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"Christopher Pratt is one the most beautiful creations of Mother Nature's that I have countenanced in my lifetime. Whether the bear is lean from the winter or fattened by sweet summer berries and springtime salmon, it makes me no never mind in the love I bear for him. He's still a magnificent beast."

Christopher Michael Pratt (born June 21, 1979 in Virginia, Minnesota) is an American actor.

Pratt started his career as an unknown on television, notably in Everwood and Parks and Recreation. In addition, he had supporting roles in romantic movies like her and Bride Wars. It was not until 2014, when he was cast as Peter Quill / Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy, that he started to earn greater roles in later Hollywood films like Jurassic World and Passengers. Since then, he has become one of the most popular actors working in Hollywood today, alongside being recognized for his down-to-earth Nice Guy personality and outspoken religious piety, which has resulted in mixed opinions from fans and critics.

He was married to Anna Faris for eight years before they filed for separation, and later for divorce. In June 2019, he married Katherine Schwarzenegger, daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Tropes that apply to Chris Pratt's work:

  • Big Eater: During his days on Parks and Recreation, he didn't bother using a spit bucket during eating scenes and scarfed down vast amounts of food across multiple takes.
  • Caper Rationalization: Stole the Star-Lord jacket off the set of Guardians of the Galaxy so he could wear it while visiting sick kids in hospital.
  • The Everyman: Taken to extremes in The LEGO Movie where his character's averageness is the only thing notable about him. Shows up in other works, with him being an Audience Surrogate (being the only human in Guardians of the Galaxy, for example). He is even noted to be one of the most down-to-earth celebrities. He would later go on to voice Mario, who is largely considered to be one of the most famous everymen in the realm of fiction.
  • Formerly Fat: He was overweight back in his sitcom days, and has lost the weight since preparing for his role in Guardians. In fact, he was skinny in his youth, and then put on the weight on purpose to make Andy Dwyer look more average.
  • Hilarious Outtakes: There eventually came a point where the only outtakes from Parks and Recreation anybody remembered were the ones with Pratt in it, thanks to the sheer amount of Corpsing his improvisation induced.
    Leslie Knope: Everyone loves a good comeback story. Rocky...
    Andy Dwyer: Kim Kardashian?
    Leslie: Kim—Well...
    Andy: Well, in the video, she gets-she gets cum on her back, I think.
    [Everybody loses it]
  • Mr. Fanservice: Nick Offerman says in the above quote. Fun Fact: He used to be a strippernote  before gaining fame as an actor.
  • Nice Guy: He generally plays an affable, nice role and is nice in real-life.
  • Promoted Fanboy: For all the controversy surrounding his casting in The Super Mario Bros Movie, Chris himself is very enthusiastic about voicing Mario, considering it a childhood wish come true.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Both The LEGO Movie and Guardians have him spontaneously start dancing in order to distract a bad guy. And he's pretty good in making it as ridiculous as possible.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: 6'2" tall, brown-haired and was number two on People Magazine's 2014 list of Sexiest Men Alive.
  • Toilet Humour: You might notice that a lot of his ad-libs involve bodily waste and sex jokes.
  • The Unblinking: In a 2018 guest appearance on Spanish talk show El Hormiguero, he was challenged to take part in the show's International No-Blink Championship, clocking in at a whopping 6 minutes and 5 seconds without a blink. That was more than twice as much as the previous record — Ryan Reynolds' 2:36. His record stood until May 2019, when Spanish actor Imanol Arias managed 7:03.
  • Verbal Tic: His frequent use of the word "dude" is often extended to his characters.