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Chris Hemsworth suits up in Dolce&Gabbana for an interview with late-night talk show hot Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday (May 5) in Hollywood.

The 27-year-old Aussie actor chatted about his new action movie, Thor, and how his younger brother, Liam, was one of the finalists to play the title character!

“[I] trumped him, yeah. We haven’t spoken since. I just sent a photo in costume and said, ‘Sorry!’” he joked on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

“We have a good healthy competition relationship as brothers do,” Chris added.

Marvel Comics fans made their way to movie theaters in droves this weekend, elevating the Chris Hemsworth picture Thor to the top of the box office with a $66 million take.

Costarring Natalie Portman, the action film, distributed by Paramount and produced by Marvel Studios, had the third highest debut of a Marvel flick, placing behind Spider-Man and Iron Man.

Fast Five, the fifth installment of the Paul Walker-Vin Diesel Fast and the Furious franchise, fell to second place in its second weekend out of the gate. Taking in $32.5 million according to early Sunday estimates, Fast Five topped Rango to become 2011’s top-grossing film to date.

Romantic comedies Jumping the Broom ($13.7 mil) and Something Borrowed ($13.2 mil) were deadlocked at the weekend box office, finishing in third and fourth places respectively. The pair of wedding-themed pictures are sure to face stiff competition next weekend, as the Kristen Wiig-Maya Rudolph ensemble comedy Bridesmaids hitting theaters.

Rio, the 3-D animated film featuring the voices of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway rounded out the top 5 with an estimated $8.2 million in box office receipts.

Mel Gibson’s dark comedy, The Beaver, flopped in its first limited release weekend. Earning an estimated $104,000 at 22 locations, Gibson’s flick — which features the actor as an depressed exec who speaks through a puppet — will open wide May 20.


“Thor” lands in theaters today, bringing movie fans one step closer towards next summer’s superhero extravaganza, “The Avengers.” That’s not all that the new Marvel movie brings, however: it also boasts a thunderous star-making turn from Chris Hemsworth, who stars in the film as the hammer-wielding warrior.

This isn’t the only place you’ve seen Hemsworth before, and it certainly won’t be the last. After the jump, find out everything you need to know about the past, present and future of Chris Hemsworth’s movie career.

“Star Trek”
Hemsworth stunned audiences in his brief but moving turn as George Kirk in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek.” As a Starfleet officer in way over his head, George sacrifices his own life so that his son, James, may live. It was this short but sweet appearance that gave onlookers early confidence in Hemsworth’s ability to bring Thor to life.

“Red Dawn” & “Cabin in the Woods”
Before “Thor,” Hemsworth headlined two buzz-worthy projects—a remake of “Red Dawn” and the horror film “The Cabin in the Woods” from Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard—but financial issues at MGM prevented either film from seeing the light of day. Thankfully, Lionsgate recently acquired “Cabin,” and hopefully we’ll hear more about “Red Dawn” before much longer.

“Snow White and the Huntsman”
Though nothing is confirmed, Chris Hemsworth is the latest name rumored to star opposite Kristen Stewart in “Snow White and the Huntsman.” If he accepts the role, he’ll play Snow’s axe-wielding guardian who teaches her everything she needs to know about combat and survival. (Hint: don’t eat apples from strange old people.)

“The Avengers”
If you walk away from “Thor” yearning for more from the thunder god, fear not — he’s coming back, and soon. Hemsworth will reprise his most iconic role in next year’s “Avengers,” reteaming with “Cabin in the Woods” collaborator Whedon for the second time in his career, and sharing screen-time with an all-star cast including Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Chris Evans as Captain America.

“The Hunger Games”?
Okay, not really. His brother Liam scored the coveted role of Gale in the forthcoming “Hunger Games” adaptation, thanks in some small part to Chris himself, who helped him practice by playing heroine Katniss Everdeen. A few weeks ago, we had Chris reenact the moment. Check it out below—you’ll never look at thunder gods the same way again.


