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How Chris Pratt Went From Homeless Stripper to King of the Summer Box Office


Chris Pratt has come a long way from his days stripping and living in a van to become one of Hollywood’s most lovable, and bankable, action stars.

The actor, who has two blockbusters in theaters this summer with Avengers: Infinity Wars and Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom, is poised for another profitable year. Listed as the fifth “best actor for the buck” by Forbes last year, Pratt raked in $43 million over the past two years, according to the outlet, and is expected to make $10 million for the new Jurassic World movie alone, according to Variety. 

While the actor grew up in a blue collar household and was homeless for a time, he always knew he’d be successful and famous one day.

”My high school wrestling coach reminds me about this time I came into his office and he said, ‘Chris, what do you want to do with yourself?’ ” Pratt told Entertainment Weekly in 2014. ”I was like, ‘I don’t know, but I know I’ll be famous and I know I’ll make a s— ton of money.’ ”

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