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31 Incredible Things We Bet You Never Knew About Chris Hemsworth


Chris Hemsworth, often called as the man from the “land down under,” has made his mark all over the world, especially in Hollywood. His very impressive role of Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has earned him not just fame from his relative anonymity, but also a unbelievable fan base, which keeps looking forward to him lighting up the screen for years to come. Here are a few things to know about the Australian actor:

  1. For his breakthrough titular role in the MCU’s “Thor,” he had to actually win over his own brother Liam Hemsworth, and the final choice for the role came down to either Chris or Liam. However, he bore no ill-will and rooted for his brother to get the role.
  2. He was ranked #7 in the Glamour magazine’s list of “50 Sexiest Men” in the year 2013. The next year, he was chosen as the Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine.
  3. For the movie “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” it was leaked through Sony e-mail hacks that Charlize Theron was substantially paid less than Chris Hemsworth, due to which Theron refused to sign the deal, unless Universal agreed to match her pay with Hemsworth, which is over ten million dollars each.
  4. In the movie “Thor: Ragnarok,” his line “friend from work” about The Incredible Hulk, was actually a suggestion by a Make-A-Wish child to Hemsworth, who had visited the set on the day the scene was filmed.
  5. He started his career with minor roles in different Australian TV series, which helped him bag his famous role of Kim Hyde in the most popular TV series “Home and Away.” This role also earned him his Australian fan base.
  6. Though Hemsworth was keen on landing the James Hunt role in “rush,” it was reported that he had no idea who real James Hunt was, before reading the script.
  7. For his character of The Huntsman/Eric in “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” he and his co-star Jessica Chastain, reportedly had their Scottish accents based on that of Mel Gibson in “Braveheart.”
  8. In preparation for his role of Thor, he underwent a six-month regimen of trips to the gym and a diet of sandwiches, eggs, vegetables, chicken, brown rice, steak, and protein drinks.
  9. In fact, it was reported that he bulked up to such an extent that the original costume that was designed for his size, began cutting the blood circulation in his arms and legs, when he tried it before screen test, for the first time.
  10. Before landing his famous role as Thor, he was cast as Curt in “The Cabin in the Woods,” but the movie was not released until 2012, around a year after his “Thor movie.”
  11. In “Thor: Ragnarok,” director Taika Waititi really wanted to bring out the comedic talent of Hemsworth, as the director felt Hemsworth was underutilized in that department, but is in reality so good.
  12. For his character of Stone Crandall in the 2015 movie “Vacation,” he is said to have adopted a U.S southern accent, though he is a native Australian.
  13. Seeing his performance as Curt in “The Cabin in the Woods,” MGM reportedly signed him on for another movie “Red Dawn.” Unfortunately, both the movies were delayed for several reasons, especially with MGM going bankrupt.
  14. In preparation for his role as The Huntsman in the “Snow White and the Huntsman,” he and his co-stars Sam Claflin, Sam Spruell, had to attend stunt camp for two months, to learn how to fight properly.
  15. For his role of James Hunt in the movie “Rush,” he had to shed 14 kilos from his weight of 98 kilos he had bulked up for his titular role in “Thor.”             
  16. It was reported that his co-star Natalie Portman who plays Dr. Jane Foster in the “Thor: The Dark World,” had to shoot several takes for the scene in which she slaps Thor. In an effort to avoid hurting him, she kept fake slapping him, and after around thirty takes, she slapped him for real.
  17. It was reported that amongst The Avengers, Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s favorite superhero is Chris, and even claims Hemsworth to be the “only one who has an otherworldly superhero physique, and that he is essentially a God.”
  18. Even before his role as Thor, he has experience with wielding a hammer, as he has worked as a builder in his native Australia for a few years.
  19. It was during the production of the movie “The Cabin in the Woods,” that Joss Whedon met him, and immediately wanted him to play the role of “Thor,” in the “Avengers” movie. But, Kenneth Branagh was considering Chris’s brother Liam for the role. It was reported that Whedon requested Branagh to give Chris a chance, and he successfully landed the role.
  20. During the filming of a fight scene in “The Avengers,” his co-star Tom Hiddleston revealed that he asked Chris to punch him for real in an effort to sell the hit. But later, admitted it to be a terrible idea and that he went down like a stone.
  21. Unlike his reel character of James Hunt in “rush,” Chris is reportedly an even-tempered driver, but more a nervous passenger, especially when his wife Elsa Pataky is driving.
  22. While filming the “Ghostbusters” movie, he was concerned about the interview scene, when he faces off the three funny women. Though he doesn’t consider him to be an improviser, he is said to have improvised the Mike Hat line, and the lens-free glasses bit, among others in the movie.
  23. In preparation of his role in “Thor: Ragnarok,” he again underwent a vigorous work out schedule of six to seven times a week, and followed a strict diet of six thousand calories intake in a day.
  24. In fact, his trainer – Luke Zocchi revealed that he followed the “old-school bodybuilding regime,” and had put on twenty pounds of muscle, taking his weight to over two hundred pounds.
  25. During the filming of “Thor,” the first time he met Sir Anthony Hopkins, who played Odin, his character’s father, both the actors were dressed in full armor. Hopkins reportedly told him “God, there’s no acting required here, is there?”                     
  26. He was so keen on landing the role of James Hunt in the movie “Rush” that he filmed a scene on the location of “The Avengers,” and sent it to Ron Howard, who was very much impressed and agreed to sign him instantly.
  27. It was reported that he used his earnings from the movie “Cabin in the Woods,” to pay off the mortgage on his father’s house in the year 2010.
  28. After his role in “Thor,” in order to maintain the physique, he had to increase and expand his food intake and once even said that he had to consume his total body weight in grams of protein for that.
  29. During the filming of the “Snow White and the Huntsman,” his co-star Kristen Stewart, who played the role of Snow White, accidentally punched him the face, giving him a black eye. That particular take, though was not in the script, was used in the film.
  30. For his reprisal role of Thor in “Thor: The Dark World,” he reportedly grew out his hair in a period of over a year, as he wanted to add more realistic feel to the character, rather than using a wig, like he did in the first movie “Thor.”
  31. Chris Hemsworth Net Worth: $90 Million
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