Castmates Roast Chris Hemsworth At Hollywood Walk Of Fame

The ‘Thor’ and ‘Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga’ actor received the 2,781st star on the famed boulevard.

Last Thursday, May 23, Chris Hemsworth received his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Filmmaker George Miller and Hemsworth’s longtime co-star Robert Downey Jr. were the guest speakers.

His Furiosa co-star Anya Taylor-Joy was also present at the event, as well as his parents, wife, and children.

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A Roast and a Tribute

“Beyond the cape and the hammer is a contagious Aussie charm,” Downey said at the beginning of his speech. “You are a remarkable human being.”

Downey also reached out to the original Avengers cast to describe Hemsworth in three words, announcing “Here comes the roast!”

“What is Chris Hemsworth?” Downey asked. “[Jeremy] Renner says, ‘Absurdly, annoyingly amazing.’” 

Mark Ruffalo jokingly described him as a “friend from work” while Scarlett Johansson went with “sensitive leading lady.”

Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsworth at the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsworth | Image via Instagram @hwdwalkoffame

Lastly, Captain America himself, Chris Evans called Hemsworth the “second best Chris.”

“There is no one who deserves this more,” Downey continued, wrapping up his tribute. “He is ‘Hollywood star recipient.’”

Reflecting on His Journey

Hemsworth began his speech thanking the guest speakers, Miller and Downey, and calling them icons of the industry and his heroes. He goes on to thank Warner Brothers and the entire Furiosa team, including Taylor-Joy.

Hemsworth has been busy promoting the film for the past three weeks and he describes the work as a team effort. “The collective spirit that’s involved is second to none,” he said.

Chris Hemsworth with his Hollywood star
Chris Hemsworth with his star | Image via Instagram @hwdwalkoffame

The actor, like many in the industry, is no stranger to Hollywood Boulevard. He recalled how he would take these streets on the way to auditions, surrounded by billboards and Walk of Fame stars that inspired him.

Finding Success in Hollywood

Hemsworth made his Hollywood debut in 2009, in the opening scenes of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek. In the film, he played James T. Kirk’s father, George Kirk.

The first American film he shot was actually Ca$h, alongside Sean Bean. Director Stephen Milburn Anderson said that Hemsworth had only been in the US for six weeks when he auditioned for the movie.

Chris Hemsworth, George Miller, Robert Downey Jr., and the Walk of Fame team | Image via Instagram @hwdwalkoffame

“Here’s a guy who is young, has the right look, is a very good actor and, let’s face it, he’s beautiful. So I say, we need to get this guy in. I was very impressed,” Anderson recalled.

Hemsworth got his biggest break and earned worldwide recognition as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Thor. He went on to star in several sequels as well as The Avengers, and the rest is history.

“I’m well aware of the many people that have been involved in this journey. My family, my friends, my team, who have encouraged me, kept me passionate, kept me on the right track, picked me up when I fell…I share this with all of them,” Hemsworth said in his speech.

Banner image via Instagram @hwdwalkoffame.

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