Actor best known for playing Thor in the Marvel film series. His other movie credits include Rush, Red Dawn, The Cabin in the Woods, Vacation and In the Heart of the Sea. He was cast in the 2016 sci-fi comedy Ghostbusters, a reboot of the 1980s films.
Despite not receiving the role he auditioned for, he was called back and given a role on the Australian soap opera Home and Away in 2004.
He danced the Samba in the Australian version of Dancing With the Stars.
He married Spanish actress Elsa Pataky in 2010. The couple has a daughter named India and twin sons named Tristan and Sasha. His brother Liam has starred in such films as Neighbors and The Hunger Games series.