Chris Evans

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Chris Evans [kɹɪs ˈɛvənz] 1 is an American actor, born June 13, 1981 in Boston (Massachusetts) .

He rose to worldwide fame playing the role of Steve Rogers / Captain America between 2011 and 2019 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He previously played another Marvel hero, Johnny Storm / The Human Torch in Fantastic Four and its sequel.

Chris Evans Biography

Youth and training

Son of Robert and Lisa Evans, a dentist and former dancer, Chris Evans is the second in a family of four. He has an older sister, Carly, a younger brother, Scott Evans, and a younger sister, Shanna, adopted as a baby.

After a childhood and a schooling spent in Boston, he decides to leave for New York to try his luck in comedy. He very quickly succeeded in breaking into the profession, making a name for himself in television series (Boston Public, Opposite Sex) as well as in a TV movie: Eastwick, adapted from the novel and the film The Witches of Eastwick.

Career

Beginnings and progression

It was in 2001, after having abandoned his studies to become a lifeguard [ref. necessary], that Chris Evans is revealed to the general public, starring in the teenage comedy Sex Academy. The actor then takes advantage of his nascent notoriety to persevere in the seventh art and diversify genres: he accompanies a young Scarlett Johansson in the romantic comedy The Perfect Notes (2004), gives the reply to Kim Basinger in the thriller Cellular, and is revealed to the general public by playing the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four (2005) super-production.

This exhibition allowed him to be one of the young actors of various origins chosen by Danny Boyle for his science fiction epic Sunshine, which gave him the first critical success of his career. The actor continues in parallel in the adaptations of comics by lending his voice to the character of Casey Jones in the fourth adventure of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, then by reprising his role of fiery superhero in The Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer.

The same year, he finds Scarlett Johansson in the comedy The Journal of a baby-sitter, where he plays a student who makes the young woman’s head spin.

The following year, he ventured into a more adult genre, rubbing shoulders with Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker in the cast of the thriller At the End of the Night. He plays a policeman, allowing him to move on to a more dramatic register.

He nevertheless returned to more adolescent productions in 2009: he was first featured in the sci-fi thriller Push, in which he starred alongside the young Dakota Fanning, then returned to the fantasy genre for The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, where he co-starred with Bryce Dallas Howard. But he moves away from those heroic figures with Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, adaptation of a comic strip giving him the opportunity to play one of the hero’s antagonists. The film is critically acclaimed – the second of his career – but commercially disappointing. He has no better luck with The Losers, a critical and commercial failure, which he shares with actors Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Idris Elba and Zoe Saldana and plays a former CIA agent on the run, a computer specialist. and a bit wacky.

His career is therefore relatively weakened, when he is chosen by Marvel Studios to lend his features to a new superhero: that of Captain America, which allows him to join the team of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as a founding pillar. .

Critical and commercial recognition

Chris Evans [kɹɪs ˈɛvənz] 1 is an American actor, born June 13, 1981 in Boston (Massachusetts) 2.

He rose to worldwide fame playing the role of Steve Rogers / Captain America between 2011 and 2019 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He previously played another Marvel hero, Johnny Storm / The Human Torch in Fantastic Four and its sequel.

Biography

Youth and training

Son of Robert and Lisa Evans, a dentist and former dancer, Chris Evans is the second in a family of four. He has an older sister, Carly, a younger brother, Scott Evans, and a younger sister, Shanna, adopted as a baby.

After a childhood and a schooling spent in Boston, he decides to leave for New York to try his luck in comedy. He very quickly succeeded in breaking into the profession, making a name for himself in television series (Boston Public, Opposite Sex) as well as in a TV movie: Eastwick, adapted from the novel and the film The Witches of Eastwick.

Career

Beginnings and progression

It was in 2001, after having abandoned his studies to become a lifeguard [ref. necessary], that Chris Evans is revealed to the general public, starring in the teenage comedy Sex Academy. The actor then takes advantage of his nascent notoriety to persevere in the seventh art and diversify genres: he accompanies a young Scarlett Johansson in the romantic comedy The Perfect Notes (2004), gives the reply to Kim Basinger in the thriller Cellular, and is revealed to the general public by playing the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four (2005) super-production.

This exhibition allowed him to be one of the young actors of various origins chosen by Danny Boyle for his science fiction epic Sunshine, which gave him the first critical success of his career. The actor continues in parallel in the adaptations of comics by lending his voice to the character of Casey Jones in the fourth adventure of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, then by reprising his role of fiery superhero in The Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer.

