Not only is actor Chris Pratt known as the star of Parks and Rec and Jurassic World, but he’s also known as being one of the coolest guys around.
When he was in the market for a new header for his Facebook page, instead of hiring some fancy designer, he decided to do a contest with his fans (plus, as he puts it, he doesn’t know Photoshop).
He asked only that the image feature his most famous characters — Peter Quill, Owen, Andy, and Emmet — as well as “eagles, American flags, guns, cool ford raptors, cigars, explosions” and “some cool guns or rollerblades,” among his other favorite things.
Along with Pratt noticing (and mentioning) you as the winner, you might also get “a free dinner at Applebee’s or something like that.”
Needless to say, Pratt fans fired up their computers and started creating, and Pratt is personally looking through all the submissions himself. Although the winner is yet to be announced, here’s a selection of the best and weirdest so far, but be sure to visit Pratt’s page to check out the rest — and maybe enter your own.
Considering that The Simpsons has been an iconic show for more than 20 years, it’s no surprise that fans take their love of the show to a permanent level by inking equally iconic show moments onto their skin.
That’s right. They take their love of the show out of Springfield and onto their body somewhere — whether it’s just a recognizable character or a random moment from the show.
In a series of beautiful, heartwarming photos, mom of three and photographer Anna Larson captures the bond between her two young daughters, Haven, her biological daughter, and Semenesh, who was adopted from Ethiopia five years ago.
Most people have at least one celebrity that they like a bit more than the others. Maybe it’s an actor, an athlete, or even a popular singer. Whoever it is, they’re someone you would like to sit down with and share an appetizer with.
Then there are these people — those who took their fandom to a new level by inking that celebrity’s likeness on their skin with a tattoo.
Some are amazing. Some are amazingly weird. We’ll let you judge for yourself.
In 1997, Chris Farley was set to provide the voice of Shrek in the forthcoming movie. He had recorded a full 80% of the dialogue, and the people who had heard his work called it one of his best performances. The story was a little different from the Shrek we know today. The ogre was a mere teenager rebelling against the family business, but by all accounts it was likely to be a hit.
But in December of that year tragedy struck: Farley died of a drug overdose. While the studio considered hiring an impersonator to finish out the film, they decided to replace him with Mike Myers.
No one has seen footage from Farley’s version of Shrek. Until now.
There’s really no way to argue against the fact that actors are paid insane amounts of money — more money than 99.9 percent of us will ever see in our lives or those of generations that come after us.
But putting that fact aside, it’s always interesting to hear which actors are paid the most insane amounts of money for creating the entertainment that we spend our own money on.
And, for the third year in a row, Robert Downey Jr.’s $80 million payday is more than any other leading man on the planet — $30 million above Hong Kong hero Jackie Chan’s second place haul, to be exact, according to Forbes’ annual list.
The highest-paid actors, who hail from seven countries, earned a combined $941 million before taxes and fees between June 1, 2014 and June 1, 2015.
The list measures earnings before subtracting management fees and taxes; figures are based on data from Nielsen, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with agents, managers, lawyers — and stars themselves.
(Forbes said that a separate list of highest-paid actresses will be published later.)