Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, star of the blockbuster 2011 movie "Thor, the God of Thunder," is one of the hottest new talents to hit Hollywood. His dashing good looks and solid acting skills seem to be catapulting his career straight into the stratosphere.
When Chris has reached the top and become a household name in America, you can impress people with your knowledge of these five interesting facts about him!
Before Chris Hemsworth played Thor, he appeared in the opening scenes of the 2009 "Star Trek" film. Think back, think back. Can you remember? That's right! He portrayed James T. Kirk's father!
After the 2011 release of Thor, 2012 brings Chris back into the spotlight as 'Jed Eckert' in the much ballyhooed remake of "Red Dawn." You may remember a young Patrick Swayze as 'Jed' in the original. By the way, it won't be the Soviets invading this time. Can you guess who it WILL be?
Hollywood knows you just won't be able to get enough of Chris Hemsworth in 2012 after seeing him as Thor in 2011. So, in addition to "Red Dawn," theatre-goers in 2012 will get a real treat when Chris returns as Thor in "The Avengers!"
Chris was honored by Cosmopolitan Magazine as one of 2011's "Fun and Fearless Men." In his interview for the award, Chis said the most fearless thing he's really ever done was temporarily stealing a golf cart once!
Chris was born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, but received extensive dialect training while studying to be an actor. He is capable of completely dropping his "Aussie" accent on command and can turn completely American as needed!
It doesn't seem to matter who Chris Hemsworth appears on screen as. Whether he is Captain Kirk's Dad, hunky superhero Thor, or smalltown teenager Jed Eckert, people just seem to love watching him on screen.
It looks like he has big things coming his way, and now you're hip and happening because you know some interesting facts about Hollywood's most exciting new star!
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