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.
Chris Hemsworth Is Clueless As To Whether His Brother Liam Hemsworth Is Back With His Ex Miley Cyrus.
Recent reports suggest The Hunger Games star Liam, 26, recently reconciled with pop superstar Miley, 23, after they spent the holidays together in the actor's native Australia.
But elder sibling Chris, 32, claims he has no idea whether the pair are romantic with each other again.
"Not that I know of mate," he responded during a talk on Australian radio programme the Kyle & Jackie O Show on Tuesday (19Jan16) when asked whether Miley and Liam were back on.
Cate Blanchett Likens The Golden Globe Awards To A Sweaty Mosh Pit Because The Stars Are Crammed So Tightly Together.
The 2016 ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday (10Jan16), with Cate and her co-star Rooney Mara both in the running for the best drama actress prize thanks to their movie Carol, in which they play women who fall in love with each other in the '50s.
The Golden Globes is renowned for being one of the most fun awards presentations, but Cate suggests it's not all it's cracked up to be.
"It's like a mosh pit actually, it gets very sweaty down there," she told U.S. talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. "There are tables and if there isn't enough ketchup on your table, you literally lean and get (Leonardo) DiCaprio's ketchup from the table behind. You're all very tightly packed, it's quite sweaty."
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Australian Actor Chris Hemsworth Has Condemned Modern-day Whaling As "Completely Unnecessary" Just Days After A Japanese Fleet Returned To The Antarctic Ocean To Resume Hunting.
The Thor star plays a shipwrecked whale hunter in Ron Howard's new movie In The Heart Of The Sea, which documents the real life sinking of a whaling ship in the Pacific Ocean in 1820 - the disaster which inspired Herman Melville's classic tale Moby-DICk.
Authorities in Japan recently gave the green light for the hunting of minke whales to resume in the Antarctic following a suspension last year (14), and Chris was asked about the latest developments during an interview with BBC Breakfast.
The actor spoke out against the practice and insisted the industry portrayed in the film is completely different because hundreds of years ago, sailors only went hunting in a desperate bid to feed their families.
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With a huge budget and a relatively small story, this is an intriguingly offbeat blockbuster that might struggle to find an audience. Basically, it's aimed at fans of more thoughtful, personal stories of tenacity and survival, but it's shot with a massive special effects budget that sometimes seems to swamp the drama. Still, it's involving and moving. And it's also fascinatingly based on the true events that inspired Moby Dick.
The story is framed in 1850 as novelist Herman Melville (Ben Whishaw) visits an ageing sailor named Tom (Brendan Gleeson) to quiz him about a momentous event in his past that he has never spoken of. Flash back to 1820 Nantucket, and Tom (Tom Holland) is a rookie crew member on the whaling ship Essex, working under the posh, privileged Captain George (Benjamin Walker) and his able but low-class first mate Owen (Chris Hemsworth). As these these two leaders clash against each other, the ship sails off for what will be a very long journey. Eventually they head into the Pacific in search of a mythical pod of whales. But when they find it, they run afoul of a gigantic white whale that takes their arrival personally, sinking their ship and pursuing the survivors in their lifeboats.
All of this is staged as an epic battle between humanity and nature, with layers of interest in the way these men strain to survive against unimaginable odds. It's a riveting story, beautifully shot and rendered with immersive effects. And the cast members create complex characters who are profoundly changed by their experience. Not only is there mammoth action, but there's plenty of barbed interaction and even some strongly emotional moments that bring the themes home to a modern audience. Sometimes this aspect feels a bit corny, as clearly whalers at the time wouldn't feel remorse about killing one of these majestic creatures. But we would.
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Will Smith is nowhere to be seen, Chris Hemsworth makes up for it.
It's been almost twenty years since Roland Emmerich's Oscar winning sci-fi thriller 'Independence Day', but if you thought the aliens were destroyed once and for all, think again. They're back with a vengeance in 'Independence Day: Resurgence', but even David Levinson wasn't prepared for this.
(Most of) the team is back!
Now very much aware that there is intelligent life on other planets, some of which happened to be a huge threat to Earth, director of the Earth Space Defense program (ESD) David Levinson has been gathering forces and building up the planet's defenses using extraterrestrial technology in anticipation of another future attack. Their victory was an incredible one two decades ago, but that doesn't mean the war is over.
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2’ is still at number one for a fourth week.
It’s only a week to go before Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theatres, so this weekend was the last chance that any new release had to make an impact in 2015. But sadly for Chris Hemsworth’s In The Heart Of The Sea audiences did not flock to see the whaling adventure, leaving it sinking at the US box.
Chris Hemsworth stars in In The Heart Of The Sea.
The film only managed to bring in $11million at the US box office over the weekend from 3,103 theatres, meaning it debuted in the number two spot. The low opening was bad news for studio Warner Bros, as the film reportedly cost an estimated $100 million to make.
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When he first read the script, Chris Hemsworth knew he wanted to star in the fact-based 19th century seafaring epic In the Heart of the Sea.
"Very rarely do you read something and you are properly transported to another place," Hemsworth says. "It had that effect on me, and I kept thinking about it and the questions it raised and forces you to ask. It was also an opportunity to do something that's visually stunning on a big epic scale, but was a drama. That's a combination I hadn't seen a lot of, and I don't think has been made as much."
Chris Hemsworth plays the first mate on the ship
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Tom Holland Was Not Allowed To Lose Weight To Play A Starved Sailor In His New Movie Because Of Legal Restrictions Which Protect Child Actors.
The Impossible star joined Chris Hemsworth and Cillian Murphy in the cast of In the Heart of the Sea playing emaciated whalehunters who are stranded after a shipwreck.
Chris has been vocal about the tough task of slimming down, admitting he lived off "a boiled egg, a couple of crackers and a celery stick" during the gruelling shoot, but his co-star Tom was not allowed to lose any weight for the role because he was under the age of 18.
The actor, now 19, reveals he tried to bend the rules by piling on the pounds before filming started so he could be shown getting thinner throughout the movie.
Continue reading: Tom Holland Faced Legal Restrictions Over Film Weight Loss
Chris Hemsworth talks about his earliest memories of Moby Dick and admits that, even though he was well aware of the story, he never read the novel. Interestingly, he was actually the person who was initially sent the script and was so taken with it that he shared it with director Ron Howard (who he was working with on film Rush).
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Actor Chris Hemsworth Had A "Pretty Moody Existence" While Losing A Drastic Amount Of Weight For His New Movie.
The 32-year-old hunk had to drop 33 pounds (14.9 kilograms) on a diet of 500 calories a day in just four weeks for his role in Ron Howard's new drama In the Heart of the Sea.
The star has made no secret of how much of an effort it was to shift the weight from his frame, and admits he finds it so much easier to put on the same amount of weight to play Marvel superhero Thor.
"The gaining is fine, you just eat a lot and you lift weights but that was underfed, which led to a pretty moody existence and inconsistent emotions," he said during an appearance on Good Morning America. "You play all sorts of games: 'If I eat this maybe I don't eat that'. The insanity is nuts."
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Date of birth
11th August, 1983