Hemsworth at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2014
11 August 1983 |
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Spouse(s)||Elsa Pataky (m. 2010)|
Chris Hemsworth (born 11 August 1983) is an Australian actor. He is best known for his roles as Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away (2004) and as Thor in the Marvel Studios superhero films Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013) and the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). He has also appeared in the science fiction action film Star Trek (2009), the thriller adventure A Perfect Getaway (2009), the horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods (2012), the dark fantasy action film Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), the war film Red Dawn (2012) and the biographical sports drama film Rush (2013).
In 2015, he starred in the action thriller mystery Blackhat, and will also headline the biographical thriller film In the Heart of the Sea, based on the book of the same name by Nathaniel Philbrick, and co-star in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the sequel to The Avengers, and the 5th installment of National Lampoon's Vacation Series, Vacation.
Chris Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, to Leonie, a teacher of English, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. He was raised both in Melbourne and in the Australian Outback in Bulman, Northern Territory. 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.
2002–10: Career beginnings
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 26 September 2006, and after six weeks, Hemsworth was eliminated (7 November 2006).
In 2009, Hemsworth portrayed James T. Kirk's father, George Kirk, in the opening scenes of J. J. Abrams' film Star Trek. He played the character Kale in the thriller A Perfect Getaway the same year. He went on to play Sam in 2010's 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". Sony Pictures announced in 2011 that Hemsworth would star in the thriller Shadow Runner, which did not subsequently go into production as of 2014.
2011–present: Thor and success
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 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 & 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 Bruhl as 1976 Formula 1 World Champion James Hunt, and reprised his role as Thor, in the sequel Thor: The Dark World.
In 2015, Hemsworth starred in director Michael Mann's action thriller Blackhat, opposite Viola Davis. He will appear as first mate Owen Chase in In the Heart of the Sea, based on the book of the same name by Nathaniel Philbrick. 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.
Hemsworth is to reprise Thor for the fourth time in the sequel to The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron. He is also starring in the comedy film Vacation along with Ed Helms, a reboot of the film series that originally starred Chevy Chase. People magazine, in an annual feature, named him its 2014 "Sexiest Man Alive."
Hemsworth began dating Spanish actress Elsa Pataky in early 2010 after meeting through their mutual representatives, and they wed in December 2010. They have three children: daughter India Rose (b. May 2012) and twin sons, Tristan and Sasha (b. March 2014).
|2009||Star Trek||George Kirk||Paramount Pictures||Debut Film|
|2009||Perfect Getaway, AA Perfect Getaway||Kale||Rogue Pictures|
|2010||Ca$h||Sam Phelan||Roadside Attractions|
|2010||Ollie Klublershturf vs the Nazis||Chad||Short|
|2012||The Cabin in the Woods||Curt Vaughan||Lionsgate|
|2012||Avengers, TheThe Avengers||Thor||Marvel Studios|
|2012||Snow White and the Huntsman||Eric, the Huntsman||Universal Pictures|
|2012||Red Dawn||Jed Eckert||FilmDistrict
|Based on the 1984 film of the same name|
|2013||Star Trek Into Darkness||George Kirk (voice)||Paramount Pictures||Archive footage from Star Trek|
|2013||Rush||James Hunt||Universal Pictures|
|2013||Thor: The Dark World||Thor||Marvel Studios|
|2015||Blackhat||Nicholas Hathaway||Universal Pictures|
|2015||Avengers: Age of Ultron||Thor||Marvel Studios||Post-production|
|2015||Vacation||Stone Crandall||Warner Bros.
New Line Cinema
|2015||In the Heart of the Sea||Owen Chase||Warner Bros.||Post-production|
|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|
|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|
|2014||Teen Choice Award Actor Sci-Fi/Fantasy||Thor: The Dark World||Nominated|
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