Australian actor Chris Hemsworth never read a Thor comic book and knew nothing about the Norse god of thunder until he got the chance to play him in the movies.

Now, Hemsworth is set to wield the mighty hammer for a worldwide audience when “Thor” opens today. And he will bring his talents to the North Coast this summer when he joins the cast of “The Avengers.” The cast and crew will film scenes in Cleveland in August and September.

“I’ve never been to Cleveland, but I look forward to being a tourist and seeing the sights,” he said in a telephone interview last week from Hollywood. “To be honest, with the long days and hectic shooting schedules, I don’t know how much time I will have but I’ll get in as much as I can.”

He said he got a crash course on Thor when he auditioned for the role.

“I didn’t read comics growing up, I was more of a fantasy fan,” he said. “I read books about fantasy and adventure, and of course, loved to watch films. When they first approached me about playing Thor, I asked who is this guy?

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“Thor” hasn’t hit theaters yet, but star Chris Hemsworth and director Kenneth Branagh hit the El Capitan Theatre with gusto Monday night for the Hollywood premiere of the big-budget studio tentpole film that many are predicting will spawn a new franchise.

Paramount, the studio releasing the movie based on a Marvel comic book, pulled out all the stops, shutting down a portion of Hollywood Boulevard to accomodate the glut of stars — among them Kat Dennings, who plays the goofy sidekick to Natalie Portman’s character in the film — who walked the “Thor” red carpet. A faux-gold throne was erected in front of the theater.

Click the pics above and below for a photo gallery of red carpet arrivals in Hollywood and Down Under.

Most of the “Thor” cast members said they were so swept up in the evening’s festivities that they hadn’t even paid mind to the possibility of a sequel.

“The moment you start thinking, ‘What should I do with “Thor 2” or “[Thor] 3″?’ I think it’s over,” Branagh said.

“Sometimes people talk about saving stuff for movies. I wouldn’t do that. Put it all in the first one,” he joked.

It also will take the film’s producers a few months to absorb how “Thor” is received, Branagh said.

“And then I think it’s during that time that I guess one would figure out whether Marvel is prepared to write the check and whether we’re ready to write the stories.”

Hemsworth, who stars as the Norse god in the movie, said that when he signed on to “Thor” he wasn’t bothered by the possibility of being locked into a popular franchise for a number of years.

“For me, I was happy to get a job. I fell in amongst Anthony Hopkins and Kenneth Branagh and Natalie Portman and a film like this, it was a dream,” he said. “It wasn’t much hesitation. It was, ‘Sign me up.’ ”

Dennings echoed that sentiment. “The thing is, it’s kind of the dream project, so if I’m needed in any sequels, I’d be more than happy to sign my life away.”


Most older brothers are already intimidating with their married lives and successful start-up companies and fixed rate mortgages, and, like, by the time you’re JUST graduating college, they’re already making triple figure salaries and you just feel kind lame and sad. But then there’s Liam Hemsworth. He’s the younger brother of Chris Hemsworth who plays Thor. Like THE Thor. You know, that gigantic blockbuster movie also starring Natalie Portman that’s coming out this weekend. Yeah, well, he’s the ENTIRE MOVIE. That’s a doozy. Suddenly, our family strife doesn’t seem soooo bad, considering Liam has to follow in Chris’s gigantic, viking-hammer-swinging footsteps.

