LOS ANGELES -- Australian actor Chris Hemsworth made a name for himself with genre fans in J.J. Abram’s Star Trek reboot, playing George Kirk. Now the actor is stepping into the mighty role of Thor in the new Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment 3D movie. He’s currently reprising the role of Thor in Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s The Avengers movie. The actor talks about playing the Norse god, gaming with his brother Liam, and what it was like to go virtual in the new Sega Thor game in this exclusive video interview.
In addition to landing the lead in Kenneth Branagh’s highly anticipated film version of the Marvel comic book, will also star in Dan Bradley’s remake of Red Dawn in the role originated by Patrick Swayze in 1984, and in the Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard scripted Cabin in the Woods (opposite Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford), both for MGM.
Hemsworth made a name for himself in Australia as a series regular on the popular television series “Home and Away.” His performance garnered him the Most Popular New Male Talent Award at Australia’s TV Week Logie Awards in 2005, in addition to two previous nominations in 2004. His other Australian television credits include “Fergus McPhail,” “The Saddle Club,” “Marshall Law,” “Guinevere Jones” and “Neighbours.” Additional film credits include Stephen Milburn Anderson’s Ca$h and the independent short film Tom and Nancy Go Boating.
Hemsworth was born and raised in Australia.
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John Gaudiosi has been covering videogames for the past 20 years for outlets like The Washington Post, CNET, Wired Magazine and CBS.com. He has focused on the convergence of entertainment and videogames for outlets like Video Business, Home Media Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Gamerlive.TV and is also a freelance game columnist for Reuters and writes for outlets like Forbes.com, NVISION, Official PlayStation Magazine, EGM Now, Geek Monthly, PrimaGames.com, and Yahoo! Games. John also serves as the video game expert for NBC in Washington D.C. and has produced videogame documentaries for The History Channel and Starz Entertainment. John was named one of the Top 50 Game Journalists in the world by Next-Gen.biz in 2007. He is the co-author of Scholastic Books' How to Get into Videogames, Prima Publishing's Madden: Twenty Years of Videogame Football and Electronic Arts: The Official History.