Chris Pine

Christopher Whitelaw Pine (born August 26, 1980)[1][2] is an American actor. Pine made his feature debut as Lord Devereaux in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004). He is known for playing James T. Kirk in the Star Trek reboot film series (2009–2016), Will in Unstoppable (2010), Cinderella's Prince in Into the Woods (2014), Jack Ryan in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), Toby Howard in Hell or High Water (2016), Bernie Webber in The Finest Hours (2016), Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman (2017), Dr. Alexander Murry in A Wrinkle in Time (2018), and Robert the Bruce in Outlaw King (2018).

Chris Pine
Chris Pine & Gal Gadot at the 2018 Comic-Con International (cropped)
Pine in 2018
Born
Christopher Whitelaw Pine

August 26, 1980 (age 38)
Alma materUC Berkeley
OccupationActor
Years active2003–present
Parent(s)Robert Pine
Gwynne Gilford
RelativesAnne Gwynne (grandmother)

Early life

Pine was born in Los Angeles. His father, Robert Pine, is an actor who co-starred on CHiPs as Sergeant Joseph Getraer, and his mother, Gwynne Gilford, is a former actress who became a practicing psychotherapist.[3] He has an older sister, Katie.[4] His maternal grandmother, Anne Gwynne, was a Hollywood actress, and his maternal grandfather, Max M. Gilford, was an attorney who was elected president of the Hollywood Bar Association.[5] Pine's maternal grandfather was from a Russian Jewish family.[6]

Pine graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002 with a B.A. in English.[7][8] When he got to Berkeley, Pine was initially scared of looking for a place to fit in and had a hard time making friends. As he was not interested in joining a fraternity, he got into theater.[9] As a member of the UC Berkeley Theater Department, Pine performed in a Caryl Churchill play in La Val's Pizza's Subterranean Theater and performed Orestes and Shakespeare at Zellerbach Hall.[10][11]

He was an exchange student at the University of Leeds in England for one year.[12] After graduating from Berkeley, he attended the Williamstown Theatre Festival,[13][14] and he studied at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.[5]

Career

2003–2009

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Pine at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, following a screening of Star Trek, April 11, 2009

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.[15]

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.[16]

Pine appeared in the made-for-television film Surrender, Dorothy which aired in early 2006.[17] He played Jake Hardin in the American film Just My Luck, a romantic comedy in which he starred opposite Lindsay Lohan, who played Ashley Albright. The film was released on May 12, 2006.[18] Later that year, Pine appeared in the comedy Blind Dating, and in the action film Smokin' Aces.[19] Pine did the one-man play The Atheist, at Center Stage, New York, in late 2006.[20][21]

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.[5] He portrayed real-life Napa Valley vintner Bo Barrett in the 2008 film Bottle Shock.[22]

In 2007, Pine turned down a role in a film adaptation of White Jazz,[23][24] to accept the part of James T. Kirk in the 2009 Star Trek film, which was released to critical and viewer acclaim in May of that year.[25] That same month, he made a brief appearance promoting the film on Saturday Night Live, with co-stars Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy.[26] During the rest of the summer of 2009, he appeared in the Los Angeles production of the Beau Willimon play Farragut North.[27]

2010–present

Pine appeared in the Los Angeles production of The Lieutenant of Inishmore during the summer of 2010,[28] for which he won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle's lead appearance award.[29]

In the fall of 2009, Pine began filming the action film Unstoppable, directed by Tony Scott and written by Mark Bomback, which was released in November 2010. In the film, he played a young train conductor who helped 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.[30] The Hollywood Reporter named Pine as one of the young male actors who are "pushing—or being pushed" into taking over Hollywood as the new "A-List".[31]

In 2011, Pine sat down with the actor who originated the role of Captain Kirk more than forty years earlier, 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 wrestles; pictures of this incident "went viral" leading to Internet headlines such as "Kirk v. Kirk" and others.[32]

Pine filmed the romantic comedy This Means War, with Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy, during the fall of 2010, in Vancouver.[33] This Means War was released in February 2012.[34] Pine voiced the character of Jack Frost in Rise of the Guardians.[35] Pine co-starred with Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde and Michelle Pfeiffer in the family drama People Like Us, which was filmed in early 2011 and released in June 2012.[36] He reprised the role of Captain Kirk in the sequel to 2009's Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, released in the US on May 15, 2013.[37]

