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Hemsworth As Thor

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Chris Hemsworth faces the challenge of being involved with Thor, which like Star Trek has a pre-existing fan base.

As with Star Trek, fans of Thor know what they like and Hemsworth is sensitive to that and is hoping to please the fans as well as help to tell a good story. “It’s a challenge,” said Hemsworth. “You walk into something which has a pre-existing fan base. People are very passionate about it and know what they want to see. As far as how you bring the excitement or challenge, a lot of that, the script comes along. That’s not my department. For me it was reading as much as the comic books and things that inspired me.”

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Hemsworth Thor Role Thanks To Brother

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Chris Hemsworth, best-known to Star Trek fans for his role as the doomed father of James T. Kirk, can thank his brother, Liam Hemsworth, for helping him land the role of Thor.

The help came as a result of a failed audition for Liam Hemsworth, who was also auditioning for Thor.

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Hemsworth As Thor

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Artwork featuring Chris Hemsworth as Thor wielding his hammer has appeared online.

Hemsworth, best-known to Star Trek XI fans as George Kirk, father of James T. Kirk, will be seen as Thor in the upcoming movie of the same name next year.

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Hemsworth Aussie Award

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Chris Hemsworth, best known to Star Trek fans for his role in Star Trek XI as George Kirk, the father of James T. Kirk, is one of two Australian actors to win a Breakthrough Award.

The Breakthrough Awards, organized by the Australians In Film association, are designed to recognize the achievements of stars from Australia who are carving out careers in the American entertainment industry.

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Abrams On Leading Man Hemsworth

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

When Chris Hemsworth was cast in the lead role in Thor, fans reserved judgment until they saw his performance as Captain George Kirk in Star Trek XI.

J.J. Abrams spoke about his good fortune in having landed Hemsworth. “It’s very exciting,” he said. “We really lucked out. He’s so crazy handsome and he’s so strapping with the classic leading man look. I sort of wish I had dirtied him up a little bit, messed his hair up a little bit.”

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