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31 Amazing Facts About Chris Pratt That Will Make You Love Him More


Chris Pratt, with his charm and charisma, is the type of actor that almost everybody loves. Often referred to as a human golden retriever, he worked his way up from humble beginnings, ending up as one of the most celebrated actors in the world. Here are a few fascinating and inspiring facts about the American actor:

  1. The first time he auditioned for the role of Scott Hatteberg in the 2011 movie “Moneyball,” he was rejected because he was too fat for the role. Pratt immediately decided to lose weight before the role was cast by starting a rigorous workout routine.
  2. He checked once a week if the role has been cast and kept working out, until he finally reached his goal. Then he snapped a picture of himself and sent it to his agent, allowing him to successfully landed the role.
  3. For his achievements in motion pictures, he was awarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard.
  4. In preparation of his role in the 2012 movie “Zero Dark Thirty,” he went through boot camp and vigorous training. It was reported that he had partaken in the “O-Course” in the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, but had to give up while trying to swim through ice-cold water.
  5. It was this film that helped him land his major role of Star Lord in “Guardians of the Galaxy.” He had sent a shirtless selfie of himself, flexing, and showing off an excessively ripped and muscular body.
  6. Before he was offered the role, during the final meetings, they showed him his picture and asked if he could get back to that body shape. He ended up surpassed it with an even more ripped six pack physique.
  7. During the filming of a fight sequence in the “Guardians of the Galaxy,” his co-star Zoe Saldana nearly broke his ribs unknowingly, when she kicked him squarely in the ribs. He fell flat on the ground and had a bruise after filming was over.
  8. The duo used to wear protective gear in training sessions, but on the day of filming, Pratt forgot to wear his protective gear. He didn’t tell Saldana to avoid her holding back. Saldana, thinking he was using protective gear, kicked him obligingly.
  9. He was shooting on the sets of “The Magnificent Seven” when his movie “Jurassic World” was released to huge box office success, and he became one of the most wanted celebrities overnight. It was said that his co-star Denzel Washington would tease him relentlessly every day, starting with a box office update in the morning like “Here’s our 100 million dollar guy!” The number reached 500 million by the end of the shoot.
  10. Since his childhood, he had been fascinated with the cut and ripped anatomy of comic book heroes. He felt it was extremely important to appear similarly – cut and ripped – to do justice to his roles.
  11. In the movie “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” the cargo container scene in which his character Owen dives through Rexy/Roberta’s open mouth, just as she wakes up from her drugged state, was actually Pratt’s own idea. The crew liked it and added it to the script.
  12. In fact, prior to the start of filming, he had a discussion with the director J.A. Bayona regarding every single scene related to his character of Owen. He offered many ideas, many of which were added to the movie.
  13. For his role as Brett in the movie “Delivery Man,” he had to gain around sixty pounds of weight, to become the out-of-shape friend of David.
  14. However, he immediately had to lose the weight and regain his previously impeccable body, to play his role of Peter Quill/Star Lord in the “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
  15. It was reported that Pratt requested “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn for six months to lose fifty pounds and to get into shape, but he eventually ended up losing over sixty pounds.
  16. Gunn was so impressed with Chris Pratt’s audition that he was willing the offer the Star Lord role to him, even if he did not lose any weight. The director even jokingly said that he was willing to have a CGI six pack on Pratt’s body.
  17. With the closure of the filming of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” it was said that Chris Pratt stole the Star-Lord costume from the set, so he could show up in his costume at the children’s hospital and meet the sick children who would like to meet Star Lord.
  18. In the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie, the Collector scene in which his character Peter Quill drops the orb was actually not scripted. It was reported that Pratt had accidentally dropped the orb while filming, but managed to remain in character throughout the scene. The director decided to leave in the final film.
  19. He met his wife Anna Faris on the sets of “Take Me Home Tonight” in 2007. She played his love interest in the movie. They married in the year 2009 in Bali, Indonesia. After 8 years of marriage they separated in 2017.
  20. His faith in God increased after the premature birth of his son weighing only 3.7 lbs. He along with Faris prayed a lot, afraid of the baby’s prognosis.
  21. During the filming of the “Avengers: Infinity War,” Tom Holland, who plays the role of Spider-Man, claimed that he is a big fan of Chris and that he loved working with him in the movie. However, he added that it was quite challenging to work with him, as Chris’s tendency to joke, be it in character or out of character, had made it really hard for the Spider-Man actor to keep a straight face.
  22. He cites the legendary characters Marty McFly and Han Solo to be the influences on his performance as “Peter Quill/ Star Lord in “Guardians of the Galaxy.” It is said that his character Star Lord’s obscene gesture was also an improvisation by him.
  23. He was ranked at number 2 in the list of Sexiest Men Alive by People’s Magazine.
  24. Initially, “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn did not want to see him audition for the role of Star Lord, but was convinced by his assistant. But, just after Pratt read for thirty seconds, Gunn was convinced that he was perfect for the role.
  25. In the movie “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” his character Owen, gets slimed by dino saliva, to which he admitted that it felt gross, sticky and wet. He added that it was neither cold nor hot, but room temperature, and that it felt like a big bowl of dog slobber.
  26. To regain his physique for the Star Lord role in “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie, he underwent a very strict training regimen and diet for six months. He claimed the regimen to be almost “torturous” and a hell of a lot of hard work, but after watching his shirtless scene on the playback monitor, he felt everything was worth it.
  27. Entertainment Weekly in its July 18 edition in 2014 featured a story on Pratt that traced his physical body transformation over the course of 12 years in the film industry, starting from Everwood to Guardians of The Galaxy.
  28. His relationship with author Katherine Schwarzenegger began in June 2018 and the duo was married one year later on June 8, 2019 in Montecito, California.
  29. He was presented with CinemaCon Award for Breakthrough Performer in March 2014.
  30. He refers to this regimen and weight loss preparation in an episode of “Parks and Recreation,” in which his co-star Adam Scott, playing the role of Wyatt, asks him “And all you did was stop drinking beer?”, and his character of Dwyer responds saying, “Yeah, and I lost like sixty pounds.”
  31. Chris Pratt Net Worth: $40 Million
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