But you know what? Even though Liam is 6 years younger than his older bro (he’s only 21!), he’s putting up some serious style competition. While his brother Chris dressed up in black suit, crisp white shirt, and a royal blue tie, Liam opted for something a little more West Coast cool. He wore a black tuxedo jacket, black V-neck tee, dark wash skinny jeans, brown lace up boots, and aviator sunglasses. Both Hemsworth bros have some serious facial scruff, and we’re into that, but Chris gets bonus points for the perfectly-molded side swoop hair. I mean, we do appreesh Liam’s wash-and-go hair, but Chris’ ‘do takes straight up talent. It’s super duper hard to pick a favorite because Chris is all hot and manly and appropriately overconfident in his suit, while Liam is approachable and cute and just READY TO HANG, y’know? Ughhh, this is so hard. We KNOW who Miley Cyrus would pick if she were here right now, but we can’t be biased. So, we’re torn. Or should we say, we’re THOORRRN. Maahhahahahaha. Too much? Yes? OK, we’ll stop. (ed note: Look! We stopped. It’s a Mjöllnirical! GAHAHAHAhahahhaha. Get it? Mjöllnir x miracle as a portmanteau? What?! NO, YOU’RE THE NERD.)


The summer’s first superhero movie, “Thor” (coming May 6), features Chris Hemsworth as the god of thunder in this adaptation from Marvel Comics. Hemsworth will reprise the role in superhero supergroup movie “The Avengers,” which is currently filming, but his most recognizable film role to date was as George Kirk, James Kirk’s father, in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” reboot.

Prior to that, the Australian-born actor only had TV roles to his credit, the biggest of which came on the Australian soap opera “Home and Away.” You’ll get to see more of Hemsworth later this year in the horror flick “Cabin In the Woods” and the remake of “Red Dawn,” where he’ll take on the role of Jed Eckert, played by Patrick Swayze in the original.


EXCLUSIVE: ‘Thor’ star Chris Hemsworth has emerged as a front runner to star in Snow White and the Huntsman, the Universal fairy tale that also Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart. Rupert Sanders is directing. Hemsworth’s stock is up as Thor continues to clean up overseas in anticipation of Friday’s domestic opening for the Kenneth Branagh-directed Marvel film. It isn’t clear yet whether Hemsworth will take that role. Stay tuned.


And a hearty welcome to Hollywood Crush’s first-ever Dystopian Week! For the next five days we’ll be taking a look at all things futuristic and bleak in YA literature. (It’ll be much more fun than it sounds…promise!) We wanted to kick the week off on a high (and very hot) note, so without further ado, we bring you this adorable clip from “Thor” star Chris Hemsworth.

Chris Hemsworth!?! you may be asking. What does he have to do with sticking it to the man? WELL, you may recall that last month the Aussie actor divulged that he was younger brother Liam’s line-reading partner while he practiced for his “Hunger Games” audition (meaning Chris played Katniss to Liam’s Gale).

When we caught up with Chris recently to chat about his upcoming flick, we just had to see his Katniss up close and personal. We crafted a short script from the opening moments of Suzanne Collins’ dystopian trilogy (the scene in which Katniss and childhood friend Gale go hunting) and asked Chris to give it a read—in character, of course.

Press play on the clip below to watch Chris and our own Josh Horowitz reenact the “Hunger Games” scene. You won’t be disappointed.


Regular readers know that a few weeks ago, Thor’s hammer (and helmet and toys) turned up at MTV Splash Page HQ, courtesy of the good folks at Hasbro. Your friendly neighborhood editor gladly set aside his pride to call down the imaginary thunder for your amusement, and when “Thor” star Chris Hemsworth dropped by the newsroom recently to talk about his upcoming film, we couldn’t help asking him to do the same.

In the following video, you can see for yourself what happened when I asked MTV Movies editor Josh Horowitz to bring along Mjolnir for his interview with Hemsworth.

That’s right — we got a first-hand lesson on how to wield Mjolnir, complete with a few hammer tosses. You’re welcome.

“There are very flamboyant spins you can do, and little flips even,” Hemsworth told MTV News of the proper way to wield the famous hammer. “Other than that, it’s about brutally swinging this in the direction of your enemy and ending things.”

However, when asked to demonstrate some god-like moves and dialogue, Hemsworth decided to let his on-screen performance do the talking… and the hammer-swinging.

“What would [Thor] say? You’ll have to see the movie,” he laughed.


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