Chris Pine –

Pine in Z for Zacharia.

About Chris Pine (1980 – ____)

Christopher Whitelaw "Chris" Pine was born in Los Angeles. His father, Robert, is an actor who co-starred on CHiPs as Sergeant Joseph Getraer and his mother, Gwynne Gilford, is a former actress who is now a practicing psychotherapist. Chris has an older sister, Katie.

His maternal grandmother, Anne Gwynne (née Marguerite Gwynne Trice), was a Hollywood actress, and his maternal grandfather, Max M. Gilford (born Max Goldfarb), was an attorney who was elected president of the Hollywood Bar Association. Pine's maternal grandfather was from a Russian Jewish family, while Pine's other ancestry is English, Welsh, German, and French.

Pine graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in English. He was an exchange student at the University of Leeds in England for one year. After graduating, he attended the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and he studied at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

Pine's first acting role was in a 2003 episode of ER; the same year, he also appeared in episodes of The Guardian and CSI: Miami.

In 2004, he appeared in Why Germany?, a short film, and in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. Pine played the part of Nicholas Devereaux, the love interest of Anne Hathaway's leading character. In 2005, Pine appeared in an episode of the series Six Feet Under, as well as in Confession, an independent film that was released directly to video, and The Bulls, another short film.

Pine appeared in the made-for-television film Surrender, Dorothy which aired in early 2006. He played Jake Hardin in the American film Just My Luck, a romantic comedy in which he starred opposite Lindsay Lohan. Later that year, Pine appeared in the comedy Blind Dating, and in the action film Smokin' Aces. Pine did the one-man play, The Atheist, at Center Stage, NY in late 2006.

In 2007, he starred opposite Scott Wolf in the Los Angeles production of Neil LaBute's play Fat Pig, winning positive reviews for his depiction of a competitive, alpha-male friend. He portrayed real-life Napa Valley vintner Bo Barrett in the 2008 film Bottle Shock.

In 2007, Pine turned down a role in a film adaptation of White Jazz to accept the part of James T. Kirk in the 2009 Star Trek film, which was released to critical and viewer acclaim.

Pine appeared in the Los Angeles production of The Lieutenant of Inishmore during the summer of 2010, for which he won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle's lead appearance award.

He was rumored to play the title role in the 2011 Green Lantern film, but that role eventually went to Ryan Reynolds.

In the fall of 2009, Pine began filming the Tony Scott-directed and Mark Bomback-written action film Unstoppable. In the film, he played a young train conductor who helps a veteran railroad engineer (Denzel Washington) stop an unmanned, half-mile-long runaway freight train carrying toxic liquids and poisonous gases from wiping out a nearby city. The Hollywood Reporter named Pine one of the young male actors who are "pushing—or being pushed" into taking over Hollywood as the new "A-List". In 2011, Pine sat down with the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, for the feature length documentary The Captains, which Shatner wrote and directed. The film sees Shatner interview Pine about his career and how it felt to take the role of Kirk for the 2009 movie. Their interview features a scene where the pair arm wrestle; pictures of this incident went viral.

Pine filmed the romantic comedy This Means War, with Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy, in the fall of 2010, in Vancouver. It was released in February the following year. Pine was the voice Jack Frost in Rise of the Guardians, co-starred with Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde and Michelle Pfeiffer in the family drama People Like Us, then reprised the role of Captain Kirk in Star Trek Into Darkness.

In 2014 he starred in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, becoming the fourth actor to play the character, after Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck.

In 2014, Pine was in talks to star in a thriller about the U.S. Coast Guard, The Finest Hours, released in January 2016. He guest-starred in Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and lent his voice for SuperMansion in 2015. In May 2015, Pine was confirmed to play one of the Howard brothers, along with Ben Foster, in Hell or High Water (originally called Comancheria). Filming started on May 26, 2015 in New Mexico. The film premiered at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in May 2016 and was released in August 2016. He reprised the role of Captain Kirk in Star Trek Beyond. Filming began in June 2015 in Canada, and it was released in the US on July 22, 2016.

On July 14, 2016, he received his first Emmy Award nomination in "Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance" for his work on SuperMansion.

Pine was invited by Barbra Streisand to duet with her on her album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, along with other stars.

In 2017, Pine reprised his roles in SuperMansion season 2. He also guest starred in Angie Tribeca season 3.

While filming Z for Zachariah in New Zealand, Pine was arrested by police near Methven after failing to pass a routine roadside breath alcohol test. He pleaded guilty to drunk driving on March 17, admitting to drinking four vodkas at a local pub. Pine was disqualified from driving in New Zealand for six months and ordered to pay NZ$93 in reparation. Because he had a clean record, the judge observed that "the incident was out of character."

Chris Pine's movie credits include...

Year Movie Role
2004Why Germany?Chris
2004The Princess Diaries 2: Royal EngagementNicholas Devereaux
2005ConfessionLuther Scott
2005The BullsJason
2006Just My LuckJake Hardin
2006Blind DatingDanny Valdessecchi
2006Smokin' AcesDarwin Tremor
2008Bottle ShockBo Barrett
2009Star TrekJames T. Kirk
2009CarriersBrian Green
2009Beyond All BoundariesHanson Baldwin / Sgt. Bill Reed
2010Small Town Saturday NightRhett Ryan
2010Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space OdysseyDave
2010UnstoppableWill Colson
2012Celeste and Jesse ForeverRory Shenandoah
2012This Means WarFranklin "FDR" Foster
2012People Like UsSam Harper
2012Rise of the GuardiansJack Frost
2013Star Trek Into DarknessJames T. Kirk
2014Jack Ryan: Shadow RecruitJack Ryan
2014StretchRoger Karos
2014Horrible Bosses 2Rex Hanson
2014Into the WoodsCinderella's Prince
2015Z for ZachariahCaleb
2016The Finest HoursBernie Webber
2016Hell or High WaterToby Howard
2016Star Trek BeyondJames T. Kirk
2017Wonder WomanSteve Trevor
2018A Wrinkle in TimeDr. Alexander Murry

Chris Pine's television credits include...

