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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
1 He 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.
2 His 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.
3 Is the first actor to portray Steve Trevor in a live action theatrical film adaptation of "Wonder Woman".
4 Is 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.
5 Shares the same birth date and birth year as fellow actor Macaulay Culkin (August 26, 1980).
6 Space 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.
7 Pine 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.
8 Chris's fans are affectionately known as "Pine Nuts".
9 Lives 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.
10 His father acted alongside William Shatner, his predecessor in the role of James T. Kirk, in Incident on a Dark Street (1973).
11 Has 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).
12 Is very close with his father Robert Pine.
13 Is the first Star Trek lead to be born after the franchise began.
14 At age 28, is the youngest actor to play the lead in a Star Trek film or series.
15 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".
16 Chris'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.
17 After 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.
18 In 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.
19 Enjoys skeet shooting.
20 In 2009, he visited Auschwitz in Poland and the city of Mostar in Bosnia while traveling around Europe.
21 Frequents Los Angeles bar The Roger Room along with Jason Sarayba, John Mayer and Samantha Ronson.
22 Close 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).
23 US Weekly magazine called him "the new Harrison Ford".
24 Studied acting at the University of Leeds in England and the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
25 Received his Bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley.
26 One of Variety magazine's Top Ten Actors to watch (2008).
27 Beat Mike Vogel for the role of James T. Kirk in Star Trek (2009).
28 Was seriously considered for the lead role in Tron: Legacy (2010).
29 Was ranked #27 on Entertainment Weekly's "30 Under 30" the actors list (2008).
30 Cousin of Martin Jurow and William Eliscu.
31 Younger brother of Katherine Pine.
32 Son of Robert Pine and Gwynne Gilford.
33 Grandson of Anne Gwynne and Max M. Gilford.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Wrinkle in Time 2018 post-production Dr. Alex Murry
Wonder Woman 2017 post-production Steve Trevor
Untitled Star Trek Sequel announced Kirk
SuperMansion 2015-2017 TV Series Dr. Devizo / Robo-Dino
Star Trek Beyond 2016 Captain James T. Kirk
Hell or High Water 2016/II Toby Howard
The Finest Hours 2016 Bernie Webber
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp 2015 TV Series Eric
Z for Zachariah 2015 Caleb
Into the Woods 2014 Cinderella's Prince
Horrible Bosses 2 2014 Rex Hanson
Vampire Lawyer with Chris Pine 2014 Short Vampire Lawyer
Stretch 2014 Roger Karos (uncredited)
Pa-gents with Chris Pine 2014 Short Chaz Benjamin
Robot Chicken 2014 TV Series Captain Jake
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 2014 Jack Ryan
Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 Kirk
Star Trek 2013 Video Game Captain Kirk (voice)
Rise of the Guardians 2012 Jack Frost (voice)
People Like Us 2012 Sam
This Means War 2012 FDR Foster
Celeste & Jesse Forever 2012 Rory Shenandoah (as Kris Pino)
Unstoppable 2010 Will
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey 2010 Dave (voice)
Small Town Saturday Night 2010 Rhett Ryan
Beyond All Boundaries 2009 Short Hanson Baldwin - New York Times Military Editor / Sgt. Bill Reed (voice)
Carriers 2009 Brian
Star Trek 2009 Kirk
An Inconvenient Head 2008 Short The Man With Beautiful Hair
Bottle Shock 2008 Bo Barrett
Smokin' Aces 2006 Darwin Tremor
Blind Dating 2006 Danny
Just My Luck 2006 Jake Hardin
Surrender, Dorothy 2006 TV Movie Shawn
The Bulls 2005 Short Jason
Six Feet Under 2005 TV Series Young Sam Hoviak
Confession 2005/I Luther Scott
American Dreams 2004 TV Series Joey Tremain
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement 2004 Nicholas Devereaux
Why Germany? 2004 Short Chris
CSI: Miami 2003 TV Series Tommy Chandler
The Guardian 2003 TV Series Lonnie Grandy
ER 2003 TV Series Levine

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Into the Woods 2014 performer: "Agony", "Any Moment"
Small Town Saturday Night 2010 "Someday Came Today"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mantivities screenplay announced

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mantivities producer announced

