11 Chris Hemsworth Facts You Didn’t Know!

Known as one of the hottest men alive, Chris Hemsworth has a global fanbase, not just in his birth country of Australia, but all over the world. In his acting career, he is recognized for his on-screen personas and for performing dynamic roles in Thor, Avengers series, Star Trek, Men in Black, Extraction, and many more. His Marvel persona, Thor, is adored by people all around the world and is unquestionably one of the most popular and well-liked superheroes. He rose to prominence as a soap opera actor in his early years and is now one of Hollywood’s highest-paid performers. Chris Hemsworth has been a breath of fresh air on the big screen since he first arrived. So if you’re a big-time Chris Hemsworth fan, then read this blog to discover some lesser-known 11 facts about Chris Hemsworth.

1. Hemsworth’s First Appearance was in Star Trek

Before Thor, Chris Hemsworth briefly played the role of George Kirk, Captain Kirk’s father, in the Star Trek movie (2009) that launched the new line of Star Trek films. He garnered attention for his role with his superb acting abilities. He will be further appearing in Star Trek 4 which will be released in 2023.

2. He had to gain 20 pounds to play Thor

Thor is a character that is meant to be muscular and strong-looking as characterized by the famous comic book writer Stan Lee in his comics. He’s the god of thunder and lightning, who always possesses a hammer (Mjollnir) and never backs out from a fight. To play the role of Thor in the Marvel Series, Chris Hemsworth was asked to gain at least 20 pounds of muscle mass in order to become a perfect fit for the role.

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3. Born in the ‘Land Down Under’

Born in Australia, in Melbourne, Victoria, to Leonie (née van Os), an English teacher, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor, Chris Hemsworth was brought up in Melbourne and Outback. He did his schooling at Heathmont College before his family relocated to the Northern Territory and then a few years later to Phillip Island. Chris Hemsworth hence started his film/TV career in Australia. He was also appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

“My earliest memories were of the cattle stations up in the Outback, and then we moved back to Melbourne and then back out there and then back again. Certainly, most of my childhood was in Melbourne, but probably my most vivid memories were up there [in Bulman] with crocodiles and buffalo. Very different walks of life.”- Chris Hemsworth

4. The Hemsworth Trio

Chris Hemsworth has two brothers, Luke (elder) and Liam (younger) Hemsworth. Both of them too are in show business. He is the middle child among them. Luke was the first Hemsworth brother to venture into acting. Later on, Chris and Liam followed in his footsteps. Each of them has set on their unique paths to make it big in Hollywood or the big screen.

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5. Hemsworth’s Infamously Famous Uncle

The movie Crocodile Dundee was based on Chris Hemsworth’s uncle. Rod Ansell, the bushman, was the inspiration for the movie. Whether or not that motivated him to get into film in one way or another is tough to say, but it’s still a notable fact.

6. Started his Journey with a Soap Opera

Only a few of his true fans must know this fact about Chris Hemsworth that he started his career appearing in many television series back in the day. In 2002, he starred in two episodes of the fantasy television series Guinevere Jones as King Arthur. He also made an appearance in the soap opera series Neighbours and in one episode of Marshall Law. In 2013, Chris Hemsworth appeared in an episode of The Saddle Club.

Here’s Teenage Chris Hemsworth Playing King Arthur In A Terrible Wig

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7. Chris’ Rise to Shine via ‘Home and Away’

Chris Hemsworth rose to fame in Australia when he played the role of Kim Hyde in the Australian television series Home and Away. In 2004, he auditioned for the character in Home and Away. He made his first on-screen appearance on 17 February 2004 and left the show on 3 July 2007. He had originally auditioned for the role of Robbie Hunter, for which he was turned down.

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