- He starred in the number one and number three highest-grossest movies of the year of 2014: Guardians of the Galaxy, in which he surprised everyone by anchoring a new Marvel Studios franchise, and The Lego Movie.. The massive success of Guardians was a particular shock, given that Pratt had never headlined a movie before, and given that no one had previously given a damn about Guardians of the Galaxy.
- Too fat to play Star-Lord: "I thought it was an insane idea to cast the fat guy from Parks and Rec as the lead of our superhero movie," says Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. "I didn't really even want to see him." Says Gunn: "I thought, Well, hell, he's overweight, but if that means we have the world's first overweight superhero, I'm okay with it." Pratt didn't see the problem, either. "You can make a talking raccoon that looks real," he told me. "Why can't I just be fat?"
- Fat Pratt Is Gone: "I'm done with that," he says. "I just feel like, if I drink, I want to drink a case of beer and not two beers. Two beers doesn't do anything for me."