Chris Hemsworth is GQ Australia’s ‘Man of the Year’: the only logical pick?

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth has been named GQ Australia’s Man of the Year (as opposed to Channing Tatum and Ben Affleck as GQ’s Actor and Director of the Year, respectively speaking), and this seems like the clear and obvious choice for the Aussie who has achieved such a stunning breakthrough in Hollywood throughout the past year. Between Thor, The Avengers, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Cabin in the Woods, and all of those paparazzi pics co-starring Elsa Pataky, this has been the year of the Hemsworth. Oh, there are a few other Hemsworth brothers, you say? Well, they’d better work hard to catch up to Chris, or as I like to call him, “Hiiiiiii, Thor…” One thing I appreciate about Chris is his ability to pull off scruffy and pretty looks, but this GQ shoot definitely deviates towards the polished end of the Hemsworth spectrum. The man sure can wear a suit, and here are some excerpts from the interview:

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth

His childhood Star Wars obsession: “It was definitely a dream scenario. I was on The Avengers publicity tour and I had a real moment where it felt like I was part of something special. Kids were looking at The Avengers like I used to look at Star Wars. They were running around pretending to be us.”

His sudden success: “This year may appear like it was big, but it’s only because all the films I’ve been working on have finally come out. The past four or five years have just been a blur.”

On growing up Aussie: “It was a different world. There were crocodiles and buffalo. We were isolated, one of two white families. We saw a lot of corroborees and tribal dancing. I have a wider understanding for the Aboriginal situation because of my time there. It’s an insight into that world that most people don’t get.”

Three years on an Aussie soap: “Whenever you mention ‘Home and Away,’ people list all the Aussie actors who’ve come over to the US from it and been successful. You’ve got Naomi Watts and Simon Baker. Heath Ledger did a stint there. Hugh Jackman. No, I don’t think he did.”

[From GQ Austraila]

Right now, Chris is filming Thor 2 (set pictures below!), and the buzz is that Natalie Portman really resisted reprising her role as Jane Foster and was effectively forced” into her contractual requirements to come back for the sequel. What gives? Maybe she was burnt out on kissing hot dudes after making out with Michael Fassbender last month on that untitled Terrence Malick project. Or maybe she was just irritated that Jane never got to have sex with Thor in the first movie. They just cuddled by the campfire, right? I’d be angry about that too.

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth

Now here are some candid photos of Chris from the set of Thor 2, which is currently shooting in London. I wonder what Thor is doing in this scene. Maybe fighting some CGI ice giants. Where is Loki?

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and GQ Australia

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  1. Dree says:

    Man, I would climb that like a tree.

  2. Chickie Baby says:

    Uh, YEAH he’s the logical pick. You have to ask?

  3. truthSF says:

    I’m just waiting for Eve’s annual tacky Pataky post. :)

  4. Jenna says:

    Mmm, THOR!!! I want to climb that, ride that, then ride that some more. Le UNF.

  5. truthSF says:

    Ugh, I hate this phone. Say no to Android phones.

  6. Jag says:

    Yes, please! I would love some more. lol

  7. Reece says:

    That last Thor picture makes me want to yell “Hold Him Down!”
    Not even my preference but I love the costume. lol

  8. lylaooo says:

    where´s Loki????? i wanna see tom handsome !!

  9. serena says:

    I like him a lot and those shoots are simply hot!

    Wow didn’t know Simon Baker was Aussie.

  10. GREAT pick! He’m my crush of the year too ;)

  11. V4Real says:

    Let’s see. Eric Bana, Hugh Jackman, Alex O’Loughlin, Russell Crowe, Sam Worthington, Simon Baker, Guy Pearce, Hugo Weaving and younger brother Liam. Yeah I’d say he’s the most logical choice for now.

    This man is soooooo delicious. Damn you Elsa, Damn you to hell!

  12. Sweet Dee says:

    MMMM, hello, Thor. No, no, don’t speak. I don’t really care anyway. Unless it’s about undressing me and turning me into your dong puppet for the night. What’s that? You’d love that? Oh, well okay then. Take off your shirt, let’s go. I’ll take care of you, Thor.

  13. oh dear says:

    in the first thor picture- is that guy behind him his stunt double? or does he just happen to randomly look like his twin with the same beard and hair? lol

  14. CC says:

    Thor looked better in the first movie. I kinda feel myself deflating while looking at those pics. I mean… the shirtless scene was to drool for, we got shafted in the avengers, and now it seems headed that way. le sigh.

    And no, he’s not a male “butterface”, but his body is his best feature. A very good feature.

    Re: Natalie Portman. What gives? She managed to do 3 awful Star Prequels as the romantic lead and now she’s too picky? At least Thor was a decent movie and it did keep “romance” to a minimum. I mean, come on, they only kiss..once! Or is she “too good” for action movies now tha she’s a oscar winner? That’s a sure way to have her career backfire on her. Very few people can afford to only do “indies” and maintain a long-lasting successful career. She’s not one of those people.

  15. Christa says:

    Ummm yea where the hell is Tom Hiddleston hiding?!? Yes I know Hemsworth is hot and he seems like a cool, funny guy in real life..but it’s all about TOM for me. Loki over Thor everytime :)

  16. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    He has a great smile. I have liked this guy since his Home and Away days.

  17. kay says:

    maybe she realized she sucked and that the movie didn’t really need her anyway. in fact, it would be a better movie without her. that’d be hard to take I’d think, knowing you were the only part of the movie that sucked.
    she did, she sucked, and I really wish they’d let her out of her “obligations”.

    the word of the day is “sucked”.

  18. megs823 says:

    OMG. He resembles Heath Ledger in the second pic down.

    (The impossible just happened…he got even hotter.)

  19. Izzy says:

    I read somewhere that Natalie Portman didn’t want to return because the female director previously attached to the project, left the project, and Nat-Nat had some kind of snit fit about it.

    Oh, and though I love me some Thor, I wouldn’t mind seeing more Ryan Kwanten! He is one HOT Aussie.

  20. Az says:

    Man, I would hit that so hard. He is gorgeous.