In 2009, Pine entered talks to play CIA analyst Jack Ryan in a reboot of Tom Clancy's novels.[38] He starred in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, which was released in 2014. Pine was the fourth actor to play the character, after Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck.[39]

In 2014, Pine was in talks to star in a thriller about the United States Coast Guard, The Finest Hours,[40] released in January 2016.[41] He guest-starred in Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp[42] and lent his voice for SuperMansion in 2015.[43]

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.[44] The film premiered at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in May 2016 and was released in August 2016.[45] He reprised the role of Captain Kirk in Star Trek Beyond. Filming began in June 2015 in Canada,[46] and it was released in the US on July 22, 2016.[47]

On July 14, 2016, he received his first Emmy Award nomination in "Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance" for his work on the series SuperMansion.[48][49]

Pine was invited by Barbra Streisand to duet with her on her album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, along with other stars.[50]

In 2015, Pine was cast as Steve Trevor, opposite Gal Gadot, in the superhero film Wonder Woman, which was released in June 2017.[51][52] Also in 2017, he reprised his roles in SuperMansion season 2[53] and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later,[54] guest-starred in Angie Tribeca season 3 (including an episode where his father was also a guest star),[55] and narrated the final episode of National Geographic Channel's Breakthrough season 2.[56]

In 2018, Pine played Dr. Alexander Murry in the fantasy film A Wrinkle in Time, based on the novel of the same name.[57][58]

In April 2017, Pine was cast as Robert the Bruce in Outlaw King.[59] The filming started on August 21, 2017 in Scotland and the film was released on Netflix on 9 November 2018.[60][61] In May 2017, Pine was in negotiations to star in a film adaptation of the novel, All the Old Knives, opposite Michelle Williams.[62]

In July 2017, the US cable network TNT announced Pine would play the role of Jay Singletary in a six-episode television drama, One Day She'll Darken, and serve as an executive producer alongside director Patty Jenkins and writer Sam Sheridan.[63] The show, now renamed I Am the Night, would air in January 2019.[64] Zachary Quinto announced an untitled fourth Star Trek film was still in the early stages of being written in July.[65] On September 5, 2017, it was announced that Pine is set to star as Robert F. Kennedy in a limited series on Hulu, produced by Sony Pictures Television. He will also serve as an executive producer for the series, based on the Larry Tye biography Bobby Kennedy: The Making Of A Liberal Icon.[66]

On June 13, 2018, director Patty Jenkins announced through Twitter that Pine will appear in the Wonder Woman sequel Wonder Woman 1984 as Steve Trevor.[67] In August 2018, it was reported that Pine would not be reprising his role as Captain Kirk in the fourth film of the Star Trek film series after contract negotiations fell through.[68] Pine voiced a version of Peter Parker / Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.[69]

Personal life

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Pine at the Sydney premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness, April 2013

Pine has stated, "I definitely have a spiritual outlook... I am not a religious guy, I am probably agnostic."[70]

On March 1, 2014, 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.[71][72] He pleaded guilty to drunk driving on March 17, stating that he drank 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. He had a clean record, and the judge said that "the incident was out of character."[73][74]

Politically, Pine has called himself a "left-leaning liberal."[75] He has stated that both Democrats and Republicans tend to be interchangeable when it comes to certain actions, citing President Obama's strengthening of the Patriot Act.[76]

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Pine along with fellow Star Trek coworkers J.J. Abrams, John Cho, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, George Takei, Justin Lin, Bryan Fuller, and Adam Nimoy, endorsed a movement called Trek Against Trump. The movement endorsed Hillary Clinton.[77]

