Leonard Nimoy retiring after being a movie and television actor for 60 years. Star Trek defined his career for more than four decades. He also said it is only fair to Zachary Quinto, the actor who portrays a youthful Spock in last summer’s Star Trek.
“I want to get off the stage. Also, I don’t think it would be fair to Zachary Quinto,” he said in a statement. “He’s a terrific actor, he looks the part, and it’s time to give him some space. And I’m very flattered the character will continue.”
Nimoy, 79, admits that he won’t be in the next Star Trek sequel. The film is scheduled to release in 2012. However, we’ve heard this before over the years, only to see him in a movie.
The other thing to consider are all the science-fiction conventions he might appear in the future. He’s expected to appear at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. The actor said that it could be the final go-around for public appearances.
Unlike the other Star Trek actors, he has done some incredible directing. He directed the 1980s “Star Trek IV” The Voyage Home.” He felt that the movie was his personal statement on Star Trek.
Leonard Nimoy wants to leave filmmaking and focus on photography. He’s always been a brilliant photographer. The actor has built solid credibility in the art world.
He recalls an incident where he and Tom Hanks were approached by a young man. The man asked if he could take his picture with him. Hanks asked who would take the photo and the man pointed to Nimoy.
“He said, ‘Mr. Nimoy, you’re a wonderful photographer. Would you take our picture?’”
Leonard Nimoy Was “Spock” In The Original Star Trek Series In 1960s.
Spock is a character in the fictional Star Trek media franchise first portrayed by Leonard Nimoy. The character is played in the TV series and seven feature films. It is also in numerous Star Trek books, comics, and video games.
Gene Roddenberry described the character in 1964 as half human and Martian. Early versions had the character ingest energy through a plate in his stomach. However, Roddenberry later thought these attributes made Spock too alien.
Roddenberry added human traits to make the character more interesting. This allowed Spock to become more human and believable. Spock’s home planet was changed because Roddenberry thought that if the show was a success, humans might actually walk on Mars during the series’ run.
Gene Roddenberry created the American science-fiction series Star Trek. He referred the show as the “Great Bird of the Galaxy” due to the show’s influence on popular culture. He was one of the first people to have his ashes “buried” in space.
He has been inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Hall of Fame on January 20, 2010. He grew up in Los Angeles, California and attended Berendo Junior High School before graduating from Franklin High School.
After graduation, Roddenberry took classes in Police Studies at Los Angeles City College and became head of the Police Club, liaising with the FBI. He went on to study at Columbia University, the University of Miami, and the University of Southern California. However, he did not graduate from college.
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