Chris Pine Adorably Addresses His Oscar Cry: I Got A Lot of Crap for That

by Jackie Willis 9:21 AM PDT, March 25, 2015
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Chris Pine let his emotions get the better of him at the Oscars, and even he doesn't think it was a good look.

While in the audience at the Academy Awards, cameras panned to Pine with a single tear falling down his beautiful face after Common and John Legend's moving performance of their Oscar-winning song "Glory" from the film Selma. And just like that, a meme was born! 

"What's annoying is, when I cry -- I mean, I don't look great in the best of times," James Corden told his Into the Woods co-star on Tuesday's Late Late Show. "When I cry I look disgusting. Look at this! Have you ever seen anyone look so handsome whilst they're crying?"

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Despite such a handsome cry, Pine, 34, admitted that he's having trouble living that moment down. "It was a wonderful performance and it was really moving," he said, defending his reaction to the performance. "And a lot of people gave me a lot of crap for it -- a single tear."

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He later quipped, "I would say as an actor, [that's] the only time in my life that I think I will be able to produce a single tear down my face."