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Chris Appears in Flaunt Magazine

JustJared.com posted a snippet from Flaunt magazine featuring Chris Hemsworth wearing a wet white shirt in the latest spread. Here’s what the 27-year-old Aussie actor had to share:

On his upcoming action flick Thor: “My hope is that [the movie] is an intelligent blockbuster. The ones that work are … One thing I took from it is how much life was influenced by fate and how that motivated Thor’s fearlessness as a warrior.”

Co-star Natalie Portman on Chris: “I think the craziest day was when we flew together and they harnessed us attached to each other and we were up a 100 feet in the air with no safety mat. It was nice to have someone up there with me who was so lovely and calming.”

On moving to California from Australia: “I live in Santa Monica where there’s more space, and I surf a lot, train a lot, read books, and try to have a life outside the business. From time to time I miss being [in Australia].”

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“I Was Too Big For the Costume” Says Chris

Chris Hemsworth was left red-faced during his first camera test for Thor because he put on so much muscle while he was bulking up to play the superhero, his costume didn’t fit. The Australian actor plays the Nordic superhero in the upcoming self-titled blockbuster, directed by renowned thespian Kenneth Branagh.

Movie bosses ordered the star to hit the gym and gain as much muscle as possible before filming started, but Hemsworth went too far with his workouts and became so heavy he had to have his costume re-sized.

He tells the Los Angeles Times, “I got the part and immediately started looking at the comic books, and the guy is 500 pounds or something and looks like Schwarzenegger. And I thought, ‘OK, I’m not gonna get to that.’ But I have to get bigger. (The filmmakers) kept saying ‘Yeah, get as big as you can, as big as you can.’

“And then I came back right before Christmas, just before we started the movie, and had a final sort of camera test and put the costume on and within a couple of minutes, my hands started going numb.

“And everyone was like, ‘Yeah, that’s not cool.’ And I started getting pins and needles and you’d touch the skin and the blood wouldn’t return to that area so quick. And I thought, ‘OK, it doesn’t fit’.”

Hemsworth’s costume was altered to fit his new shape, and the actor was ordered to “pull back” his gym sessions to prevent any more problems. (Source)

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CinemaCon 2011 Awards Ceremony

On March 31st, Chris was awarded the “Male Star of Tomorrow” award at CinemaCon 2011. Chris expressed his excitement on playing superhero Thor in the upcoming movie, Thor.

“Who wouldn’t want to play a superhero who mixes science fiction and Viking god? It’s every young bloke’s dream,” Chris said (via Variety). “It’s such a huge scope for adventure and all those other realms.”

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Chris Named CinemaCon’s “Male Star of Tomorrow”

Chris attended CinemaCon and was named the “Male Star of Tomorrow.” Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

The Thor actor, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are among the honorees at the National Association of Theatre Owners convention. Australian actor Chris Hemsworth has been named CinemaCon’s Male Star of Tomorrow. The Thor star will receive the distinction at the convention’s closing gala in Las Vegas on March 31.

CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser said, “With a successful small screen career in Australia, Hemsworth is sure to impress audiences with his upcoming role in Thor. We are excited for what the future holds for Hemsworth on the big screen.”

In addition to Thor, which opens May 6, Hemsworth will star in the Red Dawn remake, Cabin in the Woods and Marvel’s Avengers movie. Gossip Girl star Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are among the other actors being honored at CinemaCon which is the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners.

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Official “Thor” Soundtrack Listing

“Thor” original soundtrack list and character posters are released. Walt Disney Records have announced the soundtrack list for the much-anticipated film, which includes composer Patrick Doyle’s original score. Film Music Reporter claims the album will hit some European countries at the end of April.

“Thor” soundtrack listing:
1. “Chasing The Storm”
2. “Prologue”
3. “Sons of Odin”
4. “A New King”
5. “Ride to Observatory”
6. “To Jotunheim”
7. “Laufey”
8. “Frost Giant Battle”
9. “Banishment”
10. “Crisis in Asgard”
11. “Odin Confesses”
12. “Hammer Found”
13. “Urgent Matter”
14. “The Compound”
15. “Loki’s Lie”
16. “My Bastard Son”
17. “Science and Magic”
18. “The Destroyer”
19. “Forgive Me”
20. “Thor Kills the Destroyer”
21. “Brothers Fight”
22. “Letting Go”
23. “Can You See Jane?”
24. “Earth to Asgard”

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Chris Discusses “Thor” Without Revealing Anything

Unlike some actors, Chris Hemsworth has been frustratingly good at not revealing any “scoops” or spoilers about his upcoming title role in Marvel’s adaptation of Thor. As evidence, earlier this month, Hemsworth described his impression of the movie to MTV after watching a recent screening.

