Australia's new God Chris Hemsworth (born 11 August 1983) is an Australian actor best known for playing the role of Kim Hyde in the Australian soap opera Home and Away and the Marvel Comics character Thor in Thor. Hemsworth will portray Thor again in the upcoming film The Avengers.
Thor was released on April 21, 2011 in Australia and on May 6, 2011 in the United States. Thor was also released in 3D and IMAX 3D. The film stars Aussie spunk Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, and Stellan Skarsgård with Kenneth Branagh directing a script by Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, and Don Payne.
Thor is based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name. Director Kenneth Branagh and Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige chose Hemsworth after a back-and-forth process in which the 27-year-old actor was initially dropped from consideration and then given a second chance to read for the part.