Chris Hemsworth



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Chris Hemsworth
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Hemsworth at the London premiere of Thor: The Dark World, October 2013
Born(1983-08-11) 11 August 1983 (age 30)

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Years active2002–present
Spouse(s)Elsa Pataky (m. 2010)
  • Liam Hemsworth (brother)
  • Luke Hemsworth (brother)
Chris Hemsworth (born 11 August 1983) is an Australian actor. He is best known for his role as Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away (2004) and as Thor in the Marvel Studios films Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012), and Thor: The Dark World (2013);. 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.


    Early life

    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 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 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 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. Sony Pictures announced in 2011 that Hemsworth would star in the thriller, Shadow Runner.

    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.

    Hemsworth will again reprise his role as Thor in the 2015 sequel to the The Avengers, titled Avengers: Age of Ultron.

    Personal life

    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).


    Hemsworth at a press conference for Thor in London in April 2011.


    2009Star TrekGeorge Samuel Kirk, Sr.
    2009Perfect Getaway, AA Perfect GetawayKale
    2010Ollie Klublershturf vs the NazisChadShort
    2012The Cabin in the WoodsCurt
    2012Avengers, TheThe AvengersThor
    2012Snow White and the HuntsmanEric, the Huntsman
    2012Red DawnJed Eckert
    2013Star Trek Into DarknessGeorge Kirk (voice)Archive footage from Star Trek
    2013RushJames Hunt
    2013Thor: The Dark WorldThor
    2015In the Heart of the SeaOwen ChasePost-production
    2015Avengers: Age of UltronThorFilming


    2002Guinevere JonesKing Arthur2 episodes
    2002NeighboursJamie Kane1 episode
    2002Marshall LawThe Kid1 episode: "Domestic Bliss"
    2003Saddle Club, TheThe Saddle ClubThe New Vet1 episode: "Tenderfoot"
    2004Fergus McPhailCraig1 episode: "In a Jam"
    2004–2007Home and AwayKim Hyde185 episodes
    2006Dancing with the StarsHimselfContestant

    Video games

    2011Thor: God of ThunderThor

    Awards and nominations

    Hemsworth at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2012.
    YearAwardNominated workResult
    2011Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Breakout MaleThorNominated
    2012BAFTA Rising Star AwardThorNominated
    2012People's Choice Award Favorite Movie SuperheroThorNominated
    2012MTV Movie Award for Best HeroThorNominated
    2012Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor – Sci-Fi/FantasyThe AvengersNominated
    2012Teen Choice Award Summer Movie Star: MaleThe Avengers & Snow White and the HuntsmanWon
    2013People's Choice Award Favorite Movie SuperheroThe AvengersNominated
    2013People's Choice Award Favorite On-Screen ChemistrySnow White and the Huntsman (shared with Kristen Stewart)Nominated
    2013People's Choice Award Favorite Action Movie StarThe Avengers & Snow White and the HuntsmanWon
    2013Kid's Choice Award Favorite Male ButtkickerThe AvengersNominated
    2013MTV Movie Award for Best FightThe AvengersWon
    2013Teen Choice Award Actor ActionRed DawnNominated
    2014Teen Choice Award Actor Sci-Fi/FantasyThor: The Dark WorldPending

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