The evolution of Chris Pratt: from cheeky funnyman to charismatic leading lad

We take a look at Chris Pratt's amazing evolution from the lovable guy on TV to the sexy action hero on the silver screen.

By Chloe Lal and Bella Brennan
Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt has sky-rocketed into the Hollywood stratosphere thanks to recent leading roles in Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World.

But not too long ago, there was a time when the Virginia-born actor was waiting tables and waiting for his big break. "People have to work. I just don't want it to be at a f*g restaurant," he once said of his struggle. Eventually he landed a handful of roles on the small screen, including The O.C and Everwood.

But it was his breakout role as the goofy Andy Dwyer on the NBC hit comedy show Parks and Recreation in 2009 that really started to get him notoriety. Fast forward to 2015 and the former Bubba Gump Shrimp Company waiter has starred in flicks like Moneyball, Zero Dark Thirty and The Five-Year Engagement.

Over the years, the star has also admitted to struggling with his body image. "I was impotent, fatigued, emotionally depressed. I had real health issues that were affecting me in a major way," Chris confessed in a recent interview with Men’s Health magazine of his weight woes.

These days, the father-of-one is on top of his health and feeling better than ever. "I don't want to ever come out sounding like I'm talking smack about people who have issues with their body weight or don't have issues with their body weight. To each their own, but to those who felt the way I felt, there's really hope."

Chris, who is happily married to actress Anna Faris, may have totally overhauled his body and buffed up but he still knows how to make us laugh. We just adore how refreshingly honest he is.

In honour of the talented actor, we look back at Chris’ amazing evolution.

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