Actor Chris Pratt, right, is joined by his wife, actress, Anna Faris and their son Jack during a ceremony to award Pratt a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, April 21, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)
Los Angeles: Action star Chris Pratt swapped his superhero gear for a formal suit Friday as he was awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame for his contribution to cinema.
Pratt, 37, found fame as loveable slacker Andy Dwyer on NBC comedy 'Parks and Recreation' but has since become one of Hollywood's most sought-after leading men thanks to roles in "Jurassic World" and Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy."
"I'm a man of faith and I believe that God works in mysterious ways, and gives us signs and gifts in life. And those gifts oftentimes come in the form of people," he said, paying tribute to his mother.
"Oftentimes we weren't cash-rich but we were never love-poor," he told a crowd on Hollywood Boulevard that included "Guardians" co-stars Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Michael Rooker.
The actor thanked filmmaker James Gunn for casting him as Star-Lord in "Guardians" - a role he said had changed "so many lives," from children in hospital to his real estate agent - and acknowledged Marvel for "taking a chance on the chubby guy from 'Parks and Rec.'"
He also paid a lengthy tribute to his wife, the actress Anna Faris, telling her, "Without you, none of this would mean anything."