Chris Pine in Ralph Lauren at the “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” London Premiere

Posted on January 21, 2014

He’s starting to get that plastic look that celebrities get when they’re so close to the A list they can taste it. Not that we think he’s had work done. It’s possible, but we don’t study his face closely enough to be able to spot any differences. No, we just mean he has that very polished and primped look to him. Some can pull it off but others smell of try-hard.


Chris Pine attends the UK Premiere of “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” at Vue Leicester Square in London in a Ralph Lauren Purple Label suit.


Yeah, that grooming is totally try-hard. Don’t like. Love the suit, though. Needs a tie.



[Photo Credit: Zak Hussein/, Anthony Harvey/Getty Images]

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  • Justine


    • Loramir

      I was just about to make that very comment. I love a guy with a beard, but for God’s sake, shave your neck. The suit is nice, though it needs a tie, but otherwise he looks like he just came home from a three-day bender and his handlers shoved him in a nice suit and sent him off to the red carpet without taking the time for a shower or any other grooming.

      I was just saying to a friend how, in the midst of boring tuxedo awards season, I missed the days of the Star Trek press tours when Pine and Quinto frequently pulled off some unusual but usually sharp and put-together looks. This is not the triumphant return I’d envisioned.

      If you’re aiming for A-list, showering usually helps.

      • ailujailuj

        thank you for providing me a safe place to say I loved star trek too. and loved pine and quint in both films, as well as karl urban, who I may force to marry me (almost human).

        but I have a theory about the neck beard — I think straight men wear it to distinguish them as a dude, not a fancy bro. esp for the pretty boys…

        • Loramir

          I loved the movies too, maybe more than most because I haven’t seen very much of the original series so I can’t really compare. I love all three of the guys, not to mention adorable Anton Yelchin and gorgeous John Cho. I thought Pine & ZQ were great, loved their chemistry. And they really brought it on the red carpet for all the premieres – some great three-piece suits and nice colors and plaids or tweeds, no boring banker suits. And they generally looked like they were having fun, not semi-stoned and unkempt. I’d rather he was either clean shaven or a proper beard/goatee. I’d accept some stubble as a compromise. This in-between thing just looks lazy.

          I feel like a grandma. “Go home and shave, young man! And wash your hair and put on a tie while you’re at it!” I’m only 27, I swear…

          • ailujailuj

            lazy, yes. and I dislike on a selfish level… I have super-sensitive skin and just looking at the fray makes me break out in hives. I guess that means I can’t be his date on the R.C. disappointing.

  • gabbilevy

    Ugh, Pine. Neckbeard? Spock does not approve.

  • Glam Dixie

    Ug, shave your neck, young man. Desperately needs a tie and I’m sorry but that is an ugly color suit paired with a boring white shirt and to top it all off, greasy slicked back hair. Go home, Chris Pine. Start over.

  • kayleymaybe

    He usually totally does it for me, but not today. Boo neckbeard.

  • He’s like a reverse-James Marsden. Like, I’d trust Marsden with my (imaginary) kids but I wouldn’t trust Chris Pine with my imagination.

    • ailujailuj

      HILARIOUS. eh – I’d still have sex with them both.

      • Ramon Figueroa

        At the same time? You naughty.

  • traceyishere

    He looks high.

    • Glam Dixie

      Now see, I thought he was trying to give us SMOULDER, but perhaps he is just high.

      • Lori

        I think it’s a combination of the two—-he was trying to give us SMOULDER, failed, and ended up looking stoned instead. It’s tough to give good smoulder and the fail state when you don’t quite get there is unfortunately pretty dumb looking.

      • fursa_saida

        Yep. Enthusiastic but failed attempt at smizing.

  • hughman

    “Am I winking? I’m winking, right. Aw crap. Now?”

  • luludexter

    dear Chris Pine: please shave.




    • marlie

      I disagree, but this cracked me the hell up.

      • But his eyebrows have looked so much better in the past. 🙂 Check the google, especially the star trek pics.

        He has fabulous eyes, which is why this eyebrow travesty hurts so much. 🙁 Someone has allowed the arches to grow back in, but Chris needs that arch like a man in the desert needs water, to make his eyes pop, and they need a little tidying on the top as well.

  • Stella Zawistowski

    SHAVE YOUR @#*&! NECK.

  • Karen Belgrad

    Up next on the TLo network… When Eyebrows and Neck Beards ATTACK!

    Afterwards, stay tuned for “Bitter Kittens and UnBorn Fawns… a love story”

    • demidaemon

      I so want this channel. Please make it so.

  • @Biting Panda

    He looks itchy. Like, I’d hug him and be broken out in hives, immediately after. And forget neck nuzzling, too much scruff there too. Boo, Mr. Pine. You’re a mighty pretty man, but if I don’t want to run my hands all over you, in my mind, you’re doing it wrong.

    • Sarah

      Yay for catz in panda suits! And ITA about hives.

  • Kent Roby

    Beards, trimmed or unruly, have become de rigueur for so many of the 20- to 30-something guys these days; I just don’t get it.

  • msdamselfly

    I disagree. I think he looks like a model-perfectly tailored and coiffed.

