Chris Pratt (born 21.6.1979)
Chris Pratt is an American actor best known for his appearance in recent films like Moneyball, Zero Dark Thirty and Her, as well as starring roles in the more current Lego Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Net Worth: Chris Pratt has a net worth of 4 Million USD (Celebrity Networth/2014)
Childhood: Chris Pratt was born in Virginia, Minnesota, to Kathy and Michael Pratt. While his mother worked in a supermarket, his father originally worked in a gold mine, before moving on to housing development. Chris and his two older siblings, Cully and Angie, grew up in Lake Stevens, Washington where he practiced wrestling in high school. Pratt spent time working as a waiter in the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company on the Hawaiian Island of Maui, where he was scouted by Rae Dawn Chong who later cast him in his first film role.
Career: Chris Pratt's first role was in the horror film Cursed Part 3 in the year 2000. He then went on to have an appearance in an episode of The Huntress before getting the part of Bright Abbot in Everwood - a role he played from 2002 to 2006. Pratt then appeared in nine episodes of The O.C. in the following year. The transition from television to movies came steadily, as Pratt appeared in small roles in Wanted, Bride Wars, Jennifer's Body, Moneyball, Zero Dark Thirty and Her. His latest two starring roles in The Lego Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy have propelled him into the limelight, leading to his securing of the lead role in 2015's newest Jurassic Park film.
Personal life: On the 9th of July, 2009, Chris Pratt married Anna Faris after meeting her on the set for the movie Take me Home Tonight. Their son, Jack, was born on August 25th, 2012. In his spare time, Pratt enjoys hunting, fishing and fixing up old cars.
With fans already getting excited about the 2018-dated 'Jurassic World' sequel, we remember five movie follow-ups that should never have been made.
Not all sequels are terrible - Toy Story, The Bourne Identity and Batman Begins all received excellent second (and third) instalments, for example - but sometimes a disastrous sequel comes along that nobody was asking for. Here are five of the worst.
1. Teen Wolf Too (1987)
This comedy didn't leave audiences howling
Nearly two months after its release, 'Jurassic World' is proving enduringly popular at the box offices, overtaking 'The Avengers' to become one of the 3 most commercially successful movies ever.
The box office performance of Jurassic World continues to go from strength to strength, with the news that the dinosaur blockbuster has overtaken The Avengers to become the third highest-earning movie of all time, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Featuring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, and directed by Colin Trevorrow, it has now taken $1.522 billion at worldwide theaters in the six weeks since its release on June 12th. This nudges it very slightly ahead of the Marvel smash, which took $1.52 billion overall in 2012.
Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt in 'Jurassic World', now the 3rd highest earning movie ever
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A group of male strippers and a Terminator weren’t enough to topple the mighty ‘Jurassic World’ at the box office this weekend.
Jurassic World continued its domination of the US box office this Fourth of July weekend, retaining the number one spot despite competition from Terminator: Genisys and Magic Mike XXL. But it wasn't just Jurassic World which managed to see off the two hot new releases, Pixar’s Inside Out also held its own, keeping the number two spot for a third week running.
There’s no stopping Jurassic World at the US box office.
Colin Trevorrow’s dino-epic used Independence Day weekend to surpass Avengers: Age of Ultron and enter the list of the top five highest-grossing films of all time, with a total of $1.385 billion. Now in it’s fourth week of release, the reboot of the Jurassic World franchise, which stars Chris Pratt, has so far taken $558.1 million in North America alone.
Who knew Chris Pratt was psychic?
As Jurassic World continues to roar at the box office it has emerged that star Chris Pratt might just have been hiding some psychic powers along with his acting talents. In a video filmed back in 2008 for ‘Parks and Recreations’’ second season DVD, the actor is seen joking about landing a role in the upcoming “Jurassic Park 4" movie.
Chris Pratt saw Jurassic World in his future.
"I just got a text message from Steven Spielberg. God, it’s so annoying,” the actor jokes in the backstage skit. “Sorry Steven, I was asked by ‘Parks & Recreation’/NBC to do behind the scenes. Which is to say, everyone else was asked and said no."
‘Ted 2’ proved to be no match for the mighty ‘Jurassic World’ at the box office this weekend.
Seth Macfarlane comedy Ted 2 failed to top the US box office this weekend, taking a disappointing $32.9 million and debuting in the number three spot. For the third week in a row Jurassic World managed to hold on to the number one spot as it added another $54.2 million to its haul.
Ted 2 failed to topple Jurassic World at the box office.
Ted 2’s box office total was around $15 million less than industry experts had expected. Back in 2012 the original film took the number one spot in its opening weekend, taking $54.4 million at the box office. The comedy sequel stars Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried and features Seth MacFarlane as the voice of the foul mouthed bear.
Continue reading: 'Jurassic World' Beats 'Ted 2' And Holds On To US Box Office Top Spot
Brevard Zoo - In the wake of the movie Jurassic World's blockbuster opening, a new viral photo fad has been inspiring zoo keepers everywhere. Before the movie was released, fans were able to get a glimpse of a scene that shows actor Chris Pratt attempting to fend off three dinosaurs inside an enclosure. Now, real-life zoo keepers are doing their best impressions of the iconic dino-filled scene, which is shown in this series of humorous parody photos. - Worldwide, Illinois, United States - Wednesday 24th June 2015
'Jurassic World' has made over $1 billion worldwide.
