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But it wasn't an easy road to get here!
More than once Chris was probably beating himself up after trying out for what seemed like a huge part- and failing.
Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek
We LOVE Chris flying a ship, but the ragtag group he leads in Guardians seems more apt than a Federation crew. He lost this one to Chris Pine due to lack of star power.
Duke in G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Channing Tatum was also just getting his movie career started when he played Duke. But producers thought he looked far more like an action figure.
Sam Flynn in Tron: Legacy
Garrett Hedlund starred in the final product, which wasn't nearly as well-received as GotG.
Chuck in Chuck
Chris even tried out for TV, but for this particular role he was told he didn't seem nerdy enough. Hmm, he IS pretty darn charming… But then again so is Zachary Levi.
Jake Sully in Avatar
If Chris had won this role from Sam Worthington, he's be locked into a 4-picture deal right now. Would he still be able to play the lead in Guardians?