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Chris Pine

Biography

Became known for his function as Adam T. Kirk in this year’s 2009 edition of Superstar Trek, that he gained a Boston Culture of Film Critics Prize. He received extra acclaim for his starring assignments in Smokin’ Aces, THIS IMPLIES Battle, and Rise from the Guardians. He briefly spent amount of time in the uk studying English on the School of Leeds. He produced his debut function in ER in 2003. He starred with Denzel Washington within a movie in regards to a runaway teach known as Unstoppable. His dad made an appearance as Sergeant Joseph Getraer in Potato chips. His mother can be a former professional. He dated celebrity Olivia Munn from 2009 to 2010, after that, in 2015, he started a romantic relationship with celebrity Vail Bloom. He made an appearance in Princess Diaries 2 with Anne Hathaway.

Quick Facts


Full Name Chris Pine
Date Of Birth August 26, 1980
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, CA
Height 1.83 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education University of California, Berkeley, University of Leeds, American Conservatory Theater, Oakwood School
Nationality American
Parents Robert Pine, Gwynne Gilford
Siblings Katherine Pine
Awards Satellite Award for Best Ensemble – Motion Picture, Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast
Nominations MTV Movie Award for Next Generation, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor, MTV Movie Award for Biggest Badass Star, People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Duo, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance, Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer Movie Star: Male, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Romance, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Rumble, People's Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Movie Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure, Teen Choice Award for Choice AnTEENcipated Movie Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star - Male, Bravo Otto - Film Star, Teen Choice Award for Choice Liplock, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie ’Ship, Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite BFF’s (Best Friends Forever)
Movies Wonder Woman, Star Trek Beyond, Hell or High Water, Star Trek, The Finest Hours, This Means War, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, Unstoppable, Into the Woods, People Like Us, Z for Zachariah, Smokin' Aces, Horrible Bosses 2, Rise of the Guardians, Just My Luck, Blind Dating, Bottle Shock, Small Town Saturday Night, Stretch, Carriers, Celeste and Jesse Forever, A Wrinkle in Time, Surrender, Dorothy, Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, Confession, Beyond All Boundaries, Outlaw King, Figures of Speech
TV Shows SuperMansion, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, Making of...
Star Sign Virgo

