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Chris Hemsworth: I'm not from feral family

Chris Hemsworth insists he didn't arrive in Hollywood "wearing crocodile boots".

The star's father worked at a cattle station in Australia when he was younger and the family spent time living in the outback. Chris finds it amusing that people insist on referring to the short period of time he and his actor brother Liam spent in a remote Aboriginal community as a child.

"I was only out there for two of my 28 years on the planet, yet it's funny because the interviews… it's such a clichéd sort of, like, Australian outback, Crocodile Dundee thing. People grab on to it," he told the latest edition of movie magazine Empire. "I've said to Liam, 'Man, we've got to stop talking about getting into fights as kids 'cause we sound like we're from some feral, rough family, and it's bullsh*t.'

"We grew up in the bush sometimes but we had a great childhood and great parents... Every time I read that I'm from 'the outback' I cringe. I didn't walk here with a pair of crocodile boots!"

Chris was then quizzed on why so many Australian actors make it in Hollywood.

The blonde hunk has joked that guys from his homeland are appealing because they ooze masculinity.

"A producer said to me once, 'America really relates to that Western, cowboy culture because it was their history and Australians still have some of that,'" he added. "I don't want to say something that would be offensive to other countries, like, 'Ah, it's because we're more manly…' Yeah. I don't know. But I'm sure there is some cultural… swagger."

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