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Chris Hemsworth – How Did He Become The Mighty Thor?

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Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor born on August 11, 1993, in Melbourne. He was an English teacher and a social service counselor. He is the middle child in his family. His elder brother is Luke, and his younger brother is Liam. Both are actors as well. His grandfather from his maternal side is a Dutch immigrant, while his maternal grandmother is Irish. From his paternal line, Chris is English, Scottish, ancestry, and German.

Chris was brought up in the Australian Outback, a northern territory, and in Melbourne as well. His early childhood memories are from the cattle station in the Outbacks. Chris’s most vivid memories in the Australian Outback were of crocodiles and buffalos. His family also lived on Phillip Island. Chris attended Heathmont College as a young adult.

Personal Life

He dated the Spanish actress Elsa Pataky in 2010 after a meeting with mutual representatives. Subsequently, they were wedded in December 2010. In 2015, he moved to Bryon Bay from Los Angeles with his family.

Personal data

  • The Age of Chris Hemsworth is 37 years.
  • His height is 6 feet, 3 inches.
  • He weighs 91 kg.
  • The favorite color of this actor is black, blue, and yellow.
  • Zodiac sign LEO.
  • Father’s name Craig Hemsworth.
  • Mother’s name Leonie Hemsworth.
  • The name of his brothers is Liam Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth.
  • His ex-girlfriend was Isabel Lucas. Their relationship lasted for three years from 2005-2008.
  • His favorite food is pizza, donuts, wine.
  • The favorite show of this hero is we can be heroes.


He started his career with television series. His first performance was in the two episodes of Guinevere Jones as King Arthur. Moreover, he made an appearance in a series of the soap opera Neighbors and a single episode of Marshall Law. In the same year, he appeared in an episode of the saddle club. In 2004, he auditioned for the Australian soap opera Home & Opera for Robbie hunter’s role. However, unfortunately, he did not receive that role but got an alternative one, which was to play Kim Hyde’s role. Then he traveled to Sydney to join the cast.

Moreover, he appeared in 171 episodes of this soap. Chris left working with them on July 3, 2007. He stated that he became more visible after Home And Away, and due to his work in soap operas, he did not earn respect in the film industry. Learn more about his professional career and achievements here.

Participated in 5th season of a dance show

Then he took part in the fifth season of Dancing With The Stars Australia and became a dance partner of Abbey Ross. The fifth season began on September 26, 2006. Sadly, after six weeks of being on the show, he was eliminated on November 7. Due to his appearance on the show, he was called by Marvel Films for the role of Thor.

Signed movies

In 2009, he worked as James T. Kirk’s father, George Kirk, in Star Trek. His appearance was in the opening scenes only. However, he got this opportunity when Matt Damon declined this role. Afterward, J.J Abrams offered the role to Hemsworth. According to Josh Tyler from Cinema blend, Hemsworth’s 5 minutes role in the Star Trek movie was the best 5 minutes ever. Subsequently, the film was successful at the box office and grossed $385.7 million.

In the same year, 2009, Chris got the role of character Kale Garrity in A Perfect Gateway Thriller. Subsequently, this movie had fantastic success grossing $22 million, and the total budget spent on it was $14 million. Additionally, it also received so many good reviews. No doubt Hemsworth was praised by the critiques for his performance as a thuggish backpacker. He also got the appreciation of Paul Young from the Screen Rant.

In 2010, his name was published by the Hollywood Reporter as a young male who is being pushed or pushing to the A list of Hollywood.

Signed a contract with Sony pictures

In 2011, He worked with Sony Pictures, who announced that Chris would appear in the Shadow Runner. Before this film went into production, Hemsworth earned Thor’s role, a superhero in the Marvel cinematic universe. He put on 20 pounds of muscle bulk for this movie, which grossed $449.3 million worldwide. In 2011, Thor was the 15th highest-grossing film. This film has so many positive reviews, and Kenneth Turan of Los Angeles praised Hemsworth.

Superhero in Avengers

In 2012 he got a superhero role in the avengers alongside other actors like Martin Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Mark Ruffalo. It was a critical film for him and was commercially successful, grossing $1.519 billion worldwide.

Side by side, he started shooting the Cabin In The Woods, which is a horror film. Chris also starred in the film Snow White And Huntsman 2012 opposite Kristen Stewart. This movie gained so many positive reviews. The total grossing of this movie was $396 million. Later, he cast as Jed Eckert in the Red Dawn remake in 2012. This movie was a box office bomb grossing only $50 million and got negative reviews.

Signed a horror film

In 2013, he bounced back with the Rush film, which was successful at the box office, grossing $98.2 million, and the total budget spent on it was only $38 million. In 2013, he reprised the Thor character in The Dark World. Subsequently, it was the lowest-rated film grossing $644.6 million.