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#Fact
1He was awarded the 2011 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Lead Performance for "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2His father Robert Pine appeared on Star Trek: Voyager (1995) and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) before Chris' audition for Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek (2009) remake. Robert Pine also co-starred with Michael Dorn on the television series CHiPs (1977). Dorn is most notable as the Klingon officer Worf on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and four Star Trek feature films.
3Is the first actor to portray Steve Trevor in a live action theatrical film adaptation of "Wonder Woman".
4Is the third actor to portray Steve Trevor in a live action film adaptation of "Wonder Woman". Kaz Garas was the first. Lyle Waggoner was the second.
5Shares the same birth date and birth year as fellow actor Macaulay Culkin (August 26, 1980).
6Space adventure appears to run in his family. His grandmother, Anne Gwynne, appeared in Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940). His mother, Gwynne Gilford, appeared in Masters of the Universe (1987), and he and his father, Robert Pine, have both appeared in the Star Trek franchise.
7Pine was rumored for both Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman (2017) and Hal Jordan/Green Lantern in Green Lantern Corps (2020). His look was inspired by Trevor in the Smallville Season 11 comic books.
8Chris's fans are affectionately known as "Pine Nuts".
9Lives in ultra trendy Los Angeles neighborhood, Los Feliz. Giovanni Ribisi, Bo Barrett, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Pitt, Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, Kristen Stuart and Robert Pattinson are among the other actors who also call Los Feliz home.
10His father acted alongside William Shatner, his predecessor in the role of James T. Kirk, in Incident on a Dark Street (1973).
11Has worked with Tom Hardy in the action comedy This Means War (2012). Both stars appeared in the very popular Star Trek series. Tom appeared in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) and Chris starred in Star Trek (2009).
12Is very close with his father Robert Pine.
13Is the first Star Trek lead to be born after the franchise began.
14At age 28, is the youngest actor to play the lead in a Star Trek film or series.
15Auditioned 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".
16Chris's maternal grandfather, Max Gilford (born Max Goldfarb), was the son of Jewish immigrants from Russia. Chris's other ancestry includes English, French, German and Welsh.
17After college, he won a place at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) which has produced luminaries like Richard Harris, Jim Broadbent, John Lithgow, Donald Sutherland, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amy Irving, Stephen Moyer, etc. But a lack of funds and the prospect of student loan debts stopped him from doing this course in London.
18In April 2009, along with several of the cast and crew, he visited Camp Arijan in Kuwait to show Star Trek (2009) to a group of US service members.
19Enjoys skeet shooting.
20In 2009, he visited Auschwitz in Poland and the city of Mostar in Bosnia while traveling around Europe.
21Frequents Los Angeles bar The Roger Room along with Jason Sarayba, John Mayer and Samantha Ronson.
22Close friends with his Star Trek (2009) co-stars Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Anton Yelchin (who passed away 06/19/2016).
23US Weekly magazine called him "the new Harrison Ford".
24Studied acting at the University of Leeds in England and the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
25Received his Bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley.
26One of Variety magazine's Top Ten Actors to watch (2008).
27Beat Mike Vogel for the role of James T. Kirk in Star Trek (2009).
28Was seriously considered for the lead role in Tron: Legacy (2010).
29Was ranked #27 on Entertainment Weekly's "30 Under 30" the actors list (2008).
30Cousin of Martin Jurow and William Eliscu.
31Younger brother of Katherine Pine.
32Son of Robert Pine and Gwynne Gilford.
33Grandson of Anne Gwynne and Max M. Gilford.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Wrinkle in Time2018post-productionDr. Alex Murry
Wonder Woman2017post-productionSteve Trevor
Untitled Star Trek SequelannouncedKirk
SuperMansion2015-2017TV SeriesDr. Devizo / Robo-Dino
Star Trek Beyond2016Captain James T. Kirk
Hell or High Water2016/IIToby Howard
The Finest Hours2016Bernie Webber
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp2015TV SeriesEric
Z for Zachariah2015Caleb
Into the Woods2014Cinderella's Prince
Horrible Bosses 22014Rex Hanson
Vampire Lawyer with Chris Pine2014ShortVampire Lawyer
Stretch2014Roger Karos (uncredited)
Pa-gents with Chris Pine2014ShortChaz Benjamin
Robot Chicken2014TV SeriesCaptain Jake
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit2014Jack Ryan
Star Trek Into Darkness2013Kirk
Star Trek2013Video GameCaptain Kirk (voice)
Rise of the Guardians2012Jack Frost (voice)
People Like Us2012Sam
This Means War2012FDR Foster
Celeste & Jesse Forever2012Rory Shenandoah (as Kris Pino)
Unstoppable2010Will
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey2010Dave (voice)
Small Town Saturday Night2010Rhett Ryan
Beyond All Boundaries2009ShortHanson Baldwin - New York Times Military Editor / Sgt. Bill Reed (voice)
Carriers2009Brian
Star Trek2009Kirk
An Inconvenient Head2008ShortThe Man With Beautiful Hair
Bottle Shock2008Bo Barrett
Smokin' Aces2006Darwin Tremor
Blind Dating2006Danny
Just My Luck2006Jake Hardin
Surrender, Dorothy2006TV MovieShawn
The Bulls2005ShortJason
Six Feet Under2005TV SeriesYoung Sam Hoviak
Confession2005/ILuther Scott
American Dreams2004TV SeriesJoey Tremain
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement2004Nicholas Devereaux
Why Germany?2004ShortChris
CSI: Miami2003TV SeriesTommy Chandler
The Guardian2003TV SeriesLonnie Grandy
ER2003TV SeriesLevine

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Into the Woods2014performer: "Agony", "Any Moment"
Small Town Saturday Night2010"Someday Came Today"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mantivitiesscreenplay announced

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mantivitiesproducer announced

