He’s best known for his performance as Steve Rogers, and truth be told, it’s difficult to picture Chris Evans as anyone other than Captain America. But the 30-year-old Boston native has been working steadily in Hollywood since the turn of the century, and he’s amassed a lengthy filmography since his debut.
While he’s had more than a few misses, he’s also delivered numerous impressive performances in critical hits, cult favorites, and big box office successes. Here are five highlights from Chris Evans’ 15-year-long film career outside of his role as the most patriotic member of the Avengers.
1. Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
This comedy, which parodies popular teen films like The Breakfast Club and Varsity Blues, is by no means Evans’s best film, but it is the one that put him on the map. Evans stars as Jake, a jock who falls in love with nerdy Janey (Chyler Leigh). Not Another Teen Movie was only a moderate box office success, but it kick-started his film career and established him as a viable leading man.