By Molly Freeman, Hollywood Staff
Chris Pratt first caught our eye way back in the early 2000s when he co-starred on The WB's Everwood (yeah, we're talking pre-CW era TV.) Then he was on The O.C. as Summer's unfortunate college boyfriend. He bounced around for a bit until he landed on NBC's Parks and Recreation, where his humor officially captured our hearts. Pratt plays Andy Dwyer, the quirky and lovable guy who has his own FBI Agent alter ego: Bert Macklin.
Recently Pratt has been cast in a couple major roles: Star-Lord in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and Emmet, the star of The LEGO® Movie. Plus he's co-starring opposite comedic heavyweight Vince Vaughn in the upcoming film Delivery Man. In addition to all the great roles he's landed, no one has stopped talking about Pratt since a photo of him at the gym went viral earlier this year. (All we can say in response to the photo is: wow and hot damn.) The actor - who previously would have most politely been described as husky - cut out beer and junk food from his diet and went to the gym in order to look the part of a cut, muscular superhero.
We're not superficial; we loved Pratt even as the husky-but-funny Andy Dwyer, but now he's got that same affable humor as well as a superhero body. Seriously, he's every girl's dream boyfriend and he's a guy's guy. How can you not love him?