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Captains2011Documentary very special thanks
Smokin' Aces: The Big Gun2007Video short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2016-2017TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Into the Woods
E! Live from the Red Carpet2014-2017TV SeriesHimself
Damaged Heroes: The Performance of 'Hell or High Water'2016Video documentary shortHimself
Enemies Forever: The Characters of Hell or High Water2016Video documentary shortHimself
Hell or High Water: Filmmaker Q & A2016Video documentary shortHimself
Hell or High Water: Red Carpet Premiere2016Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek Beyond: Beats and Shouting2016Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek Beyond: Beyond the Darkness2016Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek Beyond: Divided and Conquered2016Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek Beyond: For Leonard and Anton2016Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek Beyond: Properly Outfitted2016Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek Beyond: Set Phasers to Stun2016Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek Beyond: Small World2016Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek Beyond: Spliced2016Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek Beyond: The Battle of Yorktown2016Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek Beyond: To Live Long and Prosper2016Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek Beyond: Visually Effective2016Video documentary shortHimself
Días de cine2009-2016TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2012-2016TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning2016TV SeriesHimself
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Horrible Bosses 2
The Talk2016TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Austin
Good Morning America2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Into the Woods
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
For the Love of Spock2016DocumentaryHimself
Film '722016TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Weekend Ticket2013-2016TV Series shortHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
Dawn of the Justice League2016TV ShortHimself - Steve Trevor
The Insider2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Into the Woods
Figures of Speech2015DocumentaryNarrator
24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Red Nose Day2015TV SpecialHimself
The 87th Annual Academy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Costume Design
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2009-2014TV SeriesHimself
Off Camera with Sam Jones2014TV SeriesHimself
Jack Ryan: Old Enemies Return2014Video shortHimself
Jack Ryan: The Smartest Guy in the Room2014Video shortHimself
Sir Kenneth Branagh: The Tsar of Shadow Recruit2014Video shortHimself
Janela Indiscreta2014TV SeriesHimself
Rencontres de cinéma2014TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2014TV SeriesHimself
E! News2014TV SeriesHimself
2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special2014TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
71st Golden Globe Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (uncredited)
Paul McCartney: Queenie Eye2013Video shortHimself (uncredited)
Star Trek Into Darkness: Aliens Encountered2013Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek Into Darkness: Attack on Starfleet2013Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek Into Darkness: Creating the Red Planet2013Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek Into Darkness: Down with the Ship2013Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek Into Darkness: Kirk and Spock2013Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek Into Darkness: National Ignition Facility2013Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek Into Darkness: Property of Starfleet2013Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek Into Darkness: Safety First2013Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek Into Darkness: Ship to Ship2013Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek into Darkness: The Voyage Begins... Again2013Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek Into Darkness: Unlocking the Cut2013Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek into Darkness: Vengeance is Coming2013Video documentary shortHimself
Vivir de cine2013TV SeriesHimself
Alaska y Mario2013TV SeriesHimself
The Captains Close Up2013TV SeriesHimself
Evening Urgant2013TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2009-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2013 MTV Movie Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 85th Annual Academy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Scientific and Technical Awards
Star Trek Into Darkness Special2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sidewalks Entertainment2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Big Picture2012TV SeriesHimself
Conan2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
ES.TV HD2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself
The Captains2011DocumentaryHimself
Hanging Off the Train: Stunt Work of 'Unstoppable'2011Video documentary shortHimself
On the Rails with the Director and Cast of 'Unstoppable'2011Video documentary shortHimself
The Fastest Track: Unleashing 'Unstoppable'2011Video documentary shortHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: 'District 9' Film Clip
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Star Trek: Aliens2009Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek: A New Vision2009Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek: Ben Burtt & the Sounds of Star Trek2009Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek: Casting2009Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek: Gene Rodenberry's Vision2009Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek: Planets2009Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek: Props & Costumes2009Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek: Score2009Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek: Starships2009Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek: The Gag Reel2009Video shortHimself
Star Trek: To Boldly Go2009Video documentary shortHimself
Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants2009TV Movie documentary
Vicariously2009TV SeriesHimself
2009 MTV Movie Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live2009TV SeriesHimself
Making of...2009TV Series documentary
Xposé2009TV SeriesHimself
Special zu 'Star Trek XI'2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Artist on Artist2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
On the Set: The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement2004TV Short documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2014-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Into the Woods
Hoy nos toca2017TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Into the Woods
Live with Kelly and Michael2016TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live2015TV SeriesHimself
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
The Graham Norton Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2012-2013TV SeriesCaptain Kirk / FDR Foster
Behind the Scenes with Joe Carnahan2010Video documentary shortDarwin Tremor (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Ensemble, Motion PictureInto the Woods (2014)· Emily Blunt
· Meryl Streep
· Anna Kendrick
· Johnny Depp
· Tracey Ullman
· Frances de la Tour
· Christine Baranski
· Lucy Punch
· Mackenzie Mauzy
· Daniel Huttlestone
· James Corden
· Tammy Blanchard
· Lilla Crawford
· Billy Magnussen
2013CinemaCon AwardCinemaCon, USAMale Star of the Year
2009BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Ensemble CastStar Trek (2009)· Zachary Quinto
· Zoe Saldana
· Karl Urban
· Leonard Nimoy
· John Cho
· Simon Pegg
· Anton Yelchin
· Ben Cross
· Eric Bana
· Clifton Collins Jr.
· Bruce Greenwood
· Jennifer Morrison
· Chris Hemsworth
· Winona Ryder
· Tyler Perry
· Faran Tahir
2009DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Acting EnsembleStar Trek (2009)· Zachary Quinto
· Zoe Saldana
· Leonard Nimoy
· Eric Bana
· Karl Urban
· Simon Pegg
· John Cho
· Anton Yelchin
· Bruce Greenwood
· Ben Cross
· Winona Ryder
· Clifton Collins Jr.
· Chris Hemsworth
· Jennifer Morrison
· Faran Tahir
· Jonny Rees
· Tyler Perry
2009Scream AwardScream AwardsBest Science Fiction ActorStar Trek (2009)
2009ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAMale Star of Tomorrow

