Fun and Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About Chris Hemsworth

January 6, 2014

1. He was a struggling babysitter

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Before he made it big, the sexy actor lived in his manager’s guesthouse and babysat his children to save money.

2. Not only is he cute, he dances too!

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Chris was a competitor on Australia’s version of Dancing with the Stars in 2006 and lasted 5 episodes. Not bad for the Aussie hottie!

3. He’s fun, not fearless

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Although named Fun and Fearless by Cosmopolitan in 2011, the only daring thing he’s done in real life was steal a golf cart.

4. He was a soap opera heartthrob

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Chris starred in the popular Australian soap opera cast of Home and Away as Kim Hyde, where he also dated his co-star Isabel Lucas.

5. He’s a man of many talents

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Prior to making it big, he worked as a builder, which we can attribute to his bulging muscles and prowess with handling that hammer in Thor. He’s also been a horticultural laborer, a barman, a waiter and a retail salesman in a surf wear shop.

6. He packs a serious punch

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When training for the movie Thor, Chris gained over 20 pounds of muscle and too much weight, initially having issues getting into his costume.

7. He’s super … and sexy

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This hunk is the epitome of the term “surfer dude,” and meets all the criteria for super sexy. Chris stands at 6’3 with muscles everywhere, has a nice, deep voice and a smile that lights up the room.

8. He’s a family man

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Chris is the middle child of three. His childhood nickname was Kip because he couldn’t pronounce his name and called himself ‘Kiptader’. He has an older brother, Luke Hemsworth younger brother, Liam Hemsworth, who is also Miley Cyrus’ ex-fiancé, and Sam Perry is his best friend.

9. He’s a TV buff

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His favorite television actor is Kramer from Seinfeld, and his secret television addiction is Degrassi Junior High.

10. He’s a sports lover

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Chris has been an avid surfer since childhood. He would have become a professional football player but had to choose an alternate route when he sustained a shoulder injury.

11. He’s career-minded

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Chris pursued studies in American Dialect at Screenwise Film & TV School for actors in Sydney. He also won a Logie in 2005 for Most Popular New Male Talent and would have become a writer or director if he hadn’t broken into the acting industry.