Chris Pratt’s 7 Hottest Moments: See the Guardians of the Galaxy Star’s Breakout Year

Chris Pratt attends an event on July 24, 2014
Chris Pratt had a breakout year in 2014 with his box office smash Guardians of the Galaxy and February's The Lego Movie. Samir Hussein/WireImage.com

Andy Dwyer, is that you? In 2014 Chris Pratt has transformed from a lovable Parks and Recreation goofball to a bonafide, hunky male lead. His action-packed Marvel film, Guardians of the Galaxy, dominated this weekend’s box office, bringing in a global opening of $160.4 million. 

He’s certainly come a long way since playing the lovable football player Bright on the WB drama Everwood from 2002 to 2006. With a buff physique and the ability to not take himself too seriously, Pratt, 35, could be the new sexy A-Lister we’ve all be waiting for.

chris pratt everwood vs now

With the smashing success of Guardians plus February’s Lego Movie (in which he voiced main character Emmet Brickowski) earning a worldwide total of $467 million, Pratt is having his best year yet.  

Here are his hottest moments from 2014: 

1. When he was spotted trying to steal his own Lego character.

chris pratt at lego screening

Busted! Pratt was caught in the act while trying to hide a model of his Lego alter-ego Emmet inside his suit jacket at the film’s NYC screening on Feb. 5. 

2. When Anna Faris realized just how blessed she is.

chris pratt and anna faris

Faris and Pratt have been married for five years and share son Jack, 23 months, together. At the Los Angeles premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy on July 21, the Mom star gazed up at her handsome hubby, completely smitten. We get it, girl. 

3. When he couldn’t decide on a facial expression.

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While participating in a Guardians of the Galaxy panel in London on July 25, Pratt furrowing his sexy brow, confused as to what face he should be making. Don’t worry…

4. When he landed on Blue Steel.

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Outside of the panel, he posed for photographers, imitating Ben Stiller’s famous “Blue Steel” face from the 2001 film Zoolander

5. When his biceps guarded our galaxy.

chris pratt at speedway

Better put those guns away, someone could get hurt! At the Brickyard 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pratt wore a tight T-shirt and showed off his rippling arms. And everything was okay in the world. 

6. When he compared baby bumps with Zoe Saldana.

chris pratt and zoe saldana

During the press tour for Guardians of the Galaxy, the news of costar Zoe Saldana’s first pregnancy broke. Pratt got in on the action by posing with his own “baby bump” at the New York Stock Exchange on July 29. Somehow he managed to make that sexy, too. 

7. When he took his shirt off in Guardians of the Galaxy.

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And we literally stopped breathing. Seriously, we would follow Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord) to the ends of the galaxy and beyond. The formerly plump comedy star seriously bulked and toned up for his role as a Navy S.E.A.L. in 2012’s Zero Dark Thirty, and we are forever grateful. 

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