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  1. He’s a big Disney fanatic.
  2. He has more than one Marvel role.
  3. He rejected the Captain America role twice.
  4. His skinny body at the start of Captain America: The First Avengers was CGI-made.
  5. He had a secret crush on Sandra Bullock.
  6. He loves to brag about his sexual life.
  7. His acting chops run in the blood.
  8. He has a knack for tap dancing.
  9. He is a Buddhist.
  10. He ran his mouth wild sometimes in public.
  11. He made more comic & book movie appearances than anyone.

11 Fun Facts About Chris Evans That Will Make You Love Him Even More

Yesterday, June 13th was the birthday of one of the MCU’s most popular and well-loved actors, Chris Evans. The birthday boy is best known for his role as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one of the most iconic superheroes in the comic, but in contrast to the character’s somewhat serious and awkward demeanor, Evans in real life is a humorous guy, who’s also very charismatic and fun to be around. He often makes jokes during interviews or live shows and never shies from interacting with his fans.

Chris Evans is actually a very talented person, who has way more to offer than his handsome outlook and acting chops. Let’s have a breather with these 11 backstage fun facts about the former Marvel star, and I can assure you, that some of these facts will make you fall in love with him even more. After all, who doesn’t love a bit of America’s hottest tush around?


#1. He’s a big Disney fanatic.

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Who would know that the stoic and straightforward Captain America is actually a huge Disney nerd? Evans loves the House of Mouse’s animated films, with his favorite movies being The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. The 42-year-old actor even shared once that he had memorized the lyrics of these movies down to every last word, and sing along whenever he has the chance. Evans also admitted that he still goes to Disneyland with his family even in his thirties.

The actor also expressed his desire to have a Disney role in the future, which finally comes true when Lightyear happened.


#2. He has more than one Marvel role.

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Hardcore Marvel fans might know this already, but way before his Captain America role, Chris Evans also starred as the Human Torch in the 2005 and 2007 movies The Fantastic Four, directed by Tim Story. Both films received mixed reviews from the audience, but young Evans completely nailed the role and is one of the most loved characters in the franchise, making it a solid stepping stone for his career.


#3. He rejected the Captain America role twice.

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Few would know that we almost didn’t get to see Chris Evans as the symbol of America, as the actor turned down the role not once, but twice in the past. Back then, the Massachusets native was struggling with crippling anxiety, so he felt he wasn’t in the right condition to play Steve Rogers. Thankfully, thanks to a call from his co-star Robert Downey Jr., the actor finally accepted the role, and as we say, the rest is history.


#4. His skinny body at the start of Captain America: The First Avengers was CGI-made.

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In the movie, before getting the serum, Steve Rogers was a skinny and small man who struggles with asthma, therefore wasn’t qualified to be in the army. Evans revealed that during the filming at the time, his body was too ripped to play pre-serum Steve, so the crew had to edit his figure using CGI, because there was no way the actor could get that scrawny on such short notice.


#5. He had a secret crush on Sandra Bullock.

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Evans once admitted to the press that he had a huge crush on Sandra Bullock when he was young, and that he didn’t miss a single movie that included the actress during his teen days. There were even some rumors about how the actor attempted to pursue Bullock as a romantic partner.


#6. He loves to brag about his sexual life.

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Chris Evans is full of surprises, and his fans love him for it. Once, he shocked the audience by opening up about how he immediately bragged with his mom right after losing his virginity. Another time, the actor “accidentally” posted an explicit snap of his junk on Instagram, which caused a huge commotion on the social media site.


#7. His acting chops run in the blood.

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Everyone knows Chris Evans has a brother, but do you know that he’s an actor as well? Scott Evans is a well-known TV series star, who took part in the Netflix show Grace and Frankie, and the soap opera One Life to Live. The two were seen many times together in various public events.


#8. He has a knack for tap dancing.

While the actor tries to remain modest about it, Chris Evans is actually a talented tap dancer. He got to showcase his ability once on The Ellen Show, which sent the fans going wild. After concluding his contract with Marvel, the actor started taking tap dance lessons twice a week as a way to help him relax and be stress-free. “It makes me feel like I’m a part of the music”, said the Captain America star.

Besides tap dancing, Evans can also sing, and play musical instruments like piano and guitar. How talented this man can be?


#9. He is a Buddhist.

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While growing up in a Catholic household, Evans took an interest in Eastern philosophy, and has been a practicing Buddhist since he was a teen. The actor used to attend a Buddhism class in Los Angeles, and even spent three weeks at a Buddhist retreat center in Rishikesh, India back in the 2000s. “There was a whole religion that felt the way I was feeling.” Shared Evans.


#10. He ran his mouth wild sometimes in public.

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While Evans is loved for his straightforward personality, there are times in the past when he said something he shouldn’t. For example, he once called his co-star in the MCU, Scarlet Johansson a “complete wh*re”, and later had to apologize for it. He also once referred to his family as “f**king Von Trapps” in an interview.

Evans is different now. The actor is now more mature and knows how to hold himself back from making controversial statements.


#11. He made more comic & book movie appearances than anyone.

Chris Evans loves comics just as much as Disney movies, and his acting career so far has shown that. As of 2019, the 42-year-old has taken part in a whopping total of 18 comic book movies, including voice-acting roles. 11 of these are from his role as Captain America in the MCU. Some other notable films he was in are Snowpiercer, The Fantastic Four, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Are there any fun facts about Chris Evans that we forgot to mention? Tell us in the comment.

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