In a fitting coda to the iconic film series, all the original Avengers have been immortalized in concrete outside Hollywood’s Chinese Theatre, following in the footsteps—or handprints, as it were—of legends like Bette Davis and Marilyn Monroe.
And it may just have settled the battle for Best Hollywood Chris™.
Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and the top two Chrises on the competitive ranking of Best Hollywood Chris™, the Chrises Evans and Hemsworth (listed here in descending order of bestness, and I will not be accepting rebuttals) made their impressions in a ceremony on Wednesday that went off without a hitch… well, almost…
— Variety (@Variety) April 23, 2019
But the “rehearsal” beforehand, if you will, was a different story! Inside the theatre, each star got to practice making their handprints and signing their names…
Practicing in the lobby. What a lovely group of people, each one grateful for the experience and the memories. SO proud of the speech my dad gave today, and can’t quite believe I got to be there @MarkRuffalo @chrishemsworth @ChrisEvans @Renner4Real @RobertDowneyJr #Avengers pic.twitter.com/dSbP51jjU5
— Jessie Maltin (@jessiemaltin) April 23, 2019
And well, the struggle was real for one Hollywood Chris (the best one):
valiant effort from Chris Evans here pic.twitter.com/Zkdxg5nFfS
— Kate Halliwell (@katehalliwell) April 23, 2019
(again, as a reminder, the Best one) seemed to run out of room for the ‘s’ in his last name… which may seem unprofessional to the haters insisting someone else deserves the #1 ranking but I’m sorry, you’re incorrect: it is endearing and humanizing, and only serves to cement (sorry) his #1 spot.
Thankfully, he left plenty of room for that ‘s’ in the real deal.
— Keiran Southern (@KeiranSouthern) April 23, 2019
Especially since—if you look closely—#2 Best Hollywood Chris messed up his name in the final draft!
— BuzzFeed UK (@BuzzFeedUK) April 25, 2019
Good ol’ Chris Hemsworth forgot the ‘t’ in Hemsworth… like a true second-place finisher.
Although… you could argue that Hemsworth’s error is even more humanizing than Evans’s. After all, real life has no rehearsals or second takes! Is Chris Hemsworth now the #1 Best Hollywood Chris™?!?!
This is too much anxiety!
Luckily, we also have this whimsical video of Mark Ruffalo throwing in his best impression of your favorite toddler trying to do a handstand. Aww, good ol’ Marky Ruff! (That’s a nickname right? IDK it is now!)
— Variety (@Variety) April 23, 2019
Anyway, on Twitter, folks were definitely tickled by the foibles of the Best Hollywood Chrises:
@lackdaddy418 Why is this so funny to me???? I've been giggling for two minutes???
— Kiley would rather be watching captain marvel (@kfisch89) April 23, 2019
well, at least it’s not written in… oh damn
— Peter VanOosting (@Peter_VO_) April 23, 2019
How did he just get hotter?
— Julie (@Buellie1208) April 24, 2019
— Natalie Bahmanyar (@natatat28) April 24, 2019
— Nessa (@FundipNchryCoke) April 24, 2019
How is it that they practiced writing their names and putting their handprint and yet Chris Evans AND Chris Hemsworth both fucked up their names
— natalie🏳️🌈 (@ngonzvlez) April 24, 2019
But gaffes aside, everyone was feeling the love for this new bit of Hollywood history!
That's awesome to get the original 6 and Kevin to do this together….holy crap….
— Samurai Kibiji (@SamuraiKibiji) April 23, 2019
RDJ is literally just Tony Stark
— World of Kirby (@PutrIsCool) April 24, 2019
— Jill K (@Jedi_Jill) April 23, 2019
y’all make me so happy pic.twitter.com/vgolC741dx
— TODAY! ⎊ spoiler free (@peraIta90s) April 23, 2019
A fittingly fun tribute to some true legends… errors and all!