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International ActorStar Trek Beyond (2016)
2017People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Dramatic Movie Actor
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Character Voice-Over PerformanceSuperMansion (2015)
2016Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorHell or High Water (2016)
2016SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorHell or High Water (2016)
2016Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: AnTEENcipatedStar Trek Beyond (2016)
2015Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastInto the Woods (2014)· Meryl Streep
· James Corden
· Emily Blunt
· Johnny Depp
· Mackenzie Mauzy
· Frances de la Tour
· Christine Baranski
· Lucy Punch
· Tammy Blanchard
· Lilla Crawford
· Daniel Huttlestone
· Anna Kendrick
· Billy Magnussen
· Tracey Ullman
2014DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest EnsembleInto the Woods (2014)· Meryl Streep
· Emily Blunt
· James Corden
· Anna Kendrick
· Tracey Ullman
· Christine Baranski
· Johnny Depp
· Lilla Crawford
· Daniel Huttlestone
· Billy Magnussen
· Mackenzie Mauzy
· Tammy Blanchard
· Lucy Punch
· Frances de la Tour
· Simon Russell Beale
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie DuoStar Trek Into Darkness (2013)· Zachary Quinto
2014PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingInto the Woods (2014)· Meryl Streep
· Emily Blunt
· James Corden
· Anna Kendrick
· Tracey Ullman
· Christine Baranski
· Johnny Depp
· Lilla Crawford
· Daniel Huttlestone
· Billy Magnussen
· Mackenzie Mauzy
· Tammy Blanchard
· Lucy Punch
· Frances de la Tour
· Simon Russell Beale
2014WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleInto the Woods (2014)· Meryl Streep
· Emily Blunt
· James Corden
· Anna Kendrick
· Tracey Ullman
· Christine Baranski
· Johnny Depp
· Lilla Crawford
· Daniel Huttlestone
· Billy Magnussen
· Mackenzie Mauzy
· Tammy Blanchard
· Lucy Punch
· Frances de la Tour
· Simon Russell Beale
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Summer Movie Star: MaleStar Trek Into Darkness (2013)
2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: RomanceThis Means War (2012)
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastStar Trek (2009)· Eric Bana
· John Cho
· Bruce Greenwood
· Leonard Nimoy
· Simon Pegg
· Zachary Quinto
· Zoe Saldana
· Karl Urban
· Anton Yelchin
2010MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Breakout StarStar Trek (2009)
2010MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBiggest Badass Star
2010People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Breakout Movie Actor
2009DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBreakthrough ArtistStar Trek (2009)
2009Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBreakthrough Performance of the YearStar Trek (2009)
2009Scream AwardScream AwardsBreakout Performance - MaleStar Trek (2009)
2009Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Fresh Face MaleStar Trek (2009)
2009Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie RumbleStar Trek (2009)· Zachary Quinto
2009WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest EnsembleStar Trek (2009)· Zoe Saldana
· Zachary Quinto
· Eric Bana
· John Cho
· Karl Urban
· Bruce Greenwood
· Ben Cross
· Anton Yelchin
· Clifton Collins Jr.

