Thor is well-known among both young and old, at least in film form, and Chris Hemsworth will shortly reprise his most renowned role in Thor: Love and Thunder. Despite his reputation as a hero, Australian-born Hemsworth has dabbled in humour and drama, proving that his divine good looks aren’t such a curse after all. So, without a war hammer in sight, here are seven performances.
1. The Cabin In The Woods (2011)
Director- Drew Goddard
Five adolescents leave for a weekend in the woods in an isolated cabin. They arrive to find themselves completely secluded, with no way of contacting the outside world. Both go down to investigate when the cellar door flings open by itself. They come across a weird collection of antiques and oddities. But when one of the ladies, Dana, reads from a book, she awakens a family of vicious zombie killers. But there’s a lot more going on here than meets the eye.
2. Rush (2013)
Director- Ron Howard
Hunt and Lauda were diametrically opposed both on and off the track. Despite the fact that Hunt’s outgoing public demeanour clashed with Lauda’s reputation for meticulous precision. The two men were united by one obvious fact. That they were both among the best drivers to ever grace the track. When Lauda nearly dies in a horrific crash during the 1976 Nürburgring Grand Prix, Hunt understands how dedicated his biggest rival is to the sport they both love.
3. Snow White And The Huntsman (2012)
Director- Rupert Sanders
After the sudden death of gentle Queen Eleanor, King Magnus is persuaded into marrying imprisoned Ravenna. Only to die the night of their wedding. As a punishment, Queen Ravenna, the wicked usurper, imprisons her innocent stepdaughter Snow White in the castle’s impregnable jail. There she dreams of becoming immortal. The wicked ruler, however, will need Snow White’s clean and untouched heart to transform into an everlasting entity and the fairest of them all. As the duped huntsman sent to capture Snow White joins sides with the realm’s legitimate Princess, her loyal and fearless army of insurgents prepares for the last battle.
4. Bad Times At The El Royale (2018)
Director- Drew Goddard
The opulently decorated El Royale Motor Hotel, located just outside of Tahoe and literally straddling the California/Nevada border, has seen better days, but four people check in almost simultaneously – they are the only four guests – all assisted by the only hotel employee working that day, Miles Miller, the young clerk. The four are: Laramie Seymour Sullivan, a southern travelling salesman who is stereotypically brash in his profession; Father Daniel Flynn, an ageing Catholic priest who is showing early signs of Alzheimer’s; Darlene Sweet, a struggling black singer with a gig in nearby Reno; and an angry young female hippie who refuses to reveal her name.
Some of the four are not who they seem on the surface, with those who choose the El Royale for a cause other than just wanting a place to stay having a very specific reason. The four true stories, plus Miles’, get entangled, with what happens influenced by the El Royale’s filthy secrets. Others hunting for one or more of the five, either to help them or to recapture them for their own malicious motives, may have an impact on what happens between the five.
5. Men In Black: International (2019)
Director- F. Gary Gray
When a shape-shifting duo of cosmic assassins murders an alien aristocrat, the secret MiB organization’s newest recruit, Agent M, finds herself under the wing of the heroic Agent H in cosmopolitan London. The Men in Black will go to any length to recover a lethal super-weapon of mass destruction that has been buried someplace on Earth. The once-incorruptible agency, however, is shrouded un mistrust and a stench of betrayal.
6. Ghostbusters (2016)
Director- Paul Feig
Erin Gilbert—Columbia University’s once-brilliant physicist, now a disgraced and jobless academic—reluctantly reunites with her former companion and equally disgraced researcher, Abby Yates, after a failed attempt to hide her quirky background and radical theories about the supernatural. To pay the bills and show that ghosts exist, the unrepentant duo of spirit-hunters, along with tech expert Jillian Holtzmann and untested newcomer Patty Tolan, scour New York City for proof of paranormal activity, unaware that evil forces are gathering against them. The bustling Big Apple is in peril once more.
7. In The Heart Of The Sea (2015)
Director- Ron Howard
The epic whaling classic Moby-soon-to-be Dick’s writer, Herman Melville, visits the tragedy’s only survivor, Tom Nickerson, circa 1850, some three decades after the life-altering events that brought the ill-fated whale-ship, Essex, to the bottom of the chilly Pacific Ocean. Nickerson tells the account of how Nantucket’s senior whaler, Owen Chase, and his rookie captain, George Pollard, came face to face with the ocean’s ultimate Leviathan—an all-powerful bull sperm whale—as a fourteen-year-old novice seaman in 1820. However, powerless and abandoned on a harsh open sea, the men would meet foes much more powerful than the pale-hued avenger of the deep: despair and human nature’s ugliest face.