Mandi Bierly
June 07, 2013 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The actor, now appearing in the indie The Kings of Summer, shares his taste in cinema.



“I recently learned that Chris Pratt had never seen it because he’s too much of a young whippersnapper, and I immediately booked a screening room and sat in there, just the two of us. As teenagers, my Dungeons & Dragons compatriots and I all traipsed into Joliet [Ill.] to see it. It was, and still is, the greatest film about becoming a man that I’ve ever seen.”



“I can openly say that I despise both of those films without ever having seen a frame. When the first one came out, I remember Megan [Mullally, his wife] and me saying, ‘It’s great that ladies have a franchise to call their own, because so often ladies are overlooked by the macho summer-film franchises.’ So I’m glad that they exist, but for my taste, no thanks.”

Just Can’t Wait.

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“Aubrey Plaza is the Andy Kaufman of our era. And I’ve known the filmmaker, Maggie Carey, for a long time. I find her incredibly funny and smart. It exists in the wheelhouse of my favorite kind of movie, both to see and work on, which is the smaller independent film whose sense of humor is often vastly superior to the larger studio fare.”

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