articlemostwanted - Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ released in theaters at Friday days ago, and it’s full with familiar faces (and voices), like Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, and new favorite artist Karen Gillan. And while they’re currently superhero superstars now, that wasn’t always the case — it may be hard for you to believe now, but it’s possible that long time ago you didn’t know who they are and what their names are. We will take a look back at the cast of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ to see who they were before they were famous.

Chris Pratt, Peter Quill/Star-Lord

Chris Pratt acted as lovable goofball named Andy on a place for ‘Parks and Recreation,’ plays as Peter Quill or Star-Lord, the leader of the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ He raised by aliens after abducted as child long time ago. He grows up to be an intergalactic bad guy before uniting with an unlikely bunch of heroes to save the entire universe from disaster.

But not many people knew that actor-director Rae Dawn Chong discovered Pratt while she was waiting tables at a Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant and cast in the horror film ‘Cursed 3,’ He got his big appearance as a supporting star on the WB TV series called ‘Everwood’. He also had an act as guest role on ‘The O.C.’ for several times and appeared in the ‘Strangers with Candy’ movie.

Zoe Saldana, Gamora

An alien called Gamora played by Zoe Saldana. A though green-skinned alien that was raised by Thanos. She has her adopted sister called Nebula, But she doesn’t like what the big guy Thanos is up to, so she left him and joins the Guardians to fix things right. Saldana has acted herself as a sci-fi actress in recent years, with roles in the ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Avatar’ films.
But actually her first role was as a dancer in a drama called ‘Center Stage’ at 2000, it was a ballet drama type of show. She plays in the film called “Crossroads” with Britney Spears as well! This film is a teen movie. And then a movie called ‘Drumline’ before landing the breakout role of Anamaria in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.’

Dave Bautista, Drax The Destroyer

In this movie Dave Bautista plays as Drax, an alien warrior whose quest to take revenge against Ronan the Accuser motivates him to join together with the Guardians. He is coming from the world of professional wrestling (WWE actually), but it doesn’t mean he is the weakest spot in this movie.
In 2000 at Ohio Valley Wrestling, he made his first debut in wrestling with the name of Leviathan. And 2 years later he joined WWE in 2002 where he joined there with the nickname as Deacon Batista, a villainous character on the show. In 2010 he leaves the WWE after He won many championship titles. He is also appeared in several movies. Three of them are Werner Herzog’s ‘My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?,’ ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’ and ‘Riddick.’

Vin Diesel, Groot

Vin Diesel, everyone on the face of this earth knew his act on ‘Fast and Furious’ and ‘Riddick’ franchises, you can hear his heavy voice to the character of Groot, a humanoid with tree-like who acts as muscle for his friends, Rocket Raccoon. He looks huge in your mind, but don’t get surprise if he’s pretty adorable.
Back in 1997 he wrote, produced, directed and play in his movie called “Strays”. But back long time ago he shoot on VHS at 1980 breakdancing videos (you can see him on the image on the left top). But his very big performance comes in 1998 with a supporting role in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ followed by the memorable role as the voice of the Iron Giant in ‘The Iron Giant.’

Bradley Cooper, Rocket Raccoon

Rocket Raccoon voiced by Bradley Cooper, a bounty hunter who previously genetically engineered raccoon and has a pretty cool weapons specialist. Cooper was also just recommended for Academy Awards for his actions in the David O. Russell films ‘American Hustle’ and ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’
He played as Ben in the David Wain summer camp cult comedy classic ‘Wet Hot American Summer,’ it is his first role, a gay camp advisor trying to hold a musical event with Amy Poehler’s character. He continued to appear in the films ‘My Little Eye’ and ‘Bending All the Rules’ before he successfully gained attention for playing Rachel McAdams’ jerky fiancé in 2005's ‘Wedding Crashers.’

Lee Pace, Ronan   

Lee Pace plays as Ronan, a brutal part of the Kree race who holds a grudge against the Xandarians. Ronan asks Thanos to destroy the planet of Xandar in exchange for his support in recovering a powerful artifact. We are all also know Pace from his role in the film called ‘Hobbit’ as Thranduil, and from the new AMC series ‘Halt and Catch Fire.’
Pace got his film debut in 2003's ‘Soldier’s Girl’ (above right), where he performed a very beautiful transgender woman. He also performed in a 2002 TV episode of ‘Law and Order: SVU.’ But it wasn’t until his actions in the shows ‘Wonderfalls’ and ‘Pushing Daisies,’ as well as the 2006 film ‘The Fall,’ that audiences starting to look at and began gain attention because of his talent.

