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Actor Chris Hemsworth is dominating the movie world this year and next with The Avengers, Blackhat and In the Heart of the Sea, but he just won an even bigger role:

People Magazine’s annual, prestigious Sexiest Man Alive title!

The star, 31, thought it was “pretty funny” when he first heard about the news, as did his wife, Spanish model, Elsa Pataky, 38, whom he wed in 2010.

“I think you’ve bought me a couple of weeks of bragging rights around the house,” Hemsworth says in this week’s cover story, referring to the wife.

He adds, “I can just say to her, ‘Now remember, this is what the people think, so I don’t need to do the dishes anymore, I don’t need to change nappies.”

“I’m above that,” Hemsworth, 31, jokes. “I’ve made it now.'”

The Australian lives Down Under with Elsa and their daughter India, 2, and 8-month-old twin sons, Sasha and Tristan, and that’s where his heart is.

“We just had a big beach day with the kids, swimming and kicking the ball around,” he says. “That was the first time in a long time we’ve done that.”

“That’s what it’s all about,” he says of his perfect afternoon.

Hemsworth, who is famously chiseled as Thor, says he tries to be disciplined when it comes to his diet and exercise but looks forward to his cheat days.

“Then it’s pizza, hamburgers, beer, sugary things,” he adds, saying his list of favorite foods basically amounts to “everything I’m not allowed to have!”

Chris Hemsworth as Sexiest Man Alive: Good choice?