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I’m still an outsider in Hollywood, says Chris Pratt

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Chris Pratt is the lead in two of the biggest Hollywood franchises – JurassicWorld” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” – and is one of its highest-earning stars, but the American actor still considers himself an outsider in Hollywood. The actor believes, “Hollywood tends to homogenise its men and women,” and that is why entering showbiz with an outsider’s perspective worked in his favour.
“I definitely felt like an outsider (when he started working in the West) and I was (an outsider). I probably still am (an outsider) in a way, although I spend more time in Los Angeles (LA) than out of LA,” Pratt said.

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Pratt was a homeless man before he rose to stardom. He used to live in a Scooby-Doo van and worked at a seafood restaurant in Hawaii in late 1990s. It was at this restaurant he was discovered by actress Rae Dawn Chong, who then gave him his first film “Cursed Part 3” in 2000.
The 37-year-old asserts that there is “great benefit” being an outsider. He says that “being an outsider is becoming more and more helpful now”.