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Chris Pratt wasn’t always in the Hollywood scene. The Guardians of the Galaxy star dropped out of college, lived in a tent, then became the star of the box office hit.
The 35-year-old was raised in small town in Lake Stevens, Washington. After spending a semester in college, Pratt dropped out and made his money in other ways, including stripping, reported Yahoo News.
After living homeless for a while and enjoying it, things took a turn for Pratt. He was cast in a short horror film by Commando star Rae Dawn Chong, after serving her at a restaurant where he worked as a waiter.
From then, the doors opened for Pratt.
He became a regular on the teen soap opera Everwood. Pratt’s biggest TV role is his role on Parks and Recreations, where he plays Andy Dwyer, the deadbeat boyfriend of co-star Rashida Jones.
According to The Independent, Pratt never imagined he would be trimmed and auditioning for the role of Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy. Originally, acting was a way for Pratt to pay the bills.
“Originally the dream was to pay my bills doing nothing other than acting. I got there, but the dream is constantly evolving,” Pratt said.
Guardians of the Galaxy grossed over $37.8 million on Friday alone. The predicted gross income of $90 million was met by the end of the weekend.
The film’s sequel will be released in 2017.