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10+ Completely Random Facts About Chris Pine Fans Didn't Know

With the summer release of Wonder Woman: 1984 pushed back to October 2nd, we're all thirsting for a little Chris Pine in our lives.

I mean, c'mon. Those blue eyes?? Striking. And his impeccable acting skills? Second to none.

But there's a lot more to this actor that the world deserves to know. To get you started, here are 10+ completely random facts.

1. He comes from a famous family:

His mom is Gwynne Gilford, most known for the films Masters of the Universe and Fade to Black.

Meanwhile, his dad, Robert, has appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful and even The Office as Jim's dad!

2. He's well-educated:

He's got brains to go with his good looks.

In addition to earning his Bachelor's degree in English from Berkeley in 2002, he studied abroad for a year at the University of Leeds in the UK.

3. His first acting job was on *E.R.*:

He played an intoxicated patient named Levine, but he had very few lines.

He said: “I got drunk at a Valentine’s Day party. It was a blow-out. It was icky.” Thankfully, his career has advanced a lot since then!

4. He was good friends with Zachary Quinto before they did *Star Trek* together:

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No wonder their on-screen friendship chemistry was so good!

Zachary once shared where the pals met: "It wasn't even a gym, it was a friend's kitchen. That was the funny thing. We had the same trainer who was a friend of ours before he was either of our trainers, and now we work out at the same gym."

5. He does not let anyone touch his eyebrows:

This comes from many years of people in the industry trying to change them.

“When I first started out, everyone thought they were too much," he told Allure in 2014.

"In my first job, they dyed them. Then another tried to pluck them, and that looked awful. Now I won’t let them touch my eyebrows."

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He also shared that he's really into his grooming routine.

"I really like the ritual of shaving. I like getting the perfect brush and finding the right sandalwood soap. The act of shaving, though, is not fun. I like beards and the ease of them."

6. He used to work in a restaurant:

He's in good company with other celebs who have worked normal jobs. Thing is, he hated it.

"I had a job at this French restaurant, and I hated it," he told Esquire in 2013.

"I don't like serving, I don't like getting people ketchup."


When he landed his big break, he was more than happy to hang up the apron.

"Getting that movie [The Princess Diaries 2] meant that I was going to become a full-time screen actor."

7. He has a shoe fetish:

"Not to wear, just to look at," the Wonder Woman actor revealed this unique fact about himself during a 2014 interview with Australia's GQ in October 2014.

"A good pair of heels on a beautiful woman is a sight to behold."

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8. He has been arrested:

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This happened in 2014 when he was arrested in New Zealand for drunk driving.

In the end, he did not serve any jail time. Instead, he received a six-month driving ban.

9. He gained weight for *Star Trek*:

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This is not uncommon for male Hollywood stars. He told Allure that his goal was to be a bit "bigger and chunkier."

"I ate a lot and worked out religiously. I do yoga, boxing, circuit training, and weight lifting."

"I have a high metabolism so I always have food in my refrigerator and pack snacks with me," he continued.

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The hardest part, though, was giving up pasta.

"It's all about a high-calorie diet and not a lot of empty carbs. But it's not like I'm getting into jacked Wolverine shape. I cheat all the time."

10. He believes in karma:

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The actor is a lot more spiritual than you'd think.

He once said, “I believe in luck and fate and I believe in karma, that the energy you put out in the world comes back to meet you. So if you have positive good energy, hopefully good things will come to you from the universe."

11. He once wrote a letter to William Shatner, the original Captain Kirk:

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“I wrote Mr. Shatner a letter very early on because I had heard there had been some acrimony between him and the studio over his not being in the movie," he recalled to Parade.

"I was like, ‘Look, I’m an actor and I got this role that you originated, but I’m not trying to usurp your status as the original Kirk. I’m just trying to do my part to further it.’"

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He continued:

"He was very polite and wrote back, ‘I wish you all the luck in the world. Best, Bill.’ I have it up on my refrigerator, but now I’m thinking maybe I should frame it.”

12. He's had some pretty weird fan encounters:

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Most of the time, they mistake him for other actors.

“Sometimes people think they recognize you, then they don’t believe you when you say what you were in. Then you get stuck in this cycle trying to prove who you are!" he told NME.

"I don’t do it anymore. I’ll just say Captain America or Green Hornet or Thor."

"I’ll just go through all the heroes I haven’t played!”

The fans that do know every role he's done, though? Those are the crazed fans called Pine Nuts!

13. His dream role would be to play Frank Sinatra:

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This makes sense, considering he once serenaded a fan with Frank Sinatra's "Summer Wind."

“I would play Sinatra tomorrow in a heartbeat. That would be an absolute dream," he once told NME.

14. He's part of acting history:

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He's the youngest actor to ever play Captain Kirk on Star Trek. His predecessor was none other than William Shatner.

He accomplished this feat in 2009 when he was just 28 years old.