Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor born in 1983. Between 2004 and 2007, He is known for playing Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away and Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2011. Hemsworth has also appeared in the science fiction action film Star Trek, the thriller adventure A Perfect Getaway, the horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods , the dark-fantasy action film Snow White and the Huntsman, the war film Red Dawn and the biographical sports drama film Rush .
In 2015, he starred in the action thriller film Blackhat, had a comedic role in the fifth installment of National Lampoon’s Vacation series, Vacation and headlined the biographical thriller film In the Heart of the Sea. The following year, Hemsworth had a supporting role in Sony’s reboot of Ghostbusters. Hemsworth will reprise his role as George Kirk in the upcoming Star Trek sequel.
Chris Hemsworth Background
Chris Hemsworth was born on August 11, 1983, in Melbourne, Australia. Growing up, he spent much of his time with his older brother, Luke and younger brother Liam whereby, both became actors too. Surfing was his No. 2 passion—which his siblings also shared—but Hemsworth knew that his first love was acting. After attending Heathmont Secondary College, the aspiring star snagged minor roles in television shows Down Under.
Hemsworth followed in the footsteps of other famous Aussies like Heath Ledger, Isla Fisher, Simon Baker and Naomi Watts by becoming a regular on the soap opera Home and Away. In 2007, after three seasons of playing character Kim Hyde, he headed stateside to continue his entertainment career.
Chris Hemsworth Career
Chris Hemsworth is best known for his role as the Marvel Comics superhero Thor in the 2011 Marvel Studios film Thor. He and castmate Tom Hiddleston, who ultimately played Loki, had each auditioned for the role, for which Hemsworth said he put on 20 pounds of muscle. Hemsworth reprised the role in the 2012 film The Avengers as one of the six superheroes sent to defend Earth from his adopted brother, Loki.
He starred in the horror film The Cabin in the Woods, which was shot shortly after the release of Star Trek but went unreleased until 2012. It led Hemsworth to audition for the role of Thor at Joss Whedon’s insistence. Also that year, Hemsworth starred opposite Kristen Stewart in the film Snow White and the Huntsman as the Huntsman. He also played Jed Eckert in the 2012 Red Dawn remake, a role he was cast in after MGM saw dailies footage of a scene from Cabin in the Woods. Hemsworth received the part of Thor two days after being hired for Red Dawn.
In 2013, Hemsworth starred in Ron Howard’s sports drama film Rush, alongside Daniel Brühl as 1976 Formula 1 World Champion James Hunt and reprised his role as Thor, in the sequel Thor: The Dark World. People magazine, in an annual feature, named him its 2014 “Sexiest Man Alive.”
In 2015, Hemsworth starred in director Michael Mann’s action thriller Blackhat, opposite Viola Davis and reprised his role of Thor for the fourth time in the sequel to The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Hemsworth returned to the set of Home and Away in November 2014 to film a scene as an extra and not as his character Kim Hyde. He appeared in the episode broadcast on 19 May 2015.
Also in 2015, he co-starred in the comedy film Vacation, along with Ed Helms, a revival of the film series that originally starred Chevy Chase. His last 2015 film was In the Heart of the Sea, based on the book of the same name by Nathaniel Philbrick, with Hemsworth playing first mate Owen Chase. In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, he revealed that to prepare for the role of starving sailors, the cast was put on a diet of 500–600 calories a day to lose weight. In 2016, Hemsworth reprised the role of Eric the Huntsman in The Huntsman: Winter’s War and also portrayed Kevin the receptionist in Ghostbusters.
Hemsworth is also set to reprise his role as Thor in Thor: Ragnarok, scheduled for release in and the two films Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel, scheduled for release in 2018 and 2019. He will also reprise his role as George Kirk in the fourth film of the rebooted Star Trek film series.
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Chris Hemsworth Movies
- Ghostbusters (Movie)
- Blackhat (Movie)
- Rush (Movie)
- Thor: The Dark World (Movie)
- The Cabin In The Woods (Movie)
- Snow White And The Huntsman (Movie)
- Red Dawn (Movie)
- Thor (Movie)
- Star Trek (Movie)
- A Perfect Getaway (Movie)