“I think there is a growing homogenization of what masculinity means”
As we finish our iced coffees, Pine wants to revisit his thesis on the Homogenization of Male Movie Stars.
“In the late ’60s and early ’70s, you had John Cazale, you had Pacino, DeNiro, Hoffman, Voight, Elliott Gould,” he says. “Look at Gene Hackman. Look at all those pictures on a wall; they could not be any more different from one another, and they were all major stars. They could not have been more different in terms of aesthetic, in terms of energy, talent — all of it. And now…”
He laughs, kind of, as he names the men hanging on today’s wall: Ryan Gosling. Chris Hemsworth. Chris Evans. Oh, and Chris Pine.
“I am part of the white, brown-haired, blue-eyed population,” he says. “We’ve been given a great opportunity, but in order to carve out our niche, we’ll have to do a good job of differentiating ourselves. I’m not taking away from anybody’s talent, but if you look at that other generation, I think there was much more disparity.”
Important words - especially for this business.
Star Trek Into Darkness - World Premiere News Wrap
See the stars of Star Trek Into Darkness on the red carpet of the world premiere in London!
I am so fuckin’ thrilled!