HAPPY BIRTHDAY Chris Pratt!
Christopher Michael Pratt was born in Virginia, Minnesota on the 21st of June 1979.
While halfway through the first semester of a local community college, Pratt dropped out and proceeded to become a discount ticket salesman and a daytime stripper before ending up homeless and would sleep in a van and on the beach in Maui.
"It's a pretty awesome place to be homeless. We just drank and smoked weed and worked minimal hours, just enough to cover gas, food, and fishing supplies."
It was when Pratt was waiting tables at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant in Maui that actress and director, Rae Dawn Chong, discovered him before casting him in her directorial debut, Cursed Part 3, a short horror film.
Pratt's first big role was on The WB's Everwood as Bright Abbott before going on to star in The Extreme Team, Strangers With Candy, The O.C, Wieners, Wanted, Bride Wars, Deep in the Valley, Jennifer's Body, Take Me Home Tonight, Moneyball, 10 Years, What's Your Number?, The Five-Year Engagement, Zero Dark Thirty, Her, Delivery Man, and Movie 43.
It was in 2014 that the biggest of big breaks came Chris Pratt's way when he starred in two of the years biggest hits, The Lego Movie and Guardians Of The Galaxy.
Pratt can be seen in one of 2015's biggest movies so far, Jurassic World.
Hollywood could have come calling earlier as Pratt auditioned for the role of Captain James T. Kirk in 2009's film Star Trek and Jake Sully in Avatar, obviously not getting either role.
Chris Pratt met his wife, Anna Faris (Mom, Scary Movie), on the set of Take Me Home Tonight bonding over the fact that they both had a dead bug collection before going on to get married in 2009.
Now here are my Top 2 Chris Pratt roles (if you hadn't guessed by the titles omitted from the above lists!).
PARKS AND RECREATION (2009 - 2015)
I had wanted to watch Parks and Recreation for ages and when I finally got around to watching the first season, I was very disappointed; I was bored and it just wasn't that funny.
But I heard from everyone that it got a lot better onwards from Season 2, so I continued and it was in part due to Amy Poehler and Chris Pratt, both of who are my favourites through out the show.
On both the show and in the behind the scenes/bloopers, Chris Pratt is just a comedy genius!
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014)
I knew absolutely nothing about GOTG and it was only due to Pratt and that it was a Marvel film, that I went and watched it.
Now, it's probably my favourite Marvel film. The soundtrack, the story, the characters and of course, Chris Pratt!
I can't imagine a more perfect fit for Peter Quill!