Michael Rooker, Yondu

Michael Rooker perform as Yondu, a blue-skinned outer space bad gay and the leader of the Ravagers; he’s also the nearest one to a father image that Peter Quill has. This isn’t Rooker’s first moment working with director James Gunn — he also performed in his previous films, ‘Slither’ and ‘Super.’ And many people possibility know him from his action on ‘The Walking Dead.’

Rooker did his performance in the acclaimed 1986 film ‘Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.’ He also played in movies like ‘Above the Law,’ ‘Days of Thunder’ (which also performed his future ‘Guardians’ co-star John C. Reilly), and ‘JFK,’ and contributed a memorable action in Kevin Smith’s ‘Mallrats.’

Karen Gillan, Nebula

Karen Gillan performs the blue-skinned and lethal Nebula, who —together with Gamora — was taken and genetically configured by Thanos to work as a weapon. People may have also not long ago seen Gillan in the horror film ‘Oculus.’
Gillan made her first performance on the Scottish episode ‘Rebus’ and the British episodes ‘The Kevin Bishop Show’ before taking a guest vacant on a 2008 series of ‘Doctor Who’ titled “The Fires of Pompeii.” She actually gain attention in 2010 when she joined the series as the Doctor’s new companion, Amy Pond, and stayed on the show until 2013.

Djimon Hounsou, Korath

Djimon Hounsou acts as Korath, a Kree ally and skilled hunter who gives favor to Ronan locate and attempt to stop the Guardians. Hounsou also not long ago lent his voice to ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2' and will perform in ‘Fast and Furious 7,’ joining him with his ‘Guardians’ co-star Vin Diesel.
Hounsou, a Beninese actor, got his acting debut on a 1990 series of ‘Beverly Hills 90210' as a bouncer. He also had few roles in ‘Unlawful Entry’ (where he was recommended for an award for “most successful Beninese role”) and ‘Stargate’ before taking a part in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Amistad.’

John C. Reilly, Rhomann Dey

John C. Reilly plays as Rhomann Dey, a staff in the Nova Corps, the military group on the planet of Xandar. One of our most flexible actors, he has just showed in ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,’ reprised the action of Dr. Steve Brule on a new episode of the Adult Swim series ‘Check It Out!,’ and give a spoken on the Disney documentary ‘Bears.’ He shows next in the indie comedy ‘Life After Beth.’

Reilly made his debut in 1989 showing with Sean Penn in the movies ‘Casualties of War’ and ‘We’re No Angels’ before taking supporting part in ‘Days of Thunder’ and ‘Hoffa.’ He went on to play in films like ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?’ and ‘The River Wild’ before acting in Paul Thomas Anderson’s debut film ‘Hard Eight,’ which give a way to Reilly starring in Anderson’s films ‘Boogie Nights’ and ‘Magnolia.’

Benicio del Toro, Taneleer Tivan/The Collector

Benicio del Toro stars as Taneleer Tivan, or to be called as The Collector, an bizzare and obsessive citizen of the planet Knowhere, who collects a collection of intergalactic floras, faunas, artifacs, and species. He’s looking for the same artifact that Thanos needs, of course. Del Toro not long ago showed in ‘Savages,’ and can be seen at the future in Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice.’
Del Toro got his actor debut as Duke, the Dog-Faced Boy in the Pee-wee Herman film ‘Big Top Pee-wee.’ He also performed in ‘License to Kill,’ ‘Fearless,’ and ‘China Moon’ before taking his breakout act as Fred Fenster in ‘The Usual Suspects.’

Josh Brolin, Thanos

Josh Brolin does a great job as the villainous, power-thirsty Thanos, who want to do anything he can to retrieve all the Infinity Stones, which will make him to become the most powerful creature in the universe. Brolin also not long ago appeared in ‘Oldboy,’ plays next in ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,’ and together with Benicio del Toro for ‘Inherent Vice.’ He’ll also possibility reprise the action of Thanos for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’

Brolin long time ago graced his first silver screen as Brandon Walsh, the big brother in the cult classic kids’ movie ‘The Goonies.’ He then continue to played in movies like ‘Thrashin’,’ ‘Bed of Roses,’ and ‘Mimic’ before taking a little more attention with action in films like ‘The Mod Squad’ and ‘Hollow Man.’

source: imdb and screencrush

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