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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.

Not to be confused with the [[UsefulNotes/AustralianPolitics Australian education minister]], [[NamesTheSame Christopher Pyne]].

!! Selected Filmography:
* ''Film/PrincessDiaries 2: Royal Engagement'' (2004) as Nicholas Devereaux
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series (2009-present) as James T. Kirk:
** ''Film/StarTrek'' (2009)
** ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' (2013)
** ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' (2016)
* ''Film/{{Unstoppable}}'' (2010) as Will
* ''Film/ThisMeansWar'' (2012) as FDR Foster
* ''Film/RiseOfTheGuardians'' (2012) as JackFrost
* ''Film/JackRyanShadowRecruit'' (2014) as Literature/JackRyan
* ''Film/HorribleBosses 2'' (2014) as Rex Hanson
* ''Film/IntoTheWoods'' (2014) as PrinceCharming
* ''Series/WetHotAmericanSummerFirstDayOfCamp'' (2015) as Eric
* ''Film/TheFinestHours'' (2016) as Bernie Webber
* ''Film/HellOrHighWater'' (2016) as Toby Howard
* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'' as Steve Trevor
* ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'' (2018) as Dr. Alex Murray
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!!Examples of tropes in fiction:

* BigEater: According to Creator/ZoeSaldana, during the publicity for ''Film/StarTrekBeyond''.
* {{Fanservice}}: His bedroom scene in ''Film/StarTrek'' heavily features all of the above.
* OhCrap: Chris gets a ton of these moments in ''Film/StarTrek''.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: His character in ''Princess Diaries 2'' usually has an English accent.
* StarMakingRole: ''Film/StarTrek''.
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