Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor best known for playing Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thanks to this role, he has become internationally recognized and has had other popular performances in movies across genres.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Christopher Hemsworth has two brothers, Luke and Liam Hemsworth, who are also actors. He has Dutch, Irish, Scottish, and German ancestry, but he grew up in the Australian Outback in Bulman and Melbourne. He met Elsa Pataky in 2010 and married her later that year. The couple has three kids, a daughter and twin sons.
Hemsworth started his career on TV, appearing in shows like Guinevere Jones and Australian soap operas. One of the first roles that allowed Hemsworth to become more prominent was the role of Kim Hyde in the series Home and Away that ran between 2004 and 2007. After that, he was on Dancing with the Stars, a decision that almost cost him the role of Thor. However, he was able to move on to Hollywood and start building a career there. He was in Star Trek in 2009, where he played the role of George Kirk, the father of protagonist James Kirk, a role he was scheduled to reprise but had to drop out of due to conflicts. In 2011, he appeared in Thor, in the title role that he would keep throughout the run of the MCU. He appeared as Thor in Thor: The Dark World, Avengers in 2012, and the three film sequels to this ensemble superhero film, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: The Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. He has also appeared in Thor: Ragnarok and is scheduled to be also in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder.
Chris Hemsworth has established himself as an action star thanks to his roles in films like Snow White and the Huntsman in 2012, Men in Black: International in 2019, Extraction in 2020, but also shown his comedic and other talents in Ghostbusters in 2016 and the horror-comedy The Cabin in the Woods. He also appeared in dramas, including the biopic Rush in 2013, where he portrayed James Hunt.
Hemsworth is scheduled to appear in Furiosa, a Mad Max: Fury Road spin-off, and the 2022 Thor: Love and Thunder.
Hemsworth is among the highest-paid actors in the world. He also regularly appears in the list of sexiest men or sexiest actors.
The actor gained 20 pounds of muscle for his role in Thor, which helped him get the part. His physique drew a lot of attention from fans and publications, leading to him becoming an icon regarding this.
His brother Luke Hemsworth appeared in Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok, as well as in Westworld. His other brother Liam, also an actor, appeared in the Hunger Games film series, playing the role of Gale Hawthorne, a romantic lead for Katniss. He was also in Home and Away, where Chris had a starring role.
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