Chris Pine: Armani Code, His Charlize-Theron-in-Monster Role + "Visor of Hair"

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If you've been wondering when actor Chris Pine might snag a manly fragrance contract, that time is now. It's Chris Pine Armani Code time.

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The actor has signed on as the new face of the men's fragrance, and will appear in a Chris Pine Armani Code Spring 2014 advertising campaign. Pine is currently starring as Jack Ryan in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (I love an action film; it's on my list).

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Of course I've seen Chris Pine in both of the Star Trek-reboot films, and in This Means War with Reese Witherspoon (I was on a flight, and although I like Pine, I was rooting for Tom Hardy's character even though he's less tall.) I've also seen him in Unstoppable with Denzel, and People Like Us with Elizabeth Banks. And yep, I saw rising-star Chris Pine in Just My Luck with Lindsay Lohan, which I watched via TMN because he was in it. (In the above photo of Chris Pine, I'm in love with that grey jersey jacket. Every man should have one.)

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I did not see Chris Pine as Tommy in "CSI: Miami." (I did, however, see Ian Somerhalder in CSI: Miami way back when.)

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Strangely, the Chris Pine role that has stuck with me most is that of Darwin Tremor in Smokin' Aces, a shoot-em-up, blood-everywhere, star-studded-cast flick in which Pine is nearly unrecognizeable. It's as far away as his Chris Pine Armani Code persona as we'll ever see. Darwin is his Charlize-Theron-in-Monster role, only his was more total-guy-fun and not so much Academy-Award-worthy. Every time I see Pine in a photo or a film, a mental image of that Smokin' Aces character pops into my head.

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That Darwin Tremor mental image is always closely followed by other Chris Pine mental images, though...

...sorry, what? No, no, not necessarily these. I have an imagination. *grin*

Have you noticed Chris Pine's brows? Okay, who hasn't. In fact they're a major topic of discussion in this clip in which Chris Pine talks to Conan O'Brien about having "Jr Peter Gallagher" brows and a "visor of hair." Turns out those brows are a bit of a makeup challenge on-camera.

ADDENDUM: Thanks to pal Anne Kim for reminding me that Chris Pine's dad is Robert Pine, who many of us remember as the Chief in CHiPs  despite Erik Estrada with a side of Larry Wilcox.

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See? Nice picture. I like a guy who can wear a cap well.

So. Chris Pine Armani Code. Thoughts? Which of Chris Pine's movies have you seen? And liked enough to see again?

Opening photo ©Brigitte Lacombe for Armani.