LOOKING INTO CHRIS HEMSWORTH – SEXIEST MAN ALIVE
“I’m most excited about the ‘alive’ portion of that statement,” Hemsworth joked. “The sexy is a bonus, and I’m flattered.” said Chris Hemsworth on his reaction to being named the sexist man alive. Well, that is a very modest reaction to such a well-acclaimed title, isn’t it?
Named the sexiest man alive by the People’s Magazine in 2014 defeating his challengers, Idris Elba, Chris Pratt and Matthew McConaughey and succeeding last year’s honouree Adam Levine is truly honorary. The honour was announced on an episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” with Hemsworth. Although Hemsworth’s voice and face were concealed appearing via Skype making the audience guess the identity of the man who had won the title of the sexiest man alive.
We famously know Chris Hemsworth as ‘Thor’ for the movies Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World and the most awaited movie, Avengers: Age Of The Ultron, which is yet to be released. When we see him in the Marvel movies, very few of us would disagree on the fact that Hemsworth has done complete justice to the role of ‘Thor’ differently, in every single Thor movie.
But what more do we need to know about him apart from the fact that he has blue eyes and golden hair with a well-built body and a height of six feet plus? What made him achieve the title of the sexiest man alive? Let’s find out more about his life, his career and his achievements.
HE WAS RAISED IN THE COUNTRY AND IN THE CITY
“As a kid I loved any fantasy.”
“As a kid, you run around the house pretending to be a superhero, and now to be doing it as a job, I feel very lucky.”
– Chris Hemsworth.
Hemsworth was born on 11th August, 1983 to Leonie and Craig Hemsworth in Melbourne, Australia. Leonie was a teacher of English and Sex Education while Craig was a social services counsellor. Both his parents had a large amount of influence on him. For him as a kid just like most kids, his parents were his heroes from the way they lived their lives. He was raised in Melbourne and then when his parents moved to the outback Northern territory where he was raised within a small aboriginal community called Bulman, which enabled him to see a lot of the country.
His earliest and the most impacting memories of his childhood were of the cattle stations, crocodiles and buffalos in outback. Hemsworth took inspiration from his outback upbringing for his role in the movie, Snow White and The Huntsman. His family moved back forth to outback and Melbourne, finally settling at Philip Island in Southern Melbourne.
HE IS THE MIDDLE HEMSWORTH BROTHER
“I’d like to think I’m a normal sort of guy, but go to my mum and she’ll probably say, ‘You know, Chris was always the daughter out of my three boys.’”
He has two brothers, Luke and Liam, the former being elder to him and the latter younger. Luke and Liam Hemsworth are also actors! However Luke was the first to go into acting but was soon disillusioned by it and started a flooring business. Liam Hemsworth has appeared in movies like The Hunger Games, Empire State and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
When Chris’ first baby was born, Luke, his elder brother who is a father of four kids, made a video teaching him how to bundle up a baby in the right way! There is a lot of brotherly love among the three brothers.
HE IS A MAN WITH A FAMILY
“My wife thinks I am [a good father], I love it. It’s the greatest thing I’ve ever been a part of.” Hemsworth once said.
Chris met his wife, Spanish actress, Elsa Pataky (known for her role in Fast Five and Snakes On A Plane) as they were both managed by the same company named ROAR and the same talent agent William Ward. They made their relationship public at a party held by LACMA and got married in December 2010. They now have a daughter named India Rose Hemsworth who was born in May 2012 and two twin sons named Triston Hemsworth and Sasha Hemsworth born in March 2014.
Elsa has been teaching Spanish to all three of her kids since the time they were born but Chris has been trying unsuccessfully since 2010 to learn Spanish in spite of Elsa’s efforts. In the video clip taken by the People’s magazine, Chris is heard stating that he sees himself in his children. A loving father isn’t he?
Also, what is the sexiest thing in the world for the sexiest man alive? His wife. For him, it’s his wife that is the sexiest thing alive. That’s loyal and romantic!
HE WAS ONCE REJECTED FOR A SOAP OPERA AND THEN RECALLED
After completing college at, Heathmont Secondary College, Hemsworth bagged minor roles in the television shows Down Under.
Chris Hemsworth auditioned for ‘Home And Away’, an Australian soap opera for the role of Robbie Hunter (later played by Jason Smith) in 2004. But he did not bag this role. However later, he was recalled to play the role of Kim Hyde in the same soap and appeared in one hundred and seventy episodes of the series! He moved to Sydney for the role of Kim Hyde and played the role till 2007.
He has played small roles for one or two episodes in five other soap operas as well.
HE PARTICIPATED IN DANCING WITH THE STARS
Yes, Chris Hemsworth participated in the fifth season of the dance show, ‘Dancing with the stars, Australia’ and shot to fame. He was eliminated from the show after six weeks. He was paired with the professional dancer, Abbey Ross for the show.
This soap made people recognize him as Chris Hemsworth and he began receiving attention.
