Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor great known for portraying this ‘Marvel Comics’ superhero, Thor, in the American flick ‘Thor’, a blockbuster that sold him international fame. While trying his success in acting, he arrived up with the part of Kim Hyde in the Australian drama series ‘Home and Away’. He essayed the part from 2004 to 2007 and got a mark. He did also one of the participants of the Australian version of ‘Dancing with the Stars. His film endeavours saw him essaying the role of George Kirk in the American science fiction adventure film ‘Star Trek’ (2009).
He later gave voice over in the 12th instalment in the Star Trek film franchise ‘Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). His great break came in 2011 with the super hit movie ‘Thor’. The Australian heartthrob reprised this part of Thor, the king prince of Asgard, in the series of the movie, ‘Thor: The Dark World’ (2013) and more in ‘The Avengers’ (2012) and its continuation ‘Avengers: Time of Ultron’ (2015). Other remarkable movies of Hemsworth include ‘A Perfect Getaway’, ‘Snow White and that Huntsman, ‘Blackhat’, ‘Rush’ and ‘Vacation’.
Teens & Early Life
Chris Hemsworth did bear on August 11, 1983, in Melbourne, Australia to Craig Hemsworth and Leonie (née van Os) while their next child among three sons. He holds English, Irish, Scottish, and German ancestry.
His father is a social-services advocate while his mother is an English teacher. His parents put him and his brothers in Melbourne and the old interior of Australia called Outback, in Northern Territory.
He studied at the well-known co-educational government secondary college ‘Heathmont College’ in Heathmont, Victoria. After a few years, his family relocated to the south-southeast of Melbourne, Victoria, on an island called Phillip Island.
Birthday: August 11, 1983
Age: 37-Year-Old Males
Sun Sign: Leo
Also Known As: Christopher Hemsworth, Christopher
Born In: Melbourne, Australia
Famous As: Actor
After college, he started doing bit parts in TV series including playing King Arthur in Canadian/Australian fiction ‘Guinevere Jones’ (2002); as Jamie Kane in Australian series ‘Neighbours’ (2002); and as ‘The New Vet’ in Australian-Canadian children’s group ‘The Saddle Club’ (2003) among others.
He auditioned for the role of Robbie Hunter in the 2004 Australian TV show series ‘Home and Away’ which finally agreed to actor Jason Smith. He did later called back to play the part of Kim Hyde which gave him to relocate to Sydney.
His first on-screen appearance as Hyde passed on February 17, 2004, and he finished up playing the part for 3 ½ years till July 3, 2007, featuring in 185 events before moving the show to concentrate on his movie career.
The part of Hyde gave him the name, fame and recognition fetching him many award nominations. He won the ‘Most Popular New Male Talent’ award at the ‘Logie Awards’ in 2005.
He participated in the Australian light entertainment truth show ‘Dancing by the Stars Australia’ in its fifth season that premiered on September 26, 2006. His companion in the show was trained dancer Abbey Ross. He was eliminated being sixth on November 7, 2006.
Embarking into films, he essayed a bit role of George Kirk, in the 2009 released blockbuster American science fiction adventure ‘Star Trek’ directed by J. J. Abrams. It was followed by the August 2009 thriller adventure ‘A Perfect Getaway’ where he played Kale.
His first starring role came with the American independent crime-thriller flick ‘Ca$h’ that released in March 2010. Thereafter, he went on to show his versatility playing varied parts with excellent oomph and style.
His real finding in movies came with the 2011 American superhero movie ‘Thor’ based on the Marvel Comics character bearing the related title. He along with Tom Hiddleston auditioned to the role which finally went into his kitty while Hiddleston worked the role of Loki.
Hemsworth received much global acclaim for essaying Thor for which he got 20 pounds of muscle. The movie emerged as the 15th highest-grossing flick of 2011 and received several nominations including the ‘Teen Choice Awards and ‘People’s Choice Awards.
The 2012 American superhero movie ‘The Avengers’ saw him reprising the iconic character of Thor. The movie not just came out as the highest-grosser from the year but more peaked as the three highest-grosser worldwide.
‘The Avengers’ and the 2012 hit American dark fantasy movie ‘Snow White and that Huntsman’ where he thought the role of Eric, the Huntsman, fetched him a ‘Teen Choice Awards in this category of ‘Choice Summer Movie Star: Male’. He reprised the character of Eric in ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ (2016).
The year 2013 saw him reprising the role of Thor in ‘Thor: The Dark World’, a sequel to 2011’s ‘Thor’; giving voiceover as George Kirk in ‘Star Trek Into Darkness, a sequel to 2009’s ‘Star Trek’; and portraying the real-life character of James Hunt, the 1976 Formula 1 World Champion, in sports drama film ‘Rush’.
In 2014, the ‘People’ magazine tagged him that year’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in a yearly feature.
In 2015, he played a doomed computer hacker, Nicholas Hathaway, in the action thriller mystery movie ‘Blackhat’; tickled the funny bones as Stone Crandall while the comedy flick ‘Vacation’; and played Owen Chase in the adventure show ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ apart from playing Thor in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’.
He essayed the role of Kevin Beckman, the handsome but dumb secretary of Ghostbusters in the 3D supernatural comedy film ‘Ghostbusters’ which released in July 2016. The film won him the ‘Favorite Movie Actor award at the ‘Kids’ Choice Awards’ on March 11, 2017.
On November 4, 2016, the American superhero movie ‘Doctor Strange’ began as a blockbuster earning critical acclaim. The movie saw Hemsworth reprising this character of Thor in its mid-credits scene.
Upcoming movies of this veteran actor include ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, planned as a November 3, 2017, release in the US; ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, planned as a May 4, 2018, release in the US; an untitled Avengers movie to be released in North America on May 3, 2019; and a war drama film ‘Horse Soldiers’.
Personal Life & Legacy
Early 2010 saw him dating Spanish actress Elsa Pataky and they married in December that year over the Christmas holidays. The couple is blessed with three children – a daughter, India Rose, who was born on May 11, 2012, and Sasha and Tristan, their twin sons who were born on March 18, 2014.
He is a fan of Australian football and backs Western Bulldogs. He remained a star of the 2014 ‘Everything’s Possible’ campaign of the Australian Football League.
He relocated with his family to Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia, his native country from Los Angeles, the US in 2015.
He is closely associated with ‘The Australian Childhood Foundation’ and supports children facing neglect and abuse. He is a dedicated supporter of such a cause and spends both time and money protecting children from such a quandary.
Family & Relatives
Liam Hemsworth, Luke Hemsworth
Sasha Hemsworth, Tristan Hemsworth
India Rose Hemsworth
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Hobbies: Gym Workout, Reading Novels, Swimming and Dancing
Favorite Food: Donuts, Pizza, and Mexican Cuisine Drink: Wine