On November 1, 2016, Pine, along with director Joss Whedon, released a video urging people to vote in the upcoming elections. While the video was a parody of Congress in general, certain commentators took the video to represent the Republican Congress.[78][79][80]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Director Note(s)
2004 Why Germany? Chris Gabriel Peters-Lazaro Short film
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Nicholas Devereaux Garry Marshall
2005 Confession (aka Deadly Secrets)[81] Luther Scott Jonathan Meyers
The Bulls Jason Eric Stoltz Short film
2006 Just My Luck Jake Hardin Donald Petrie
Blind Dating Danny Valdessecchi James Keach
Smokin' Aces Darwin Tremor Joe Carnahan
2008 Bottle Shock Bo Barrett Randall Miller
2009 Star Trek James T. Kirk J. J. Abrams
Carriers Brian Green Àlex Pastor & David Pastor
Beyond All Boundaries Hanson Baldwin / Sgt. Bill Reed David Briggs Voices
2010 Small Town Saturday Night Rhett Ryan Ryan Craig
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Dave Harry Kloor & Daniel St. Pierre Voice role
Unstoppable Will Colson Tony Scott
2012 Celeste and Jesse Forever Rory Shenandoah Lee Toland Krieger Cameo;
Credited as Kris Pino
This Means War Franklin "FDR" Foster McG
People Like Us Sam Harper Alex Kurtzman
Rise of the Guardians Jack Frost Peter Ramsey Voice role
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness James T. Kirk J. J. Abrams
2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Jack Ryan Kenneth Branagh
Stretch Roger Karos Joe Carnahan Uncredited
Horrible Bosses 2 Rex Hanson Sean Anders
Into the Woods Cinderella's Prince Rob Marshall
2015 Z for Zachariah Caleb Craig Zobel
Figures of Speech Himself Ari Levinson Documentary (Narrator)
2016 The Finest Hours Bernie Webber Craig Gillespie
Hell or High Water Toby Howard David Mackenzie
Star Trek Beyond James T. Kirk Justin Lin
2017 Wonder Woman Steve Trevor Patty Jenkins
2018 A Wrinkle in Time Dr. Alexander Murry Ava DuVernay
Outlaw King Robert the Bruce David Mackenzie
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Peter Parker / Ultimate Spider-Man Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey & Rodney Rothman Voice role
2020 Wonder Woman 1984 Steve Trevor Patty Jenkins Post-production
  • In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Pine appeared in a photo cameo.[82]

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2003 ER Levine Episode: "A Thousand Cranes"
The Guardian Lonnie Grandy Episode: "Hazel Park"
CSI: Miami Tommy Chandler Episode: "Extreme"
2004 American Dreams Joey Tremain Episode: "Tidings of Comfort and Joy"
2005 Six Feet Under Young Sam Hoviak Episode: "Dancing for Me"
2006 Surrender, Dorothy Shawn Best Television film
2009 Saturday Night Live Himself Episode: "Justin Timberlake/Ciara"
2014 Robot Chicken Captain Jake Voice
Episode: "Noidstrom Rack"
2015 Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Eric 5 episodes
2015–present SuperMansion Dr. Devizo/Robo-Dino Voice
13 episodes
2017 Angie Tribeca Dr. Thomas Hornbein 3 episodes
Saturday Night Live Himself Host
"Episode: Chris Pine/LCD Soundsystem"
Breakthrough Himself Narrator
"Episode: Power to the People"
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Eric 4 episodes
2019 I Am the Night Jay Singletary Also executive producer

Video games

Year Title Role
2013 Star Trek James T. Kirk (voice)

Music videos

Year Title Artist
2012 "All I Want" The Ivy Walls
2013 "Queenie Eye" Paul McCartney
2018 "White Ocean" The Ivy Walls

Theater

Year Title Role Theater
2006 The Atheist Augustine Early Center Stage, NY
2007 Fat Pig Carter Geffen Playhouse
2009 Farragut North Stephen Geffen Playhouse
2010 The Lieutenant of Inishmore Padraic Mark Taper Forum

Discography

Soundtracks

Year Song with Movie
2010 "Someday Came Today" Small Town Saturday Night
2014 "Agony" Billy Magnussen Into the Woods
"Any Moment" Emily Blunt

Miscellaneous

Year Song Album
2016 "I'll Be Seeing You"/"I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway (Barbra Streisand)
2018 "Spidey Bells (A Hero's Lament)" A Very Spidey Christmas
"Up on the House Top"

