Chris Evans’ Hilarious 1998 Internship Cover Letter Touts His ‘Intense Passion for Theatre’

Chris Evans

Dreaming big! Chris Evans proved he’s just like Us and shared the old cover letter that he sent out 18 years ago while applying to internships in New York in 1998.

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The Captain America: Civil War star, now 34, tweeted a photo of the crinkled letter, addressed “To Whom It May Concern," on Wednesday, June 8. “Wow. My dad found the letter I sent to DOZENS of casting directors during my junior year. Hilarious. #bestsummerever,” he captioned the picture.

While most of the letter is pretty generic, the Boston native described his “intense passion for theatre” and mentioned that he was taking acting classes every Saturday in NYC. He also adorably called himself a “hardworking individual,” and signed his name “Christopher Evans.”

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Evans, who was only 16 years old at the time he wrote the cover letter, did manage to nab an internship that summer. In a follow-up tweet about the letter, he wrote, “And the resume/headshot I sent along with it is BEYOND humiliating. Truly comical. Luckily it did somehow lead to an internship. #dumbluck.” The other parts of the application must have been a little too embarrassing to share with the world, because he didn’t offer a glimpse of either.

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Just a few years after that summer, the A-lister got his big break playing the popular jock in the 2001 film Not Another Teen Movie. By 2005, he was starring in the first Fantastic Four film. More recently, he has joined the ranks of Marvel’s esteemed superheroes as Captain America. The latest movie in the franchise, Captain America: Civil War, hit theaters earlier this year.

Read the endearing full cover letter below. 

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