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Captains 2011 Documentary very special thanks
Smokin' Aces: The Big Gun 2007 Video short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2016-2017 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2017 TV Series Himself / Himself - Into the Woods
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2014-2017 TV Series Himself
Damaged Heroes: The Performance of 'Hell or High Water' 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Enemies Forever: The Characters of Hell or High Water 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Hell or High Water: Filmmaker Q & A 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Hell or High Water: Red Carpet Premiere 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek Beyond: Beats and Shouting 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek Beyond: Beyond the Darkness 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek Beyond: Divided and Conquered 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek Beyond: For Leonard and Anton 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek Beyond: Properly Outfitted 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek Beyond: Set Phasers to Stun 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek Beyond: Small World 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek Beyond: Spliced 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek Beyond: The Battle of Yorktown 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek Beyond: To Live Long and Prosper 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek Beyond: Visually Effective 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Días de cine 2009-2016 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2012-2016 TV Series Himself
CBS This Morning 2016 TV Series Himself
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2009-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Horrible Bosses 2
The Talk 2016 TV Series Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008-2016 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015-2016 TV Series Himself / Austin
Good Morning America 2012-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2012-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Into the Woods
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
Access Hollywood 2016 TV Series Himself
For the Love of Spock 2016 Documentary Himself
Film '72 2016 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Weekend Ticket 2013-2016 TV Series short Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself
Dawn of the Justice League 2016 TV Short Himself - Steve Trevor
The Insider 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Into the Woods
Figures of Speech 2015 Documentary Narrator
24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Red Nose Day 2015 TV Special Himself
The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Costume Design
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2009-2014 TV Series Himself
Off Camera with Sam Jones 2014 TV Series Himself
Jack Ryan: Old Enemies Return 2014 Video short Himself
Jack Ryan: The Smartest Guy in the Room 2014 Video short Himself
Sir Kenneth Branagh: The Tsar of Shadow Recruit 2014 Video short Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2014 TV Series Himself
Rencontres de cinéma 2014 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2014 TV Series Himself
E! News 2014 TV Series Himself
2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special 2014 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
71st Golden Globe Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter (uncredited)
Paul McCartney: Queenie Eye 2013 Video short Himself (uncredited)
Star Trek Into Darkness: Aliens Encountered 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek Into Darkness: Attack on Starfleet 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek Into Darkness: Creating the Red Planet 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek Into Darkness: Down with the Ship 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek Into Darkness: Kirk and Spock 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek Into Darkness: National Ignition Facility 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek Into Darkness: Property of Starfleet 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek Into Darkness: Safety First 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek Into Darkness: Ship to Ship 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek into Darkness: The Voyage Begins... Again 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek Into Darkness: Unlocking the Cut 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek into Darkness: Vengeance is Coming 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Vivir de cine 2013 TV Series Himself
Alaska y Mario 2013 TV Series Himself
The Captains Close Up 2013 TV Series Himself
Evening Urgant 2013 TV Series Himself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2013 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2009-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
2013 MTV Movie Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Scientific and Technical Awards
Star Trek Into Darkness Special 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sidewalks Entertainment 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Big Picture 2012 TV Series Himself
Conan 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010-2012 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Presenter
ES.TV HD 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
MSN Exclusives 2012 TV Series Himself
The Captains 2011 Documentary Himself
Hanging Off the Train: Stunt Work of 'Unstoppable' 2011 Video documentary short Himself
On the Rails with the Director and Cast of 'Unstoppable' 2011 Video documentary short Himself
The Fastest Track: Unleashing 'Unstoppable' 2011 Video documentary short Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Presenter: 'District 9' Film Clip
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Star Trek: Aliens 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek: A New Vision 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek: Ben Burtt & the Sounds of Star Trek 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek: Casting 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek: Gene Rodenberry's Vision 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek: Planets 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek: Props & Costumes 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek: Score 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek: Starships 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Star Trek: The Gag Reel 2009 Video short Himself
Star Trek: To Boldly Go 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants 2009 TV Movie documentary
Vicariously 2009 TV Series Himself
2009 MTV Movie Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live 2009 TV Series Himself
Making of... 2009 TV Series documentary
Xposé 2009 TV Series Himself
Special zu 'Star Trek XI' 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Artist on Artist 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
On the Set: The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement 2004 TV Short documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2014-2017 TV Series Himself / Himself - Into the Woods
Hoy nos toca 2017 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2017 TV Series Himself / Himself - Into the Woods
Live with Kelly and Michael 2016 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Today Live 2016 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 2015 TV Series Himself
Lennon or McCartney 2014 Documentary short Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2013 TV Series Himself
Chelsea Lately 2012-2013 TV Series Captain Kirk / FDR Foster
Behind the Scenes with Joe Carnahan 2010 Video documentary short Darwin Tremor (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Ensemble, Motion Picture Into 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
2013 CinemaCon Award CinemaCon, USA Male Star of the Year
2009 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Ensemble Cast Star 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
2009 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Acting Ensemble Star 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
2009 Scream Award Scream Awards Best Science Fiction Actor Star Trek (2009)
2009 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Male Star of Tomorrow

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Actor Star Trek Beyond (2016)
2017 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance SuperMansion (2015)
2016 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2016 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Hell or High Water (2016)
2016 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: AnTEENcipated Star Trek Beyond (2016)
2015 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Into 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
2014 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Ensemble Into 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
2014 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Duo Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) · Zachary Quinto
2014 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting Into 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
2014 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble Into 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
2013 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer Movie Star: Male Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
2012 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Romance This Means War (2012)
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Star Trek (2009) · Eric Bana
· John Cho
· Bruce Greenwood
· Leonard Nimoy
· Simon Pegg
· Zachary Quinto
· Zoe Saldana
· Karl Urban
· Anton Yelchin
2010 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Breakout Star Star Trek (2009)
2010 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Biggest Badass Star
2010 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Breakout Movie Actor
2009 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Breakthrough Artist Star Trek (2009)
2009 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Breakthrough Performance of the Year Star Trek (2009)
2009 Scream Award Scream Awards Breakout Performance - Male Star Trek (2009)
2009 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Fresh Face Male Star Trek (2009)
2009 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Rumble Star Trek (2009) · Zachary Quinto
2009 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Ensemble Star 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.
2 There 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?".
11 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.
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
1 Frequently plays mischievous but charming and likable characters
2 Sparkling blue eyes

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