Dewey Nicks and Krista Smith spotlight Hollywoodâ€™s latest Aussie imports, Chris and Liam Hemsworth.
Hemsworth may not be a household surname in Hollywood, let alone elsewhere, but expect that to change, and soon. Actor brothers Chris, 26, and Liam, 19, were raised in southern Australia, and grew up fighting like bear cubs. With age theyâ€™ve become best friends, though that hasnâ€™t stopped them from maintaining a healthy competition across parallel trajectories as rising young stars. After toiling on the Aussie soap opera Home and Away (where Heath Ledger also earned his stripes), Chris got his first American break when he was cast as Captain Kirkâ€™s doomed father in J. J. Abramsâ€™s Star Trek reboot. Chris has followed that brief but memorable role with the lead in the upcoming remake of Red Dawn, the Reagan-era action movie about kids taking on Soviet invaders. Meanwhile, Liam, who had been laying floors back home, landed a screen test for the title roleâ€”complete with winged helmetâ€”in Marvel Studiosâ€™ coming Thor franchise hopeful, to be directed by Kenneth Branagh for summer 2011. The part ultimately went to Chris. But Liam, who followed his brother to California last March, quickly rebounded and will soon be seen as a romantic lead opposite Miley Cyrus in The Last Song, from a predictably tear-jerking screenplay by Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook). We look forward to seeing how this friendly sibling rivalry plays out as the brothers Hemsworth near Hollywoodâ€™s summit.
The gallery has been updated with the following screencaps of Chris’ Dancing with the Stars episodes and some behind the scenes clips. Thanks to Trish again for all the help.
I also wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your loved ones.
Episode 1 – Behind the Scenes
Episode 2 – Behind the Scenes
Episode 3 – Behind the Scenes
Episode 4 – Behind the Scenes
Episode 5 – Behind the Scenes
Episode 6 – Behind the Scenes
The gallery has been updated with screencaps of a couple of the Star Trek DVD extras that Chris was very briefly featured in.
DVD Extras: A New Vision
DVD Extras: Gag Reel
With a worldwide box-office haul of $384 million, “Star Trek” was one of the biggest movies of the year. But more important than its cash haul was the mere fact that director J.J. Abrams pulled the franchise from the cinematic dustbin and gave it a sleek, big-budget sheen. “Trek” was finally back, and perhaps it was cooler than it’d ever been. A lot of the credit for the cool factor goes to Chris Pine, who took on the iconic role of James T. Kirk and made it his own.
We at MTV News couldn’t be more grateful that the U.S.S. Enterprise is once again patrolling outer space, which is why Abrams and Pine are two of the entertainers we’re most thankful for in 2009. In a recent chat with MTV News, both these guys reflected on the experience of making “Trek,” revealed some secrets about the project that we never knew and talked about the future of the franchise.
Continue reading J.J. Abrams And Chris Pine Have Our Gratitude For Rebooting ‘Star Trek’
The gallery has been updated with HD screencaps of Chris’ fantastic performance in Star Trek. Enjoy the new additions and look for more photos from Trish and Rose to be added over the coming weeks. 🙂
The following new Dancing with the Stars screencaps have been added to the gallery. More to be added soon. Thanks again to Trish!
Today Tonight – Behind the Scenes #001
Today Tonight – Behind the Scenes #002
Screencaps of the following episodes have been added to the gallery. Thanks again to Trish for all of her help.
I’ve just updated the gallery with some photos of Chris on the set of Red Dawn from October and unknown dates. More will be added as they become available.
2009 10 22 – On the Set
On the Set – Miscellaneous
Welcome to version 3 of the site which was created by my friend Stef. I hope you guys will like it as much as I do.
I will be adding some new photos within the next couple of days. Aside from the lack of internet connection I’ve had lately, things have just been busy in general and I haven’t had much time to focus on my sites. Things are starting to get somewhat back to normal though, so hopefully I’ll be able to start making regular updates again.