Chris Hemsworth (born 11.8.1983) is an Australian actor. Initially, he was known for his role as Kim Hyde in the Australian soap opera Home and Away. He later gained notoriety after being cast in the Hollywood films Thor and The Avengers.
Childhood: Chris Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, to Leonie and Craig Hemsworth. The family later moved to Philip Island, just south of Melbourne, with his family. His brothers, Luke and Liam Hemsworth are also actors in another Australian soap, Neighbours.
Chris Hemsworth attended Heathmont Secondary College in Melbourne, before leaving to concentrate on his acting career.
Acting Career: In 2004, Chris Hemsworth auditioned for the part of Robbie Hunter in Home and Away but lost out to Jason Smith. He was later recalled, however, for the part of Kim Hyde. Upon landing the part, he moved to Sydney to join the cast of the show. Home and Away has also launched the careers of a number of notable actors and singers, including Heath Ledger, Dannii Minogue, Guy Pearce and Naomi Watts.
Hemsworth remained working on Home and Away until 2007. In his time on the show, he won two Logie Award nominations as well as winning one for Most Popular Talent in 2005.
In the 2009 blockbuster Star Trek - directed by JJ Abrams - Chris Hemsworth was cast in the role of George Kirk. The film also starred Chris Pine, Eric Bana, Simon Pegg and Zachary Quinto.
That same year, Hemsworth also played Kale in A Perfect Getaway, which also featured Steve Zahn, Timothy Olymphant and Milla Jovovich.
In 2010, Chris Hemsworth worked on The Cabin in the Woods, a tongue-in-cheek horror film co-written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard. It was originally slated for a January 2011 release but was beset with financial problems.
Hemsworth was also announced as one of the actors in Red Dawn, based on the 1984 film of the same name. The remake also stars Josh Peck, whereas the original starred Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen.
Around the same time, he also starred in Ca$h, playing the character Sam Phelan, alongside Sean Bean and Victoria Profeta.
Chris Hemsworth also stars in the 2011 film Thor, as the lead character. It is a live action film, based on the comic book character of the same name. Also starring in the film are Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddlestone, Anthony Hopkins and Jaimie Alexander. Kenneth Branagh directed the film.
Personal Life: During his time on Home and Away, Chris Hemsworth dated his co-star Isabel Lucas, with whom he later worked on Red Dawn.
Hemsworth is now married to the Spanish actress Elsa Pataky.
It certainly makes a change from Thor.
The action thriller 12 Strong chronicles the true story of the first US troops to arrive in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks, and how they teamed up with local horse soldiers because of the terrain and culture. Taking a break from his superhero role as Thor, Chris Hemsworth stars as Captain Mitch Nelson. And Hemsworth's wife Elsa Pataky plays his on-screen wife.
Chris Hemsworth at a Golden Globes afterparty
"When I was looking at doing the film, I was right in the middle of Thor: Ragnorak," Hemsworth says. "I was exhausted! The idea of going back to work again was just, ugh, hang on! Then they were like, 'Look, we'd love Elsa to play your wife, as well.' That made it a little easier for her to come to terms with packing up and moving again."
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His contract has come to an end, but is a renewal in sight?
It might come as a bit of a shock to some Marvel fans but it's likely that Chris Hemsworth will be leaving his long-standing role as Thor after the fourth Avengers movie. His contract is at an end, so it seems the ball is entirely in his court for future Thor appearances.
Chris Hemsworth at the Golden Globes after-party
The 34-year-old Aussie recently completed filming in Atlanta for 'Avengers 4' - the untitled follow-up to 'Avengers: Infinity War' which is coming later this year. He confessed in an interview that he was 'exhausted' after a 'non-stop' couple of years of playing the Norse God of Thunder, but does that really mean this is the end of line?
On September 11th 2001, the America was hit by one of the worst tragedies imaginable; the attack of the World Trade Center. As much as the victims and their families and friends were affected by the horror, so too were the families of a small group of the nation's troops.
The very next day the government formed Task Force Dagger; a team of 12 soldiers including CIA paramilitary officers and a US Special Forces group called the US Army Green Berets Operational Detachment Alpha 595 (ODA 595).
They would be immediately deployed to Afghanistan under the leadership of Captain Mitch Nelson (played by Chris Hemsworth and inspired by the real life Mark Nutsch), who is determined to bring every single one of his comrades back home alive. To have any hope of taking down the Taliban forces that have turned their conflict on to the States, they must team up with General Abdul Rashid Dostum of the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan, who provide the overseas team with some much needed companions: horses.
Continue: 12 Strong Trailer
Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe prepares to come to a climax as ‘The Avengers’ unite with ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy’ to stop the evil Thanos. Directed by The Russo Brothers, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ hits cinemas this spring.
