April 22, 2010

Leonard Nimoy Retiring

After a long career in acting, is Leonard Nimoy finally calling it quits right when his Star Trek franchise is back on top?

That's the story from Hollywood, where he has officially announced he is retiring, and leaving his role in Fringe as well as staying out of future Star Trek films.

Speaking of letting actor Zachary Quinto have a chance to take over the role, Nimoy said "I don't think it would be fair to Zachary Quinto, 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. I was away from acting for 12 years, so I guess I was seducible, "But since [producer] J.J. Abrams revived the 'Star Trek' franchise, I felt I owed him something. And I'm glad I did it because he promised me a good story, and it was."

Nimoy at the age of 79 still has lotso f spirit in him though, and will continue to work as a photogapher, as he has become respected in the art world in that regard.

Leonard Nimoy Retiring

Leonard Nimoy plans to live long and prosper -- in retirement. The longtime "Star Trek" actor, who originated the iconic role of Mr. Spock in the '60s TV series and the film franchise that followed, told The Toronto Sun he wants to "get off the stage." he told the paper that his role on TV's "Fringe" is finished as well. "I've been doing this professionally for 60 years," he said. "I love the idea of going out on a positive note. I've had a great, great time." Beyond his sci-fi fame on the big and small screens, the star has found fame behind the camera as well, having directed the third and fourth "Star Trek" films, as well as other movies such as the 1987 comedy "3 Men and a Baby

Leonard Nimoy Retiring

Posted at April 22, 2010 3:26 AM