Chris Evans is best known today for his role as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This role led to him becoming famous – and even putting him in the running for the internet coveted title “Best Chris”.
Since leaving the MCU, he’s taken on other impressive acting roles and certainly earned A-list status as a celebrity. With that in mind, it might shock fans to hear about one particular role he took on in the entertainment industry in his younger days: starring in a Marilyn Manson video.
Chris Evans played Captain America for the first time in 2010
In 2010, the MCU was still in its infancy (officially started with iron man in 2008). Evans had been an actor since around 2000 but had yet to find a proper breakout role. His IMDB Filmography shows him in short films and television films. He made his way onto the big screen Not another teen movie (2001) and The Diaries of a Nanny (2007). Suffice to say, fame still eluded Evans.
That all changed when he took on the title role in Captain America: The First Avenger. The film debuted in 2011 and Evans became an integral part of the growing MCU. He reprized the role of Steve Rogers/Captain America in The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), age of ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Infinite War (2018) and endgame (2019).
It was at this point that Evans’ character received his well-deserved degreebut in the twisted world of the MCU, we can never be quite sure.
Chris Evans made an early appearance in a Marilyn Manson video
Long before he was known to the world as Captain America, Evans was one just another hopeful young actor try to take a break. Not another teen movie was a parody of 2001 teen movies. It starred Evans as Jake Wyler, the football star/slacker boyfriend who is dumped by head cheerleader Priscilla (Jaime Pressley). Jake gets caught up in a complicated plan to turn nerdy Janey (Chyler Leigh) into prom queen material.
Marilyn Manson’s cover of the song “Tainted Love” was included on the film’s soundtrack. The music video featured several actors playing their characters. Evans donned Jake’s Letterman jacket and appeared in the video as Manson and his goth crew took a typical teen party and turned it into a much darker affair.
That recent allegations against Manson by ex Evan Rachel Wood certainly damaged the musician’s image. But 2001 was a peak period for the artist’s success.
Chris Evans has done impressive projects since leaving the MCU
Captain America may be in Evans’ past, but his acting career has certainly received a huge boost from fame. Since endgamein which he played knife out (2019) and the miniseries defend Jacob.
Evans also has several projects in the works. He voices Buzz Lightyear in the upcoming light yeara Pixar film hitting theaters in June 2022. He also has a starring role as a CIA agent in the upcoming thriller The gray man. He will appear alongside Ana de Armas, Ryan Gosling and Rege-Jean Page.
https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/chris-evans-starred-in-a-marilyn-manson-music-video-before-making-it-big-in-the-mcu.html/ Chris Evans starred in a Marilyn Manson music video before making it big in the MCU