The same year, he finds Scarlett Johansson in the comedy The Journal of a baby-sitter, where he plays a student who makes the young woman’s head spin.

The following year, he ventured into a more adult genre, rubbing shoulders with Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker in the cast of the thriller At the End of the Night. He plays a policeman, allowing him to move on to a more dramatic register.

He nevertheless returned to more adolescent productions in 2009: he was first featured in the sci-fi thriller Push, in which he starred alongside the young Dakota Fanning, then returned to the fantasy genre for The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, where he co-starred with Bryce Dallas Howard. But he moves away from those heroic figures with Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, adaptation of a comic strip giving him the opportunity to play one of the hero’s antagonists. The film is critically acclaimed – the second of his career – but commercially disappointing. He has no better luck with The Losers, a critical and commercial failure, which he shares with actors Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Idris Elba and Zoe Saldana and plays a former CIA agent on the run, a computer specialist. and a bit wacky.

His career is therefore relatively weakened, when he is chosen by Marvel Studios to lend his features to a new superhero: that of Captain America, which allows him to join the team of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as a founding pillar. .

Critical and commercial recognition

In 2011, he starred in two minor projects, shot in Houston and Boston, his hometown: first the romantic comedy Sex List, alongside Anna Faris, then being the hero of Puncture, a thriller in which he interprets a dependent lawyer. Then released Captain America: First Avenger by Joe Johnston, who revealed it a second time to the general public, now becoming the face of Steve Rogers alias Captain America. The feature film, well received by critics3 and the public4, allowed him to establish himself as a successful actor. Before agreeing to play this character, the actor gets to commit to six films and not nine, as the studio5 wanted.

He therefore resumes his role in the blockbuster to the worldwide success Avengers, then in the second opus of his trilogy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which exceeds his predecessor in terms of critical6 and commercial7 fallout.

At the same time, he got involved in more modest and ambitious projects: first by participating in Ariel Vromen’s thriller The Iceman, then by leading the international co-production Snowpiercer, Bong Joon-ho’s Transperceneige, an anticipatory feature film. adapted from the eponymous French comic strip. Both films are very well received by critics.

In March 2014, he announced that once his contract with Marvel came to an end, he would take a break from his acting career and move towards directing.

In September 2015, he announced that he was ready to renew his contract beyond the third installments of Captain America and Avengers which will be his fifth and sixth films for the studio.

Independent filmmaking and cinema

Outside the costume of Captain America, his first film as a lead actor and director for the independent romance Before We Go, presented at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival12, was poorly received by critics13 and after a very American box office. weak14, released directly in international video15. The same goes for his other essay in a light register, which does not work either16: the romantic comedy How to seduce a friend (Playing It Cool), which he is content this time to produce and interpret, alongside Michelle Monaghan. .

In 2016, the highly anticipated Captain America: Civil War, by Anthony and Joe Russo, is released, where the actor is surrounded by a large part of the cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron. The actor then signs a contract to appear in a seventh and final film as Captain America. The studio wants to divide Avengers 3 into two parts, which will be shot simultaneously17.

Prior to that, he starred in the super-low-budget indie drama Mary, of which he is the headliner, under the direction of Marc Webb, the director of the Spiderman franchise. The film received good reviews18 and performed well at the box office19.

In 2018, he reprized his role as Captain America in Avengers: Infinity War again. At the end of the year, he co-stars the action thriller The Red Sea Diving Resort with Michiel Huisman. The film was purchased by Netflix in February 201920.

In 2019, he played for the last time the character of Captain America in a fourth Avengers, which, like his colleague Robert Downey Jr., also marks the end of his contract with Marvel Studios. He thus leaves the Marvel21 cinematographic universe after seven films (not counting the cameos): a trilogy dedicated to his character and a tetralogy around the Avengers.

Political commitment

Believing that the articles dealing with politics on Wikipedia are too long, the actor decides to launch in January 2020 a site of videos, each one lasting one minute, on the subjects of American politics. Evans is betting that politicians, who will answer a specific question in each video, are better informed about political issues than Wikipedians23.

Private life

In the fall of 2001, Chris Evans began dating actress Jessica Biel. The couple separated in 2006 after 5 years of a romantic relationship24.

In 2007, he had a romantic relationship with actress Minka Kelly. The couple separated a few months later and then got back together again in 2012. They subsequently broke up definitively in October 201325,26.

