This feature first appeared in the September 2016 issue of InStyle. To see more exclusive photos of Chris Pratt and read his full interview, pick up the magazine, now available on newsstands and for digital download.
Outside the historic Irving Thalberg Building on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, Calif., a Technicolor rainbow—94 feet tall and wrought from solid steel—arcs into the sky. In a nondescript corner office in that same building, the gold at the end of that rainbow, Chris Pratt, takes a seat, the chair he chooses instantly dwarfed by his rugged 6'2" frame. In a sky blue Levi's button-down, faded Wrangler jeans, and scuffed tan Ariat boots, the actor looks every inch the cowboy, which is fitting, since he plays the leading role of wisecracking gunslinger Josh Farraday in The Magnificent Seven. Is this art imitating life? Pratt waves off the notion. "These are I'm-not-really-a-cowboy cowboy boots," he says, laughing gamely. "I play one in a movie." But that's not all he can do. With an eagerly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy sequel on the horizon, as well as Passengers, an interstellar romance with Jennifer Lawrence, Pratt continues to prove he's equally at home in space as he is on the range. Add to that his just-announced star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? It's official. Chris Pratt is no mere movie star. He's a celestial happening.
Scroll down for more handsome photos of the charming Pratt, and get a sneak peek at his feature where he talks everything from vintage shopping to his wife Anna Faris.