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CHRIS HEMSWORTH FILMS
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.
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (2011)
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.
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (2012)
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.’”
7 GHOSTBUSTERS (2016)
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