10 Times Chris Evans Proved He Really is Captain AmericaJanuary 8, 2015
1. That time he escorted the wondrous Betty White at the People’s Choice Awards:
(Bonus: the sweater over the button-down shirt and that slicked back hair is very 1940s Steve Rogers)
2. Chris Evans cheering on young fans that are battling cancer at Christopher’s Haven in Boston:
3. He swept up after he made a mess on set:
Proving that no job is too small for someone as recognizable as himself.
4. He takes every single moment to thank his mother:
Steve Rogers may have lost both his parents in the comics and movies, but he does take the time to honor them as well.
Q: Who are your heroes in real life?
EVANS: Mothers, my mother. Being a mum is not an easy gig because you are shaping human beings. I will give dads credit too, but in my experience, mums bear the burden.
5. Chris Evans partook in 2014’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in a tuxedo (and got his adorable family to help):
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) August 21, 2014
6. Chris Evans gets excited over pizza, just like his Brooklynite alter-ego Steve Rogers would:
This gif is often passed around on Tumblr with the caption: ‘Chris Evans laughing alone with pizza.’
7. Although he doesn’t do it often, his tweets exhibit his humility, gratitude and patriotism:
In these tweets he stands up to bullies, celebrates national holidays, and sends condolences a fan who lost his battle with cancer.
Feeling an enormous amount of pride and gratitude for the real heroes of this country. Thank you for your bravery. #verteransday
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 11, 2014
God help me if I ever catch someone playing the ‘knockout game’. I’m absolutely disgusted by the cruelty in some people. — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) August 16, 2014
Happy Independence Day!!!! Feeling EXTREMELY homesick!!!! — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) July 4, 2014
Just played the greatest round of golf of my life. I’m still absolutely awful, but I’m starting to understand how it can become addicting — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) March 24, 2013
is it normal for a 30 year old man to be as excited about going to disney world with his family as he was when he was 8? — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 28, 2012
8. He says he may have become a painter if he didn’t become an actor, much like Steve Rogers hobby in Captain America:
Evans grew up in Sudbury, Mass., a Boston suburb, where all three of his siblings were theater kids. His adolescence sounds like a real-life version of “High School Musical,” where he juggled sports (lacrosse and wrestling) with productions of “West Side Story.” He says he wanted to be a painter or animator (and only started reading Marvel comics after getting the role in the films.)
9. He rallied along with the rest of his Avengers crew in the #CapforStrat movement, an initiative started by Sophie Caldecott (Lipiatt) to get an advanced copy of Captain America: The Winter Soldier to her father who was terminally ill with cancer and could not make it to see it in theaters:
10. In December 2014 he helped raise over $3,000 for Massachusetts local charity group The Pettengill House, a charity focusing on providing education and therapeutic interventions for at-risk children and their families.
After the autograph signing, Evans, his brother, Scott, two of his aunts and his mother, Lisa, hosted a sold-out charity holiday party that raised over $3,000 for the Salisbury-based nonprofit that supports underprivileged children and families in the Greater Newburyport area. The idea for the dual events came from a family conversation over Thanksgiving.