Christopher Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He first rose to prominence in Australia playing Kim Hyde in the Australian television series Home and Away. He is best known for playing Thor in eight Marvel Cinematic Universe films. His other film roles include the action films Star Trek, Snow White and the Huntsman, Red Dawn, Men in Black: International, and Extraction. Hemsworth was a contestant on the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars Australia.
About Chris Hemsworth in brief
Christopher Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He first rose to prominence in Australia playing Kim Hyde in the Australian television series Home and Away. He is best known for playing Thor in eight Marvel Cinematic Universe films, beginning with Thor. His other film roles include the action films Star Trek, Snow White and the Huntsman, Red Dawn, Men in Black: International, and Extraction. Hemsworth was a contestant on the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars Australia, partnered with professional dancer Abbey Ross. He was eliminated after six weeks on 7 November 2006. He has stated, ‘My earliest memories were on the cattle stations up in the Outback, and then we moved back to Melbourne and then back out there then back again’ He is of English, Scottish, and German ancestry. His maternal grandfather is a Dutch immigrant and his maternal grandmother is of Irish descent; on his paternal line he is of Scottish, English, and Irish ancestry. He attended high school at Heathmont College before his family again returned to the Northern Territory, and a few years later to Phillip Island. He began his career by appearing in several television series. In 2004, Hemsworth auditioned for the role of Robbie Hunter in Australian soap opera Home and away. He did not receive the part, but was subsequently recalled for the part of Kim Hyde. In 2011, Sony Pictures announced that Hemsworth would star in the thriller Shadow Runner, though the film has yet to go into production.
In the same year, he was cast as the superhero Thor in the superhero film Avengers: Endgame. He appeared in the comedy horror The Cabin in the Woods and the biographical sports film Rush. His most critically acclaimed films include the film Rush, in which he portrayed James Hunt. He went on to play Sam in 2010’s Ca$h alongside English actor Sean Bean, which was the first film he shot when he arrived in the United States. In 2012, he played the character Kale Garrity in thriller A Perfect Getaway, which received mixed reviews, and received a modest success, grossing USD 22 million against a USD 14 million budget. He played James T. Kirk’s father, George Kirk, in the opening scenes of J.J. Abrams’ film Star Trek. The role was initially offered to Matt Damon, who declined; Abrams appreciated Hemsworth taking up the role. He later revealed that though he became more visible in a soap opera, his work in a film industry did not earn him respect from the film industry. He said, ‘Here’s a guy who is young, with the right look, and is a very good actor, let’s face it, he’s a beautiful guy. So we need to get this guy in this guy’s movie’ In November, The Hollywood Reporter named Hemsworth as one of the young male actors who are being pushed onto the Hollywood ‘A-List’ – or being pushed into the Hollywood “A-list” The actor has also appeared in films such as The Hobbit: The Descendant and The Descent of the Sun.