Category Archives: Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt: Using Star Lord to Make a Difference

Chris Pratt Charity

Chris Pratt is offering the chance to hang with him on set. Check out his fundraising campaign for details. Seriously. I bet he’s awesome to hang with. 

Thanks to my Star-Lord project, I’ve developed quite an affinity for all things Star-Lord. I’ve grown to appreciate the complexity of his character, what he stands for, and Chris Pratt’s depiction of him in the movies and public appearances. I get particularly excited when someone, particularly the actor himself, uses the character for charitable purposes. Chris, more than many other actors, recognizes the power of his character to advance charitable causes, raise money, and lift the spirits of those around him.

Yesterday, I was excited to see that he’s at it again. In an effort to raise money for his hometown Boys and Girls club, Chris is offering some awesome goodies and a chance to visit him on the set of Guardians 2. How cool.

Boys and Girls

From Chris’ site, here’s a picture of kids from his hometown who utilize the club. In his words: “who you’ll help.”

For me, the value of this campaign isn’t the in the rewards. It’s seeing Chris Pratt trying to make a difference by utilizing a character that people love. It’s in him using his fame to improve the world in a small way.

I’m going to support that. Speaking as someone who ran a fundraising campaign for charity, the number of donations matters as much as the total money raised. I don’t have much money to spare, but I’m going to scrape together to do what little I can.

Let’s spread the word and help Chris out.  If you appreciate Chris and managed to scrape something together for a donation, leave a comment!

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Chris Pratt Asks Facebook to Create His Cover Photo

I’m going to take a quick break from the costume and CASA to share something awesome.

Yesterday, Chris Pratt, the actor behind Star-Lord, asked his Facebook fans to create a new cover photo for his page. I’m not sure he knew exactly what he was getting himself into, but his wall quickly exploded with Photoshop awesomeness. Here’s his guidance:

Hello friends and fans. I am in the market for a new header for my FB page. I want to do a contest. Whoever replies with the best header (make sure your signature is big enough to be seen) will have the honor of it being my official header.

I don’t know photo shop. But you do and this could be a great way for me to notice you and give you accolades plus maybe a free dinner at applebees or something like that who knows sky’s the limit.

so. i need a header. which looks like it would be 1 tall x 3.5 wide.
I’m looking to have Peter Quill, Owen, Andy and Emmet in the mix. possibly some other fun stuff including but not limited to previous roles, my family, eagles, american flags, guns, cool ford raptors, cigars, explosions, anything sly stallone, bloodsport, early steven segal, anything that looks bad ass and will say, “Hey this facebookprofile is chris’s and this is what he’s all about.” maybe some raptors, or even some largemouth bass or deer or trophy elk, maybe some cool guns or rollerblades or possibly even a nascar or a steak maybe even some corndogs. don’t ask me! you decide!

so yeah. who’s gonna get me the best one and have their name displayed for millions of people to see?

Here are some of my favorites:

Created by Aisling O'Hagan-Gamble. I love how it all blends together. Kind of reminds me of Firefly.

Created by Aisling O’Hagan-Gamble. I love how it all blends together. Kind of reminds me of Firefly.

Created by Ramel Ureña. Love the raptors. I'm not sure how he did a Lego raptor...but it's seriously awesome.

Created by Ramel Ureña. Love the raptors. I’m not sure how he did a Lego raptor…but it’s seriously awesome.

Kode Abdo created an awesome original background. Love that he's riding a raptor holding a beer. Only Chris Pratt could do that without spilling the whole thing.

Kode Abdo created an awesome original background. Love that he’s riding a raptor holding a beer. Only Chris Pratt could do that without spilling the whole thing.

If you can't Photoshop, Lego. Motto to live by. Here's one by Cody Ogrentz.

If you can’t Photoshop, Lego. Motto to live by. Here’s one by Cody Ogrentz.

Ginger Clark went in a completely different direction because...why not? I admire the originality.

Ginger Clark went in a completely different direction because…why not? I admire the originality.

This one submitted by Mitchell Cotton. 'Merica.

This one submitted by Mitchell Cotton. ‘Merica.

I love this one created by Brandi Kenney. She writes

I love this one created by Brandi Kenney. She writes “Dear Mr. Pratt, I’m sure you’ve probably wondered: “What would happen if Peter Quill and Owen Grady’s raptors formed a band?” Well, I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to wonder anymore. Here is the cover album artwork for a record I like to think would have been heavily influenced by the Jackson 5″ Check out her Facebook page: Brandi Kenney – Design.

I call this one the Chris Pratt

I call this one the Chris Pratt “James Bond” Header. Created by Monica Price.

Ryan Adams submitted this gem. I have no words. Chris Pratt did. He said, "this might be the one!!!"

Ryan Adams submitted this gem. I have no words. Chris Pratt did. He said, “this might be the one!!!”

If there’s one thing Chris Pratt gets besides acting and raptor taming, it’s social media.

Which one is your favorite? Is there another one you would like to see added to the list? Let me know!

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Chris Pratt Visits a Children’s Hospital

A few days ago, Chris Pratt reminded me that it only takes a small amount of effort to make a child’s day.

On June 20th, the Guardians of the Galaxy star stopped by Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to visit with some of their patients.  Despite his busy schedule, Chris spent hours lifting the spirits of those in need. These pictures come from the hospital’s Facebook page and tell the story of his visit better than I ever could.

Is this a wonderful picture, or what?

Is this a wonderful picture, or what?

The Jurassic World lead brought some goodies from the new hit film and personalized them for the kids.

The Jurassic World lead brought some goodies from the new hit film and personalized them for the kids.

For those who have seen Jurassic World, you know what this picture is...

For those who have seen Jurassic World, you know what this picture is…

I'll bet this patient will remember this visit forever.

I’ll bet this patient will remember this visit forever.

Chris poses with the kids.

Chris poses with the kids.

What an inspiring story.

For me, this served as a reminder of how small efforts and actions can have a huge impact on those who are in need, especially children. In a weird way, it makes Star-Lord feel like a real life superhero and not one that exists purely in the Marvel cinematic universe. I’m excited to finish the costume.

For anyone who would like to donate a couple of dollars to my fundraising effort for CASA, they can do so here!