Kenneth Branagh goes from Shakespeare to Thor

Kenneth branagh thor

Look out: Thor, the Norse god of thunder - and his mighty hammer - are hurtling toward a theater near you this week, in 3-D, with Natalie Portman and a hunky new star, Chris Hemsworth.

The surprise is who directed this $150 million Marvel Comic come to life.

Kenneth Branagh, better known for Hamlet than hammers.

As an actor, he's proudest of his "Hamlet." It's one of six Shakespeare films he's starred in or directed, hoping to make the bard popular entertainment. Shakespeare earned him 3 of his four Oscar nominations.

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Actors, Comics, Directors, Summer 2011


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