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2009 Ovation Award Lead Actor in a Play Farragut North Nominated[83]
Boston Society of Film Critics Award Best Ensemble Cast (with cast) Star Trek Won
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award Best Ensemble (with cast) Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Fresh Face Male Nominated
Choice Movie Rumble (with Zachary Quinto) Nominated
Scream Award Best Actor in a Science Fiction Movie or TV Show Won
Detroit Film Critics Society Award Breakthrough Performance Nominated
Best Ensemble (with cast) Nominated
ShoWest Award Male Star of Tomorrow Won
2010 People's Choice Award Favorite Breakout Movie Star Nominated
MTV Movie Award Best Breakout Star Star Trek Nominated
Biggest Badass Star Nominated
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award Best Acting Ensemble (with cast) Nominated
Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award Lead Performance The Lieutenant of Inishmore Won
2012 Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actor: Romance This Means War Nominated
2013 Choice Summer Movie Star: Male Star Trek Into Darkness Nominated
CinemaCon Award Male Star of the Year Won
2014 People's Choice Award Favorite Movie Duo (with Zachary Quinto) Star Trek Into Darkness Nominated
Detroit Film Critics Society Award Best Ensemble (with cast) Into the Woods Nominated
Satellite Award Best Ensemble – Motion Picture (with cast) Won[84]
2016 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance SuperMansion Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: AnTEENcipated Star Trek Beyond Nominated
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award Best Acting Ensemble (with cast) Hell or High Water Nominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award Best Ensemble (with cast) Won
San Diego Film Critics Society Best Actor Nominated
Best Ensemble(with cast) Won
Detroit Film Critics Society Award Best Ensemble(with cast) Nominated
2017 People's Choice Awards Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor The Finest Hours / Hell or High Water Nominated
Jupiter Award Best International Actor Star Trek Beyond Nominated
Saturn Award Best Actor Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Action Movie Actor Wonder Woman Won
2018 Saturn Award Best Supporting Actor Nominated

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A Wrinkle in Time (2018 film)

A Wrinkle in Time is a 2018 American science fantasy adventure film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Jennifer Lee and Jeff Stockwell, based on Madeleine L'Engle's 1962 novel of the same name. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Whitaker Entertainment, the story follows a young girl who, with the help of three astral travelers, sets off on a quest to find her missing father. The film stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña, Zach Galifianakis, and Chris Pine.

It is Disney's second film adaptation of L'Engle's novel, following a 2003 television film. Development began in 2010, with DuVernay signing on to direct in February 2016. Principal photography began on November 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Near the end of filming, production moved to New Zealand, where photography ended on February 25, 2017. With an estimated production budget of $103 million, the film became the first live-action film with a nine-digit budget to be directed by a woman of color. Additionally, A Wrinkle in Time was notable in that Ava DuVernay was the first African-American woman to direct a film that earned at least $100 million domestically.A Wrinkle in Time premiered at the El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018, with its theatrical release on March 9, 2018. With a total production and advertisement budget of around $250 million, the film was a box office bomb, grossing $132 million worldwide. The film received mixed reviews, with critics taking issue "with the film's heavy use of CGI and numerous plot holes," while others "celebrated its message of female empowerment and diversity."

Blind Dating

Blind Dating (also known as Blind Guy Driving) is a 2006 romantic comedy film directed by James Keach and starring Chris Pine, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Anjali Jay, Jane Seymour, and Jayma Mays. The film was produced by David Shanks and James Keach and distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films LLC.

During its release, the film received mixed to negative reviews. The publication City Weekly proposed that actor Chris Pine receive a special award for "Best Performance in an Otherwise Inexplicable Film."

Bottle Shock

Bottle Shock is a 2008 American comedy-drama film based on the 1976 wine competition termed the "Judgment of Paris", when California wine defeated French wine in a blind taste test. It stars Alan Rickman, Chris Pine, and Bill Pullman and is directed by Randall Miller, who wrote the screenplay along with Jody Savin and Ross Schwartz. It premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

Gwynne Gilford

Gloria Gwynne Gilford (born July 27, 1946) is a retired American actress and psychotherapist. She appeared in several television series in the 1970s and 1980s, including A New Kind of Family, The Young Lawyers and The Waverly Wonders, and had roles in the films Beware! The Blob (1972), Satan's School for Girls (1973), Fade to Black (1980) and Masters of the Universe (1987).

Gilford was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actress Anne Gwynne (born Marguerite Gwynne Trice) (1918-2003) and actor and producer Max Gilford (born Max Goldfarb) (1906-1965). Her paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants, and her mother was a Texan, of English, Welsh, and French ancestry.She is married to actor Robert Pine. They are the parents of the actor Chris Pine and Katherine Pine. After retiring from acting, she and Katherine studied to become practicing psychotherapists.

Horrible Bosses 2

Horrible Bosses 2 is a 2014 American comedy film directed by Sean Anders and written by Anders and John Morris. A sequel to 2011's Horrible Bosses, the film stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine, and Christoph Waltz. The plot follows Nick, Kurt and Dale as they kidnap the son of a millionaire investor in order to blackmail him after he screws them over on a business deal. It was released by Warner Bros. Pictures on November 26, 2014, received mixed reviews and grossed $107 million worldwide.

