A comic find from Chris Pratt’s childhood
One of the actors who shared the official trailer of “Avengers: Infinity War” last week, Chris Pratt, included to his upload a story that illustrates how wonderfully strange his life has turned out.
“When I was 12, I won $300 playing bingo and bought a bunch of comic books. I didn’t know much about comics except I wanted to buy a No. 1, because I knew that it would increase in value and one day I would sell it (along with my 86 Topps baseball cards, full set) for probably hundreds of millions and buy a private island.”
The “Guardians of the Galaxy” star added, “Anyway, [you know what’s] in that stack of comics? ‘The Infinity Gauntlet.’ It had a scary dude named Thanos on the cover with a sweet, sparkly Michael Jackson glove with all these shiny rubies and s**t on it. Little did I know … baseball cards would end up being pretty worthless, and [the] same with comics, in terms of investment. If I were to buy an island, it would have to be the old-fashioned way. (Like playing a character that existed in the comics).”
Pratt, who portrays space adventurer Star-Lord, will be with dozens of other actors playing Marvel heroes in the film. He concluded the caption with: “I forgot the point of this post … Something about destiny, or bingo.”
‘Call Me By Your Name’ star is going places
Timothée Chalamet, who stars in the gay coming-of-age film “Call Me By Your Name,” was awarded breakthrough actor at the 27th Gotham Independent Film Awards and the National Board of Review recently.
Chalamet, who used to date Madonna’s daughter Lourdes when they were schoolmates at LaGuardia High School, thanked a number of people for the “role of a lifetime,” including his “Call Me By Your Name” costar.
“A big and tall thank you to my dance partner, Armie Hammer, for being so g**damn talented,” said the 21-year-old actor. “And for providing the safest of hands with this material.”
Chalamet, who performed at school as teen rapper “Timmy T,” also thanked his “heroes,” including John Patrick Shanley, Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese, Kid Cudi and his mom (former Broadway dancer Nicole Flender). —OLIVER PULUMBARIT
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