CHRIS PINE (Jack Ryan) has emerged as one of Hollywood's hottest actors.
Currently starring in two major motion picture franchises, Pine's resume is as
extensive as it is versatile.
Most recently, Pine reprised his role as James T. Kirk in Paramount's sequel to
Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness. The film was once again directed by J. J.
Abrams and was a critical and commercial success, grossing more than $462
million worldwide. Chris will next be seen as the title role of Jack Ryan, for
director Kenneth Branagh and opposite Keira Knightley and Kevin Costner. Based
on the Jack Ryan character created by bestselling author Tom Clancy, the film is
a contemporary action thriller set in the present day and follows a young Jack
as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot. It will be released in January, 2014.
He recently wrapped production on Rob Marshall's musical comedy, Into the Woods
alongside Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick and will make a cameo
appearance in Joe Carnahan's upcoming comedic thriller, Stretch. Pine is
currently shooting the highly anticipated sequel to Horrible Bosses, joining
original cast members Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer
Aniston, Jamie Foxx, and Kevin Spacey. Chris and Christoph Waltz portray the new
adversaries standing between the guys and their dreams of success.
Last year, Pine lent his voice to the DreamWorks animated feature Rise of the
Guardians with Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law. He also
starred opposite Michelle Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Banks and Olivia Wilde in the
drama, People Like Us and co-starred with Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy in the
20th Century Fox action-comedy, This Means War.
Previously, Chris starred opposite Denzel Washington in the FOX feature film
Unstoppable directed by Tony Scott. In 2009, Pine starred in Paramount's
box-office smash-hit feature film Star Trek for director J. J. Abrams. The film
chronicled the early days of Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members.
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
costarring Eddie Kaye Thomas and Jane Seymour, the Fox/New Regency romantic
comedy Just My Luck opposite Lindsay Lohan and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal
Engagement opposite Anne Hathaway.
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 Bob Verini's
review for Variety, he called Pine's performance "spookily, spectacularly good"
and went on to remark that "Inishmore audiences are present at the launch of
what promises to be a truly remarkable stage career." In March, 2011 Chris was
awarded "Best Lead Performance" by the LA Drama Critics Circle for his
Pine also received rave reviews and 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 off off Broadway and multiple productions at The Williamstown
Theatre Festival, among many others.
Pine graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. His parents are
actors Gwynne Gilford & Robert Pine and his late grandmother, Anne Gwynne, was a
film actress of the '30s and '40s.