Year Show/Series Role
2003The GuardianLonnie Grandy
2003CSI: MiamiTommy Chandler
2004American DreamsJoey Tremain
2005Six Feet UnderYoung Sam Hoviak
2006Surrender, DorothyShawn Best
2009Saturday Night LiveHimself
2014Robot ChickenCaptain Jake (voice)
2015Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of CampEric
2015–presentSuperMansionDr. Devizo / Robo-Dino (voice)
2017Angie TribecaDr. Thomas Hornbein
2017Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years LaterEric

Memorable Quotes by Chris Pine

[on fame] “ If the worst thing that happens in your life is that you're asked the same question repeatedly for a month, and people look very interested while they're talking to you and wanting to know about you, think about every day you worked at that restaurant and every day you worked as a delivery man for Domino's, every day you were a host, every day you were a bartender and worked until 4 a.m. And then just be very grateful. ”

“ I've seen what can happen to an actor when he's just working for the sake of working. All of a sudden it's ten years later, your career's happened, and you haven't had any control. I still assume that, any day, I'm going to be exposed as a fraud. That, like I once heard Gene Hackman say, the acting police are going to burst in and take away my card. ”

“ My mom was an actress for many years, and my father has been an actor since he came out here [Hollywood] from New York in 1964 and was under contract at Universal for many years. My grandmother was a B-movie actress at Universal, and my sister was an actress for a while, but then she did a bunch of other stuff... so I've been around it all my life. Growing up in a family of actors, what's great about it is that they're very supportive and they understand what it's like to be an actor - the rejections, the highs and lows... and having a common language with them is great because you have shorthand speech. ”

[on his biggest quirks] “ I talk to myself, especially in the car. I do it to work through ideas, or if I'm pissed off. I use the interior of the car like it's a [therapist's office]. ”

“ I worked in a restaurant and in a bakery, and I once worked for my landlord as a construction guy who would repair things in the house. But I was not very good because I do not know a hammer from a screwdriver, so that did not last long. ”

[on kissing Lindsay Lohan during the masquerade ball scene in Just My Luck (2006)] “ Well at the time I was really sick with a fever. In fact, my sister came to stay, to take care of me. So I wasn't feeling well, and we were shooting amongst a huge crowd of extras. It is supposed to be an intimate scene, we are dancing, but of course it was not like that at all. There was no music and I was being yelled at, "To the left! I need to see the left side of your face." It could not be more artificial, but she was great and we laughed about it. It did feel awkward but we got into the rhythm of it. She was a great kisser, she has great big lips and she is gorgeous. ”

Things You May Not Know About Chris Pine

He enjoys skeet shooting.

US Weekly magazine called him "the new Harrison Ford".

He auditioned for the role of Jake Sulley in Avatar (2009) but lost to Sam Worthington. Pine stated that it was the "worst audition [he's] ever done".

At age 28, he is the youngest actor to play the lead in a Star Trek film or series.

He is the first Star Trek lead to be born after the franchise began.

Space adventure runs in his family. His grandmother, Anne Gwynne, appeared in Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe. His mother, Gwynne Gilford, appeared in Masters of the Universe, and he and his father, Robert Pine, have both appeared in the Star Trek franchise.

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Chris Pine in Blind Dating (2006)... top picture with
Anjali Jay... middle picture with Stephen Tobolowsky.
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Pine in Bottle Shock (2008)... top picture with Bill Pullman... second picture
with Dennis Farina... third picture with Freddy Rodriguez and
Rachael Taylor... bottom picture with Eddie Kaye Thomas.
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Pine in Hell or High Water (2016)... top picture with Jeff Bridges...
next two pictures with Ben Foster.
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In Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)... middle picture with
Jason Bateman and Jason Sudeikis... bottom picture with Christoph Waltz.
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As Cinderella's Prince in Into the Woods (2014).
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In Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)... second picture
with Kevin Costner... bottom picture with Keira Knightley.
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With Lindsay Lohan in Just My Luck (2006).
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Pine in People Like Us (2012)... first and third pictures
with Olivia Wilde... second picture with Michelle Pfeiffer... with
Elizabeth Banks in fourth picture... with Elizabeth Banks
and Michael Hall D'Addario in bottom two pictures.
With Kevin Durand and Maury Sterling in Smokin' Aces (2006).
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As Captain Kirk in Star Trek (2009)... top picture with John Cho...
fourth picture with Zachary Quinto... bottom picture with
John Cho, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, and Anton Yelchin.
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Pine reprising his Captain Kirk role in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)...
top picture with Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, and Alice Eve... second
picture with Karl Urban... with Zachary Quinto in picture
four... with Bruce Greenwood in bottom picture.
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Back for a third time as Kirk in Star Trek Beyond (2016)...
second picture with Anton Yelchin and Sofia Boutella.
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Pine in The Finest Hours (2016)... top picture with Holliday Grainger.
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With Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)...
bottom picture with Callum Blue.
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In This Means War (2012)... with Tom Hardy in
all pictures... with Reese Witherspoon in bottom two pictures.
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In Director Tony Scott's Unstoppable (2010)...
top and bottom pictures with Denzel Washington.
Pine in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015).
With Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman (2017).
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Chris Pine in Z for Zacharia (2015)... with Chiwetel Ejiofor and
Margot Robbie in top two pictures... with Ejiofor in bottom picture.