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Chris Evans is an American actor, director and producer, known for playing key role in films adapted from comic books. He is world famous for his superhero role as the Marvel Comics character – Captain America. Here are 48 facts about the actor:

Actor Chris Evans attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.
(Photo : Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic) Actor Chris Evans attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.
  1. Since 2011, he has being portraying the character of Steve Rogers / Captain America in at least one film every year – “Captain America: The First Avenger” in 2011, “The Avengers” in 2012, “Thor: The Dark World” in 2013, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” in 2014, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in 2015, and “Captain America: Civil War” in 2016.
  2. Initially he turned down the comic book role of Captain America, at least three times before accepting it, in fear of what the sudden fame due to the role would do to his private life. It was Robert Downey Jr., who convinced him to accept the role.
  3. Although he feared the sudden popularity the Captain America role would provide him, he was very much attracted to the character of Steve Rogers / Captain America and once said in an interview that "Even if it wasn't a comic book. I think the story of Steve Rogers is great. He's a great guy. Even if it was just a script about anybody, I would probably want to do it. It wasn't necessarily about the comic itself. He's a great character to play; he just happens to be a comic book character."
  4. Just as he accepted the role of Captain America, and signed a 6-picture Marvel contract, he hopped into intense therapy in order to cope with the sudden fame. He once told the New York Times about how difficult it is while promoting films and his feeling of “fake” and “transparent.” It is reported that he had a “full meltdown” during the promotion of his first superhero movie “Fantastic Four.”
  5. He was not a comic book fan as a child, though he is now famous for his portrayal of comic book superhero Captain America.
    Chris Evans at the 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Press Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel on March 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills City.
    (Photo : Vera Anderson/WireImage) Chris Evans at the 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Press Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel on March 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills City.
  6. For the title role of Steve Rogers / Captain America in the movie “Captain America: The First Avenger,” he was paid $300,000.
  7. He has once admitted to being surprised when his films were successful, and even doesn’t like some of his movies, before he made it big with his Captain America character. He said in an interview “At this point I’ve made a lot of films. I’ve made about 20 movies and I’m probably proud of three. It’s not easy making a good movie.”
  8. Though he is famous star now, he still doesn’t know if he really wants to be a movie star, which he revealed in an interview.
  9. He was named as one of the “Hottest Bachelors,” by People Magazine in the year 2006.
  10. He was listed as one among the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history by Empire Magazine in 2007.
    Chris Evans arrives at the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo : Dan MacMedan/WireImage) Chris Evans arrives at the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
  11. He was born as Christopher Robert Evans on June 13, 1981 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. His nickname is Cevans.
  12. His father Robert Evans is a dentist and his mother Lisa is an artistic director at the Concord Youth Theater. He has three siblings – two sisters - Carly, Shanna and a younger brother Scott.
  13. He and his siblings were raised in Sudbury. He went to Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School and attended Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute after he moved to New York City.
  14. He began his acting career by appearing in school plays, following the footsteps of his older sister Carly.
  15. According to some of his interviews, the 1975 movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” starring Jack Nicholson is one of the movies that inspired him to chose the acting career.
    Actors Scott Evans, Carly Evans and Chris Evans attend the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.
    (Photo : Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic) Actors Scott Evans, Carly Evans and Chris Evans attend the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.
  16. His performance as "Leontes" in "The Winter's Tale" during his days at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School was cited by his drama teacher as exemplary of his skill.
  17. It is reported that he was ditched at his high school prom. “I was 18 and in love. We danced all night, then she got back together with her ex,” he said.
  18. He had a pet dog – a breed between American bulldog and English bulldog, named as East that died in the year 2013. He has always been passionate about animal rights.
  19. He has a tap dance floor installed in the basement of his house, as his mother is a former professional dancer. He once said in an interview that he still tap dance to work through anxiety.
  20. He has multiple tattoos on his body, and has even admitted to be addicted to tattoos. Each of his tattoos are claimed to have personal meanings.
  21. He is a Disney fanatic and claims to know the lyrics of all "The Little Mermaid" songs by heart.
  22. He has acknowledged that he likes reading self-help books in his spare time and often reads topics related to mindfulness.
  23. He is actively involved in different charity works and is a regular visitor of Boston’s Children’s Hospital to spend time with the kids battling an illness.
  24. He also supports charities like Breast Cancer Care and Got Your 6 and even participated in Super Bowl to raise money for charity.
