Chris Pine, Hollywood’s man of the moment, is Issue 84's Cover Star

They said it would never happen… and, thanks to Covid, it nearly didn’t. But finally the stars aligned and The Rake caught up with Chris Pine. Hollywood’s man of the moment talked to Tom Chamberlin about the power of personality and the movie that has been on everyone’s lips this autumn…
  • fashion director Grace Gilfeather

  • by Tom Chamberlin

  • photography Kurt Iswarienko

Chris wears Cream silk-linen three-piece tailored suit, white poplin pencil shirt, black and white silk patterned tie, all Ralph Lauren Purple Label; dark brown Cavendish tassel loafers, Crockett & Jones; socks, London Sock Company; sunglasses, Chris’s own; silk pocket-square, stylist’s own; Rolex watch, Chris’s own.

If you’ve ever seen Spike Jonze’s Her, you may recall those moments when Joaquin Phoenix’s Theodore mentally sinks into a place of comfort and safety that is derived from speaking to someone with whom one feels completely understood. I was reminded of this when I concluded my Zoom call with Chris Pine, a man after my own heart, it seems. We logged on at 9.30am in his time zone (in Los Angeles), and there he was, fully rigged up in suit and tie. “I wasn’t going to do a call with you and not bring my A game,” he said. I was in love. Before I knew it, much time had passed and we hadn’t quite finished talking.


October 2022


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