Chris Hemsworth (August 11, 1983-) is an Australian born actor who first became known for acting in the Australian soap opera Home and Away before becoming known in America for his Small Role, Big Impact as George Kirk in J. J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot. This led to him being cast in by far his best known role as The Mighty Thor, the Norse god of thunder, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing him in Thor in 2011, The Avengers in 2012, and Thor: The Dark World in 2013.Since, he has also earned good notices for his roles in The Cabin in the Woods and Snow White & the Huntsman. He most recently be seen in Red Dawn (2012), has received considerable critical acclaim for his performance in Rush, a Biopic about the rivalry between Formula One racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda , and has several other films in the pipeline including Blackhat, a technothriller directed by Michael Mann, and In the Heart of the Sea, about a group of whalers who are left stranded at sea after their ship was wrecked by a giant sperm whale, which reunites him with his Rush director Ron Howard.Not to be confused with his younger brother Liam Hemsworth.
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