Idol of the Month: Chris HemsworthForget his alpha-male roles, this actor has real-man credentials
The man who is Thor seems to have it all: a beautiful wife (Elsa Pataky, who plays Elena in the Fast & Furious films), three kids, Hollywood fame and fortune. But he got there the hard way.
Australian Chris Hemsworth, 32, saved part of his earnings from the soap Home & Away to follow his dream of big-time movie stardom. Arriving in LA in 2007, he went to every audition going, but just three jobs in three years meant he was close to giving up.
But then came Thor in 2011, followed by 2013’s Rush, which proved he could do more than flex his abs. Now, happy to be seen on dad duty with his son and daughters, he’s poking fun at his alpha-male image, playing the receptionist in the all-female Ghostbusters reboot. As they say in Oz: good on yer, mate.