Released in 1993 and directed by David Cronenberg, Spiderhead is the story of Steve Abnesti, a man who works as an exterminator at a research facility called Spiderhead. The facility focuses on experiments and treatments related to mental illness, in particular one based on the idea that certain feelings like fear can be implanted into people’s minds through verbal commands repeated over and over again. Steve, who has been stationed at Spiderhead for seven years, begins to question the morality of what he’s doing when he meets Danielle Outlaw, a woman visiting her boyfriend Clay Outlaw who also works at Spiderhead. Chris Hemsworth as Steve Abnesti in Spiderhead
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Before being a actor, Chris was involved with football for 10 years
It’s 10 years, then I started acting and that sort of took over, he tells HuffPost. I’d love to see what I could do with it if I went back. Maybe one day he will: a possible career shift isn’t something Hemsworth spends too much time thinking about these days, because when you’re Chris Hemsworth, you have bigger things to worry about — like surviving a vampire apocalypse. And just being an overall badass who has fans gushing over his every on-screen move, whether he’s fighting off bloodsuckers or playing an elite CIA operative. But as for whether or not we’ll ever see him running back a kick return or slamming home another touchdown, we might not know until kickoff (or maybe even after). Who knows?
How he began his acting career
Chris Hemsworth was born on August 11, 1983, in Melbourne, Australia. His father is a doctor and his mother an English teacher. At age sixteen he started modeling before moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting at age nineteen. In 2010 he landed his first big role in The Cabin In The Woods playing Curt. His big break came when he starred opposite Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston in Thor.
He reprised his role as Thor again for The Avengers and again in Thor: The Dark World. More recently he has been seen on-screen again opposite Ryan Gosling in The Nice Guys.
His roles as Thor in all movies except two
AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor – 2016 : Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Chris Evans – Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), The Avengers (2012) and Thor (2011). He also starred in Snow White and The Huntsman.
AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor – 2015 : Blackhat, Viola Davis – Suicide Squad (2016), Gone Girl (2014) and Wreck-It Ralph. He also starred in Thor: The Dark World. AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actress – 2014 : August: Osage County, Meryl Streep – Into the Woods (2014), August: Osage County and Hope Springs. He also starred in Snow White and The Huntsman. BAFTA Rising Star Award – 2013 : Thor, Les Misérables and Shame.
Awards he has won
– 2009: Actor of The Year by Inside Film. – 2010: Most Popular New Talent by IF Magazine Readers Poll. – 2010: Australian Supporting Actor of The Year for his role in Star Trek by Inside Film, Screen Producers Australia and Chlotrudis Society. – 2011: Best Breakthrough Performance – Male for Thor by Austin Film Critics Association. – 2011: Hottest Aussie Man by Cosmopolitan Magazine UK.
Upcoming films of Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He is best known for his roles as Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away (2004–07), Prince, The Huntsman in Snow White and The Huntsman (2012), Thor (2011) and its sequels Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). He first appeared on screen acting alongside his older brother Liam in 2003’s blockbuster remake of The Matrix, playing a younger version of his brother’s character Simon. In 2012, he starred alongside Sandra Bullock, playing a male stripper named George. His next project was Snow White and The Huntsman, released on June 1 2012.
Spiderhead is a 2004 thriller film written and directed by David Cronenberg, starring Joshua Jackson, Sarah Gadon, Peter MacNeill, Elias Koteas and Carrie-Anne Moss. It was shot at Dalhousie University’s Babcock Hall in Halifax, Nova Scotia. An earlier version of the story was developed during 1995/1996 at Concordia University’s Loyola Campus located in Montreal. The plot follows William Spider Wilson (Jackson), a young man living with a large tumour on his head that feeds him constant visions of himself killing people. He must figure out how to accept these visions before he murders someone for real. The screenplay was published by Faber & Faber in 2005.
Chris Hemsworth is known for playing Thor, one of Marvel’s biggest heroes on screen. He plays a role which he says is perfect for my personality—it’s very funny, it’s got great humor and fantastic characters. And it’s a superhero film. I mean, come on! Who doesn’t want to be part of something like that? Born on August 11th, 1983 in Melbourne, Australia, Chris spent his early years living with his parents and siblings near Geelong where they were taught to surf by his father before moving near Byron Bay.
Where you might have seen him before
Chris Hemsworth had a supporting role in Thor, where he played Thor’s brother, Loki. He also appeared in A Perfect Getaway and opposite Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol . Recently, he starred opposite Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron in Snow White and The Huntsman. In terms of sci-fi roles, his most famous has been George Kirk (Captain Kirk’s father) on Star Trek. Perhaps because of that performance, Marvel Studios went out of their way to cast him as Tony Stark/Iron Man’s nemesis, Thor.
Why this makes sense as a career move
Okay, so Hollywood execs are not exactly known for their keen sense of judgment. However, it is hard to argue with box office receipts, and Chris’s recent turn in THOR was a mega hit. Plus he looks damn good without a shirt on. So it might be time to revisit that overblown unproven star vehicle from a few years back and give him a meaty role alongside some A-list talent. And yes, his comic timing is strong (anyone who watched that infamous video of him breaking down William Shatner’s door with Jonah Hill will tell you so). But there’s plenty we don’t know about him yet—he would bring an intriguing element of unpredictability to any project.
What is Spiderhead movie about?
Spiderhead is a drama-horror film based on a novel of same name. It revolves around a psychology lab and its main subject, Steve Abnesti, whose consciousness is transferred into his own spider. The film also stars Isla Fisher, Amy Adams and Zach Galifianakis. Spiderhead Movie Release Date: November 11th 2016. Watch trailer of Spiderhead movie here.
When was escape from Spiderhead?
Escape from Spiderhead takes place entirely inside of a futuristic prison where inmates are put into virtual reality scenarios and tortured to gain access to memories that they might have buried or hidden. The film is based on a story by Stephen King, and is co-written by King with his son Joe Hill. It’s not just filmmaking experience that Hill brings to Spiderhead; he’s also written comics, including Locke & Key, which has just been released as a graphic novel collection. He started writing comics while he was still in high school, which means he’s not only an experienced filmmaker but an experienced comic book writer too! He even got to work on Avengers Vs X-Men: AvX Infinite with AVX scribe Brian Michael Bendis.
Is there gonna be an extraction 2?
Like most people, I loved The Martian. I love all things space related, but if there’s one thing that I love more than space exploration it’s a great comedy about spacemen. Two of my favorite films that were released last year were The Martian and Deadpool, so what could be better than a mix of both worlds? Given how seamlessly The Martian and Deadpool were able to fuse humor with their respective genres, it seems like a natural evolution for them to continue down that path by bringing together one of Marvel’s best-loved comedians and one of Hollywood’s hottest stars (both literally and figuratively). It just makes sense!
What new movie is Chris Hemsworth in?
It’s not a movie, but you may have heard of it: Marvel’s Netflix series The Punisher. Starring Jon Bernthal, who portrays Frank Castle (aka The Punisher), and Deborah Ann Woll, who plays Karen Page. Also starring Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Amber Rose Revah, Ben Barnes and Daniel Webber. Produced by Jeph Loeb and Steve Lightfoot. For more on The Punisher, click here.