  • Emily Giovanni

    All I can see here is neck beard.

  • another_laura

    The neck scruff and lack of tie really bug, because it’s so very close to being great.

  • bookish

    He looks very tired to me.

  • Danielle

    Sigh. You can’t even see his Jolly Rancher Blue eyes.

  • Shawn EH

    In Ralph Lauren, but looking like Tom Ford.

  • sugarkane105

    To me, this isn’t try-hard but didn’t-try-hard-enough. SHAVE THE NECK. But keep the eyebrows as they are, I love them.

  • TigerLaverada

    I dunno, the neck beard wrecks it. I don’t care how primped the rest of him is, that makes him look scruffy and unkempt to me. And not in a good way.

  • Lyndsey Magrone

    He looks like he ate a racoon and still has some of the fur stuck to his face.

  • CPK1

    Ick. The studied over-hairy grooming is really off-putting.

  • sagecreek

    Yep. I’m bored. Let’s put him in that gray mop that Gaga wore to the Louvre and see how he does.

  • Janet B

    Lovely suit and shoes
    Shower, shave and a tie would do wonders for the entire look.

    • kirkyo

      He should always wear this cut of suit. It’s perfect.

  • Jean Beaton Leavitt

    It’s the facials, mani pedis, the best skin creams, the best food and trainers money can buy, sleeping on 10,000 count sheets, properly hydrated (I admit cheap) free of financial worries, everyday errands done by someone else…it shows when the struggle is over. In my opinion of course.

  • flamingoNW

    Ohhh yummmmm. I don’t care what y’all say….

    • Let it out

      Right? He is yum. Love the suit without the tie too.

  • crash1212

    The neck beard must go.

  • Lex

    Total stoner!

  • JP

    Love the suit, think the plain white shirt isn’t right, though. Something in blue would make this amazing. And yes, a tie. And lose the neck beard!

  • MilaXX

    Love the suit, but I see what you mean. That 5 o’clock shadow is a bit too perfectly manicured. It’s like each hair was perfectly groomed for just the right color and placement.

  • PeggyOC

    Love that he wears a little different in the suit department, but the neck beard needs to die in fiery fire.

  • siriuslover

    He’s such an attractive man, why does he have to ruin it with the neck beard and the slick back hair?

  • kburnell

    I saw the movie over the weekend–I’ve been very curious about whether Pine has what it takes to be the next Harrison Ford-esque star. In many ways, I think he’s the best shot the American film industry has at finding an heir to Ford: he’s young, earnestly heroic (as opposed to many of his 30-something Brit counterparts who have more than a touch of the villainous about them), and seems fairly talented at running around and yelling at people while still being handsome. While I’m not sure he’s there quite yet, if he plays his cards right, I think he could be a winner. If he shaves that neck beard.

    • Mismarker

      I agree, wholeheartedly. Saw the movie and had two thoughts afterward. 1) Why was Keira Knightley in this movie? 2) No one else could have played this new, rebooted Jack Ryan to my satisfaction. Chris Pine did a great job!

      The neck beard doesn’t bother me. I like ’em scruffy and it’s probably (all together now!) for a role.

      • boweryboy

        Nah. The neckbeard is an epidemic amongst young male Hollywood. Unless they’re all going for the same role and have been auditioning for the past year or two.

  • Maryanne525

    I want it all. Gimme it. Gimme those eyes, that hair, that suit, those arms…even the neck beard. YEAH, I SAID IT. COME AT ME.

  • Is he stoned?

  • ashtangajunkie

    He’s not my favourite, but I usually think he looks great. Not today. But usually.

  • DesertDweller79

    He looks…. old. Maybe just tired? I don’t know. I think it’s the neck beard. Shave!

    • MCM

      I assumed he was stoned!

  • Monabel

    Is there a belt? Why not?

  • Anna

    Those wise Fug Girls once said, “Grease is not nature’s styling gel.”

    Anyways, meh, doesn’t do it for me. He’s in the same category as Chris Hemsworth and Kellan Lutz for me, blandly attractive enough but I wouldn’t drop my panties for them.

    • boweryboy

      Right? I wouldn’t drop my Calvins for any of them either.

      • Anna

        I just don’t get it. And I know I’m very much in the minority, but same with Channing Tatum.

        • boweryboy

          I agree with you about Channing Tatum. Another BK who I can’t recall once said his head looks like a canned ham. That’s all I see now.

          • Anna

            Hahaha! I won’t be able to see anything else now either!

          • demidaemon

            If All I had to see was his backside, I could deal. Or a hood. A hood would work too.

  • Sue_Asponte

    I’ve told my daughters I’ll watch Princess Diaries 2 with them any time they want.

  • Dandesun

    That suit is missing a pipe. It looks like it smells of pipe tobacco.

    • snarkykitten

      cheap pipe tobacco, too

    • Qitkat

      True, but no self-respecting pipe smoker would be wearing that sloppy neck ordinary white shirt. A deep toned cashmere turtleneck would be perfect.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Love the suit, but the head’s starting to look a little too Brad-Pittish.