Worked in Blackhat

In 2015, he worked with director Michael Mann on the action movie Blackhat, co-starring Viola Davis. Hemsworth did not like his performance in the film and stated that “I did not enjoy the movie but just made an attempt to do something which people might like, but I am not good at that.” He again acts as Thor for the fourth time in The Avenger’s sequel. It was greatly applauded and grossed more than $1.4 billion. His last movie in 2015 was In the Heart of the Sea, which was based on the book named Nathaniel Philbrick.

Worked in Huntsman

In 2016, Hemsworth played the role of Eric in the Huntsman. He later joined the Ghostbusters cast and played the role of the receptionist. The fans loved Chris for delivering the role on point. He reprised the role of Thor in Ragnarok, which was released on November 3, 2017. He again cast in the third and fourth Avengers film in 2018 as well as 2019.

In 2019 he was cast in the spinoff of the series Men In Black. The film grossed $251 million and received unfavorable reviews from critics.

Upcoming Movies

Chris is going to reprise the role of George Kirk in the rebooted Star Trek franchise. Subsequently, Chris will recreate Thor’s role in his fourth movie, Thor: Love & Thunder, which started filming in August of 2020. However, this movie is going to release in 2022. In October 2020, it was announced that Hemsworth would star in Mad Max.


He is one of the highest-paid actors in the world. He also appeared on the Forbes list for the highest-paid actors in 2014, 2015, and 2018. Furthermore, this actor was ranked 31st in the magazine of the highest-paid celebrities in 2018 and at 24th ranked in 2019, while earning $76.4 million.

Awards & Nomination

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth has been nominated for several performances, and for many of them, he received awards. Learn more about his accolades in the following lines.

In 2011, he was nominated for his character Thor and the category was breakout male in the association of Teen Choice, but he did not win the award.

In 2012, he got nominations for Thor, and the category was the Rising Star award with the British Academy Film Awards. The British Academy Film Awards nominated Chris as a rising star for his role as Thor. He earned one more nomination for the same role but in a Favorite Superhero category in association with the People’s Choice Awards. Chris was nominated again for the MTV Movie Award for the category of The Best Hero for Thor.  He won the Teen Choice Award in the Choice Movie Actor and Choice Summer Movie Star category for The Avengers and Snow White and Huntsman.

In 2013 he was nominated for Red Dawn, The Avengers, Snow White & Huntsman, and he won the award for Avengers in the association with MTV Movie Awards in the Best Fight category.

In 2014 and 2015, Chris was nominated in his movie The Dark World continuously two years, and he won the award in 2016 for another movie Avengers & Age of Ultron, In The Heart Of The Sea. This year, he was also nominated for many other movies like Avengers, Vacation, and others.

In 2017, he won the award for Ghostbusters as a Favorite Movie Actor, and he got several nominations for his famous movies in 2018.

This was the complete detail about Chris Hemsworth’s awards and nominations from 2011 to 2018.

Chris Hemsworth Diet

Dissimilar roles need a different body style. His diet plan includes:

  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Egg whites
  • Brown rice
  • Quinoa
  • Sweet potato
  • Vegetables
  • Bananas
  • Whey protein shakes.
  • Beans

However, his breakfast includes:

  • Oatmeal
  • Egg whites.
  • Cheese
  • Protein shakes.
  • Orange juice.
  • Brown bread slices.

Chris’ Workout

According to his trainer, Chris’s plan consists of traditional bodybuilding with functional training. He lifted weights and stayed mobile to get in the perfect shape for his roles. His main target while working out is the upper body because it gains more attention than the lower body. So, he worked on the arms and shoulders to build them correctly. Here are a few exercises from his workout plan:

  • Back squats (it helps to build muscle and maintain balance)
  • Bench presses (this also plays a crucial role in building the muscle)
  • Deadlifts (it is one of the practical strength training exercises).
  • Pull-ups (this is an easier one if you do it accurately and implement the right tricks while doing it)
  • Bear Crawls (this exercise helps to make him stay energetic and lively).


He is one of the lucky actors with no controversy. Moreover, this actor is a one-woman man, so his relationship with his wife, Elsa Pataky, has been successful. However, his net worth increased to $13 million, which is super impressive, right?

Habits to Steal from Chris Hemsworth

Here are five impressive habits of Chris Hemsworth that you can try:

  • Chris treats work like baseball and always focuses on achieving in one way or another. He started his career in a small role and earned much success through his determination.
  • Chris never tries to act like anyone else and always stays himself. He discovered that true happiness comes from keeping it real and staying true to your dreams.
  • Due to his fear of boredom and anxiety, he became an actor and developed strong relationships with quality people. This is fun for him, and this is what keeps him motivated.
  • Chris focused on one goal and stated that he wants to make movies to create a better world.
  • He is thankful for what he has and grateful for his struggles and success. Chris stated that the whole battle he did was worth it. He has learned lessons through his journey to achieve the lifestyle he always wanted to have.

We all know that in the showbiz industry, fame is not based on luck. It is “talent” that makes a person famous and a great body. Subsequently, Chris Hemsworth enjoys a vast fan base, and people of all ages love him for his dynamic performance and muscular physique on the screen.



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