We've always known Chris Hemsworth to be sexy, but on Wednesday his sexy status was confirmed and echoed around the world when People magazine named him as the Sexiest Man Alive for 2014. From his clear blue eyes to his out-of-this-world muscles, Chris has always been easy on the eyes, but one of his sexiest qualities has to be his easygoing, Aussie nature — when he was interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel about the title, he joked that the part he was most excited about was the bit about being "alive."
Chris' ascent in Hollywood has been smooth since he left the comfortable waters of Home and Away. He got his first taste of blockbusters with a bit-part in Star Trek before landing the mighty role of Thor, which put him in the company of A-listers such as Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson when he was cast alongside them in The Avengers. In 2013 he also got great reviews for his role as British racing driver James Hunt in Ron Howard's Rush. On a personal level, he's happily married to Spanish actress Elsa Pataky and the doting father of three, 2-year-old daughter India and twin sons Tristan and Sasha, who was born in March 2014, and often hangs out with his actor brothers Liam and Luke in the US. The down-to-earth star also has family and work commitments that bring him back to Australia several times a year.
To celebrate his honour, we've compiled a selection of Chris' hottest pictures — shirtless and suited up!