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.
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.
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Movie fans can get hold of their very own Thor hammer next month.
The best prize any Thor fan could hope to own is set to go on sale. Chris Hemsworth's hammer from the Marvel series is thought to make $80,000 at auction along with a number of other rare pieces of movie memorobilia next month. Let the bidding wars begin!
Chris Hemsworth a the Virtual Tour of Australia event
Prop Store in London will be hosting a massive auction with around £3 million worth of film props with the theme of heroes and villains, including Thor's hammer from the 2011 movie, Peter Quill's helmet from 2014's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' as worn by Chris Pratt (expected to fetch between £30,000 and £50,000) and Jack Nicholson's Joker costume from 1989's 'Batman' (estimated between £20,000 and £30,000).
Continue reading: Chris Hemsworth's First Thor Hammer Up For Grabs In London Auction
The actor found himself "liberated" when he lost the wig.
When the first official trailer dropped earlier this year for 'Thor: Ragnarok', one of the first things fans noticed was the change in hairstyle for Chris Hemsworth's titular character. Though there are scenes in the flick that see the Avenger with his trademark long locks - as seen in the picture below - a change of style was in the cards for the crime fighter.
Chris Hemsworth as Thor in 'Ragnarok' with his longer hair
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has had an impact on the world of films like no other entity, but the hype surrounding 'Ragnarok' is something that seems to be slowly building rather than being rapturous for months in advance. That could be something that proves to be fantastic for the movie, as it's then given the chance to surprise everybody when it drops and put lots of bums in cinema seats.
Continue reading: Chris Hemsworth Found Thor's 'Ragnarok' Haircut "Freeing"
Jeff Goldblum and Idris Elba join the ensemble cast on 'Thor: Ragnarok'
It looks like Thor might finally have met his match with the arrival of dark underworld queen Hela. The new trailer for 'Thor: Ragnarok' sees him lose his legendary hammer to her power, and face off against an unlikely opponent who is the last person he wants to fight.
Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Thor: Ragnarok
This Norse god never thought he'd be pitted against his most physically powerful ally, but when he finds himself all armoured-up in an arena against a very angry and ruthless Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), he knows that both their survival is unlikely. In fact, his own survival is unlikely now that he has no hammer.
Continue reading: First Look At The Lead Cast In 'Thor: Ragnarok' [Trailer And Pictures]
The young patients at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane were delighted when Thor and Loki descended upon them for the day.
Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston both took time out of their busy filming schedules to visit a children’s hospital in Australia, both of them dressed as their Thor: Ragnarok characters Thor and Loki.
The two Hollywood A-listers dropped by Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in South Brisbane, taking a break from filming the third Thor movie, and their ultimate ‘frenemy’ Asgard god characters put aside their differences to entertain the young patients – or “the real superheroes”, as they called them – as they arrived on Tuesday (August 23rd).
It's been more than 30 years since the Ghostbusters first hit the big screen with a then-original mix of comedy and supernatural action. Intriguingly, this new film is neither a sequel nor a remake; it's a reboot of the franchise, which loosely adapts the original 1984 premise to all-new characters. Thankfully, the screenplay is smart and funny, and the cast is flat-out hilarious.
It opens as university professor Erin (Kristen Wiig) sees her hopes for tenure evaporate when a book she wrote years ago with her childhood pal Abby (Melissa McCarthy) resurfaces, affirming their belief in ghosts. So Erin seeks out Abby, and discovers that she's still researching the supernatural, now with the sharp-witted gadget maker Jillian (Kate McKinnon). With spirit sightings on the rise in New York, the three decide to launch a ghost-busting business, joined by city expert Patty (Leslie Jones) and bimbo receptionist Kevin (Chris Hemsworth). But the apparitions popping up around the city are getting increasingly malevolent, and it's clear that an apocalypse is brewing.
The basic plot is lifted from the original movie, which is referenced in virtually every scene. Most of this is rather distracting, because a more original storyline would have been a lot more involving and the in-jokes will be lost on younger audiences. But it's fun to see the original cast members turn up here and there in random cameos.
Continue reading: Ghostbusters Review
Aside from success at the box office, there was nothing about 2012's rather uneven fantasy Snow White and the Huntsman that screamed out for a sequel. And indeed, this prequel/sequel hybrid doesn't quite make sense, muddling its premise by straining to keep Snow White herself out of the story (she's always just off screen) while spinning a tale that feels so derivative that we feel like we've seen it all before. The powerhouse cast does what it can, aided by some fabulous costumes, but it's impossible to escape the feeling that there's nothing to it.
Decades before her encounter with Snow White, Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) was just beginning her violent march toward power when her sister Freya (Emily Blunt) suffered a terrible tragedy. Believing that love itself betrayed her, Freya moves to another kingdom and inflicts a frozen winter on her subjects, raiding the surrounding lands for children she will raise to fight, with love between them forbidden. When her two top fighters, Eric and Sara (Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain), can't help but fall for each other, they are severely punished. Years later, after Eric's adventure with Ravenna and Snow White, he sets out to get rid of Ravenna's pesky magic mirror, accompanied by four frisky dwarfs (Nick Frost, Rob Brydon, Sheridan Smith and Alexandra Roach). And this puts them all on a collision course with the icy Freya.
The script feels like it was written by a committee desperate to get something, anything on-screen. The first half of the film is essentially the backstory, and the second half is a Hobbit-style quest with moments of random Game of Thrones-style action thrown in simply to give the special effects team a workout. This isn't too surprising considering that the movie is the directing debut of effects expert Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. So if it makes little logical sense, at least it looks achingly cool, especially when the duelling divas are clad in spectacular frocks by Colleen Atwood.
Continue reading: The Huntsman: Winter's War Review
Mirror Mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?' is a line from a fairy-tale echoed down the ages but not many know the story behind the famous fairy-tale and how one mothers love for her child unleashed a wrath which drastically changed the land.
Freya, the Ice Queen flees her homeland and takes to a cold winter land where she raises a group of hardened soldiers, the huntsmen remain by her side for many years and they are her protectors; the only command issued to the fighters is that they must not love.
As Freya learns of her demise, she decides that she will resurrect her sister with the help of the magic mirror, usually found at the side of her sister, evil Queen Ravenna. As Freya dispatches her army to capture the mirror two of her former huntsman decide that they must destroy the mirror as its power is too great for any person to harness. The fate of the Kingdom relies on the true huntsman.
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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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