I Am the Night (TV series)

I Am the Night is a six-episode American limited television series created and written by Sam Sheridan, starring Chris Pine and India Eisley. The series premiered on TNT on January 28, 2019, with a sneak peek of the first episode airing on January 27, 2019.The series is inspired by the book One Day She'll Darken: The Mysterious Beginnings of Fauna Hodel written by Fauna Hodel.

James T. Kirk

James Tiberius "Jim" Kirk is a fictional character in the Star Trek franchise. Kirk first appears in Star Trek: The Original Series and has been portrayed in numerous films, books, comics, webisodes, and video games. As the captain of the starship USS Enterprise, Kirk leads his crew as they explore new worlds, new civilizations, and "boldly go where no man has gone before". Often, the characters of Spock and Leonard McCoy act as his logical and emotional sounding boards, respectively.

Kirk, played by William Shatner, first appears in Star Trek's first episode, "The Man Trap", broadcast on September 8, 1966. Shatner continued in the role for the show's three seasons, and later provided the voice of the animated version of Kirk in Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973–74). Shatner returned to the role for Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) and in six subsequent films. Chris Pine portrays an alternative young version of the character in the 2009 Star Trek film. Pine reprised his role in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) and in Star Trek Beyond (2016). Other actors have played the character in fan-created media, and the character has been the subject of multiple spoofs and satires. Kirk has been praised for his leadership traits and criticized for his relationships with women.

Just My Luck (2006 film)

Just My Luck is a 2006 American romantic comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and written by I. Marlene King and Amy B. Harris. The film stars Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine as the main characters. Lohan stars as Ashley, the luckiest girl in Manhattan, New York City. She loses her luck after kissing Jake, portrayed by Pine, at a masquerade bash.The film features supporting roles by Samaire Armstrong, Faizon Love, Missi Pyle, and McFly, the English band whom Jake discovers in the film and tries to help by finding them a producer.

Outlaw King

Outlaw King is a 2018 historical action drama film about Robert the Bruce, the 14th-century Scottish lord who launched a guerilla war against the larger English army. It was co-written, produced, and directed by David Mackenzie. It stars Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, Billy Howle, Tony Curran, Callan Mulvey, Stephen Dillane, and Alan Cooney.

It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 6, 2018, and was released on November 9, 2018, by Netflix.

Smokin' Aces

Smokin' Aces is a 2006 British-American action thriller film written and directed by Joe Carnahan. The film centers on the chase for Las Vegas magician turned mafia informant Buddy "Aces" Israel (Jeremy Piven), on whom a one million dollar bounty is placed. The ensemble cast includes Ryan Reynolds, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Common, Andy García, Alicia Keys, Taraji P. Henson, Ray Liotta, Chris Pine, and Matthew Fox, all co-starring as the various individuals attempting to either capture or protect Israel.

Smokin' Aces was the official acting debut of Keys and Common. The film is set in Lake Tahoe and was mainly filmed at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, called the "Nomad Casino". It received generally mixed reviews, and was a commercial success. It was followed by a 2010 prequel, Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball, directed by P.J. Pesce and produced and co-written by Carnahan.

Steve Trevor

General Steven Rockwell Trevor is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with the superheroine Wonder Woman. The character was created by William Moulton Marston and first appeared in All Star Comics #8 (Dec. 1941). Steve Trevor is a trusted friend, love interest, and partner who introduces Diana (Wonder Woman) to "Man's World", and has served as Wonder Woman's United Nations liaison.

The character has appeared in various adaptations of the comics. He has been voiced by actors such as Tahmoh Penikett, Nathan Fillion, and George Newbern, among others in various Wonder Woman and Justice League productions. Lyle Waggoner portrayed the character in the 1970s Wonder Woman series, as did Chris Pine in the 2017 DC Extended Universe film Wonder Woman. Chris Pine will also portray a character presumed to be Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman 1984.

The Finest Hours (2016 film)

The Finest Hours is a 2016 American historical drama-thriller film directed by Craig Gillespie and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The screenplay, written by Eric Johnson, Scott Silver, and Paul Tamasy, is based on The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman. The film stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz, and Eric Bana, and chronicles the historic 1952 United States Coast Guard rescue of the crew of SS Pendleton, after the ship split apart during a nor'easter off the New England coast.The Finest Hours was released in the Disney Digital 3-D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D formats on January 29, 2016. The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics and was a box office flop, grossing just $52 million against its $70–80 million production budget.

