Since his breakout role as Johnny Storm in 'Fantastic Four' the actor, director and producer Chris Evans have become famous for playing key roles in movies adapted from comic books. Masculinity has become a trademark for the 'Captain America' superstar but the tough acting star has a softer side to him that might surprise you.
Born in Boston to an artist director Lisa and dentist Robert Evans, Chris is still a Boston boy at heart and for Evans home is where the heart is. Even at a young age, Evans knew he wanted to act and often participated in school stage productions. His mother's job at the youth theatre and his acting experience in school plays convinced Chris Evans further to pursue a career in the acting field and we are so glad about it.
Here are 18 interesting facts about the blue-eyed heartthrob Chris Evans.
Since 2011 Chris has been playing the role of Steve Rogers/Captain America in at least one movie every year. It started in 2011 with 'Captain America: The First Avenger', 'The Avengers' in 2012, then in 2013 it was 'Thor: The Dark World', 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' in 2014, 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' in 2015, and 2016 saw 'Captain America: Civil War'.
As a child, Chris Evans was not a comic book fan although now he is famous for portraying a comic book superhero.
You'd be surprised to know this interesting fact that Chris turned down the comic book role of Captain America not once or twice but thrice before finally accepting it. He was concerned about the fact that what the sudden fame coming from this role would do to his private life.
We have Robert Downey Jr. to thank for convincing Evans to accept the role.
The 1975 movie 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' starring Jack Nicholson was one of the movies that inspired Evans to foray into acting.
Chris was 18 and in love and reportedly was ditched at his high school prom. "We danced all night, then she got back together with her ex."
Evans has multiple tattoos on his body and every tattoo on his body holds a personal meaning for him. Chris had admitted to being addicted to tattoos.
Evans is actively involved in different charity works. Whenever he is in Boston Chris unfailingly visits Boston's Children's Hospital to spend time with sick kids. He is also a supporter of charities like Got Your 6 and Breast Cancer Care. He has even raised money for charity by participating in Super Bowl.
Evans's mother is a former professional dancer so Chris has a tap dance floor installed in the basement of his house. Chris himself tap dances to work through anxiety.
Charming and sexy, Evans disarming smile is enough to light up a room and part of his charming demeanour is connected to his Boston roots. Chris can't imagine living anywhere else and whenever Evans gets a little downtime he goes back to Boston. Chris tries to get five to six months of the year off so he could spend time in Boston.
The actor is of English, Welsh, Irish, Italian and German descent. No doubt he is so good looking.
Chris Evans was deeply attached to his dog East, a breed between American Bulldog and English Bulldog who died in 2013 and so is passionate about animal rights.
An interesting fact Evans revealed about himself is that he is a self-confessed die-hard romantic. He once spread rose petals around ex-girlfriend Jessica Biel's bed on her birthday.
Scarlett Johansson is often dubbed as Chris Evans's chronic co-star as both have starred together in six movies.
For his role as Ryan Hewitt in 'Cellular' Chris trained for five weeks at a Los Angeles stunt school and performed his own stunts for the movie.
Chris Evans younger brother Scott Evans is a gay actor. He is best known for the ABC daytime soap opera 'One Life to Live' where he played the role of Oliver Fish, a police officer. The Evans brothers on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' revealed that Chris was the torturous older brother who got Scott in to all kinds of trouble.
It was revealed in a celebrity magazine that Chris Evans has been in therapy in 2013 to work on his head. Chris became active in talk-therapy just before he signed up with the Marvel Comic-Book movie franchise to work on himself. Being in the public eye, doing what Evans does, the stressful environment works up his anxiety and he feels it's good to talk about things that cause him anxiety.
Chris Evans likes to work on himself and for this besides therapy, he even reads self-help books.
Chris has regularly stated that one of his ultimate life goals is happiness. While his acting works have given him a unique lifestyle they are simply a means to an end and his work does not define him or his happiness. Not many actors can really mean it but Chris does and it shows from the way he lives.
One Chris Evans is our Marvel superhero right here and the other one is the British Chris Evans who is an English businessman, producer and presenter. He has hosted several shows including 'TGI Friday', 'Top Gear', 'The Chris Evans Breakfast Show' to name a few.