RISE OF THE GUARDIANS
CHRIS PINE (Jack Frost), who has emerged as one of Hollywood's hottest young
actors, is currently shooting "Jack Ryan," slated for a December 2013 release,
assuming the mantle of the Tom Clancy action hero previously portrayed on film
by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck. Most recently, Pine was seen
opposite Michelle Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Banks and Olivia Wilde in the Touchstone
Pictures drama "People Like Us," and co-starring with Reese Witherspoon and Tom
Hardy in the 20th Century Fox action-comedy "This Means War."
Previously, Pine starred opposite Denzel Washington in the 20th Century Fox
action film "Unstoppable," directed by the late Tony Scott. In 2009, Pine
starred as James T. Kirk in Paramount's box-office smash-hit feature film "Star
Trek" for director J. J. Abrams. The film chronicles the early days of Kirk and
his fellow USS Enterprise crewmembers. He will reprise the role in two upcoming
sequels of the franchise.
Pine's additional feature credits include the Paramount Vantage film "Carriers,"
the educational animated feature "Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey,"
"Bottle Shock" for writer/director Randall Miller, the independent feature
"Small Town Saturday Night" for writer/director Ryan Craig, Joe Carnahan's
gritty ensemble drama "Smokin' Aces" for Working Title Films and Universal
Pictures, "Blind Dating" co-starring Eddie Kaye Thomas and Jane Seymour, and the
Fox/New Regency romantic comedy "Just My Luck" opposite Lindsay Lohan. Pine made
his feature film debut opposite Anne Hathaway in "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal
On the stage, Pine was most recently seen starring in Martin McDonagh's "The
Lieutenant of Inishmore" at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. In March 2011,
the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle honored him with their Best Lead
Performance award for his work in "Inishmore."
Pine also received a 2009 Ovation Award nomination for his performance in the
drama "Farragut North" starring opposite Chris Noth at the Geffen Playhouse in
Los Angeles. His additional stage credits include the Neil LaBute play "Fat
Pig," also at the Geffen Playhouse, and "The Atheist," a one-man show performed
Pine graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in
English and studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater and University
of Leeds in the U.K. His extensive theater work includes performances in
productions of "Our Town," "American Buffalo," "No Exit," "Waiting for Godot,"
Pine comes from a performing family. His parents are actors Gwynne Gilford and
Robert Pine, and his late grandmother, Anne Gwynne, was a film actress of the
'30s and '40s.
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