Tropes Relating to Chris Hemsworth Include:
- Dyeing for Your Art: Like Christian Bale before him, he has often had to gain and lose a large amount of weight in quick succession due to his other project in between superhero roles. He had to lose 30 pounds of muscle in order to convincingly play James Hunt in Rush (otherwise he was too big to fit in the cars), and then had to gain it all back again for Thor: The Dark World. He also had to go on a crash diet to play an emaciated, starving sailor for In the Heart of the Sea and re-bulked back up again to Thor-weight for The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
- Fake Nationality: He uses a British accent for Thor and James Hunt, Scottish for The Huntsman, and played Americans in Red Dawn and The Cabin in the Woods.
- He also used an American-ish accent as George Kirk in Star Trek.
- Separated-at-Birth Casting: As George Kirk in Star Trek, he looked so similar to Chris Pine, who played James Kirk, that according to director J. J. Abrams, some viewers mistakenly believed Pine played both characters.
- Sibling Rivalry: Both he and his brother Liam were finalists for the role of Thor, and he had actually asked Liam for pointers during his second audition (Liam had initially received a callback; Chris didn't).We both came all the way over here from Australia and ended up battling against each other.
- Star-Making Role: An odd case, and borderline inversion. Both The Cabin in the Woods and Red Dawn (2012) were clearly meant to be this for Hemsworth, but the financial troubles at MGM meant they weren't released until after he had starred in Thor, which is what ultimately did end up being what cemented Hemsworth's star power.
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