A character I described in our interview as something of a “prick”, but to leave it at that is to diminish the layers built into this character, layers Pine had obviously considered and admits Sam is representative of a character he often finds himself drawn to.“Clearly I have an affinity for these characters because I’ve now kind of played a version of them in many of the things I’ve done,” he said.
After graduating, he attended the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and he studied at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
Pine's first acting role was in a 2003 episode of ER; the same year, he also appeared in episodes of The Guardian and CSI: Miami. , a short film, and in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.
reamworks premiered People Like Us at the Seattle Film Festival back at the beginning of June.
The film comes from director and co-writer Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Transformers) and stars Chris Pine alongside Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Pfieffer, Olivia Wilde and Michael D’Addario and centers on the story of Sam (Pine), a fast-talking salesman whose father, whom he hasn’t spoken to in years, dies suddenly.
"Most of us have an urge, maybe more as we age, to circle back to the past and touch the places and things of childhood. Songs exploded from his head.""If you want to keep a memory as is, you carve it into a story.