Chris Hemsworth is in rarefied air. As Thor, he’s the primary Marvel Cinematic Universe character to have 4 standalone films, transferring forward of Robert Downey’s Iron Man, Chris Evans’ Captain America, and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. If Thor: Love and Thunder actually is Hemsworth’s final Marvel film, then he’s going out with a bang. He’ll share the display screen with 5 Academy Award winners: Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Matt Damon, Natalie Portman, and Taika Waititi. Oscar nominees Bradley Cooper and Melissa McCarthy seem. We’re rating the 5 Oscar winners in Thor: Love and Thunder based mostly on their Metacritic common scores, going from worst to finest.
5. Natalie Portman
- Metacritic common: 57
- Oscar win: Best actress, Black Swan
Portman stepped away from the Thor films following 2013’s The Dark World, however she returns as Jane Foster — and he or she has Mjolnir together with her. Portman jumped on the probability to work with Kenneth Branagh on Thor and to make Hemsworth look even greater than he’s, as she as soon as joked.
On the heels of successful her Oscar for Black Swan, Portman switched gears when she starred in Thor. Portman’s profession contains Academy Award nominations for finest supporting actress for Closer and finest actress for Jackie.
4. Russell Crowe
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- Metacritic common: 59
- Oscar win: Best actor, Gladiator
Russell Crowe hated the Gladiator script, however he signed on for the film after assembly with director Ridley Scott. The epic movie led to his first Oscar win, which got here amid a run of essential success ling earlier than he signed up for Thor: Love and Thunder. Crowe’s win for 2000’s Gladiator got here in between his nomination for 1999’s The Insider and 2001’s A Beautiful Mind.
Most Crowe films rated by Metacritic obtain constructive evaluations (60 and above), however just a few clunkers — The Mummy, Winter’s Tale, Fathers & Daughters — drag down his common.
3. Christian Bale
- Metacritic common: 62
- Oscar win: Best actor, The Fighter
Like Crowe, Bale starred in a DC Comics film earlier than showing within the MCU. Bale, after all, performed Bruce Wayne/Batman in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy. Crowe appeared as Jor-El in Man of Steel. They’re on reverse ends of the great/dangerous spectrum in Love and Thunder, although. Crowe performs the god Zeus, whereas Bale performs villain Gorr the God Butcher, whom author and director Waititi teased as among the best dangerous guys within the MCU.
Bale gained an Oscar along with his first nomination for The Fighter in 2011, and he earned three finest actor nods over the next eight years for American Hustle, The Big Short, and Vice.
2. Matt Damon
- Metacritic common: 63
- Oscar win: Best unique screenplay, Good Will Hunting
Damon appeared as Actor Loki in an uncredited cameo in Thor: Ragnorak. He should know just a few influential individuals in Hollywood as a result of he joined the primary solid this trip. (Sarcasm font on that sentence).
Indeed, Damon’s Thor function occurred solely as a result of Waititi and Hemsworth requested him to do it for Ragnorak. Luke Hemsworth (Chris’ brother) is again as Actor Thor in Love and Thunder, and Melissa McCarthy performs Actor Hela (Cate Blanchett was Hela in Ragnorak).
In addition to his win, Damon earned one other Academy Award nomination for finest actor for Good Will Hunting. He later picked up nominations for The Martian (finest actor), Invictus (finest supporting actor), and Manchester By the Sea (finest image as a producer on the movie).
1. Taika Waititi
- Metacritic common: 69
- Oscar win: Best tailored screenplay, Jojo Rabbit
Waititi does a bit little bit of every thing. As a author, director, producer, and actor with a number of credit in every class (per IMDb), he’s appeared in every single place, particularly since Eagle vs Shark, which he ushered to the massive display screen in 2007 as author, director, and supporting actor.
After directing and taking part in Korg in Thor: Ragnorak (and mendacity to Marvel simply to get the job), Waititi crammed each these roles and in addition wrote the script for Love and Thunder, which he says is way deeper than the earlier film.
Ragnorak is likely one of the better-rated films on Waititi’s Metacritic web page, however Hunt for the Wilderpeople, which he wrote, produced, directed, and acted in, has the best rating. Jojo Rabbit, coincidentally, has one of many lowest scores.
Jojo Rabbit introduced Waititi an Academy Awards nomination for finest image as a producer. He additionally earned a nomination for finest live-action brief movie for Two Cars, One Night.
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