Chris Pine Charged With Drink Driving

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  1. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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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.
     
  2. Mr. Adventure

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    I've paid more for a 5-over speeding ticket...
     
  3. JWPlatt

    JWPlatt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The cost of the lawyer for him, however, dwarfs any ticket cost. Unless the studio paid for it as part of the budget if that's in the standard star contract these days.
     
  4. Runetouch

    Runetouch Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    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.
     
  5. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    From an article linked in another thread:

    The fine assessed is surprisingly small, even given his full cooperation with authorities, but I sort of expected to see him make a gesture above and beyond the court-assigned penalty in the form of a charity donation or lending his name to a public-service campaign of some sort.
     
  6. Coloratura

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    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.
     
  7. JWPlatt

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    I suspect Pine's well-timed generosity was on the advice of counsel or a PR agent. Damage control.
     
  8. Ovation

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    Perhaps. But maybe he's just a nice guy who regrets his mistake?
     
  9. JWPlatt

    JWPlatt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Maybe. Maybe not. Neither of us knows for sure. I'm more cynical of motive when the stakes are high.
     
  10. Nerys Myk

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    What?:confused:
     
  11. JWPlatt

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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.
     
  12. Devon

    Devon Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Exactly. Charlton Heston was also really Moses.
     
  13. Runetouch

    Runetouch Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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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.
     
  14. Coloratura

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    Really? I've seen him in a lot of recent interviews, and he has been humble, engaging, all without really being cocky.


    Chris Pine & Craig Ferguson
    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP6p9ttR_T0[/yt]

    Chris Pine & David Letterman
    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhmc4wJNW8U[/yt]

    Chris Pine on Daybreak
    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJPTBxKOE5U[/yt]

    Chris Pine on USA Today
    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt7ul8L8OKI[/yt]
     
  15. Lance

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    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.
     
  16. Set Harth

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    If Damon Lindelof ruined my movie I'd drink too!
     
  17. Devon

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    So he comes across as a Starfleet captain who saves the world in interviews?
     
  18. Runetouch

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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.
     
  19. Khan 2.0

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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)...