This Means War (film)

This Means War is a 2012 American romantic comedy spy film directed by McG and starring Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, and Reese Witherspoon. The plot concerns two CIA agents who are best friends and discover that they are dating the same woman.

Unstoppable (2010 film)

Unstoppable is a 2010 American action thriller film directed and produced by Tony Scott and starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. It is loosely based on the real-life CSX 8888 incident, telling the story of a runaway freight train and the two men who attempt to stop it.

The film was released in the United States and Canada on November 12, 2010. It received generally positive reviews from critics and grossed $167 million against a production budget around $90 million. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Editing at the 83rd Academy Awards, but lost to Inception.

Wonder Woman (2017 film)

Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name, produced by DC Entertainment in association with RatPac Entertainment and Chinese company Tencent Pictures, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the fourth installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Directed by Patty Jenkins from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and a story by Heinberg, Zack Snyder, and Jason Fuchs, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot in the title role, alongside Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, and Elena Anaya. It is the second live action theatrical film featuring Wonder Woman following her debut in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In Wonder Woman, the Amazon princess Diana sets out to stop World War I, believing the conflict was started by the longtime enemy of the Amazons, Ares, after American pilot and spy Steve Trevor crash-lands on their island Themyscira and informs her about it.

Development of a live action Wonder Woman film began in 1996, with Ivan Reitman slated to produce and possibly direct. The project floundered in development hell for many years; Jon Cohen, Todd Alcott, and Joss Whedon, among others, were also attached to the project at various points. Warner Bros. announced the film in 2010 and Jenkins signed on to direct in 2015. Inspiration for Wonder Woman was drawn from Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston's 1940s stories and George Pérez's 1980s stories about Wonder Woman, as well as the New 52 incarnation of the character. Principal photography began on November 21, 2015, with filming taking place in the United Kingdom, France, and Italy before wrapping up on May 9, 2016, the 123rd anniversary of Marston's birth. Additional filming took place in November 2016.

Wonder Woman had its world premiere in Shanghai on May 15, 2017, and was released in the United States on June 2, 2017, in 2D, Real D 3D, and IMAX 3D by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film received largely positive reviews, with praise for its acting (particularly by Gadot and Pine), direction, visuals, action sequences, and musical score, although the portrayal of its villains received some criticism. The film set numerous box office records; it is the 8th-highest-grossing superhero film domestically and 24th-highest-grossing film in the United States. It grossed over $821 million worldwide, making it the tenth highest-grossing film of 2017. It also helped the DCEU to push past $3 billion at the worldwide box office, making it the fourteenth-highest-grossing film franchise of all time. As of August 2018, Rotten Tomatoes has listed the movie as No. 2 on its list of the "Best Superhero Movies of All Time", and the American Film Institute selected it as one of the top 10 Movies of the Year. The film received three nominations at the 23rd Critics' Choice Awards, winning Best Action Movie. A sequel, Wonder Woman 1984, is scheduled to be released on June 5, 2020, with Jenkins returning as director and Gadot reprising her role.

Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984 (also known as WW84) is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Wonder Woman, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is intended to be the sequel to 2017's Wonder Woman and the ninth installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). It is directed by Patty Jenkins and written by Jenkins, Geoff Johns, and David Callaham, from a story written by Johns and Jenkins. It stars Gal Gadot in the title role, with Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen and Robin Wright in supporting roles. It is the fourth live-action theatrical film featuring the titular character, following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), and Justice League (2017), and will be the second full-length feature film centered around the character.

Discussion of a sequel began shortly after the release of the first film in June 2017, and the decision to proceed was confirmed the following month. Principal photography began on June 13, 2018, with filming taking place at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden in England, as well as the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia in the United States, London and Duxford in England, Tenerife and Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, and Almería in Andalusia, Spain, and wrapped on December 22, 2018, after a six-month shoot.

Wonder Woman 1984 is scheduled to be released in the United States by Warner Bros. Pictures in RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema and IMAX 3D on June 5, 2020.

Z for Zachariah (film)

Z for Zachariah is a 2015 science fiction drama film, based on the book of the same name by Robert C. O'Brien, though the plot differs in some significant ways. It was directed by Craig Zobel and written by Nissar Modi. It stars Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Chris Pine. The film was released on August 28, 2015, in the United States by Roadside Attractions. It received generally positive reviews from critics who mostly praised Robbie's performance but was a box office failure grossing a mere $121,461.

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