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Christopher Hemsworth (born 11 August 1983) is an Australian actor. He rose to prominence playing Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away (2004–07) before leaving to begin a film career in Hollywood. Hemsworth appeared in the science fiction action film Star Trek (2009) and the thriller adventure A Perfect Getaway (2009) before gaining positive reviews in the horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods (2012).
He held starring roles in the fantasy film Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), the war film Red Dawn (2012), the action thriller film Blackhat (2015), the biographical thriller film In the Heart of the Sea (2015), and in the Men in Black film series spin-off Men in Black: International (2019). His most critically acclaimed roles include the horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods (2012) and the biographical sports drama film Rush (2013) as James Hun, the 1976 Formula 1 World Champion. In 2016, he appeared in a supporting role in the Ghostbusters reboot film.
Hemsworth’s greatest commercial successes have been with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing Thor, beginning in Thor (2011) and most recently with Avengers: Endgame (2019), for which he has been nominated for and won numerous awards. His work with the franchise have established him as one of the leading and highest-paid actors in the world.
Hemsworth began his career by appearing in several television series. In 2002, Hemsworth starred in two episodes of fantasy television series Guinevere Jones as King Arthur, as well as making an appearance in soap opera series Neighbours and one episode of Marshall Law. The following year, he appeared in an episode of The Saddle Club. 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. He moved to Sydney to join the cast, appearing in 171 episodes of the series. He left the cast of Home and Awayon 3 July 2007. Hemsworth later revealed that though he was became more visible after Home and Away, his work in a soap opera did not earn him respect from the film industry.
Hemsworth was a contestant on the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars Australia, partnered with professional dancer Abbey Ross. The season premiered on 26 September 2006, and after six weeks, Hemsworth was eliminated on 7 November. Hemsworth’s appearance in the franchise almost cost him the role of Thor, as producers of the Marvel film franchise feared fans would be put off.
In 2009, Hemsworth portrayed 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. Josh Tyler from Cinema Blend was impressed with Chris Hemsworth, describing the actor’s scene as the “best five minutes I’ve spent in a movie theater this year.” The film was a box office success, grossing $385.7 million. That same year, Hemsworth played the character Kale in the thriller A Perfect Getaway. It was a modest success, grossing $22 million against a $14 million budget, and received mixed reviews, although Hemsworth was praised for his “appropriately intimidating” performance of a “thuggish backpacker.” Paul Young from Screen Rant also praised Hemsworth’s performance as “solid.”
Chris Hemsworth went on to play Sam in 2010’s Ca$h alongside English actor Sean Bean, which was the first film he shot when he arrived in the United States. The film’s director, Stephen Milburn Anderson, said Hemsworth had only been in the United States for six weeks when he had auditioned for the role, recalling, “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”. In November 2010, The Hollywood Reporter named Hemsworth as one of the young male actors who are “pushing – or being pushed” onto the Hollywood “A-List”