Hollywood spends $16 million to train Chris Pratt for war

when he’s not playing the lead singer Rat in Pawnee, Indiana Or a swaggering space pirate-turned-superhero, Chris Pratt has cast a plethora of big-screen characters, both active duty military and veterans — and a man of great training.

This might seem a little odd, since Platt has gained a reputation as a comedian since his easy-going boy’s inauguration Parks and Recreation and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, but via a list.He was part of SEAL 6 and played comedian and operator Justin Lenihan (possibly based on real-life SEALs and bad beer spokesman rob o’neal) exist Zero Dark Thirty; a Navy veteran turned Raptor handler Owen Grady Jurassic World (seemingly logical career progression in that universe) and green beret veteran Dan Forest tomorrow’s war. in his latest role on the upcoming Amazon Prime TV show Terminal listPratt once again portrayed the SEALs as James Reese in the adaptation of the Jack Carr novel, a role he seemed to have seamlessly adopted in the latest trailer for the series.

So for someone who regularly plays a member of the U.S. military, how much does it actually cost the Pentagon to train each of his roles to perform specific duties? Let’s investigate Pratt’s military role over the past decade.

One is the latest evidence.Platt returns to the world of military operations Terminal list. His role, Lt. Cdr. James Reese (because a lot of military heroes need names starting with J, from Jack Ritchie to John Clark), he just wrapped up his last tour, a disastrous operation, his SEAL The rest of the team was killed in action. The trailer shows that Reese is now on his own mission to unravel what went wrong and who formed his team. The trailer has all the hallmarks of an intense conspiracy thriller, with plenty of gunfights and explosions to satisfy action fans.

So let’s break it down. Each role requires expensive training, including basic skills and post-professional skills. Terminal listThe Rees Ended Years As a SEAL While The Fictional Lenihan Zero Dark Thirty Is an active duty Navy SEAL. Taking into account the base cost of about $50,000, plus about $1.5 million to train the SEALs for the two of them to train special operations forces, that’s $3.1 million. This figure focuses only on government training and doesn’t include things like retention bonuses or money earned on book tours in typical “quiet professional” fashion.

inside Jurassic World Franchise, Owen Grady mentions that he is in the Navy, but doesn’t specify what he does in service (additional material says he is a member of SEAL Team 4 and a dolphin trainer). For training purposes, let’s stick to the details on the screen, so this is basic for $50,000.

and tomorrow’s warThe Dan Forester is a green beret, so there are Army Basic $58,000 (According to 2013 Army Training and Doctrine Command) and $1.5 million to learn special forces skills. $4,708,000 to make Chris Pratt’s character an action hero.

Now, let’s talk about the deployment experience. During the post-9/11 Afghanistan war, it cost a lot of money to send a soldier to the war for a year: 2009, NPR report White House told Congress at closed-door briefing that it would cost about $1 million to keep a soldier fighting in Afghanistan a year; a few years later, Pentagon comptroller keep an eye on that number Close to $850,000. That’s $2,550,000 for Grady. Special operations forces have a higher percentage, although exact figures are not available. So let’s keep it at $1 million per year. If the various special operators Pratts serve the tour for three years, the additional cost per role is as much as $3 million.

Total cost to train and deploy Chris Pratt: $16,258,000.

That’s not quite over $900 billion This has been spent on saving Matt Damon during several of the military operations in the movie, but it’s a pretty high amount. If Pratt’s various characters were somehow one person, they would not only be one of the most skilled fighters in the military, but probably the most expensive. God only knows what his VA coverage will look like.

Terminal listbased on Carr’s novel of the same name, will air on Prime Video on July 1.

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