1. He blends comedy and drama effortlessly
Lest we forget, Chris isn’t just a rock-solid bod and chiselled chin: he has serious acting chops, too. He tiptoed through the tortured emotional complexity of Zero Dark Thirty, and hammed it up for laughs in Parks and Recreation, the thinking man’s comedy of choice. He’s like one of those comedy laugh-cry masks come to life.
2. His character is ultimately kind
Chris’ character, Owen Grady, is a former member of the US Navy – but don’t hold that against him. He’s a tender soul. ‘I don’t control the raptors, it’s a relationship,’ Owen says. ‘Based on mutual respect.’
3. He has also been portrayed in Lego
In an odd quirk that historians are likely to look back on in 100 years and say: ‘What was all that about, then?’, Chris’ character
has also been in Lego Jurassic World, the video game, and is due to be in The Lego Movie Sequel. It’s every man’s dream to be made into a minifig.
4. He’s in a film about dinosaurs, and dinosaurs are cool
If, like us, you were absolutely wowed by the sight of the first Jurassic Park film, this 21st century reboot and renaissance is like manna from heaven. What with the evolution in our knowledge of dinosaurs in the intervening years and the vast leaps in 3D computer modelling technology, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom transports us back to 1993 when the first Jurassic Park film came out, and dino mania gripped the nation.
5. His future films look lamentable
This might be the last chance for Prattheads to see ol’ Chris in a decent film for a long while. The next film on Chris’ slate after Jurassic World? A movie in which he plays Duncan, a man with multiple personality disorder, who is turned into a super-soldier with the attributes of a cowboy, a ninja and a viking. Its title? Cowboy Ninja Viking.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is released on 6th June