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21 January 2012 Leave a comment

Biography: Chris Hemsworth

8 December 2011 Leave a comment

Chris was born in Melbourne Australia but moved around in his youth settling in the Northern Territory and finally on Phillip Island.

Chris first appeared on television in 2002 but his real break came in 2004 when he landed the role of Kim Hyde in the popular Australian soap, Home and Away.  Prior to this he had appeared on rival soap Neighbours, on which both his brothers, Luke and Liam, have had prominent roles.  He left the soap in 2007 and just two years later got his break in America playing George Kirk in the re-booted Star Trek movie.  Since then he has risen to fame portraying the god Thor in the Marvel film of the same name as well as in The Avengers.  He can also be seen next year in Cabin in the Woods which was initially due to be released before Thor but will now be released just two weeks before The Avengers.

Source: IMDB

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Chris Hemsworth in Snow White and The Huntsman

20 November 2011 Leave a comment

Chris Hemsworth stars alongside Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman, an epic live action version of the fairytale due to hit theatres next summer. Chris plays the Huntsman. You can watch the trailer here.

The Avengers “dis-assembled” with Entertainment Weekly

8 October 2011 Leave a comment

‘The Avengers’ dis-assembled! EXCLUSIVE cast portraits revealed

The whole fun

of The Avengers is seeing these characters joined together as one fighting force, but for now Marvel Studios has unveiled solo portraits of the six superheroes.

Read more about the May 4, 2012, movie in this week’s issue of EW, on stands tomorrow. But in the meantime, here’s a little online exclusive with the actors discussing their high-powered alter-egos and working

with writer-director Joss Whedon (the geek demi-god who created Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly.)

BLACK WIDOW: “The other day we were doing this big reveal shot of all the Avengers. Thor has got his hammer, Cap’s got his shield, Hawkeye has his bow and arrow, and Hulk is huge. Then it pans over to me and I’ve got guns. Iron Man’s like, hovering above all of us, ready to go,” says Scarlett Johansson. “I was like, ‘Joss… um… do I look okay holding these guns?’” Whedon’s response reassured her: “She’s a total badass. She’s a killing machine.”

IRON MAN: What were Robert Downey Jr.’s first meetings like with Whedon when the script was being developed? “Well, I said, ‘I need to be in the opening sequence. I don’t know what you’re thinking, but Tony needs to drive this thing.’ He was like, ‘Okay, let’s try that.’ We tried it and it didn’t work, because this is a different sort of thing, the story and the idea and the theme is the theme, and everybody is just an arm of the octopus. But what was I like?” He laughs. “As usual, just f—ing aggressive and hurtful; whatever. The usual.”

CAPTAIN AMERICA: Chris Evans says the Steve Rogers we see in The Avengers is a much darker, more cynical version after awakening for the first time since World War II. “It’s just about him trying to come to terms with the modern world. You’ve got to imagine, it’s enough of a shock to accept the fact that you’re in a completely different time, but everybody you know is dead. Everybody you cared about,” Evans says. “He was a soldier, obviously, everybody he went to battle with, all of his brothers in arms, they’re all dead. He’s just lonely. I think in the beginning it’s a fish out of water scene, and it’s tough. It’s a tough pill for him to swallow. Then comes trying to find a balance with the modern world.”

THE INCREDIBLE HULK:  Mark Ruffalo says his Bruce Banner really wants to join The Avengers, but because of his past and the group’s sort of overall fear of him, he’s the outcast among outcasts. “He’s the most mild-mannered guy, but a total loose cannon. No one wants to set him off except for Iron Man, except for Downey, who just wants to see him pop,” Ruffalo laughs. “It’s funny, there’s a really cool dynamic between Tony Stark and Banner. Banner actually enjoys it, and finds it really refreshing. They’re a lot alike in a strange way. They’re both these kind of scientists who are mavericks, kind of renegades. Banner, for all his mild-mannered mythology, he’s still the dude who was testing some pretty crazy s–t on himself, so he has that rebel streak in him.”

THOR: Chris Hemsworth says his hammer-pounding god is not just once again fighting Loki, his villainous brother from Asgard, but also secretly trying to protect him. “I think [Thor’s] motivation is much more of a personal one, in the sense that it’s his brother that is stirring things up. Whereas everyone else, it’s some bad guy who they’ve gotta take down. It’s a different approach for me, or for Thor. He’s constantly having to battle the greater good and what he should do vs. … it’s his little brother there,” the actor says. “I’ve been frustrated with my brothers at times, or family, but I’m the only one who is allowed to be angry at them. There’s a bit of that.”

HAWKEYE: Like Black Widow, he’s one of the only regular humans in The Avengers, which gives him a working-class-superhero pride. “The only sort of thing I cling to is the relationship of past experiences with Scarlett’s character, with them both being human. I can cling to that,” says Jeremy Renner. But there’s no insecurity. “Quite the opposite,” the actor says. “He’s the only one who can really take down The Hulk with his tranq tip arrows. He knows his limitations. But when it comes down to it, there has to be a sense of confidence in any superhero.”

Original Interview at Entertaiment Weekly

Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr Talk The Avengers with Collider

24 August 2011 Leave a comment

Exclusive: Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr. Talk THE AVENGERS at D23

by Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub    Posted:August 20th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

At today’s D23 (essentially Disney’s Comic-Con), I got to ask Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr. a few questions about The Avengers before their presentation to the fans.  We talked about if they’d been enjoying their D23 experience, what footage are they showing the fans from The Avengers, and what’s it been like for them as tons of images and video have been leaking from the set and there is so much interest in the project.  Hit the jump for what they had to say.

 

Finally, I’m going to be posting a lot more video interviews from D23, so make sure to keep checking back.   But for more on The Avengers, here’s Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson, and Cobie Smulders.

Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr.

  • How are they enjoying the d23 experience
  • What footage are they showing the fans from The Avengers
  • What’s it been like for them as tons of images and video have been leaking from the set and there is so much interest in the project

 

Watch the video here

Original article at Collider

 

MTV Interview Chris Hemsworth (video)

12 April 2011 Leave a comment

MTV recently spoke to Chris Hemsworth about his role as Thor in the The Avengers. You can watch the video below at MTV.

Chris Hemsworth and Patton Oswalt C2E2 Panels (video)

6 April 2011 Leave a comment

Chris Hemsworth and Patton Oswalt recently attended C2E2 and Comic Book Resources have a clip of their panels, you can watch it at www.comicbookresources.com.

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