Chris Pine first appeared in the Episode: "A Thousand Cranes" of the American medical drama television series ‘ER’ in 2003. He went on to make his big-screen debut in the 2004 American romantic comedy film ‘The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement’ directed by Garry Marshall. Despite receiving a lukewarm response from critics, the film emerged as a decent commercial success. Following his debut, he went on to star in films like ‘Confession’ (2005), ‘Just My Luck’ (2006), ‘Blind Dating’ (2006), and ‘Bottle Shock’ (2008). In 2009, he portrayed James T. Kirk’ in the American science fiction action film ‘Star Trek’ directed by J. J. Abrams. The film was the eleventh installment in the ‘Star Trek film series’ and was a critical and commercial success. Pine also received several award nominations, including the 2 ‘MTV Movie Award’ nominations, for his performance in the film. The following year, he appeared in the American action thriller film ‘Unstoppable’ directed by Tony Scott. The film earned praise from critics and scored an approval rating of 87% on Rotten Tomatoes.
In 2012, he was seen playing the role of ‘Franklin "FDR" Foster’ in the American romantic comedy spy film ‘This Means War’ directed by McG. Even though the film was panned by critics, it did decent business at the box office. The following year, he reprised his role as ‘James T. Kirk’ in ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ the twelfth film in the Star Trek franchise and the sequel to the 2009 ‘Star Trek.’ The film garnered positive reviews and was a major commercial success. He next portrayed ‘Jack Ryan’ in the 2014 American action thriller film ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ directed by Kenneth Branagh. The film opened to a mixed reception and was a commercial success. That same year, he also appeared in the American crime comedy film ‘Horrible Bosses 2’ which was also a financial success. In 2016, he returned to play ‘James T. Kirk’ in the thirteenth installment in the Star Trek series, ‘Star Trek Beyond.’ The film was a major critical and commercial success. That same year, he also starred in the American neo-Western crime film ‘Hell or High Water’ directed by David Mackenzie. The film saw critical acclaim upon release and did well at the box office.
The year 2017 saw the release of the American superhero film ‘Wonder Woman’ where Pine was seen playing the role of ‘Steve Trevor.’ The film earned wide praise from critics and was a massive financial success, grossing over $822.3 million on a budget of $120–150 million. Pine also bagged the ‘Teen Choice Award’ for his performance in the film. He next appeared in films like ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ (2018), ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ (2018), and ‘Love, Antosha’ (2019). He reprised his role as ‘Steve Trevor’ in the 2020 American superhero film ‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ the sequel to the 2017 ‘Wonder Woman.’ The film received a mixed response from critics. He is all set to appear in the upcoming American action film ‘The Contractor’ directed by Tarik Saleh.