Star Trek's leading man—and the Men's Health June cover guy—is no flash in the pan
He's a 32-year-old action movie star headlining two of Hollywood's biggest franchises, Star Trek into Darkness and Jack Ryan, but Chris Pine knows rejection. And dismissal. And paying his dues.
As a kid, he was a talented baseball player, till one year "you're smaller than everyone else and striking out." While waiting for his Hollywood break, he worked a cash register at an L.A. bakery. He flubbed his initial Star Trek audition "as badly as you can imagine," and lost out to Sam Worthington for the role of Jake Sully in Avatar.
And through all of that, he learned how to deal with the negative voices: "You either listen to the naysayers and fall into the pit of self-loathing, or you stay on the path and move forward," he says.
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