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STAR TREK (2009)

MADE his Hol­ly­wood film de­but play­ing Ge­orge Kirk, the doomed fa­ther of fu­ture En­ter­prise cap­tain James T Kirk. Ge­orge sac­ri­ficed him­self to save his wife and new­born son when their ves­sel came un­der at­tack. Chris made his act­ing de­but in 2002 in Aussie TV fantasy series Guin­e­vere Jones and played Kim Hyde in 171 episodes of Aussie soap Home And Away.



A TRIP to a se­cluded cabin in the woods was never go­ing to end well for a group of friends look­ing for a break away from it all, but the hor­ror movie did lead to Chris be­ing of­fered a role in the film Red Dawn and he also heard he had been cho­sen to play the role of Thor as well. His brother Liam, who made his name in The Hunger Games movies, also au­di­tioned for the role of Thor.

3 THOR (2011)

HAD to bulk up to play Norse god Thor in the sci-fi block­buster and put on around 20 pounds for the su­per­hero role.

He spent six months in the gym pre­par­ing for the part in the Ken­neth Branagh di­rected film and stuck to a strict mus­cle­build­ing diet.

Chris was ac­tu­ally born on a Thurs­day – the day of the week which is named af­ter Thor.



THE movie twist on the fa­mous fairy tale saw Chris as the Huntsman sent by the evil Queen to kill Snow White af­ter she flees from the royal palace. His co-star, Twi­light’s Kris­ten

Ste­wart (pic­tured in the film with Chris), ac­ci­den­tally punched him in the face in one scene and left him with a black eye.


RED DAWN (2012)

TEENAGERS save the day when their town is in­vaded by North Korean forces in this ac­tion thriller. Chris plays Marine Corps veteran Jed Eck­ert who joins forces with his brother and his friends to form the Wolver­ines to try and com­bat the threat.

“Marines never die. They just go to Hell and re­group,” de­clares Jed.

6 RUSH (2013)

WON crit­i­cal ac­claim for his por­trayal of Bri­tish F1 driver James Hunt (pic­tured). Chris later said: “Ev­ery­thing shifted for me af­ter Rush. It wasn’t as fi­nan­cially successful as other things I’d done, but it gave me more move­ment, more op­tions, more doors open­ing, more meet­ings.

All of a sud­den, it’s ‘Oh wow! You’re an ac­tor.’”


PLAYED it for laughs as the good-look­ing, but es­sen­tially use­less re­cep­tion­ist Kevin in the fe­male re­boot of Ghost­busters star­ring Melissa McCarthy and Kris­ten Wiig. Kevin leaves his fe­male bosses be­wil­dered with state­ments like: “You know, an aquar­ium is a sub­ma­rine for fish.”

A young Chris Hemsworth in The Cabin In The Woods

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