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Chris Pine

 

  1. Steven Strait, 10,000 BC, 2008.     “There have been, like, three auditions in my life where I feel like I’m in a Saturday Night Live skit,”said actor Robert Pine’s actor son.“One was... 10,000 BC, where I was just, like, on my haunches pretending to be in a loincloth in Burbank” - to be the young mammoth hunter D’Leh.
  2. Sam Worthington, Avatar, 2008.   “My worst audition ever,” recalled Pine, when Fox wanted a star - Pine, Matt Damon or Jake Gyllenhaal - for hero Jake. As if director James Cameron wasn’t The Star!   Poor Worthington was reduced to living in his car at the time… and Pine was called back from the next audition and won... the new Captain Kirk in the Star Trek reboot.
  3. Garrett Hedlund, TRON Legacy, 2009.    Disney actually thought of hiring the new Captain Kirk as Jeff Bridges’ son, Sam.
  4. Ryan Reynolds, Green Lantern, 2010.  Hey, c’mon fella, you’ve already got a franchise... While hunting possible Hal Jordans, the DC Comic hero with the super-powered ring, Warners and 007 director Martin Campbell voted against the new Star Trek’s new Kirk. And for Wolverine’s Deadpool - allowing Reynolds to achieve the rare double whammy of playing both Marvel Comics and DC Comics superheroes. His rivals had been Jack Black, Bradley Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Brian Austin Green, Emile Hirsch, Jared Leto, Eddie Murphy, Justin Timberlake, Sam Worthington. And two Brits: Henry Cavill, Michael Fassbender.
  5. Jeremy Renner, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, 2010. The new M:I agent William Brandt was designed, everyone said, to succeed Tom Cruise when he tired of being Ethan Hunt. Paramount checked out Renner, Christopher Egan, Tom Hardy,  Anthony Mackie   - and Pine, already in the Paramount family due to the Star Trek franchise. Renner was still around in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, 2014.  But so was Cruise!
  6. Ryan Reynolds, Safe House, 2011.     All the other new guys  - Chris, Zac Efron, Jake Gyllenhaall, Garrett Hedlund, Taylor Kitsch, Shia LaBeouf, James McAvoy, Channing Tatum, Sam Worthington -also angled to be the freshman CIA babysitter having to rescue Denzel Washington from an attacked safe house in the Hollywood debut of Swedish director Daniel Espinosa.
  7. Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March, 2010.      When the exec producer had to quit (Leonardo DiCaprio, no less), Chris Pine was top substitute until Gosling proved available... for the sort of political Sammy Glick  blackmailing presidential candidate  George Clooney into a top  job.
  8. Channing Tatum, 10 Years, 2010.     The night before their high school reunion, a group of friends realize they still haven't quite grown up in some ways.
  9. Matthew McConnaughey, Mud, 2011.     Pine met with Jeff Nichols but the Arkansas  auteur’s first choice remained  McConnaughey - re-born as a fine actor from hereon.  By 2014, he was picking up the Best Actr Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club, 2013. More huge problem for French TV cinema journos who could not pronounce his McName.
  10. Henry Cavill,  The Man From UNCLE, 2013.    James T Kirk, Jack Ryan and Napoleon Solo!! There was a limit to how many franchises one actor can star in… (Then again, this was nearly Tom Cruise’s third after Mission: Impossible and Jack Reacher). Also inthe mix for in the on-off-on-again update of the 1964-1968 espionage lite series were some 19 Solos.  The usual lions: Christian Bale, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ewan McGregor. And the new tigers: Pine, Bradley Cooper, Michael Fassbender, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jon Hamm, Joel Kinnaman, Robert Pattinson, Ryan Reynolds, Alexander Skarsgård, Channing Tatum. Even Russell C rowe, surely a better bet at 50 for old Waverly, the UNCLE boss. Cavill had also auditioned for Solo’s partner, Ilya Kuraykin.  Poor Davis never got it right!
  11. Charlie Hunnam, Triple Nine, 2013.    In the mix (with Jeff Bridges) for the corrupt cops blackmailed into an “impossible” heist… which involved killing one of their own.
  12. Billy Magnussen, Into The Woods, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 





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