Not everyone knows that
- Chris had to face up to stiff competition when casting "Thor" - including his own brother. Liam auditioned for the role, but famously lost to his older brother.
- During his time on "Home and Away" he was in a relationship with his series colleague Isabel Lucas ("Transformers - Die Rache") from 2005 to 2006, who is now also successful in Hollywood. The two are still good friends today.
- Before he really got his start in Hollywood, Chris competed in the Australian version of dance show Dancing with the Stars in 2006, where he placed 5th.
- Chris' body has several tattoos. He wears the initials of his wife and three children in runes on his wrist. There is a character from the children's book "Oh, The Places You'll Go" on his biceps. For his films, however, the tattoos always have to be covered, which sometimes really annoys Chris, as he himself admitted in an interview.
- Chris has previously worked with director Joss Whedon three times, including on both "Avengers" parts. He also wrote and produced "Cabin in the Woods." In 2009, Chris took on one of his first Hollywood roles in the horror film. However, the strip only came into the cinemas three years later, when Chris had long since become known through "Thor".
- Chris has English, German, Irish and Scottish ancestry.
- Before Australian Chris went to LA, he had to learn American English first. He studied American dialect at the Screenwise Film + TV School for Actors in Sydney.
- Since 2017, Chris has been a member of the exclusive Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), which awards the Oscars once a year.
Biography of Chris Hemsworth
Like several Hollywood stars before him, Chris Hemsworth is not from the USA, but from Australia. After getting small roles in television series there, he made his breakthrough at the age of 21 in the soap opera "Home and Away". In a total of 178 episodes he embodied the surfer boy and sports swimmer Kim Hyde before Chris moved from Down Under across the pond. His success in Hollywood was not long in coming either, thanks to a certain comic book hero.
The born god
At least since Chris made his debut as the hammer-wielding thunder god Thor in the Marvel Comics film of the same name in 2011, the Australian has been playing in the top league of Hollywood. Since then, as Thor, he has not only won women's hearts in a total of six films ("Thor", "Thor - The Dark Kingdom", "Marvel's The Avengers", "Avengers: Age of Ultron", "Doctor Strange" and "Thor: Ragnarok") beat faster, but also wowed male comic fans with his portrayal of the superhero. So it's no wonder that he didn't give up the hammer in the years that followed. So he was able to save the world again as Thor in the 2018 and 2019 "Avengers" parts called "Infinity War" and "Endgame".
He too started out small
Before his breakthrough as Thor, the actor was only able to secure minor roles. For example, in "Star Trek" he played the father of Captain James Kirk , who is embodied in the science fiction franchise by Chris Pine . Lucky for Chris Hemsworth, then, that the makers of "Thor" had no problem hiring a relative newcomer.
It's in his blood
Talent seems to run in the Hemsworth family, with both of his brothers being actors. His little brother Liam Hemsworth is at least as successful and well-known as Chris himself. He is not only known for his on-off relationship with scandal noodle Miley Cyrus , but above all for his role as Gale in "The Hunger Games" . -Film. Chris' older brother Luke has so far been particularly successful in Australia, where he played in the soap "Neighbours".
Chris, the family man
In the meantime, the screen hero also has his own little family, which he lovingly takes care of. He has been married to Spanish actress Elsa Pataky since December 2010 . Daughter India Rose was born in May 2012. Almost two years later, the twins Tristan and Sasha made happiness complete. Chris, who, as befits a true Australian outdoorsman, is a passionate surfer, was excited to teach his kids how to surf - as soon as they could walk, they'd board the waves. And that Chris is a passionate father can be seen in his sparkling eyes when he talks about his family life: "Having children makes everything else less important. It's just wonderful."
He loves his homeland
The Hemsworth family has since moved from Los Angeles to Byron Bay, a town in Chris' native Australia. He can now easily afford the luxury of no longer having to be on site in the film Mecca – the offers keep pouring into his house without him having to keep running to castings. And when it comes to surfing, Australia is a better choice anyway.
Sexiest Man Alive
In his role as Thor, the heartthrob not only convinced with talent, but also had to change his appearance and train more than 15 kilos of muscle mass for the blockbuster. Not only is that something to be proud of, it was also worth it, because in November 2014 the handsome Australian was voted the "Sexiest Man Alive" by "People" magazine. In doing so, he followed in the footsteps of stars such as Adam Levine, Channing Tatum and compatriot Hugh Jackmann and, like his predecessors, has finally reached the top of the Hollywood Olympus.
Chris gives everything for his roles
But the body of an actor, no matter how sexy, has to go through a lot. In an interview with late-night talker Jimmy Kimmel, Chris revealed that his role as the helmsman of a ship in distress in the acclaimed film 'In the Heart of the Sea' required him to stick to a disciplined diet. In order to be able to portray the starved sailor authentically, Chris only ate 500 calories a day for weeks. Certainly quite a torture. But that was far from over when the shooting was finished, because for his next film "The Huntsman & The Ice Queen", the prequel to "Snow White and the Huntsman", he obviously had to be in top form again as Eric the Huntsman and train properly.
His activities as a producer
But despite all the hardships, the actor is not at all resting on his laurels. Instead, he sets himself new goals and not only wants to act in front of the camera in Hollywood, but also wants to get involved behind the scenes himself. For several years Chris has been planning to become active as a producer for the following project: He acquired the rights to the novel "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive" by Steve Earle, which he - of course starring himself - want to film. Although this project has been in the pipeline for a few years, he is now credited as a producer in other films: Both in the surfer documentary "Andy Irons: Kissed by God" (2018) and in "Tyler Rake:
The biceps need to grow again
Through his role as Thor, Chris Hemsworth is used to jumping across the big screen as a toned, steel-chested hero. For his Netflix production, which will be released in 2021, the native Australian has to step it up a notch, because Chris embodies none other than the former wrestler star "Hulk Hogan" in the film. "I'll have to put on more muscle than ever before," the Australian already announced. With such a passionate actor as Chris Hemsworth, there is no doubt that the film will ultimately not lack in authenticity. In addition, he can personally get valuable tips and tricks from the old master Hulk Hogan, who was brought on board as a consultant and producer. Nothing can go wrong anymore to "
The most famous films and series with Chris Hemsworth
- 2004-2007: Home and Away (TV series)
- 2009: Star Trek
- 2011: Thor
- 2012: The Cabin in the Woods
- 2012: Marvel's The Avengers
- 2012: Snow White and the Huntsman
- 2012: Red Dawn
- 2013: Rush - Anything to win
- 2013: Thor-The Dark Kingdom
- 2015: Blackhat
- 2015: Avengers: Age of Ultron
- 2015: In the Heart of the Sea
- 2016: The Huntsman & The Ice Queen
- 2016: Ghostbusters
- 2016: Doctor Strange
- 2017: Thor: Day of Decision
- 2018: Surgery: 12 Strong
- 2018: Avengers: Infinity War
- 2018: Andy Irons: Kissed by God
- 2019: Avengers: Endgame
- 2019: Men in Black: International
- 2020: Tyler Rake: Extraction