By Tim Stack
Updated May 23, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT
Credit: BEN WATTS for EW

After playing the lovable but schlubby Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation, Chris Pratt had to completely transform his body for action roles in both Zero Dark Thirty and Guardians of the Galaxy.

His physique then made him a bonafide sex symbol. He admits it’s not a title that he particularly loves. “Anna will remind me and tell me sometimes, ‘Just don’t lose because that’s what people like.’ I catch myself now. It’s like a mode, you know what I mean? I catch myself doing action mode more and I find it to be really embarrassing when I see pictures and I see I was definitely posing in that picture. Before, I was the sweaty guy who didn’t give a s—.”

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Jurassic World

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