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Chris Pine's Early Career Is a Lesson In Terrible Haircuts

By Dustin Rowles | Box Office Round-Ups | May 20, 2013 | Comments ()


Star Trek: Into Darkness, featuring Chris Pine, Benedict Cumberbatch, and one of the many faces of Karl Urban, debuted at the top of the box-office this weekend. It made a lot of money, but not enough money to make headlines. Its $80 million over its first four days was good, but even with higher ticket prices and an extra day, not as much as what J.J. Abrams first Star Trek opened with. On the other hand, with international grosses, the film is already over $160 million, so it's going to do just fine. Another sequel is all but inevitable.

Meanwhile, The Great Gatsby ($23 million/$90 million cumulative) and Iron Man III ($35 million, $337 million cumulative) continue to perform well, especially where you factor in International grosses, where Iron Man III has already crossed the $1 billion mark. Nothing else is really even a box-office factor.

But back to Star Trek and its Captain Kirk, Chris Pine. In addition to being the son of actor Robert Pine, Chris has been around for about a decade now, and a look back at his earlier work suggests that his previous movie and television appearances did not come with a hairdresser.

His television debut, on "E.R."

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On "C.S.I. Miami"

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On The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement


On "Six Feet Under"


Just My Luck, a Reverse Pygmaillion starring Lindsay Lohan


Bottle Shock


Smokin Aces


On Surrender, Dorothy where he played Tom Everett Scott's Gay Lover


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  • Bert_McGurt

    Wait, Jason Bateman was in The Princess Diaries 2?

  • Uriah_Creep

    I can't even explain why I absolutely detest what J.J. and his goons have done to the Star Trek franchise, so I recommend the following "Star Trek Into Darkness: The Spoiler FAQ" at

    Star Trek Into Darkness: The Spoiler FAQ

    I haven't seen the movie yet (and am not tempted to after all I've heard about the "plot"), but I'm positive this is better.

  • Strand

    Just read that and it's hilarious, but really... the movie's actually pretty enjoyable. The action is great, the actors work for it. If you can ignore Wrath of Khan (difficult, since some scenes are slavishly remade), it's pretty good. It just has the usual Damon Lindelof leaps of logic.

  • He was so much better in this second movie. He had a lot more presence and power in the performance, and he carried the film really well.

    Also he has the most ridiculously blue eyes. So beautiful.

  • Arran

    The relative under-performance of STID is a real head scratcher. The first one was well liked, this one had good reviews, people seemed to be pretty excited for it...weird. Ah well, it's not like it's a disaster on any level.

  • Strand

    Same thing happened the last time. The first movie coincided with Transformers 2 and was clobbered at the box office, despite being a much better movie. This one came out in the shadow of Iron Man 3.

  • llp

    You know, a friend just scanned and emailed me some pictures of us from 1993, so I can't in good conscience judge anyone else's hair. Yeeee.

    Anyways, these photos aren't enough to convince me that I shouldn't hit that like the wrath of god, given an opportunity.

  • VonnegutSlut

    Is it just me or does Pine look like an only slightly more bunch Rory Gilmore in that Surrender, Dorothy photo?

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Now that you mentioned it...

  • BWeaves

    I thought he was Matt Damon in that header pic.

  • Guest

    Wilfred likes matt damon, What about

  • TheOriginalMRod

    Oh dude, I totally forgot about Smokin' Aces. He was hilarious in that, especially the Ben Affleck death scene.

  • danobc

    its not only the haircut, but he is also too clean shaven. give him a "three-day-beard" and he'll look more "real".

  • SpaceAge Paige

    He was the BEST thing about Smokin' Aces!

  • Yocean

    Probably mentioned it before but Chris Pine was my classmate at UC Berkeley. Back then he had a big hair ( almost a white person fro) and wore dirty brown leather jacket. Our class also inuden Enver Gjorkaj from Dollhouse and his twin brother ( one of them was a notorious ladies man). Yeah quite an impressive class when I think about it.

  • Mrs. Julien

    He looks so much like his dad in the header photo!

  • zeke_the_pig

    I dunno. I think he needs weird hair to cover up, or provide a distraction from, that giant, huge, universe-containing head.

  • sal paradise

    His terrifyingly large forehead was distracting me throughout Into the Darkness. On an IMAX screen, it threatened to engulf us all.

  • BendinIntheWind

    God I love when a photo makes me burst out laughing with absolutely no context - that header is a magnificent case of derpface.

  • Uriah_Creep

    I feel like "derpface" should be a universally recognized medical condition.

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    I don't know what you're talking about, he looks pretty hot in that last one. Were they investigating his hair in that episode of CSI? "This one is quite a..." *Sunglasses on* "...hairy situation!" *YEEAAAAAAAHHHH*

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I would like his eyebrows to train under Karl Urban's. I don't mind a man with bushy eyebrows, but his need just a bit of wrangling.

  • annie

    I'm pretty sure the sole reason I disliked him for so long was his hair in Princess Diaries 2.

  • Holy crap I just realized that was him. I HATED him in that.

  • Kris

    I'm pretty sure the sole reason I dislike him is Princess Diaries 2, period.

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