Chris Pratt: The Silver Bullet, Selling Yourself, Acting, and The Value of Overconfidence | Success Series Podcast

Today’s show features advice from Chris Pratt—an American Actor who is perhaps best known for his roles in Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy; and, for those who are able to identify a man by his voice, playing the role of Emmet in The Lego Movie. Other notable films you may know include Zero Dark Thirty, Delivery Man, and Passengers (with Jennifer Lawrence). The Marvel fans amongst you may know he will play the role of Star-Lord in the new film, Avengers: Infinity War, set to be released in May next year.

Chris is currently 38, and whilst his name has exploded on to the seen only is the last couple of years or so, he has been acting since a young age. His first film was Cursed Part 3, which came out in 2000; how he ended up in this film, though, is quite interesting. Chris was waiting tables at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant in Maui, Hawaii, when one day found himself chatting to actress and director, Rae Chong, who asked him if he could act; he replied something along the lines of ‘yeah, of course I can’, which, as you’ll here in the podcast, was not strictly true; and so, his career in acting began…

In 2015, Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world, on their Time 100 list. He is one of the most popular and exciting actors at the moment. He’s Chris Pratt, and what follows is 7 separate segments in which he discusses the important factors that have influenced the position he finds himself in today.


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