Christopher Hemsworth AM (born August 11, 1983) is an Australian actor. He first rose to prominence in Australia playing Kim Hyde in the Australian television series Home and Away (2004–2007) before beginning a film career in Hollywood. He made his film debut in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek (2009), with John Cho, Ben Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Winona Ryder, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Eric Bana, and Leonard Nimoy; followed by David Twohy’s A Perfect Getaway (2009), with Timothy Olyphant, Milla Jovovich, Kiele Sanchez, Steve Zahn, and Marley Shelton; and Ca$h (2010), with Sean Bean.
Hemsworth is best known for playing Thor in eight Marvel Cinematic Universe films, beginning with Kenneth Branagh’s Thor (2011), with Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo, and Anthony Hopkins; and appearing most recently in Anthony & Joe Russo’s Avengers: Endgame (2019), with Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin; which established him among the world’s highest-paid actors.
Other films in the 2010s include Drew Godard’s The Cabin in the Woods (2012), with Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, and Sigourney Weaver; Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), with Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin, Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, Nick Frost, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, and Brian Gleeson; Red Dawn (2012), with Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan; and Ron Howard’s Rush (2013), with Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, and Pierfrancesco Favino.
Films in the mid 2010s include Michael Mann’s Boackhat (2015), with Tang Wei, Viola Davis, Ritchie Coster, Holt McCallany, Yorick van Wageningen, and Wang Leehom; Vacation (2015), with Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann, Beverly D’Angelo, and Chevy Chase; In the Heart of the Sea (2015), with Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson; The Huntsman: Winters War (2016), with Theron, Emily Blunt, Frost, Claflin, Rob Brydon, and Jessica Chastain; Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters (2016), with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Justin Kirk, and Neil Casey; 12 Strong (2017), with Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban, Trevante Rhodes, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill, William Fichtner, and Rob Riggle; Bad Times at the El Royale (2018), with Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, and Lewis Pullman; and Men in Black: International (2019), with Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Laurent Bourgeois, Larry Bourgeois, Emma Thompson, and Liam Neeson.
Films in the 2020s include Extraction (2020), with Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Randeep Hooda, Golshifteh Farahani, Pankaj Tripathi and David Harbour; Escape from Spiderhead (2021), with Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett.
Each review will be linked to the title below.
(*seen originally in theaters)
(**seen rereleased in theaters)
- Star Trek (2009)* – directed by J.J. Abrams
- A Perfect Getaway (2009) – directed by David Twohy
- Ca$h (2010) – directed by Stephen Milburn Anderson
- Ollie Klublershturf vs. the Nazis (2010) – directed by Skot Bright – short
- Thor (2011)* – directed by Kenneth Branagh
- The Cabin in the Woods (2012) – directed by Drew Goddard
- Avengers (2012)* – directed by Joss Whedon
- Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) – directed by Rupert Sanders
- Red Dawn (2012) – directed by Dan Bradley
- Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) – directed by J.J. Abrams – voice cameo
- Rush (2013) – directed by Ron Howard
- Thor: The Dark World (2013)* – directed by Alan Taylor
- Blackhat (2015) – directed by Michael Mann
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)* – directed by Joss Whedon
- Vacation (2015) – directed by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley
- In the Heart of the Sea (2015) – directed by Ron Howard
- The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016) – directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
- Ghostbusters (2016)* – directed by Paul Feig
- Team Thor (2016) – directed by Taika Waititi – short
- Doctor Strange (2016)* – directed by Scott Derrickson
- Team Thor: Part 2 (2017) – directed by Taika Waititi – short
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017)* – directed by Taika Waititi
- 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers (2018) – directed by Nicolai Fuglsig
- Tourism Australia: Dundee – The Son of a Legend Returns Home (2018) – directed by Steve Rogers – short
- Avengers: Infinity War (2018)* – directed by Anthony & Joe Russo
- Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) – directed by Drew Goddard
- Avengers: Endgame (2019)* – directed by Anthony & Joe Russo
- Men in Black: International (2019) – directed by F. Gary Gray
- Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019)* – directed by Kevin Smith – cameo
- Extraction (2020) – directed by Sam Hargrave – also producer
- Escape from Spiderhead (2021) – directed by Joseph Kosinski – also producer
- Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) – directed by Taika Waititi