  • decormaven

    The body is present, but the spirit is somewhere else. You’re on the RC, man. Look engaged, dammit. Suit is OK, neckbeard has got to go.

  • acevedob

    He looks tired to me. The suit is nice, but it’d been nicer if he had worn a tie with it.

  • boweryboy

    Button the other button, hem the pants, and shave the neckbeard and he would be presentable. Unfortunately, there’s nothing that can done about his complete lack of charisma or personality in these photos. Is he stoned? Gakked out on Xanax? What gives?

  • jw_ny

    He’s so close to doing the duckface…I’m calling douche. And, I think he’s stoned. And, and, my neck actually starting to itch looking at him…

    • Imasewsure

      I think Marlie BK above, got it right… he’s “smizing” although I prefer to think he is stoned…

  • marlie

    I wish he wasn’t “smizing” and I also wish that he’d shave his neck, but I really love this suit on him. I would have preferred a tie, but I don’t mind the lack of one.

  • kimmeister

    The suit is nice, but I would prefer it on a man who doesn’t have a beard that matches it.

  • YoungSally

    When he is asked to host SNL (and you know he will eventually — if he hasn’t already)…I will personally pay to have Shatner on stage.

    Pine was hysterical on Craig Ferguson — finding out that his mom is a psychotherapist made him a nice foil for Ferguson’s Viennese Analyst schtick.

  • Myra Amler

    Didn’t he used to have eyes?

    • That is one of the things that happen when you allow your eyebrows to go rogue – the eyes get lost. 🙁

      We ladies know this. The men of hollywood have mostly caught on to it as well, while you will not necessarily be able to notice they will generally have them tidied. If you look at the photos of him on google, you can tell the pictures where it has been done because his eyes just pop and there is more skin between his eyes and his eyebrows which helps the popping to occur..

      But it looks like his team have dropped the ball, or someone new is working with him who has not been brave enough to tackle the caterpillars, and thus you get this look which is just too much eyebrow. I think this is one reason he looks so sleepy here.

  • Lower L

    This would be a wonderful suit for touring the Downton estate with Tom Branson. I would love to know what the Dowager Countess would have to say about that neckbeard when she spied him through the drawing room window. By which I mean that she and I would hate it equally, but she would be more eloquent in describing its dreadfulness.

  • bellafigura1

    The suit is luscious, I want to touch.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    How is it try hard with a neck beard?

    • J. Preposterice

      that neckbeard looks overly groomed for a neckbeard, to me. Like, it’s all…symmetrical.

  • TwiddlyStun

    So, so sad that someone with that much neard can be described as polished and having try-hard grooming. We need the razor industry to get a bee in their bonnet and promote clean-shaven again.

  • Pterodactyl111

    He looks high.

  • somebody blonde

    UGH NECKBEARD. He really needs a head rethink. He’s not one who can pull of a beard, I don’t think, and the oil-slick hair is really bad.

    • Fred Vaughn

      I have scruff too, but periodically it gets scheduled to see a trimmer. A trimmer – and a tie – couldn’t have hurt here

      • somebody blonde

        His scruff can only make him look older, though- he doesn’t have gray in his hair, but he sure does in his beard. I’m not anti-beard by any means, but I think beardedness really doesn’t serve his looks.

  • sunshine

    He looks like he’s had lip injections.

  • quiltrx

    I only see the hair as try-hard. I see the icky facial/neck hair as almost no effort…and the bloodshot and slightly googly eyes as quite possibly drunk.
    And can we get some Costner? Even if he looks like a nightmare, I’ll still take his fine self over this.

  • murt

    Ya he always looks a bit too try-hard IMO.

  • random_poster

    He looks stoned and like he’s trying real hard to hold himself up. Beard is terrible. Nice suit, but the open button on the shirt is awful, and yes to needing a tie.

    I’m crying inside. I love me some Chris Pine, but this version just hurts.

  • If he messes with that beautiful face I will officially come unglued.

  • MannahattaMamma

    Love the suit but he looks stoned beyond belief. Glassy-eyed. I hope there is someone off-camera pointing him in the right direction or he’s going to walk into walls, giggling into his non-beard.

  • Closet Crisis

    The neckbeard…I can’t. I almost called out my boss today on his facial hair habits, I’ve been hanging out here too much.

  • veleri

    he looks dirty – and not in a good way.

  • Gauss

    That beard is anything but “very polished and primped.”

    • I disagree. It’s fluffed and brushed to within an inch of its life.

  • Diego!

    What happened to his face… and those lips??? WTF Chris? Hell no! Where’s your tie btw?

  • demidaemon

    That facial hair is not right all around. he is not giving me that feel good feeling. Why, Chris Pine, why?!

  • MzzPants

    Well, somebody went to a real tailor…

  • formerlyAnon

    Grow a real beard or shave, already. Shave the neck. Genes, relative youth and carb restriction gave you that jaw line, for pity’s sake don’t obscure it!

    While I like the suit o.k., either the cut of that style or the fact that he’s a fairly muscular fella combine to make it look as if it is almost too small – even though it obviously fits.

  • Visited a site where the reviewer wrote Chris Pine has an extremely large noggin. I think his head is proportional. Anybody else think his head is above average size?