During his Details interview, Pine was starring at the Mark Taper Forum's production of Martin McDonough's physically demanding play The Lieutenant of Inishmore, and suffering some work-related injuries: “I tore my groin. I pulled my neck and my glute, tweaked my rhomboid, sprained my fucking sacrum," he told Howie Kahn. During the interview he dropped some interesting personal details:
“I’m single and very happy about it. It’s a good time to be single. I have a lot of friends getting married right now, having babies. But I think I’ll be more like … the George Clooney.”
“I feel prematurely old. I’m actually having this major belated quarter-life crisis. I’m turning 30 in a couple of weeks. I’ve been thinking a lot about mortality. A lot about what I’m going to do with my life and how to enjoy it. One of the things I’m going to work on is being more spontaneous, letting go, embracing the beauty of come-what-may.”
“Sometimes I think I need to get crazy. Go to Vegas. Do some drugs. Get some hookers. Gamble it all away. And it never happens. I usually just end up at home on my couch—reading.”
Co-star Washington says Pine asked questions on the Unstoppable set, "He kind of woke me up. I used to ask those questions.” And director Tony Scott fondly describes Pine as "a stand-alone. A star. He’s beautiful and sexy. He’s got mystery and darkness. He’s got everything.”
Acting coach Jean-Louis Rodrigue recently discussed working with Pine on his Lieutenant role and how the actor fits into the evolution of masculinity on film.