All the Movies Chris Hemsworth Starred in Before His Breakthrough Role in Thor
Kids and adults alike may probably remember Chris Hemsworth the most as the hunk hammer-wielding son of Odin, Thor, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But even before he took on the role of the Norse god, he already starred in numerous films, which, along with his superhero films, made his net worth skyrocket to $90 million.
The Australian star used to appear in TV shows back in his home country but it didn’t take too long for him to become an international star who grabbed roles after roles. Everything changed when he became the God of Thunder, despite ruining his audition (fun fact: his younger brother, Liam, also tried out for the part).
The 36-year-old joined the cast of soap opera Home and Away in 2004 as Kim Hyde and departed the drama three years after. Because of his stellar performance in the show, JJ Abrams noticed him and booked him for Star Trek, which hit theaters in 2009.
The directors must have seen something from an actor who was not that famous yet because he requested for Chris to be the child of Captain James T. Kirk. The film did good in the box office and earned $385 million in international sales.
By 2013, Chris reprised his role but was only seen during flashbacks – nonetheless, the franchise may have paved the way for his other acting jobs.
A Perfect Getaway
Chris became a tourist in A Perfect Getaway, which was released in 2009. He, along with other guests, went to Hawaii where a creepy killer followed them.
He acted alongside Milla Jovovich, Steve Zahn, Kiele Sanchez, and Timothy Olyphant. The thriller film, which only had a budget of $14 million, just raked in less than $23 million in global tickets and critics were unsurprisingly divided on it.
Even though A Perfect Getaway wasn’t as successful as the director David Twohy hoped it would be, Chris scored another film, Ca$h, which premiered in 2010. He played mechanic Sam Phelan, who mysteriously found a briefcase full of money.
Astounded, the character spent all the money. However, later he learned that he had to pay the hefty sum back, so he committed crimes.
The thriller, which also saw Sean Bean and Victoria Profeta’s acting chops, was a flop, to say the least. But despite the lackluster movie, Chris got the role in 2011 that would make him a household name: Thor.
More in Celebrities
These Celebrities Are Vegan, But What Motivated Them to Change Their Diet?
Throngs of successful musicians have promoted veganism, citing their reasons that range from environmental and animal advocacy to the wonderful health...October 12, 2021
5 Foods That Are Just As Good as Fresh When Stored in the Freezer
The invention of the freezer has been a gift to mankind by preservation gods. However, as much as it helps food...September 10, 2021
From Black Cats to Four-Leaf Clover: Bizarre Superstitions That Will Leave You Dumbfounded
Since the dawn of technological advancements, superstitions have been buried – however, you would be surprised to know that there are...September 4, 2021
Kylie Just Dropped a MAJOR Hint About Baby #2, And She Already Has a Name in Mind
The Kardashians are arguably the most powerful family in the entertainment industry, but not for reasons that you may think. The...September 1, 2021
Man Sent His Dog to Get Groceries During Lockdown, Here’s What Happened When He Reached the Shop
It has been only a week since the U.K. prime minister announced a shelter-in-place order to all British residents in light...August 27, 2021
Viral Video Goes Wrong! TikTok Star Put in Prison for Committing an Unthinkable Crime for Views
With social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok soaring in popularity, people are willing to do anything to get their 14...August 24, 2021
Can You Really Be Productive at Home? Expert Remote Workers Reveal How They Get Stuff Done
Whether you are forced to work from home by the coronavirus threat or you have been earning cash at the comfort...August 21, 2021
Video of a Man Sneaking Out During Lockdown Just Went Viral for This Hilarious Reason
2020 will undoubtedly go down as one of the most unforgettable years in history for many reasons. One of them will...August 21, 2021
6 Genius Ways to Elevate Fast-Food Meals with Just a Few Simple Ingredients
Fast food orders are fine on their own but aren’t you getting tired of the same old meals? If you answered...August 15, 2021