While Hemsworth has been good about not spoiling the movie, he has revealed that he tried to steal Thor’s hammer from the set and that the movie version will stay “true” to the comics, as well as describing the influence boxer Mike Tyson had on his performance.

Hemsworth’s ability to speak spoiler-free was put to the test while attending the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). Hemsworth told IGN that he was “very happy” with the finished movie.

“I have [seen Thor], yeah. It’s fantastic. Being that close to something, it’s often pretty hard to watch yourself, but the film in so many ways is so impressive that I was swept along with it like an audience member, and that’s a pretty good sign.

“The film is so well put together. It’s a blend of fantasy and sci-fi… I was swept along like an audience member and able to enjoy it like an audience member. Very happy with finished film.”

“Thor” hits theatres May 6th.

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Rene Ruoso Gushes Over “Thor” Co-Star

Does size matter? It certainly does if you’re Chris Hemsworth…

As you may have seen by now, the Aussie hottie bulked up quite a bit for his starring role in Thor, the upcoming flick based on the hammer-wielding comic-book warrior-god.

“His arms!” Rene Russo, who plays Thor’s stepmother Frigga in the movie, gushed this weekend at the Humane Society’s Genesis Awards in L.A. “He’s huge. He’s beautiful. I mean, not too big, but so beautiful.”

The movie doesn’t open until May, but Russo is already signed on for the sequel. She laughed, “Eventually they’ll kick me out, so who knows how many I’ll do.”

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Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo – Day 2

Over the weekend, Chris attended the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo to promote the upcoming film, Thor. “Thor” stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, and Idris Elba as Heimdall.

“The film is so well put together. It’s a blend of fantasy and sci-fi,” Chris told IGN. “Audiences aren’t silly; Can’t trick them to believe that something CG is actually the real thing. I was swept along like an audience member and able to enjoy it like an audience member. Very happy with finished film.”

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“Red Dawn” Producer Addresses Enemy Change

The Los Angeles Times ran a story earlier in the week which revealed that the MGM remake/reboot Red Dawn was being digitally altered to change the invading enemy force from Chinese to North Korean. Of course, a lot of fans and film pundits balked, calling this a “chicken shit” move. The altering of the adventure film, which sees a group of teens defending themselves against a militant takeover, is being done to make the movie more appealing to potential distributors, and to not disrupt our country’s current alliance with the Chinese governemnet.

The digital altering of Red Dawn is ripe for discussion and debate. Today, “Red Dawn” producer Tripp Vinson has issued a statement via email addressing this very concern, saying that the decision to make the villains hail from North Korea is only going to make the thriller scarier and timelier. And perhaps even stronger.

Take a look below at what Tripp Vinson had to say:

“I know there is a lot of interest and questions as to the changes announced regarding Red Dawn.

This movie has been rebooted because the filmmakers all love the original movie. The experience of seeing Red Dawn as a young boy in the middle of a Cold War, was life changing for me and a generation. I assure you that everyone involved with the reboot is keenly aware of the responsibility of delivering a movie that can stand eye to eye with the original.

The changes made to Red Dawn in the last few weeks were made in consultation with military think tanks and people that specialize in game theory. Really smart people that spend their days constructing doomsday scenarios for our military and government. The type of people that know the limitations of the North Korean military. The type of people that can project a series of events that could lead to some very scary things happening to our Country. I can assure you, we listened well to those people, especially with regards to the capability of the North Korean military.

Red Dawn isn’t for everyone. So, if you are interested in seeing a movie filled with preachy political discussions – Red Dawn ain’t for you. If you love movies in which Americans are the bad guys – Red Dawn ain’t for you. If you get emotional watching daytime television – Red Dawn ain’t for you. If you’re a vegetarian – Red Dawn probably ain’t for you.

But! If you like meat with your potatoes, muscle cars that roar, tanks, guns and things blowing the fuck up by American’s kicking some Commie ass – then we have something special coming your way.
WOLVERINES!

Tripp Vinson”

Red Dawn comes to theaters in 2011 and stars Chris Hemsworth, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas, Josh Peck, Brett Cullen, Matt Gerald. The film is directed by Dan Bradley. (Source)

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Even More “Thor” Stills Released

Four new movie still from the upcoming Marvel adaptation film, Thor have been released. “Thor” also stars Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins and Idris Elba. “Thor” is released in North American theatres May 6th and overseas a month earlier in April!

The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.