  25. His first feature film debut was the 2001 movie “Not Another Teen Movie,” in which he played the role of Jake Wyler.
    Actor/director Chris Evans arrives at the premiere of Radius and G4 Productions' 'Before We Go' at the Arclight Theatre on September 2, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo : Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Actor/director Chris Evans arrives at the premiere of Radius and G4 Productions' 'Before We Go' at the Arclight Theatre on September 2, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
  26. He had played in a number of TV series including “Opposite Sex,” “The Fugitive,” and “Boston Public.”
  27. After “Not Another Teen Movie,” he was featured as Kyle in the 2004 movie “The Perfect Score,” alongside Scarlett Johansson, who is often dubbed as his chronic co-star because the duo have starred together in a total of six movies.
  28. In preparation for his role in “Cellular,” as Ryan Hewitt, he trained for five weeks at a Los Angeles stunt school. In the entire movie, he did his own car stunts.
  29. He tried for a role in the Cameron Crowe's “Elizabethtown” but the role was bagged by Orlando Bloom.
  30. While working on the 2005 movie “Fantastic Four,” as Johnny Storm, he improvised most of his dialogs. He even reprised his role in 2007 sequel “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.”
  31. Though the movie was wildly uneven and disappointing, his performance noticed by critics and he even made it to the third position in the hot body countdown from Gay.com.
  32. In the year 2006, he was ranked #18 on the list of 101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies by E! Television.
  33. His relationship with his girlfriend Jessica Biel ended after 5 years.
  34. He portrayed the character of Mace in the Danny Boyle-directorial movie “Sunshine,” which he claims to be his favorite of all the movies he had acted till date.
  35. He auditioned for the role of Scott Smith in the 2008 movie “Milk,” but lost his chance to James Franco.
  36. He starred as Nick Gant in the 2009 science-fiction thriller “Push” alongside Dakota Fanning. It is said that director Paul McGuigan chose to cast Evans in the role after watching his performance in the movie “Sunshine.
    Jessica Biel & Chris Evans during 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Halloween Party At The Mondrian Hotel at Sky Bar At The Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood, California, United States. ***Exclusive***
    (Photo : Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic) Jessica Biel & Chris Evans during 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Halloween Party At The Mondrian Hotel at Sky Bar At The Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood, California, United States. ***Exclusive***
  37. In the entire movie of “Push,” he performed his own fight scenes, and was even bruised during filming. It took the entire crew weeks to film all the fight scenes.
  38. In a particular hotel scene in the movie “Push,” where his character Nick was supposed to touch Camilla Belle’s butt as they kissed, Evans refused to film the scene without Belle’s permission to touch her. The scene was shot only after Belle giving Evans permission to touch her.
  39. While filming the 2012 movie “The Avengers,” it was very rare times that the entire team was in town at the same time. In a particular night when all were in town, Evans sent a simple text message saying “Assemble,” which is the tagline of the movie to the entire team, prompting a night out. That message from Evans is claimed to Clark Gregg’s favorite text message he has ever received.
  40. The original cut of the movie “The Avengers,” was over 3 hours long. Out of the excised footage, more than 30 minutes revolve around Captain America trying to adjust to the modern world, most of which was used in his next movie “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”
  41. In the 2014 movie “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” it is reported that he and his co-star Scarlett Johansson wrote their own dialogues for most of the scenes they had together.
  42. In a particular scene in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” when he is interrogating Sitwell along with Johansson, Evans makes a reference to their first movie together “The Perfect Score,” and says that “SHIELD knows everything about them, even their SAT scores.” In “The Perfect Score” movie, the duo plays the role of high school students plotting to steal answers to the SAT.
  43. He won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Action Movie Actor for his performance in the movie “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”
  44. He played the role of Curtis in the 2013 movie “Snowpiercer.” It is said that just as he heard the casting news, he personally contacted the director Joon Ho Bong and auditioned for the role.
  45. He made his directorial debut with the movie “Before We Go,” in the year 2014, in which he plays the lead role of Nick Vaughan opposite Alice Eve.
    Chris Evans at the 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Press Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel on March 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills City.
    (Photo : Vera Anderson/WireImage) Chris Evans at the 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Press Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel on March 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills City.
  46. In preparation for his role in his movie “Before We Go,” he decided to learn playing the trumpet and play it in the scenes himself. However, he found it very difficult to learn playing the trumpet and went on to learn just the accurate fingering for the notes he had to play in the scenes.
  47. He was featured alongside Evan Rachel Wood in an advertisement for Gucci Guilty Eau fragrances in the year 2016. This is the second time, he is a part of the ad campaign, following the 2011 ad for the perfume Gucci Guilty and the cologne Guilty pour Homme.
  48. Though he was not initially interested in playing the superhero role, and once said he may consider doing less acting after his contract with Marvel is up, in late September 2015, he expressed interest in extending his contract to portray the superhero character Captain America in more movies after “Avengers: Infinity War.”

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