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Fans Celebrate ‘Lightyear’ Star’s Birthday

Boston-born actor Chris Evans is best known by Marvel and Disney fans for his role as Captain America (aka Steve Rogers) in the Captain America movies and the Avengers movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since his last movie as Steve Rogers and Captain America, the actor has not done much with Disney or Marvel — but now Chris Evans is back in the limelight as his new Disney and Pixar movie Lightyear comes to light!

Chris Evans is voicing the astronaut Buzz Lightyear (whereas Tim Allen voiced the toy Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story films from Pixar) in the new Pixar Animation Studios movie, and his new intergalactic film has coincided with his birthday on June 13, resulting in a lot of heartfelt birthday wishes from fans of the actor. Ironically, Tim Allen’s birthday is also on June 13!

“Happy birthday to my favorite Avenger”, one fan Tweeted, sharing photos of Chris Evans laughing with his famous arms-crossed pose mid-laugh.

Some of the Avengers actor’s co-stars from previous films also shared happy birthday wishes for Chris on Instagram. Mark Ruffalo, who plays Bruce Banner (aka the Incredible Hulk) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, said the following: “Wishing my bro and current fashion king, @chrisevans, the happiest of birthdays! 🎂🥳 From Captain America to Buzz Lightyear, you always crush it in a suit”.

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Mark Ruffalo (@markruffalo)

Academy Award-winner Octavia Spencer also shared a happy birthday post for the actor, who turned 41 on June 13. “Today my dear friend, Chris Evans, was born. Here are things you should know,” Spencer said on Instagram. “He’s s generous. No matter how large the group or where you are in the world, if you’re dining with him, he sneaks off to pay the check. So, if you EVER want to buy him dinner, make those arrangements beforehand”.

 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Octavia Spencer (@octaviaspencer)

She also added that Evans is a very “good dancer” who is also “brilliant at running charades” and loves game nights. “He’s one cool dude and I love him,” she added, finishing with a recommendation that birthday wishes be sent to the 41-year-old with “lots of punctuation and emoji’s” (presumably in a sarcastic way).

Chris Evans has been gearing up for the press tour before the premiere of Lightyear on June 17, with interviews that include what is presumably the famous Buzzfeed puppy interview (an interview which is particularly perfect for the Knives Out actor, since he is known for his love of dogs). Evans shared a peek of the said interview in the Tweet above.

Chris Evans is joined by Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi and the actresses Keke Palmer and Uzo Aduba in Lightyear. Are you excited to hear Chris Evans voicing Buzz Lightyear in the new movie from Pixar Animation Studios?

About Sharon

Sharon is from New England. She's a writer, animal lover, and, of course, a Disney Fanatic! Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures.