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The Breakout Stars of Summer 2014

Breakout Stars of Summer 2014

While many fans spent the summer taking time off, these actors worked their asses off to stand out from the crop of blockbuster films and reality TV, delivering something fun, fresh, and exciting. Not only were their projects hits in their own right, the actors themselves were breakouts and proved to be ones to watch for the rest of the year. From Obvious Child‘s Jenny Slate to Billy Eichner, check out our picks for the biggest ones to watch come fall.

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Before He Became Star Lord, Chris Pratt Was Once a Guy Who Lived in a Van Down By the Beach

Chris Pratt Homeless Van

Everyone has to start somewhere. Chris Pratt may have landed huge blockbuster films like Guardians of the Galaxy and The Lego Movie, but before that, he was just a young stud living in Hawaii, waiting for his big break. Pratt recently posted a super sweet snapshot of his baby-faced self showing off the van he was living out of as an unknown actor. In his hand? The script that would take him straight to Hollywood.

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Superhero Chris Pratt Raps “Forgot About Dre” Better Than Eminem

In addition to saving the world, Chris Pratt unveiled yet another super power this week when he rapped the entirety of “Forgot About Dre” for DJ Whoo Kid’s Whoolywood radio show. The story goes like this: the Guardians of the Galaxy star spent a lot of time listening to Eminem when he was a down and out actor in Maui — before Everwood, The O.C., and, yes, Parks and Recreation. So much so that he still can perform the 14-year-old song on command. Read more…

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Photographic Evidence That Chris Pratt and Patrick Wilson Are the Same Person

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It’s no secret that Parks and Recreation star Chris Pratt has undergone a physical transformation over the past year. The dopey actor went from lovable with a cuddly squeeze to a lean, mean, sex appealing machine for his role as Peter Quill in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. An unexpected result of that transition was the reveal of Pratt’s inexplicable likeness to fellow actor Patrick Wilson.

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