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Chris Pratt tells the strange story behind his ridiculous first headshot

The one-two punch of The LEGO Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy has made Chris Pratt one of the most beloved and sought-after actors in Hollywood.

But he wasn't always at the top of the heap. In an appearance on The Tonight Show, Pratt explained the story behind his ridiculous first headshot, which put the actor's wild hair and open shirt on full display.

As it turns out, the picture was taken by a total stranger, who ran into Pratt in a West Hollywood post office and offered to take the photos pro bono at his penthouse apartment. "If you're watching, dude — if you remember, thank you," says Pratt. "That got me on The WB. That got me Everwood." --Scott Meslow