[[caption-width-right:350:Pictured: azure pools of ethereal beauty; part of one bear paw; "good guy" scar; rugged good looks.]]

Christopher Whitelaw Pine (August 26, 1980-) is an American film, stage and television actor. Born in Los Angeles to actor parents, Pine was studying English at Berkeley when finally bitten by the acting bug. Prior to his breakout role as Captain James T. Kirk in ''Film/StarTrek'', Pine played mostly in [[RomanticComedy romantic comedies]], leading fandom to be initially wary of his casting. However, his performance in the film received accolades from critics and fans alike. His eyes are [[FanNickname azure pools of ethereal beauty]].

Not to be confused with the [[UsefulNotes/AustralianPolitics Australian education minister]], [[NamesTheSame Christopher Pyne]].
!!This actor and his roles provide examples of:
* BerserkButton: Paparazzi.
--> "What do you tell your children at night? 'Today Daddy got a great shot of LindsayLohan's beaver'?"
* FanNickname: [=CFine=]; Captain Fine; The Captain; Berkeley Nopapz; Princess Whitelaw (yes, this is a ''fan'' nickname, possibly relating to his lineage, or his appearance in ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries'' sequel).
* {{Fanservice}}: His bedroom scene in ''Film/StarTrek'' heavily features all of the above.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Wasn't he in that [[Film/ThePrincessDiaries Princess movie]]?
* InTheBlood: Chris's mother, father, sister and grandmother are all actors.
* MilkingTheGiantCow: The actor has this trait ''in real life'' (possibly as a result of growing up in a houseful of actors). Usually comes into play when telling a story during an interview. Especially noticeable with the bear paws (see FanNickname).
* NonIndicativeName: Despite his last name, he's very capable at showing emotion in performances and can even be quite hammy when he needs to be (He is replacing William Shatner after all).
* OhCrap: Chris gets a ton of these moments in ''Film/StarTrek''.
* OldShame: A few.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: His character in ''Princess Diaries 2'' usually has an English accent.
* PortmanteauCoupleName : Chris Pine + Zachary Quinto = Pinto. Karl Urban + Chris Pine = Urbine.
* PurpleProse: "[[{{Narm}} Azure pools of ethereal beauty]]"?
* SelfDeprecation: When announced as Captain Kirk at [=WonderCon=], Chris claims he heard "a few really pointed, dagger-in-the-heart boos". (ZacharyQuinto claims this was his inner voice.)
* StarMakingRole: ''Film/StarTrek''.
* WhatBeautifulEyes