Chris Pratt is one of those lovable stars who just became an instant audience favorite since the moment he appeared on television. With an amazing on-screen presence and perfect comedic timing, the star has given us some really good movies in the past few years.
Pratt already has 4 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and confirmed to appear in 2 more) and 3 in the Jurassic franchise. Even with such big projects to keep him busy, now and again he did delve into non-franchise films, like the sci-fi action movie, The Tomorrow War. But one thing that has remained central to his movie characters is his military-like role.
Chris Pratt’s Rise to Stardom
What started as a notable casting in Parks & Recreation was followed up with the leading role as Star-Lord in one of MCU’s most comedically marvelous movies. The James Gunn movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. I catapulted Chris Pratt to global fame and recognition. The success of the first installment issued a slightly less worthy GotG sequel, but the actor returned in full swing in the two concluding films of the Infinity Saga.
Chris Pratt’s MCU role deservedly grabbed attention and helped launch a Jurassic franchise reboot which has had quite a successful trilogy run. The concluding film of the franchise, Jurassic World Dominion, is still fresh in theatres and gaining audience ratings.
Besides the franchise blockbusters, Pratt has worked in The Tomorrow War, a military science fiction film directed by the talented Chris McKay. And now, Pratt is set to appear in another Amazon Studios original, The Terminal List, which features him in a military role where he is the only survivor of an ambush and comes back to his homeland to find a deeper conspiracy in play.
Chris Pratt’s Military Worthy Training
Chris Pratt had opened up to Men’s Journal about his weight loss and body transformation journey. He stated having lost 60 pounds in 6 months with “three or four hours a day of just consistent, ass-kicking hard work.” Pratt weighed somewhere close to 300 pounds when he auditioned for Marvel. The studio later paired him with a trainer and nutritionist to get his body on track for GotG.
However, the extent of his training was nothing short of military worthy. With workouts ranging from triathlons to P90X and Cardio Circuit training, it would take superhuman will and motivation to keep at it every day for months. Luckily, he also said the workout sessions gave him “a sense of absolute control” and that was enough for him to reach the desired BMI mark.
As far as the cost of training goes, it surely put a dent in his fortune. In real-time, if one is to compare the expense spared by the US Military for every soldier to recruit and train them for their first operational assignment, it approximately takes $60,000. Adding to that the cost of Special Ops and Navy SEAL training, it easily racks up millions of dollars in budget.
Keeping in mind the time devoted by Pratt to hiring professionals and seeking the personalized advice of nutritionists, he would have spent millions of dollars in transforming from Andy Dwyer to the dinosaur-fighting Owen Grady.