Actor Chris Hemsworth will receive an honour from Queen Elizabeth this year. The list of decorations to be awarded by the monarch includes 1190 Australians, including the star, who was known for playing Thor, one of Marvel’s heroes.
The honour was given in the past only to those who stood out militarily but with the opening from athletes to various celebrities who stand out for their performances. Hemsworth was recognized for dedicating himself to the arts and for his commitment to charity. The actor is a patron of the Australian Childhood Foundation, which supports children in vulnerable situations.
The star began to expand his philanthropic actions in 2009. Since then, Hemsworth has already given a million pounds to fight the fire outbreak in Australia. In addition, he has worked with organizations such as Baby2Baby, Motion Picture & Television Fund Foundation, Hollywood Charity Horse Show, J/P Haitian Relief Organisation, Oceana and The Robert F Kennedy Memorial.
Earlier this year the actor received criticism on social media for displaying a photo album of a party where all guests were unmasked and did not respect any recommendation of social distancing.
Fans expressed that the Marvel star and his friends were irresponsible and insensitive to the 2.5 million deaths caused by the coronavirus pandemic at the time. In the caption, the actor said that a party in the 80s would not hurt anyone. The party celebrated the 37th birthday of Aaron Grist, one of his best friends and his personal assistant.
Hemsworth is currently working on his upcoming film, Thor: Love and Thunder, the fourth film of Thor and is expected to be released in February 2022.