Hollywood's blue-eyed brothers

Hollywood's blue-eyed brothers

In the 1990s, when the Baldwin brothers were the hottest acting family around, it was fashionable to call a gorgeous guy "a Baldwin".

That was then. Now, Hemsworth may be the new byword for brawny, blue-eyed, leadingman looks.

The Hemsworth brothers are from Down Under, where Hollywood has mined for strapping movie stars such as Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman.

Luke, Chris and Liam Hemsworth were born in Melbourne, Australia, to a teacher mother and a counsellor father, and grew up in the Outback and on Phillip Island, where they would all go surfing.

Chris was the first Hemsworth brother to hit Hollywood pay dirt with an action franchise, starting with Thor (2011).

His little brother, Liam, was next with The Hunger Games (2012).

Their big brother, Luke, has signed on with Roar, the company which manages their careers, and is set to increase his profile in forthcoming films such as Kill Me Three Times, a thriller starring Simon Pegg.

SundayLife! weighs up the brothers Hemsworth.

Luke Hemsworth

Age: 32
Height: 1.8m

Career prospects: The television actor is a mere mortal beside his two younger brothers, but with his build and charisma, he may yet become a go-to guy for action films.

Next year, he will be in thrillers such as The Reckoning and The Anomaly.

Tabloid persona: Big brother, supporting character in his youngest sibling Liam's story.

Luke and Chris are said to have staged an intervention to end their little brother's engagement to wild child singer Miley Cyrus, who recently courted controversy with her twerking at the MTV Music Video Awards last month.

Luke has three young children with his wife Samantha.

Did you know: He was the first in the family to join show business, and his two brothers followed him to appear on the Australian soap opera Neighbours.

When he set up a timber flooring company, they worked for him too.

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