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Old March 17 2014, 08:41 PM   #46
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Re: Chris Pine Charged With Drink Driving

Good point. Still, I really do hope Pine was remorseful. We all make mistakes, this one didn't kill anybody, thank god, and I hope he doesn't do it again. I got a speeding ticket years ago, and the officer was nice enough not to do anything more than give me a ticket for $60 (I was doing 83 in a 65 when he caught me). I was an idiot but once in that regard, and I learned my lesson.
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Old March 17 2014, 09:07 PM   #47
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I suspect Pine's well-timed generosity was on the advice of counsel or a PR agent. Damage control.
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Old March 17 2014, 09:10 PM   #48
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Perhaps. But maybe he's just a nice guy who regrets his mistake?
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Old March 17 2014, 11:17 PM   #49
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Maybe. Maybe not. Neither of us knows for sure. I'm more cynical of motive when the stakes are high.
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Old March 18 2014, 02:15 AM   #50
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You know something about Pine no one else knows?
Nah, it just seemed to me from how easily he was able to act as a drunkard person in the movie. And it isn't as if he is an excellent actor in the first place.
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Old March 18 2014, 02:49 AM   #51
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Apparently, an actor who can easily portray character traits are like that in real life. Most of the cast of Men In Black really are aliens. And Dustin Hoffman really is a cross dressing autistic graduate.
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Old March 18 2014, 03:14 AM   #52
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Exactly. Charlton Heston was also really Moses.
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Old March 18 2014, 07:08 AM   #53
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Apparently, an actor who can easily portray character traits are like that in real life.
I am not saying that most actors are similar to characters they play in movies(in fact, only a minority would be like that). But what I am saying is that, from Pine's attitude in interviews and such, he did seem to be exactly like the character he plays.
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Runetouch wrote: View Post
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Apparently, an actor who can easily portray character traits are like that in real life.
I am not saying that most actors are similar to characters they play in movies(in fact, only a minority would be like that). But what I am saying is that, from Pine's attitude in interviews and such, he did seem to be exactly like the character he plays.
Really? I've seen him in a lot of recent interviews, and he has been humble, engaging, all without really being cocky.


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Old March 18 2014, 01:50 PM   #55
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A BAC of 0.11 and they said intervention did not appear to be warranted? Wow. New Zealand apparently likes to get shit-faced. Either that, or his staff were too afraid to confront him. Personally, I don't care if you're the Pope. If I see you intoxicated, and you have keys in your hand, I'm taking them and calling you a cab.
It's like I said earlier, there's different levels of play. "Mild intoxication" and "shit faced" are at two wildly different extremes of the scale. And from everything I've read about this case, I suspect that while Pine was certainly over the legal limit of the land and he acknowledges that he was wrong to get in his car that night, but in reality he wasn't exactly at a level of severe drunkeness. One can still 'blow' over the limit and still not exactly be slurring words and throwing punches. So, I think this is why the level of his fine was so low, even accounting for his charitable donation. He's shown genuine remorse, but more importantly the actual level of the offense (by New Zealand standards?) was probably not that big a deal. Was he running red lights and swerving all over the road? Or was he just a guy in a car who happened to fail the sobriety test? We may never know, but I suspect the latter.

Certainly as you say by all accounts the bar staff were perfectly convinced that he was fine before he left that night, and those guys know all the signs of intoxication to look out for (and they say they would have called him a cab if they'd recognized anything remiss in his behaviour).

So yeah. I reckon he was "intoxicated", but he wasn't "drunk", exactly. He was probably in a gray area somewhere between two.
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Old March 18 2014, 01:55 PM   #56
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If Damon Lindelof ruined my movie I'd drink too!
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Old March 19 2014, 05:34 AM   #57
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I am not saying that most actors are similar to characters they play in movies(in fact, only a minority would be like that). But what I am saying is that, from Pine's attitude in interviews and such, he did seem to be exactly like the character he plays.
So he comes across as a Starfleet captain who saves the world in interviews?
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Old March 19 2014, 04:05 PM   #58
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He comes across as a fun-loving guy, but I dunno. It often seems to me as if he is one of those who have too much fun and drink, a bit similar to his Kirk.
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Old March 19 2014, 07:48 PM   #59
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must be great walking into a bar and having people whispering 'OMG its captain kirk!' and going to the bar and ordering a drink and catching the kirk like reflection in the mirror behind the bar (ok not the proper captain kirk but still kirk)...
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