Chris Hemsworth

Sexy and he knows it ... Chris Hemsworth.

Australian star Chris Hemsworth, one of Hollywood's most handsome leading men, says his looks have got him a long way.

The Avengers star's physique has been showcased in films such as Thor and Snow White and the Huntsman.

But the 28-year-old, who recently became a first time parent to daughter India Rose with wife Elsa Pataky, says he sometimes has an issue with his heartthrob status.

"It's helped me get a job, sure," he says in the latest issue of GQ. "But you hope it's not the only thing that's helped."

Hemsworth has admitted that he went to funny lengths to play a "lost soul and a drunk" in Huntsman including spinning around in circles before filming boozy scenes.

But says he has come across other actors who have their own weird ways of getting into character.

"I worked with a guy once who would chant, 'I'm beautiful and I have a secret, I'm beautiful and I have a secret'," Hemsworth said.

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