Hemsworth at the Thor: The Dark World premiere, October 20, 2013
11 August 1983 |
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Spouse(s)||Elsa Pataky (m. 2010)|
|Relatives||Liam Hemsworth (brother)
Luke Hemsworth (brother)
Chris Hemsworth (born 11 August 1983) is an Australian actor. He is best known for his role as Thor in the Marvel Studios films Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012), and Thor: The Dark World (2013); and as Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away (2004). He has also appeared in Star Trek (2009), A Perfect Getaway (2009), The Cabin in the Woods (2012), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Red Dawn (2012) and Rush (2013). He will appear in the film adaptation of In the Heart of the Sea, based on the book by Nathaniel Philbrick.
Chris Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, to Leonie, a teacher of English, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. He was raised both there and in the Northern Territory, in a small Aboriginal community in the Outback called Bulman. He has stated, "My earliest memories were on the cattle stations up in the Outback, and then we moved back to Melbourne and then back out there and then back again. Certainly most of my childhood was in Melbourne but probably my most vivid memories were up there in Bulman with crocodiles and buffalo. Very different walks of life." He attended high school at Heathmont College before his family again returned to the Northern Territory, and then moved a few years later to Phillip Island. He is the middle of three boys; his brothers Luke (older) and Liam (younger) are also actors.
In 2004, Hemsworth auditioned for the Australian soap opera Home and Away role of Robbie Hunter (played by Jason Smith), but did not receive the part. He was subsequently recalled for the part of Kim Hyde and moved to Sydney to join the cast, appearing in 171 episodes of the series. He left the cast of Home and Away on 3 July 2007.
Hemsworth was a contestant on the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars Australia, partnered with professional dancer Abbey Ross. The season premiered on 3 October 2006, and after seven weeks, Hemsworth was eliminated (7 November 2006).
He went on to play Sam in Ca$h, which was the first film he shot when he arrived in the United States. The film's director, Stephen Milburn Anderson, said Hemsworth had only been in the United States for six weeks when he had auditioned for the role, recalling, "Here's a guy who is young, has the right look, is a very good actor and, let's face it, he's beautiful. So I say, we need to get this guy in. I was very impressed". In November 2010, The Hollywood Reporter named Hemsworth as one of the young male actors who are "pushing – or being pushed" onto the Hollywood "A-List".
He 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 though shot shortly after the release of Star Trek (2009) 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 & 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 action film Rush, as Formula 1 driver James Hunt, and reprised his role as Thor, in the sequel Thor: The Dark World. Hemsworth is scheduled to star in the 2014 thriller Shadow Runner. Hemsworth will again reprise his role as Thor in the 2015 sequel to the The Avengers, titled Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Hemsworth began dating Spanish actress Elsa Pataky in early 2010 after meeting through their mutual representatives. They married in December 2010, and have a child together, daughter India Rose (b. 2012), who was born in London, England. In November 2013, Hemsworth announced that he and Pataky were expecting another baby.
|2009||Star Trek||George Samuel Kirk, Sr.|
|2009||Perfect Getaway, AA Perfect Getaway||Kale|
|2010||Ollie Klublershturf vs the Nazis||Chad||Short|
|2012||The Cabin in the Woods||Curt|
|2012||Avengers, TheThe Avengers||Thor|
|2012||Snow White and the Huntsman||Eric, the Huntsman|
|2012||Red Dawn||Jed Eckert|
|2013||Star Trek Into Darkness||George Kirk (voice)||Archive footage from Star Trek|
|2013||Thor: The Dark World||Thor|
|2015||In the Heart of the Sea||Owen Chase||Filming|
|2002||Guinevere Jones||King Arthur||2 episodes|
|2002||Neighbours||Jamie Kane||1 episode|
|2002||Marshall Law||The Kid||1 episode: "Domestic Bliss"|
|2003||Saddle Club, TheThe Saddle Club||The New Vet||1 episode: "Tenderfoot"|
|2004||Fergus McPhail||Craig||1 episode: "In a Jam"|
|2004–2007||Home and Away||Kim Hyde||185 episodes|
|2006||Dancing with the Stars||Himself||Contestant|
|2013||Tooned||James Hunt||1 episode: "The James Hunt Story"|
|2011||Thor: God of Thunder||Thor|
Awards and nominations
|2011||Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Breakout Male||Thor||Nominated|
|2012||BAFTA Rising Star Award||Thor||Nominated|
|2012||People's Choice Award Favorite Movie Superhero||Thor||Nominated|
|2012||MTV Movie Award for Best Hero||Thor||Nominated|
|2012||Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor – Sci-Fi/Fantasy||The Avengers||Nominated|
|2012||Teen Choice Award Summer Movie Star: Male||The Avengers & Snow White and the Huntsman||Won|
|2013||People's Choice Award Favorite Movie Superhero||The Avengers||Nominated|
|2013||People's Choice Award Favorite On-Screen Chemistry||Snow White and the Huntsman (shared with Kristen Stewart)||Nominated|
|2013||People's Choice Award Favorite Action Movie Star||The Avengers & Snow White and the Huntsman||Won|
|2013||Kid's Choice Award Favorite Male Buttkicker||The Avengers||Nominated|
|2013||MTV Movie Award for Best Fight||The Avengers||Won|
|2013||Teen Choice Award Actor Action||Red Dawn||Nominated|
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