'''Christopher Robert "Chris" Evans''' (born 1981) is an American actor who, until recently, was best known for a tendency to play the [[{{Jerkass}} smart alec]] and [[MrFanservice pretty boy]] in his roles, including the desperate [[TheEveryman everyman]] protagonist Ryan in ''{{Cellular}}'', Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch in the ''[[Film/FantasticFour Fantastic Four]]'' movies, and "Harvard Hottie" in ''TheNannyDiaries''. And if you're old enough, you probably first remember him from ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'', which shows he's surprisingly really good at comedy.

Though he's never shied away from more serious roles (''{{Film/Sunshine}}'', ''{{Film/Push}}'', ''London'', ''{{Film/Fierce People}}'', ''The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond''), it was still a great surprise to the mainstream public when Marvel announced him as their choice to play the straight-laced and serious-minded ComicBook/CaptainAmerica in their [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Marvel universe movies]]. Of course, making such a splash on ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' and ''Film/TheAvengers'', he became the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse answer to Creator/ChristopherReeve, so much so that he felt the need to be PlayingAgainstType[[note]]though playing the more serious, boy scoutish Captain America could be seen as playing against type unto itself, especially when compared to his previous venture as Marvel's eternally snarky Human Torch[[/note]], which he did by becoming the psychopathic hitman Mr. Freezy in ''TheIceman'' and the gritty AntiHero Curtis in ''Film/{{Snowpiercer}}'' in 2013.

[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused with]] [[Radio/ChrisEvans the British DJ and TV presenter]] who was married to Creator/BilliePiper. Between playing Captain America, Johnny Storm, Lucas Lee in ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'', Jensen in ''Film/TheLosers'', Casey Jones in ''{{WesternAnimation/TMNT}}'' and Curtis in ''Film/{{Snowpiercer}}''[[note]]based on a French comic[[/note]], Evans has perhaps portrayed the largest amount of distinct characters in comic book film adaptations.

He has said that he plans to stop acting once he finishes his Marvel contract and wishes to move on to directing.


* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''
** ''Film/TheAvengers''
** [[spoiler: ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'']] (cameo)
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''
** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''
* ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld''
* ''TheLosers''
* ''Film/StreetKings''
* ''Film/{{Push}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/BattleForTerra''
* ''Film/{{Sunshine}}''
* ''Film/FiercePeople''
* ''Film/FantasticFour'' and ''[[Film/FantasticFour Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer]]''
* ''{{Cellular}}''
* ''ThePerfectScore''
* ''NotAnotherTeenMovie''
* ''Film/WhatsYourNumber''
* ''TheLossOfATeardropDiamond''
* ''Film/{{Snowpiercer}}''
* ''Film/PlayingItCool''