In May 2016, he started dating actress Jenny Slate, whom he met on the set of the movie Mary. They announced their separation in January 201727 but got back together a few months later, in November28. In March 2018, they separate definitively.

Filmography

Cinema

Movies

  • 2000: The Newcomers by James Allen Bradley: Judd
  • 2001: Sex Academy of Joel Gallen: Jake Wyler
  • 2004: Brian Robbins’ Perfect Notes: Kyle
  • 2004: Cellular of David Richard Ellis: Ryan
  • 2005: Ruthless People by Griffin Dunne: Bryce Langley
  • 2005: Fantastic Four from Tim Story: Johnny Storm / The Human Torch
  • 2005: London by Hunter Richards: Syd
  • 2007: Sunshine by Danny Boyle: Robert Mace
  • 2007: Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer from Tim Story: Johnny Storm / The Human Torch
  • 2007: The Diary of a Babysitter by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini: Hayden aka Harvard Hottie
  • 2008: At the end of the night by David Ayer: Paul Diskant
  • 2008: The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond by Jodie Markell: Jimmy Dobyne
  • 2008: Push by Paul McGuigan: Nick Gant
  • 2010: The Losers by Sylvain White: Jake Jensen
  • 2010: Scott Pilgrim of Edgar Wright: Lucas Lee
  • 2011: Puncture of Adam and Mark Kassen: Mike Weiss
  • 2011: Captain America: Joe Johnston’s First Avenger: Steve Rogers / Captain America
  • 2011: Sex List (What’s Your Number?) By Mark Mylod: Colin Shea
  • 2012: Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Steve Rogers / Captain America
  • 2013: The Iceman by Ariel Vromen: Robert Pronge
  • 2013: Snowpiercer, le Transperceneige (설국 열차) by Bong Joon-ho: Curtis
  • 2013: Thor: The Dark World of Alan Taylor: Steve Rogers / Captain America (cameo, one of Loki’s metamorphoses)
  • 2014: Captain America: Anthony and Joe Russo’s Winter Soldier: Steve Rogers / Captain America
  • 2014: How to seduce a friend of Justin Reardon: Me / the narrator
  • 2015: Before We Go by himself: Nick Vaughn – also director
  • 2015: Avengers: Age of Ultron by Joss Whedon: Steve Rogers / Captain America
  • 2015: Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man: Steve Rogers / Captain America (post-credits scene cameo, uncredited)
  • 2016: Captain America: Civil War Anthony and Joe Russo: Steve Rogers / Captain America
  • 2017: Mary (Gifted) by Marc Webb: Frank Adler
  • 2017: Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming: Steve Rogers / Captain America (cameo)
  • 2018: Avengers: Infinity War by Anthony and Joe Russo: Steve Rogers / Captain America
  • 2019: Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck’s Captain Marvel: Steve Rogers / Captain America (post-credits scene cameo, uncredited)
  • 2019: Avengers: Endgame by Anthony and Joe Russo: Steve Rogers / Captain America
  • 2019: Operation brothers by Gideon Raff: Ari Levinson
  • 2019: Knives Out by Rian Johnson: Hugh “Ransom” Drysdale
  • 2020: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Water Crisis: Lucas Lee

Coming soon

  • date unknown: Don’t Look Up by Adam McKay (filming)
  • date unknown: Anthony and Joe Russo’s The Gray Man: Lloyd Hansen (in preproduction)

Animation films

  • 2007: TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT): Casey Jones (original voice)
  • 2007: Battle for Terra: Stewart Stanton (original voice)

Coming soon

  • 2022: Lightyear by Angus MacLane: Buzz Lightyear30 (original voice30 – release scheduled for 06.17.202230 in the United States)

Television

TV movies

  • 2002: Eastwick: Adam

TV shows

  • 2000: The Fugitive: Zack Lander (season 1, episode 3)
  • 2000: Opposite Sex: Cary Baston (season 1, episodes 1 to 8)
  • 2001: Boston Audience: Neil Mavromates (season 1, episode 9)
  • 2015: Agent Carter: Steve Rogers / Captain America (season 1, episode 1 – archive footage from Captain America: First Avenger)
  • 2020: Defend Jacob: Andy Barber (8 episodes)

Video games

  • 2005: Fantastic Four: Johnny Storm / The Human Torch
  • 2011: Captain America: Super Soldier: Steve Rogers / Captain America

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