Chris Hemsworth life and biography

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Chris Hemsworth biography

Date of birth : 1983-08-11
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Melbourne, Australia
Nationality : Australian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-11
Credited as : Actor, Star Trek 2009, A-List, Thor

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Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He played the role of Kim Hyde in the Australian soap opera Home and Away and the titular character in the Marvel Studios film, Thor. Hemsworth will portray Thor again in the upcoming film The Avengers.

Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia to Leonie and Craig Hemsworth. His family relocated to a cattle station in the Northern Territory and lived there for a few years before moving to Phillip Island. Chris enjoyed surfing and playing sports while growing up.

In 2004, he auditioned for Home and Away, for the part of Robbie Hunter (played by Jason Smith), but failed to get the part. He was subsequently recalled for the part of Kim Hyde. He was successful in gaining the role of Kim Hyde and moved to Sydney to join the cast of Home and Away, appearing in 171 episodes of the series. He left the cast of Home and Away on 3 July 2007. He has received two Logie Award nominations and has won one for Most Popular New Talent on Home and Away back in 2005.

Hemsworth portrayed James T. Kirk's father, George Kirk, in the opening scenes of J. J. Abrams' 2009 film Star Trek. He also played the character Kale in the thriller A Perfect Getaway the same year. Hemsworth will star in upcoming horror film The Cabin in the Woods executive produced by Joss Whedon and will portray Jed Eckert in the upcoming Red Dawn remake.

Hemsworth portrayed Thor in the film adaption of the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name. Initially, his brother Liam reached the final four for the role, while Chris failed to make the shortlist, but he won the role after director Kenneth Branagh decided to re-evaluate earlier candidates. Chris Hemsworth received advice from his brother, saying "We're competitive, but in the best way." His mother helped him with his audition tape by playing Odin. Hemsworth is also scheduled to reprise his role as Thor in The Avengers, also based on a Marvel comic about a team of superheroes assembled to protect Earth, which is scheduled for release in 2012.

In the 2010 film CA$h, Hemsworth played Sam Phelan, an economically troubled young man. CA$h marked Hemsworth's Hollywood debut, as it was the first film he shot upon his arrival in the United States. In behind-the-scenes interviews, the film's director Stephen Milburn Anderson stated that Hemsworth had only been in the United States for six weeks when he had auditioned for the role. Anderson said, "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". On November 2010 The Hollywood Reporter named Hemsworth as one of the young male actors who are pushing or being pushed into taking over Hollywood as the new A-List. MTV Networks' NextMovie.com named him one of the 'Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011'.

In May 2011, Hemsworth was cast opposite Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman. Hemsworth is also set to star in Shadow Runner, an original thriller involving elite commandos. The project is based on an original idea from Hossein Amini, who is one of the writers of Snow White and the Huntsman. In June 2011, it was announced that Hemsworth would reprise his role as the titular character in Thor 2, planned for a mid-2013 release.Before shooting starts though, he will work with Ron Howard on Rush.

Hemsworth is married to actress Elsa Pataky, whom he met through their mutual representative in early 2010. They made their relationship public at a party held by LACMA in Los Angeles on 25 September 2010, and got married three months later.

His older brother Luke and younger brother Liam are also actors, and have had recurring roles as Nathan Tyson and Josh Taylor on Neighbours, respectively.

Filmography:

2009: A Perfect Getaway
2009: Star Trek
2010: Ca$h
2011 :Thor
2012 : The Cabin in the Woods; Red Dawn ; Snow White and the Huntsman ; The Avengers

Television:

2002 : Guinevere Jones ; Marshall Law ; The Kid
2003 : The Saddle Club
2004 : Fergus McPhail
2004-07: Home and Away

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