Jurassic World has taken over $1 billion at the worldwide box-office in just 13 days - faster than any other movie in history. The movie starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard took $106.6 million over the weekend - the biggest ever second week gross in North America.
Jurassic World has grossed over $1 billion at the worldwide box office
The movie is now Universal's second film to achieve $1 billion this year following the monumental success of Furious 7 in April.
Continue reading: 'Jurassic World' Makes History with $1 Billion in 13 Days
The 36 year old blockbuster actor showed why the whole world loves him by taking time out to cheer the kids up.
Megastar Chris Pratt, who plays the dinosaur trainer and researcher who interacts instinctively with velociraptors in the current box office topper Jurassic World, has paid a visit to a children’s hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to re-enact some of his scenes with patients.
A photo album shared by the Our Lady of the Lake children’s hospital shows snaps of the actor signing autographs and talking to the young patients by their bedsides and posing for photos with staff, in addition to re-enacting of the movie's most memorable scenes.
Chris Pratt with wife Anna Faris
'Jurassic World' has held on to the number one spot in a huge weekend at the US box office.
Jurassic World has topped the US box office for the second time this weekend, taking a massive $102 million. The dinosaur action flick starring Chris Pratt managed to beat Pixar’s latest offering Inside Out in a very tight race, which saw the animation take $91 million in it's opening weekend.
Jurassic World is still on top of the US box office.
But while Inside Out might not have managed to take the top spot, it did give Pixar the second-highest opening weekend in the studio’s history. "Inside Out would have been number one in any other weekend," said Phil Contrino, vice president of BoxOffice.com. "At the end of the day, it doesn't matter. Being number one is overrated.”
Chris Pratt followed Nicole Kidman's lead on gender equality this week.
Chris Pratt says the key towards gender equality in Hollywood is to make movies that objectify men more. The Jurassic World actor - now one of the most in-demand stars in the world - said his physique and build had certainly helped him to land major roles.
Chris Pratt is a pretty downt to earth guy
"Never in a calculated way, but in hindsight, yeah," he said when asked if his looks won him roles in Hollywood, "It was a huge part of how my career has shifted is based on the way that I look, on the way that I've shaped my body to look."
Continue reading: Chris Pratt: "Hollywood Needs to Objectify Men More"
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are set to team up in 'Passengers’ and their wages are as out of this world as the film’s plot.
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are set to co-star in a sci-fi romance, Passengers. The upcoming movie is reportedly in pre-production at Sony and will be directed by Morten Tyldum, the Oscar nominee best known for directing the Imitation Game.
Jennifer Lawrence will star opposite Chris Pratt in Passengers.
Read More: Chris Pratt Will Not Film Abroad.
Sony has reportedly greenlit the project, which carries a hefty price tag.
Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, two of Hollywood’s hottest stars, are set to team for a new big budget movie set in outer space titled Passengers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie has finally received the green light from studio Sony, but only after some big money negotiations.
Jennifer Lawrence will be teaming with Chris Pratt for Passengers.
The film is said to carry a price tag of $150m and will be one of the few original projects to get such financing from a big studio. In recent times studios have been reluctant to take such a financial risk with an original script and Passengers is one which has been in development for years.
The 'Jurassic World' superstar said that being abroad means he's too far away from his family for his liking.
Chris Pratt has revealed that he now has a clause in his contract that states he won’t shoot any of his movies abroad. This isn’t because he has a fear of flying or anything like that – he’s just a big softie, and wants to be close to his young family.
The Jurassic World actor and all-round flavour of the year told Entertainment Weekly Radio: “I don't wanna go across the Atlantic Ocean because it's just too far to go that way, and so far people have been accommodating.”
Chris Pratt and wife Anna Faris at the 'Jurassic World' photocall
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We still love dinosaurs more than zombies and robots - here's the proof!
The astronomical success of 'Jurassic World' just proves that dinosaurs aren't explored enough in film these days. Sure, people may be desensitised to the terror of the prehistoric monsters - at least, more so than they were in 1993 upon the arrival of 'Jurassic Park' - but this extraordinary re-telling has broken box office records.
Yep, kids are definitely not bored of dinosaurs
It has its criticisms and, of course, it doesn't quite have the same effect on audiences as its original predecessor, but 'Jurassic World' has successfully managed to cast some much-needed cinematic nostalgia upon the lovers of the Steven Spielberg classic, so much so that its opening has become the highest-grossing debut of all time.
Chris Pratt will be back for more 'Jurassic World' movies.
Chris Pratt has confirmed that he will be back for a Jurassic World sequel, joking that Universal Studios have him locked down to "38 movies". Jurassic World broke box-office records this weekend, taking over $500 million worldwide on the back of glittering reviews.
Jurassic World's star Chris Pratt has signed on for further sequels
"I am. They have me for I think 38 movies or something," Pratt told Entertainment Weekly when asked whether he would be back for another Jurassic movie.
Continue reading: Chris Pratt Signs On For "38 More" Jurassic Park Movies
Date of birth
21st June, 1979