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Chris Hemsworth

Updated on August 26, 2014
Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth

Hemsworth Quick Facts

- Chris Hemsworth is 6'3

- Hemsworth gained 20 pounds of muscle for his role as Thor

- Chris is an avid surfer

-Hemsworth as had extensive dialect training and can drop his Australian accent instantly and speak with an American accent with ease.

-Jobs before becoming famous include: waiter, bar tender, cashier in a surf shop, and builder

Chris Hemsworth: Early Life

Chris Hemsworth was born on August 11, 1983 in Melbourne, Australia. His mother Leonie, was an English teacher and his father Craig Hemsworth worked for social services. As a child Hemsworth spent time in both the Melbourne area and an area in the Northern Territory named Bulman. Bulman is a small aboriginal community in the Northern Territory of Australia it is surrounded by the Australian outback and cattle stations. Chris has two other brothers, Liam who is younger, and Luke who is older. All three siblings are actors.

Hemsworth as Thor
Hemsworth as Thor

The Beginning of an Amazing Journey

Hemsworth attended Heathmont College in Australia and realized very early that he had a love for performing and acting. In 2004, Hemsworth auditioned for a role on the Australia soap opera "Home and Away." The original role Hemsworth auditioned for was not given to Chris but he was asked to play the role of "Kim Hyde." Hemsworth starred on "Home and Away" for 171 episodes until July 2007. While still living in Australia, Hmesworth starred on Australia's version of "Dancing with the Stars." Hemsworth lasted for six weeks before finally being eliminated.

Hemsworth soon moved to the states and scored a role in the movie CA$H. At the time Hemsworth had only been in the states for a total of six weeks prior to auditioning for the role. Director Stephen Milburn Anderson is quoted as stating the following about Hemsworth: "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."

Not long after his role in CA$H Hemsworth was placed on "The Hollywood Reporters" list of male actors to keep an eye on who were moving towards A-list status. Hemsworth was soon cast in the life changing role of "Thor" and another movie that he had filmed prior to being cast as Thor was released and was a gore fest of a movie called "Cabin In The Woods." The movie was held on release until after Hemsworth fame and the movie went onto make $66 million with a relatively unknown cast other than Hemsworth.

Hemsworth as Thor
Hemsworth as Thor

More Movies

  • 2009: Star Trek as George Kirk

  • 2009: A Perfect Getaway as Kale

  • 2010: CA$H as Sam

  • 2011: Thor as Thor

  • 2012: Cabin In The Woods as Curt

  • 2012: The Avengers as Thor

  • 2012: Snow White and the Huntsmen as Eric, The Huntsmen

  • 2012: Red Dawn as Jed Eckert

  • 2013: Star Trek Into Darkness as George Kirk Voice

  • 2013: Rush as James Hunt

  • 2013: Thor: The Dark World as Thor

  • 2015: Blackhat as Nicholas Hathaway

  • 2015: In The Heart of The Sea as Owen Chase

  • 2015: Avengers: Age of Ultron as Thor

Hemsworth and his family
Hemsworth and his family

Personal Life

Chris Hemsworth is married to Spanish actress Elsa Pataky. The two married in 2010 in Australia when Hemsworth was 27 and Pataky was 34. The two have one daughter, India Rose, and twin boys, Tristan and Sasha.

Watch Chris Hemsworth in Action

Hemsworth in various clips below



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