Five of the Best Marvel Movie Acting Performances

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Chris Hemsworth as Thor

While Chris Evans’ character calls for him to be more contained, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor is literally larger-than-life as a good who falls for a human named Jane (Natalie Portman) and must battle with his deceptive adoptive brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston, who may or may not make an appearance below). What’s so remarkable about Hemsworth’s performance is its believability. Even though his line readings could easily become a terrible reading of Shakespeare play, Hemsworth brings gravitas to each word he speaks and each action Thor takes. He’s a god, yes, but all the stakes surrounding him feel incredibly relatable, essentially human.

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Chris is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and FIlm. He has been writing for TVOvermind and Uncoached for two years and has written about numerous different television shows and pop culture topics. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13).
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  • Steve

    Edward Norton as The Hulk is my favorite.

    • http://studentsofcinema.wordpress.com/ Chris King

      Edward Norton is a great pick, Steve! I would have loved to have seen him continue with the role in The Avengers. He was actually my number six choice when I was making this list.