A Look at Chris Evans: Before He Was ‘Captain America’ (VIDEOS)

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Chris Evans, with his chiseled jaw, All-American good looks and effortless ease in front of the camera, has everything it takes to become one of Hollywood’s top leading men. And with his starring role as comic book caped crusader role in Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers films, it seems that this actor is well on his way to superstardom.

Evans is no new face to the industry though, having brought his talents to the big screen for over a decade now. With Captain America set to hit theaters this weekend, Celebuzz took a look back at Evans’ career and his most memorable roles to date.

Not Another Teen Movie – Jake Wyler (2001)
During the heyday of spoof comedies, Evans got his first big break in Not Another Teen Movie as Jake Wyler, resident dumb jock and the most popular guy in school. A parody of the most memorable teen movies of the 90’s and 80’s, including The Breakfast Club, Bring It On and Cruel Intentions, NATM played primarily on the plot of She’s All That, with Evan’s character betting that he can turn a hopeless geek into the prom queen.

Feast your eyes upon Evans wearing a whipped cream bikini in NATM below:

The Perfect Score – Kyle (2004)
Next up for the hunky actor was the teen heist film The Perfect Score. Evan’s starred alongside Erika Christensen and Scarlett Johansson as a group of high school students who plot to steal the answers to the SAT exam. Evans plays the role of Kyle, a senior desperate to secure his spot in the architecture program at Cornell University.

Watch the trailer for The Perfect Score:

Cellular – Ryan (2004)
Evans graced the big screen again in 2004 with the thriller film Cellular, working alongside Kim Basinger, Jessica Biel and Jason Statham. Evans played the part of Ryan, an unlikely hero who must rescue Jessica Martin (Kim) from her kidnappers when she randomly calls his cell phone pleading for help.
Chris rocking a shirtless look in Cellular… need we say more?

Fantastic Four – Johnny Storm/Human Torch (2005)
The actor first flexed his superhero muscles alongside Jessica Alba in 2005’s Fantastic Four. Evans played the role of Johnny Storm, a hotheaded astronaut who gains his powers when the spacecraft he is on is bombarded with cosmic rays, transforming him into the Human Torch. The film was a success at the box office, and a sequel to the film was released in 2007, entitled Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

Watch the trailer for Fantastic Four below:

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World – Lucas Lee (2010)
Evans made a memorable appearance in the comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. the World as Lucas Lee, a popular actor, skateboarder and evil ex-boyfriend. Scott Pilgrim, played by Michael Cera, must defeat Lee in order to date his dream girl, one of Lee’s ex-girlfriends.

Watch Chris first make his entrance as Lucas Lee below:

Can’t get enough of this handsome star? Read Celebuzz’s exclusive interview with Chris Evans here and catch Captain America: The First Avenger in theaters on Friday, July 22nd.