Guardians of the Galaxy - Full Cast and Characters

Updated:21 Sep, 2022

Guardians of the galaxy is a popular American superhero film by Marvel cinematic universe in 2014. It was produced together by Marvel studios and Walt Disney motion pictures. This 10th Marvel cinematic universe movie is directed by James Gunn and the screenplay was written by Nicole Perlman. The main character played in this movie is Chris Pratt as Peter Quill. This movie features Chris Pratt in the lead role along with Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, and Karen Gillan. In this article, let's get to know more about the full cast of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie in detail.

Peter Quill, who lost his mother at a young age, was later adopted by a group of ravagers led by Yondu. Later on, Peter starts his mission to steal a mysterious Orb that was further stolen by Ronan the accuser. When Peter gets caught while stealing the Orb in jail, he forms his own army called the Guardians of the Galaxy with fellow members like Gamora, Rocket, Groot, and Drax to escape.

Ronan later snatches the Orb from the Guardians of the galaxy and then he reveals the power stone that can destroy all the living beings on Earth. Meanwhile, all the other ravagers, Nova Cops, and Guardians of the galaxy join hands to stop Ronan from destroying the Earth. In the following mission, Groot loses his life while saving his partners from the crash but he was born again from the sapling. Finally, Peter Quill was able to gain the power stone from Ronan and defeats him.

This film recorded huge success in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by crossing more than 770 million dollars worldwide becoming the largest superhero film of 2014. This film was released worldwide on July 21, 2014. Furthermore, the second sequel for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 was released in 2017.

Star Cast of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Movie:

Leading Cast of Guardians of the Galaxy:

  • Chris Pratt as Peter Quill or Star-Lord
  • Zoe Saldaña as Gamora
  • Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer
  • Vin Diesel as Groot
  • Bradley Cooper as Rocket

Supporting Cast of Guardians of the Galaxy:

  • Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser
  • Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta
  • Karen Gillan as Nebula
  • Djimon Honsou as Korath
  • John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey
  • Glenn Close as Irani Rael
  • Benicio del Toro as Taneleer Tivan
  • Josh Brolin as Thanos the Mad Titan

Cast Details of Guardians of the Galaxy:

1. Chris Pratt as Peter Quill or Star-Lord

Peter Quill or Star-Lord is played by the American actor Chris Pratt. He has won multiple MTV movie awards and Teen Choice awards for playing the best character in Guardians of the Galaxy. He has also played big roles in films like Parks and Recreation, Jurassic World, and Avengers: Infinity War. In this movie, his character is the leader of Guardians of the Galaxy and he is also called the Star-Lord. His character was a child who loses his mother at a young age and gets adopted by a group of Ravagers. Later on, he goes on a mission to steal the mysterious Orb.

2. Zoe Saldaña as Gamora

Gamora is played by the American actress Zoe Saldaña. She has won multiple Saturn Awards and ALMA awards for best actress. She appeared in three of the five highest-grossing films of all time which include Avatar, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. In the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, her character was an orphan who was adopted by Thanos. She was also on a mission to steal the power stone from the mysterious Orb. At first, both Peter Quill and Gamora were against each other but later on, they join hands to defeat Ronan.

3. Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer

Drax the Destroyer is played by the American actor and retired wrestler Dave Bautista. In the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, he was a warrior who wants to take revenge for his family's death at the hands of Ronan the Accuser. His character is shown as powerful and dumb because he can't understand simple phrases and idioms. His appearance looks similar to the Hulk character of Marvel.

4. Vin Diesel as Groot (voice)

It is voiced by the American actor and producer Vin Diesel. He has won multiple People's Choice awards for his famous film franchise Fast and Furious. In the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, he voiced for humanoid tree Groot and his only or the most famous dialogue is "I am Groot''. The Groot character is shown as a humanoid tree who is always busy playing video games that irritates his other crew members. Groot is quite different from other characters in the movie because Groot is very lively and funny.

5. Bradley Cooper as Rocket

Rocket is played by the American actor and filmmaker Bradley Cooper. He has won multiple British academy film awards and two Grammy awards for his astonishing acting. His famous films include American hustle and American sniper. In this movie the Guardians of the Galaxy his character was a raccoon who has insane mastery over his weapons and flying jets. The character of Rocket in the movie is quite funny with his facial expression and hand movements while roasting his other crew members.

6. Karen Gillan as Nebula

Nebula is played by the Scottish actress Karen Gillan. She has won multiple National television awards and Teen choice awards. Her famous movies include Doctor Who, Jumanji, Avengers Infinity war, and Endgame. In the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, her character is an adopted daughter of Thanos who is quite freaked from his father. She always wants to take revenge on her sister Gamora because Thanos always treated her better and she always defeated Nebula in a fight.

7. Michael Rooker as Yondu

Yondu is played by the American actor Michael Rooker. In this movie, his character is a blue skin bandit who is the father of Peter Quill and leader of the Ravagers who abducted the Star lord Peter Quill. He helps Peter to chase down Ronan, the accuser in the fight of the mysterious Orb.

8. Lee Pace as Ronan 

Ronan is played by the American actor Lee Pace. In this film, his character is a criminal who gains the powerful Infinity stone in order to destroy the world. His character is shown as the main villain in the movie. He is a war criminal who is working for Thanos and the Xandarians to get the mysterious Orb for them. But later on, he betrays all of them to become the most powerful using the power stone.

Guardians of the Galaxy - Awards and Nominations:

This film was the third highest-grossing film for Marvel studios with a box office collection of 770 million dollars. This film received multiple Critics Choice awards and Saturn awards. It contains a lot of action and violence along with some funny incidents in between.


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