TitleSalary
Star Trek Beyond (2016)$6,000,000
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)$4,000,000
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)$1,500,000 w/ $500,000 bonus if profitable
People Like Us (2012)$4,250,000 w/ $750,000 bonus if profitable
This Means War (2012)$5,000,000 w/ $1,000,000 bonus if profitable
Unstoppable (2010)$3,000,000

#Quote
1[on portraying Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)] At this point, he isn't really the captain of the Enterprise. So the journey of this film is to see the non-captain in a position of nominal power, but psychologically and emotionally going through some sort of age existential crisis, where he's riddled with self-doubt and confusion and fears that he may not be the best man for the job. That was really exciting and kind of took the majority of my thought and time space.
2There have been, like, three auditions in my life where I feel like I'm in a Saturday Night Live (1975) skit. One was for Avatar (2009), which was probably the worst audition I ever gave. Another was for 10,000 BC (2008), where I was just, like, on my haunches pretending to be in a loincloth in Burbank. Then the other one was Star Trek (2009). It was all this jargon talk of torpedoes and photons.
3[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.
4[on watching his own films] I am critical of myself like everyone else. You go to a movie theater and you are forty feet high. I had bad skin as a teenager and I am a shy person, but I think I am in the perfect business to fight my insecurities. You have to learn to love yourself and say "I am pretty cool" instead of being so critical. You can easily fall into the trap of doing that.
5[2006] I performed and sang at school but as a child it was never anything I was interested in doing professionally. But it all struck home when I was at college, Berkeley in San Francisco. I was still very shy and I decided to go to the theater to audition and I started doing plays and loved it. So it's all gone on from there. I studied English and actually went to England for a year, to Leeds in the north of the country to study. It was a year abroad and that was wonderful. I had the time of my life. Everybody always talks about a dying passion for acting, but it never really happened for me that way, it happened so organically. Right now I cannot see myself doing anything else because it is so fascinating and a lot of it is really about human psychology. But I do have other interests like writing and playing music.
6[on pre-acting jobs] 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.
7[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].
8[2006, on working with Lindsay Lohan] When I got the job I thought about her a lot. Not only was I getting a great job in a really good movie, but it was with Lindsay Lohan. She is so famous and I don't have any of that. I have never experienced that kind of intense scrutiny that she is under, so of course I wondered what it would be like acting opposite her. I can tell you that it is like being with the Beatles. You cannot fathom the kind of attention she gets. It is mind boggling. We were filming in New Orleans and decided to go to Tulane to a party. But you cannot just "show up" to a party with Lindsay, it becomes an event unto itself. You hear the whispers, then the whispers become gaggles of people, then the gaggles of people becomes masses of people and the masses of people bring the paparazzi and then everything becomes exaggerated. If she was drinking water, people would say "Why is she drinking water?". So it was a learning experience for me to be around and to see what that was like and to separate fact from fiction. When I was 18 I was an emotional wreck and I couldn't imagine having to deal with that kind of fame, so I would say she dealt with it well and has a lot of grace. I think: good for her. She has met with such a lot of criticism and so I'm glad she is outspoken and opinionated and says what she thinks.
9[2006] I took part in a theater festival in Massachusetts two summers after I graduated from college. Then I was in Los Angeles thinking I am going to go to New York. I had decided that I would not have a chance of a film career, so I was about to make the move. I bought a plane ticket and found a place to live in New York, packed my bags and of course the universe told me that I was not meant to go. Suddenly a week before I was supposed to leave, I had three job offers and one of them was my first movie. I think that when you let go and throw it all away and stop getting attached and say whatever happens, happens, you don't invest too much in anything particular, and things work out. As an actor, it is easy to be so self-critical, saying to yourself, Am I good enough? Am I good looking enough? Am I smart enough? Yet here I am, so I am lucky.
10[2006] I believe in luck and fate and I believe in karma, that the energy you put out in the world comes back to meet you. So if you have positive good energy, hopefully good things will come to you from the universe... I definitely have a spiritual outlook. I don't usually read self-help books, but I read a great book by a guy called Wayne Dyer, "The Power of Intention", which I loved. I am not a religious guy, I am probably agnostic but I thought what this writer had to say was really powerful. The more you are positive and say I want to have a good life, the more you build that reality for yourself; by creating the life that you want. It is not always the case that things will fall into your lap or that life will be great, but it is all about perspective and having a positive outlook. If something goes wrong, you say, "That happened for a reason, what can I learn from that and how can I grow?".
11My 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.
12[2009] 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.
13[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.

#Trademark
1Frequently plays mischievous but charming and likable characters
2Sparkling blue eyes

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