Chris Pratt posts a picture of his van in which he once lived

By Waleed Khalidi,

Before Chris Pratt was blowing up box offices in Guardians of the Galaxy, he was living in a Scooby Doo van in Maui, Hawaii.


Image courtesy of Roger Wong/INFphoto.com

The acclaimed actor, famed for his goofy role in Parks and Recreation, shared the pic on his Facebook page on Friday.

"Can't believe I found this picture!" the caption read. "That is the van I lived in!!! In my hand is the script for the movie that got me out of Maui. Crazy."

Image via Facebook from Chris Pratt

Yep, Chris Pratt used to be a homeless Hawaiian. He was working at Maui's Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, according to an article by The Independent.

Pratt was struggling for his big break at the time. The script he is holding in the image turned out to be the kick-starter to that break. The script was likely for Rae Dawn Chong's Cursed Part 3, in which Pratt was offered a role in 2000.

The Guardians of the Galaxy star also noted to The Independent that Hawaii is a "pretty awesome place to be homeless."

Pratt, who is married to actress Anna Faris, is now far from his van days, as Guardians of the Galaxy blows up as a monstrous success, grossing $94 million its opening weekend.

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