Chris Hemsworth is surfing the Hollywood waves, close behind fellow Aussie actor Sam Worthington.
The former Home and Away idol stars as the god of thunder in the 2011 movie Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh and due to be released next May.
Hemsworth worked hard for the role of wielding Thor’s mighty hammer, including engaging in weapons training and ingesting protein shakes.
The 27-year-old actor is joining the likes of Avatar star Sam Worthington and True Blood star Ryan Kwanten on the Hollywood celebrity list.
His younger brother, Liam Hemsworth, is also rising in fame with his part in The Last Song and new movies in production including Arabian Nights.
These square-jawed, well built true blue Aussies are increasingly in demand, amongst established compatriots like Eric Bana, Russell Crowe, and Mel Gibson.
Hemsworth’s fans will be glad to hear they don’t have to wait until 2011 to see their hero on the big screen. The up-and-coming actor will be starring in Red Dawn to be released later this year.
Red Dawn is about a group of teenagers saving their town from invasion by Chinese and Russian soldiers.