Chris Pratt has had a very interesting career. His first major role was in 2002 when he co-starred in the short-lived WB series. Everwood. Pratt played supporting roles in several films in the early 2000s, including Jennifer’s body, Take me home tonight, The five-year commitmentand What is your number. However, her breakthrough came with the critically acclaimed NBC hit Parks and recreationplaying the silly but lovable Andy Dwyer, a role that earned him a Critics Choice Award nomination in 2013.
Major critical and commercial success came thanks to her starring role in James Gunn’s 2014 Space Adventure guardians of the galaxy. The film transformed Pratt into a true star and the doer of tomorrow, paving the way for his future roles in major blockbusters. Pratt remains an A-lister, even though his reputation and box office receipts have suffered in recent years. And while the roles he plays are often similar, he manages to imbue each one with enough charm and charisma, delivering several memorable characters that cement his reputation as a quality leading man.
Jim Preston – Passengers
Buried under a brazen attempt to exploit the admittedly strong chemistry between Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence is a genuinely touching story about men’s despair and fear of loneliness. Passengers has an intriguing premise that would work incredibly well as a space thriller, Extraterrestrial style, or even a terrifying horror movie. Alas, the film settles for a sappy love story that never quite succeeds because of Pratt’s character’s many questionable actions.
Had the film leaned into the naturally dark elements of the story, it could have been a truly compelling entry into the pantheon of space thrillers. It also would have meant turning Pratt’s Jim into a full-fledged villain, which didn’t sit well with the actor’s post.Guardians image. Still, Passengers isn’t a complete mess, mostly thanks to Pratt and Lawrence’s undeniable spark. It’s also to Pratt’s credit that Jim doesn’t come across as a complete creep, despite the film’s best efforts.
Emmet Brickowski – The Lego Movie, The Lego Movie 2: Part 2
Chris Pratt has carved out a niche for himself in animation. The actor will provide the voices of two of pop culture’s most iconic characters, Mario and Garfield, in upcoming projects. However, his first foray into voice acting came with The Lego Movie and its sequel, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. Pratt voices Emmet Brickowski, an ordinary inhabitant of the Lego world who joins a resistance to stop an evil tycoon.
Emmet showcases all of Pratt’s strengths during his middle years as a star. He’s effortlessly charming, endearing even, a compelling character as both a regular man and an action hero. Pratt does a marvelous job portraying Emmet, creating a wonderful, memorable Lego minifigure that never draws attention.
Owen Grady – Jurassic World, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
The jurassic world The Trilogy is truly an example of a legacy sequel honoring its beloved property. None of the films quite measure up to Steven Spielberg’s 1993 masterpiece, but they measure up more than the 1997 and 2001 entries in the original trilogy.
Pratt is a big part of the success of the new trilogy. He brings a hulking and suitably hunky presence to the story’s lead, Owen Grady, a man of action who trains velociraptors and rides a bicycle. The character is one-note and firmly rooted in a very ’90s idea of what a leading man should be, but it works in a franchise shamelessly trying to keep its nostalgia alive. Owen isn’t Alan Grant or Ian Malcolm, but he’s the exact action hero of a franchise like jurassic world necessary.
Star-Lord – Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1 & 2
It’s no understatement to say that the Guardians of the Galaxy were C, even D-list heroes in the Marvel canon. Loyal fans knew who they were, of course, but the general public raised their eyebrows with skepticism when Kevin Feige announced a movie for the otherwise unknown team of galactic heroes. However, the sincere and hilarious heart of James Gunn guardians of the galaxy lifted the team into List A, propelled by Pratt’s star performance.
Peter Quill is the kind of man-child Pratt was born to play. Unabashedly immature but irresistible, Pratt’s Quill laid the groundwork for Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang and even Chris Hemsworth’s future version of Thor. Quill is the kind of hero who wins battles by dancing. It takes a very particular actor to pull off such a ridiculous scene, and Pratt was up to the task. And while Quill’s reputation took a hit following his role in Avengers: Infinity Warthe next Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will surely give the character some much needed redemption.
Andy Dwyer – Parks and Recreation
Parks and recreation is one of the best sitcoms of the new millennium and one of the main reasons to have Peacock right now. The satirical mockumentary took full advantage of Amy Poehler’s comedic strengths to create an unforgettable take on American politics that remained critical without ever losing its trademark charm. The show launched the careers of many underrated artists, including Pratt.
Andy Dwyer redefined what a himbo could be. Introduced as a slacker in the first season, Pratt’s Andy became a series regular after proving popular with audiences. Over the course of seven seasons, the character has evolved beyond her initial conception, mostly through her relationship with another of the show’s iconic characters, April Ludgate. Pratt established himself as television’s ultimate lovable jerk, an image he remains closely associated with in his big-screen persona.