Chris Evans: Soldier of all Seasons
With the release of the new Marvel instalment, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, in cinemas this week we thought it only right to flag up the man that brings beloved Captain America to life, the delightful, Chris Evans.
Not to be confused with the British, ginger DJ of the same name, Chris Evans really came to our attention in 2005, portraying the superhero known as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in the comic book adaptation, Fantastic Four. A cheeky, limelight loving charmer who was basically irresitable! A character he reprised in the 2007 sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Between 2007 and 2001 he made a number of Hollywood appearances in films such s Street Kings with Keanu Reeves, sci-fi thriller Push and The Losers, another comic book adaptation, this time from DC.
However it was in 2011 that his name really hit in our minds once more when he came onto our screen as the heroic soldier, Captain America. After reprising the role 3 times so far (and seriously buffing up for each one!) in various versions of the Marvel franchises, and set to continue in a few more yet, Chris Evans has well and truly become our superhero hero!!
The star has recently spoken out of his plans to quit acting after his six-film Marvel contract ends to concentrate on directing (with his first directorial debut, 1:30 Train, recently wrapped) so we are making sure we get lots of him and his skintight superhero outfits while we can!!