After the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Infinity War’ sees The Avengers left broken and divided. Some of them even look different, with Captain America (Chris Evans) sporting a beard and the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) with newly blonde hair.
The Avengers face their biggest threat year in ‘Infinity War’
He claims the creators of 'Thor: Ragnarok' stole the song from 'School of Rock'.
Jack Black is annoyed at actor Chris Hemsworth after watching 'Thor: Ragnarok' and discovering that they used the same Led Zeppelin song that was used in 'School of Rock'. They are now embroiled in a social media feud known as the 'Battle of the Jams'.
Jack Black at Ping Pong 4 Purpose event
Of course, there's nothing serious about this beef. But Led Zeppelin are a band of whom it is notoriously difficult to get permission to use their music, and Jack had to practically beg them to let him sing 'Immigrant Song' in his 2003 movie 'School of Rock'.
The 34-year-old actor's character is about to make his fifth outing as the Norse God
Chris Hemsworth has played the part of Norse mythological god, Thor, since Marvel’s first film about the comic character in 2011 and has continued to wave his hammer about during two successive standalone features and two Avenger movies.
Is about to play Thor for the fifth time
However, the actor has said he has got "bored" of his character and asked Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige if he could do something different with the God of Lightening.
Continue reading: Chris Hemsworth Said He Was Getting "Bored" Of His Character Thor
The most riotously enjoyable Marvel movie yet, this action epic benefits hugely from the decision to let wacky New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi loose with the characters. In many ways, this film has the same comical sensibilities as his classics What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Except on a much larger scale with massive special effects. Yet even with all this action, there's not a moment of actual suspense, which is a growing problem in a movie universe in which the characters need to survive unscathed.
Ragnarok is a prophecy about the end of time, specifically the death of King Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and the destruction of Asgard. And it has just been triggered, stopping Odin's sons Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in their tracks with the news that they have an older sister, Hela (Cate Blanchett), the self-proclaimed goddess of death. As she brutally asserts her claim to the throne, the brothers find themselves dumped on the planet Sakaar. Loki mischievously worms his way into the favour of the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum), who sends Thor into the coliseum to fight the champion, namely his old friend Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). As Thor convinces Hulk's alter-ego David Banner to return with him to Asgard to stop Hela, he also needs Asgard's last Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), a tetchy warrior who is reluctant to work with him.
Continue reading: Thor: Ragnarok Review
They don't often get to spend a lot of time together.
It isn't always easy to balance a flourishing career with that of a marriage, and for Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky, they have definitely felt the strain over the last seven years they've been together, especially since they had kids. But Chris knows that all marriages take work.
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky at the Golden Globes
The 'Thor' actor is well aware of the sacrifices that his wife has had to make for him to be able to fulfil his career's potential, and he's extremely grateful. But while he wishes there was a way he could spend more time with her, he recognises that at 34-years-old, he's in his prime for his line of work.
Continue reading: Chris Hemsworth Admits Elsa Pataky Has 'Given Up' A Lot For His Career
The actor says there will be an element of "respectable fun" as to how his character's relationship ended.
Though fans of Chris Hemsworth's take on Thor will be happy to see the hero back on the big screen a little later this year in 'Ragnarok', his former girlfriend Jane Foster will be nowhere to be found. Whilst many thought she was a romance that would be brushed under the rug for all of the big events to come to take centre-stage, Hemsworth has confirmed that the relationship will be focused on at some point in 'Ragnarok'.
Chris Hemsworth returns to the titular role in 'Thor: Ragnarok'
Those who have been sticking closely to the wire when it comes to news about the film will also have learned that Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) would be joining proceedings, but in a role that's at least at first against Thor, with the character kidnapping him and handing him over to The Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum).
Continue reading: Chris Hemsworth Promises Answers To Thor And Jane Break-Up In 'Ragnarok'
With his friends and his hammer, Thor is virtually unbeatable by any creature in the known universe. But what about when he doesn't have either of those things? It only takes a run-in with afterlife goddess Hela for his hammer to be destroyed, apparently beyond repair. And when he is kidnapped by her people and taken to the planet Sakaar, he has no choice but to enter into a gladiator match to save the people of Asgard from Ragnarök; the fate of total destruction. To his initial delight, and to the confusion of everyone in the arena, his opponent turns out to be none other than the Incredible Hulk. But when he realises that this Hulk is hell-bent on destroying him, he realises that he has no choice but to fight his supposed friend to the death.
Continue: Thor: Ragnarok Trailer
Chris Hemsworth - Stars from Marvel's action movie took to the red carpet at the UK premiere of 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' which was held at the Westfield White City in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 21st April 2015
Date of birth
11th August, 1983
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