Chris Pratt tapped to receive MTV’s Generation Award

Past recipients of the award include Will Smith, Jamie Foxx and Jim Carrey.

Chris Pratt shot by John RussoMTV announced today that Chris Pratt will be honored with the Generation Award during the 2018 “MTV Movie & TV Awards.”

Hosted by Tiffany Haddish, the show airs on Monday, June 18 from the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles.

Named as one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” in 2017, Pratt achieved stardom as ‘Andy Dwyer’ on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.”  He went on to star in  Jurassic World,” the fourth-highest-grossing film of all time, and will reprise his role as Owen in the sequel “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” which arrives in theaters on June 22.

Pratt also received notable acclaim for his role as ‘Star Lord’ in Marvel’s installments of “Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” with both films grossing a combined $1.6 billion at the global box office.

The ‘Star Lord’ has recently returned to the role in “Avengers: Infinity War,” which has received astounding success since its opening. He also starred alongside Jennifer Lawrence in “Passengers” in Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven.” 

Past recipients of the award include the “Fast & Furious” franchise, Will Smith, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Wahlberg, Sandra Bullock, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.

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