MANILA, Philippines – Before he was Captain America, Chris Evans was another young person sending out resumes and letters, trying to land a job. (WATCH: Why Chris Evans said 'no' to 'Captain America' role at first)
On Thursday, June 9, Chris posted a photo of the letter he sent to "dozens of casting directors" for an internship in the summer of 1998, when he was 16.
"Christopher Evans," as he called himself then, was a high school junior who was passionate about theater and was going to take Saturday classes at the Lee Strasburg Institute in New York.
"Since my weekdays will be open, I was hoping to arrange an internship in the city allowing someone to take advantage of a hardworking individual like me, in exchange for a tremendous opportunity to be exposed to the business side of theater," he wrote.
Chris captioned the letter "hilarious," and added that it was the "best summer ever."
Wow. My dad found the letter I sent to DOZENS of casting directors during my junior year. Hilarious. #bestsummerever pic.twitter.com/9pyZxAVisk — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 8, 2016
It all worked out, though. In another tweet following the resume, Chris said he managed to get an internship out of sheer luck: "And the resume/headshot I sent along with it is BEYOND humiliating. Truly comical. Luckily it did somehow lead to an internship."
And the resume/headshot I sent along with it is BEYOND humiliating. Truly comical. Luckily it did somehow lead to an internship. #dumbluck — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 8, 2016
Eighteen years later, Chris plays the iconic Captain America in Marvel's Avengers movies, and the latest in the series, Captain America: Civil War, has earned more than $1 billion. – Rappler.com