Welcome to Chris Hemsworth Network - your online resource for all things featuring the talented Australian actor, Chris Hemsworth. Chris may be best known as "Thor" in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans may also recognize Chris from other projects such as The Cabin in the Woods, Rush, Snow White and the Huntsman and In the Heart of the Sea. Online since May 2009, our goal is to bring you all the latest news and images regarding Chris and his career. We hope you enjoy your stay, bookmark the site and visit often for all your Chris needs.
Chris Hemsworth has said that he looks up to his Thor co-star Sir Anthony Hopkins as a role model. Hemsworth, who plays the titular superhero in the upcoming comic book adaptation, told Men’s Health magazine that the 1991 ‘Best Actor’ Academy Award winner embodies everything that he strives to become.
“His whole approach to this business, his work ethic and attitude on set was inspiring,” the Australian actor said. “However many films down the track, he still has that [ethic] and he still is excited to be there and treats everyone as equals… He is an impressive person.”
On other actors he respects, the actor added: “I love Paul Giamatti, Johnny Depp, Al Pacino and Matt Damon, you know, I could go on and on.”
Hemsworth also revealed that he never had aspirations of pursuing acting as a career during his formative years.
“I always loved film, but never thought about it as a career choice,” he added. “I had a different idea of what I wanted to do professionally every week. You know, I was a lawyer one week, a doctor, a sportsman in some way, and then I found out I can pretend to do all those things in acting.”
The star professed earlier this week that landing the lead role in Thor was a “dream” come true. Thor opens on April 27 in the UK and will be released in the US on May 6. (Source)
You’ve got to admire Marvel for attempting what hasn’t really been done before. Sure we’ve had superhero flicks with multiple villains and sidekicks but never a proper famous bunch of comic book heroes (we’ll forget Mystery Men) on screen before and all fighting the good fight.
The Avengers is a tantalising prospect and the fact Joss Whedon is directing just makes so damn cool. Whedon told the NY Times that everything is good to go on the project and it’ll start shooting next week:
“We’re just a hardscrabble bunch. Guerrilla film-making. I start production a week from Monday. I’m going to get started on the script now. Apparently that’s a thing. I don’t get it. Improv stunts are always way more exciting-looking.”
We don’t know much about the film’s content or storyline. Mark Ruffalo is playing Bruce Banner after Edward Norton had a very public spat with Kevin Feige last year. Ruffalo, being a tremendous actor, will no doubt bring a great performance to the table. And maybe Whedon can find a way of making The Hulk a bit more interesting and complex.
Joining Ruffalo is Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Chris Evan as Captain America, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Scarlet Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye. Marvel have been setting The Avengers up ever since Iron Man. Tony Stark is also getting an outing in 2013 in Shane Black’s Iron Man 3. The age of the superhero is most definitely now.
As most of you know, the Marvel movies have made it a habit to have a not so “secret” scene that gives us a hint at what to expect in the upcoming movies and usually includes some sort of cameo. It seems like this time it includes Samuel L. Jackson.
Here are the details from Latino Review and please keep in mind the info comes from a site called Movie Stinger and we have not been able to confirm the details, but here you go:
“We see Dr. Selvig (Stellan Skarsgård) meeting with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), who is standing in front of a table with a large metal case on it.
They discuss the latest discoveries that Selvig and his team have made in relation to alternate universes and Fury asks for his advice in regards to the contents of the case: the Tesseract/Cosmic Cube. When Selvig asks what is it, Fury responds that it is a source of immense power. The camera pans back to Selvig, and a reflection reveals that Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is in fact now possessing Selvig.
Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans are not only on the cover of USA Weekend magazine, they did a wonderful photo shoot together for the magazine as well! Unfortunately, the images are heavily watermarked but still gorgeous nonetheless. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
Marvel pulled off a bit of a coup, landing Captain America: The First Avenger star Chris Evans and Thor star Chris Hemsworth on the cover of the April 15-17 USA Weekend, the USA Today spinoff that’s inserted into more than 800 newspapers nationwide. That translates to 44.7 million readers in 22.6 million households.
Brian Truitt, an editor and writer for both publications who regularly covers comic books, tweeted the cover, as well as an image from the photo shoot.
The Kenneth Branagh-directed Thor, which opens on May 6, also stars Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins and Tom Hiddleston. The Joe Johnston-directed Captain America, which opens on July 22, also stars Sebastian Stan, Hayley Atwell and Hugo Weaving. (Source)
So just who is Chris Hemsworth, the Aussie actor playing the title role in Thor? Us Weekly uncovers some need-to-know info about the 28-year-old actor, who appears in the action flick alongside Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins (in theaters May 6).
1. His little brother, Liam, dated Miley Cyrus. Chris’ brother Liam, 21, dated Miley Cyrus, 18, on-and-off for a year and a half. The two met on the set of the 2010 film The Last Song. Chris’ other brother, Luke, is also an actor.
2. He’s married to an older woman. The 28-year-old star married Spanish actress Elsa Pataky, 34, in December 2010. The two met earlier that year, went public with their relationship in September and were married three months later.
3. He used to work in landscaping. In an interview with GQ Australia, Hemsworth revealed he worked as a “horticultural laborer” before he got into acting.
4. He says kissing Natalie Portman was “ridiculous.” Playing the role of Thor, Hemsworth got to lock lips with Portman, 29, on-screen. “The whole experience was like, ‘What the f**k am I doing here?’ But in a good way,” he gushed to GQ. “It literally seemed like last week I was still working on Home and Away.” (Hemsworth starred on the Australian soap opera, Home and Away, from 2004 to 2007.)
5. He gained 20 pounds of muscle to play Thor. At Comic-Con in 2010, the actor said: “I put on a lot of weight… It was purely eating, eating, eating, working out and working out, trying to sleep as much as you can–that’s the other third of the equation.”
Chris is currently in Sydney, Australia for the World Premiere of Thor! The first batch of photos have been added into the gallery, hopefully a lot more will be made available shortly. In the meantime, head over to the gallery for the latest additions.
Hunky new star Chris Hemsworth has revealed that working alongside A-listers like Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins on the new blockbuster movie Thor was ‘ridiculous.’ The Australian actor plays the title superhero role in the new Hollywood comic book adaptation.
But said he found it surreal being surrounded by some of Hollywood’s biggest players given his humble beginnings in an Aussie soap opera. He told GQ magazine:
“It was ridiculous. Going from kissing Natalie Portman to working with Anthony Hopkins – the whole experience was like: ‘What the f*** am I doing here?’ But in a good way. It literally seemed like last week I was still working on Home and Away.”
In a recent interview, Chris Hemsworth has revealed that Natalie will be back as Jane Foster for a big screen adaptation of The Avengers.
The Avengers is scheduled to hit theaters on May 4th, 2012, and will unite Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) for the first time in cinematic history.
In a recent interview with Italian news site BadTaste, Hemsworth stated that his multi-picture deal with Marvel Studios delineates two Thor sequels as well as three Avengers projects. He went on to say that Natalie – who portrays his Earthly love interest Jane Foster – will be reprising her role in The Avengers. (Source)
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