Most of us know Chris Pratt as the chubby, hilarious, yet sweet caring guy from the TV show “Parks and Recreation” that airs on NBC. Pratt plays lovable Andy Dwyer in the show. Did you realize that he has drastic weight loss and gain twice since 2011?
In 2011 Pratt got a chance to bag the role of a lifetime by playing Scott Hatteberg in the movie “Moneyball”, the story of the statistical analysis revolution pioneered in baseball by Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, played by Brad Pitt.
When Pratt tried out for the role of Hatteberg the producers loved him, only one problem, Pratt was too big for their liking. He weighed about 250 pounds at the time of the audition. Pratt hit the gym hard for three months and lost 30 pounds. Sure enough Pratt got the part of playing Scott Hatteberg.
After being done with his “Moneyball” role, Pratt did the unthinkable; he gained 50-60 pounds for his role in the move “Ten Year”. Pratt remembered. “I gained — shit, like 50 pounds to play this fat, alcoholic character. That made it really fun. I would drink dark beer every night. I would have a double order of pancakes every morning. Burgers for lunch. Fries, snacks, candy. I ballooned my weight up. It was probably very unhealthy, but it was so fun.”
His next big role was for the movie “Zero Dark Thirty”, the story of U.S. Navy’s Seal Team 6 which found and killed Osama Bin Laden. Pratt busted his ass for six months to get into ripped shape for the role. The 36-year old was in the best shape of his life, but as soon as that movie was done being filmed, he changed his ways again.
He had to regain 60 pounds to star opposite Vince Vaughn in the comedy “Starbuck.” “Starbuck” is a remake of a 2011 Canadian comedy about a dangerously obsessive sperm donor who discovers he is responsible for bringing more than 500 new lives into the world, some are on an obsessive mission to track down their biological father.