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DISCLAIMER: This article is based solely on opinion and speculation.

With his acclaimed voice-over role as Emmet in The Lego Movie and his equally acclaimed starring role as Peter Quill/Star Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris Pratt is set to be one of the 2014's breakout stars. After such high-calibur roles as Justin in [Zero Dark Thirty](movie:332744), Paul in Her, and Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation, Pratt has earned his status as a star. However, in 2013, he had what was arguably one of the most embarrassing roles in cinema history.

The comedy genre is still recovering from the infamous [Movie 43](movie:38807), a movie in which Guardians' director James Gunn was also involved with. Chris Pratt, however, had one of the more cringe-worthy roles in a skit called "The Proposition."

To put it briefly, Chris Pratt starred in a segment with his real-life wife, Anna Farris about a man learning of his wife's...certain fetish. Pratt's character is reluctant to indulge his wife's wishes but eventually agrees, eating Taco Bell and laxatives. Later that night, his wife requests foreplay but he refuses in frustration and agony, as he is in terrible intestinal distress. His wife leaves in a huff and he chases after her, eventually being hit by a car and defecating all over the windshield and the street. His wife says "all of this was for me" and forgives him.

This role was not only completely stupid, but embarrassing as well. Luckily, not enough people saw or cared about Movie 43 to make it popular, so it faded away until the 2014 Razzie Awards (before fading into obscurity again). Therefore, Chris Pratt was able to brush that role off to the side and continue his respectable career with more likable performances.

One could argue that it was completely ridiculous of him to accept the role in the first place. However, I for one respect Chris a lot more for it. It takes guts to act in such a humiliating role, and it doesn't get more humiliating than soiling yourself. Like Josh Brolin in Jonah Hex and Tom Hanks in Larry Crowne, this is one of those roles one can look back on and cringe, but be grateful that it didn't leave that deep of an impact on one's career.


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