. Haymitch was exempted because of his immunity as a mentor of the Game. On the other hand, Katniss and Peeta weren't and therefore, his mentorship was once again needed.

Haymitch became a key person in the secret mission of the rebellion organized by District 13 and President Alma Coin. He was on the hovercraft who rescued Katniss after the force field exploded on purpose, as planned. Katniss blamed him for leaving Peeta and the other victors behind, in the arena, causing their arrest and imprisonment in the Capitol.

He became part of the inner circle of 13's rebellion, planning against the Capitol and President Snow. He was also the one who informed Katniss of the rescue mission to save Peeta and the other victors, one thing Katniss really wanted to do, throughout her staying District 13. Haymitch played a big part in the success of the rebellion which brought back true peace and order in Panem. After the war, He went back to District 12 with Katniss and Peeta.

Famous Lines from the Hunger Games Trilogy

  ----Hunger Games (2012) ----

"It's a television show, and being in love with that boy might just get you sponsors which could save your damn life."

"I don't know how else to put this: Make sure they remember you."

"Look at you! Just killed a... place mat!"

"You better keep this knife. He knows what he's doing."

"Embrace the probability of your imminent death, and know in your heart that there's nothing I can do to save you."

"He made you look desirable, which, in your case, can't hurt, sweetheart."

"This is the time to show them everything. There'll be a bow. Make sure you use it. Peeta, you make sure to show your strength."

"Gimme a chance to wake up, sweetheart. This mentoring is very... taxing stuff."

          ---- Catching Fire (2013) ----

"I want you guys to forget everything you think you know about the games. Last year was child's play. This year, you're dealing with all experienced killers."

"Nobody ever wins the games. Period. There are survivors. There's no winners."

"Yes, I'm kidding. He's a peacock, a total preener but he's the Capitol darling. They love him here. Charming, smart and very skilled at combat especially in water."

"The trip doesn't end when you get back home."

"Good news. At least half the tributes want you as an ally."

"Katniss, when you're in the arena, remember who the real enemy is."

"Look, you sure Snow wants three dead Victors here because that's what we're looking at. It's bad enough that you marked her face on the eve of the big wedding. Let it go and we will too."

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