Chris Pratt went from rags to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

By Melissa Barclay,

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.



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