Guardians of the Galaxy: Is Chris Pratt The Next Big Hollywood Star?

Chris Pratt, the 34-year-old actor who has bagged himself some pretty tasty roles in recent years, is bulking up for his role in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Pratt is the latest movie star to undergo a dramatic physical transformation and posted his progress in an Instragram photo this week.

It's not the first time the Parks and Recreation actor has changed weight for a movie role - he sported a hugely toned physique for his role as a member of Seal Team Six in Kathyn Bigelow's Osama Bin Laden movie 'Zero Dark Thirty' last year.

Marvel's new superhero movie - based on the comic book team of the same name - follows an American pilot in space and a group of futuristic ex-cons who go on the run with a highly coveted object. Directed by James Gunn, the movie sees Pratt star opposite Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Glenn Close, Karen Gillan, Benicio del Toro and John C. Reilly. 

Chris PrattChris Pratt At The 17th Annual Critics Choice Awards

In November, it was announced Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Jim Sturgess, Lee Pace and Eddie Redmayne signed deals to test for the role of Peter Quill/Star-Lord, though Pratt eventually snagged the role despite late interest from Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Other actors to undergo dramatic transformations for movie roles include Christian Bale for The Machinist and Matthew McConuaghey for The Dallas Buyers Club. 

Chris PrattChris Pratt At The Toronto International Film Festival


Contactmusic

Tags: Chris Pratt - Kathryn Bigelow - Osama Bin Laden - James Gunn - Dave Bautista - Zoe Saldana - Lee Pace - Glenn Close - Karen Gillan - Benicio Del Toro - John C Reilly - Joel Edgerton - Jack Huston - Jim Sturgess - Eddie Redmayne - Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Christian Bale

Advertisement

More Chris Pratt

Hipster Disney: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Mixtape Set for Cassette Release

Disney has announced it will release Guardians of the Galaxy mixtape on cassette. Awesome Mix Vol 1 will be the studio's first cassette release in...

Marvel Announce Animated ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Series For Disney XD In 2015

This year Guardians of the Galaxy swooped into theatres and saved the summer box office, taking over $654 million worldwide. Now Disney is hoping they...

Chris Pratt Explains Story Behind Embarrassing First Headshot

Chris Pratt may be becoming one of Hollywood's biggest stars, largely due to the success of Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' but one thing that...

Chris Pratt and Ariana Grande Help Kick Off ‘SNL’s’ 40th Season

Chris Pratt played host last night (September 27th) for the premiere episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ 40th season. Pratt was joined by singer of the...

Advertisement

"Guardians Of The Galaxy" Hits $300 Million Mark, Surrenders Box Office Throne

Time for the weekly box office recap – and this time, we seem to have a new champion. Guardians of the Galaxy finally crossed the...

Chris Pratt To Host Saturday Night Live Season Premiere

There is just no stopping Chris Pratt. Funny, attractive, and the kind of guy everyone wants as a best friend, he's gone from supporting cast...

Can You Guess Which Movie Topped the Box-Office?

Marvel's monumental sci-fi hit Guardians of the Galaxy has topped the North American box-office, six weeks after it opened in theaters. In one of the...

As One Marvel Flick Falls, Another Must Rise - 'Guardians' Topples 'Winter Soldier' For 2014 Box Office Crown

After much love from critics and fans alike, Guardians of the Galaxy has reached a new box office milestone. Marvel's space opera is now the...

Advertisement

Comments

Chris Pratt Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Chris Pratt

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All