I don’t know if I have mentioned this before but I am Australian, born and raised in the ‘land down under’ as some people (not me haha) might call it. Although we are quite far away from everything in Australia, it doesn’t mean that we haven’t produced some insanely good actors, actresses and singers. One of the most famous Hollywood stars of the last 10 years or so is Chris Hemsworth.
Chris Hemsworth began his acting career way back in 2002, when he appeared on a few episodes of Guinevere Jones, but what Australians remember him most from is his role as Kim Hyde in Home and Away, a classic Aussie soap opera from 2004-2007. Every Australian actor starts off on either Home and Away or Neighbours, both Aussie soap operas, its very strange but it is kind of a rite of passage for Australian actors and the ones that are most well known now like Heath Ledger, Margot Robbie, Isla Fisher, Russell Crowe and Liam Hemsworth – all great hollywood actors, and all got their break in Australian television before they moved to Hollywood.
Anyways, enough of me talking about Australia haha, lets talk about Chris Hemsworth.
Chris Hemsworth was born on the 11th of August 1983 in Melbourne, Australia. He has been married to Elsa Pataky, a Spanish model and actress, since 2010 and together they have 3 kids; India Rose, Tristan and Sasha. I am assuming you all know his famous brother Liam Hemsworth, but did you know he has another brother, also an actor, Luke Hemsworth.
After deciding to leave Home and Away, Chris Hemsworth got the role of George Kirk in Star Trek (2009), which was basically his first big role. Then as I am sure you all know he got his very big break in 2011 as Thor. Although Star Trek is what made him known in Hollywood, it was after Thor that he appeared in other big movies like: Cash (2010), Snow white and the Huntsman (2012), Interstellar (2014), In the Heart of the Sea (2015), The Huntsman Winter’s War (2016), Ghostbusters (2016) , Men in Black International (2019), Extraction (2020), as well as the rest of the Thor series and the Avengers series –> The Avengers (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Thor Ragnarok (2017), Avengers Infinity War (2018), Avengers Endgame (2019), Thor Love and Thunder (2022)
Although Chris Hemsworth has had a significant role in the above films, and more, he has also launched a fitness app in 2019 called Centr, focusing on how to “train, eat and live better”.
His achievements in the film industry include:
- Best Fight (2013) The Avengers movie (MTV Movie and TV Awards)
- Favourite Action Movie Star (2020) Extraction (People’s Choice Awards)
- Favourite Action Movie Actor (2016) – (People’s Choice Awards)
- Favourite Action Movie Star (2013) – (People’s Choice Awards)
That is pretty much it! I hope you all enjoyed this because I sure fun doing some research 🙂 One more thing before I sign off, is this last video; My all time favourite video of Chris Hemsworth is when he just happened to be in the place they were filming the weather segment of the TODAY show in Australia back in 2020 and so he then proceeded to give the weather announcements of the day, I’ll insert the video below:
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