HIS CAREER IN THE MOVIES
“I enjoy working on a movie that lets your imagination run wild; it’s great to be a part of and watch.”
In 2009, Hemsworth starred in the role of James Kirk’s father, Captain George Kirk in the legendary movie, ‘Star Trek’. The Hollywood noticed him after this movie and his career took off from here.
In the same year he played a role in the thriller movie, A Perfect Getaway. Then when he arrived in the United States, he starred in the movie Ca$h in the year 2010. The director of Ca$h said, “Here’s a guy who is young, has the right look, is a very good actor and, let’s face it, he’s beautiful. So I say, we need to get this guy in. I was very impressed.” That is how Chris bagged his role in this movie.
Sony Pictures announced in 2011 that he would star in another thriller movie named ‘Shadow Runner’ but as of 2014, the movie hasn’t gone to the floors.
In 2011 came the period that made him known to the world as the Marvel comic’s superhero, ‘Thor’. Marvel Pictures starred him in the role of ‘Thor’, in the movie by the same name that is a big hit among the masses. After Thor, he was starred in the sequel named ‘Thor: The Dark World’ in the same role, in 2013. However prior to that, the movie ‘The Avengers’ was released where he played the role of ‘Thor’ again and was one amongst the six superheroes who were sent to defend Earth from Loki, in the movie. A sequel to the movie, The Avengers is to be released in May 2015 starring Hemsworth along with other noted and famous actors of Hollywood like Robert Downey Jr. On acting the character of Thor in the upcoming movie, Hemsworth said, “What becomes a challenge is trying to not repeat the same thing all the time. So you’ve got to work that bit harder to see what else you can do with the character.” True.
Apart from that he also acted in the horror movie, ‘The Cabin In The Woods’, which was released in the year 2012. He also starred in the movie, ‘The Snow White And The Huntsman’ opposite Kristen Stewart.
He also starred in the Red Dawn remake, in Rush as Formula One champion James Hunt and will also appear in the movie named ‘In The Heart Of The Sea’, based on the novel by the same name as the character of Owen Chase. A few more upcoming movies are keeping the sexiest man alive busy like a comedy movie named Vacation, an action thriller named Blackhat and late in the 2017s, a fourth part to Thor, named Thor: Ragnarok.
He also appeared in a short film named, ‘Ollie Klublershturf vs the Nazis’, acting in a total of fifteen movies till date.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
From 2011 to 2014 Chris Hemsworth has been nominated and has won a number of awards.
He was nominated for the, BAFTA Rising Star Award, MTV Movie Award for Best Hero, Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Breakout Male, People’s Choice Award Favorite Movie Superhero –Male etc.
He has won the Teen Choice Award Summer Movie Star Male for the Avengers and Snow White and the Huntsman, People’s Choice Award Favorite Action Star for the Avengers and Snow White and the Huntsman and MTV Award for Best Fight for The Avengers.
From the pace with which he is growing it would not be difficult to say that a lot more awards are to be added in the future to his list of the awards that he has won, if he keeps up the passion for acting and the versatility of his roles.
SOME QUICK FACTS ABOUT CHRIS HEMSWORTH
“I feel like I’m ready for any dangerous situation that might come my way, provided I have a hammer on me.”, Hemsworth aka Thor said.
Hemsworth studied American Dialect at Screenwise Film & TV School for Actors in Sydney, Australia.
If Chris wouldn’t have been an actor, he would have definitely been a writer or a director.
He has a worked as a builder in Australia for a few years. He has also worked as a waiter, a horticultural labourer, in a surf-wear store and as a barman!
His best friend happens to be Sam Perry.
He and his brothers have been avid surfers; they love surfing and indulge in it often.
Chris had a shoulder injury that prevented him to pursue a career in football.
He gained 20lbs of muscle for the role of the ‘Thor’ in the Marvel movies.
His Facebook page as of Dec, 2014 has 3380156 likes!
He has three dogs, Tosh, Lucy and Torin.
He likes to explore things and likes music.
It was a blessing for him to work with Anthony Hopkins for Thor.
When he was in school, he cleaned breast pumps at a pharmacy.
Chris Hemsworth is 31 year old (or can we say young?) right now and his life is indeed well-lived. Hemsworth fans are spread across the globe who not only loves his looks but also his acting. He has been praised time and again for his different roles in various movies. Recently he featured on the cover of the Prestige magazine’s Hong Kong issue.
When we read everything about Hemsworth’s life and know him more, it does feel that the title of the sexiest man alive is rightly given to him. Hollywood and being sexy is not always about bling or show business, it can also be otherwise and often. A person with mere good looks but without a passion for acting may star in a movie or two but cannot sustain in the industry. To sustain in it, you need to be sexy, sexy inside and sexy outside.
‘Sexy’ is a tag we cannot only attribute to the outer self but also to the inner self and for a man who is a devoted husband, a loving father, a passionate actor and a honest man, the tag can very much be given to him. Don’t you think? Kudos to Chris Hemsworth, the sexiest man alive!
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