Zachary Quinto is one of my favorite Heroes and with a little luck he may be your favorite Heroes too. That is if you’re watching the NBC series “Heroes”. And this article uses the pretext of an article/pictorial Zachary Quinto did for GQ Germany June 2009, but is mainly a Men of Style column about Zachary Quinto. (the story continues with more pictures right after the jump!)
Who is Zachary Quinto? A young actor, original from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA born on 2 June 1977 as Zachary John Quinton of Italian and Irish descent. After graduating from Central Catholic High School (1995), he attended and graduated the Carnegie Mellon University (1999). Moving to New York, taking the theaters stages one by one, Zachary went to Los Angeles in the pursuit of Hollywoodness. After being casted in numerous TV shows (24, CSI and so on), he landed the villain part in Heroes. One of them. His character, Sylar, though a heartless evil-purposed superpowered psychopathic killer proves to me more than meets the eye (and the original script).
Zach has found ways to twist and turn the character from the shadows into the light and back into the darkness again. Slowly, yet steadily, he has driven Sylar into one of the most significant characters of the show, charming millions of viewers with his talent, dedication and depth of character. But Zachary Quinto’s charm lies beyond Heroes, beyond Sylar. He was able to change his register and screen identity this year by playing one of the most iconic characters in the entire film history: Vulcan Mr. Spock from Star Trek.
He was in for a massive challenge but he did a wonderful job out of this prequel. (I hope you watched it, it’s a sweet movie about friendship and challenging your spirit and your principles). With a strong acting genes, a quirky, urban style and high adaptability to various roles, Zachary Quinto is one of the talented from the young Hollywood wave.
Aside from that, what makes Zach a man of style? He knows quality when he sees it! He’s inspired by Emma Thompson and Gabriel Byrne. He also appreciates Cate Blachett and Helen Mirren. He doesn’t like pleated pants and he’s faithful to patchouli since high school (also, he uses China Musk oil). Being compared to (a young) Marlon Brando or Elvis and James Dean doesn’t do much for Zach. He’s more disciplined, dreaming about romantic comedies and horror flicks more than sci-fi leading men (it’s believed that he landed the Spock role because of an interview he did in the early days of Heroes, saying that he’d happily do Spock if the chance to star in the upcoming Star Trek movie was offered; being republished by other magazines, the word may have gotten to the important and decisive ears…).
But in the end, both Sylar and Spock are similar characters: both starting with and S, both fighting to keep their split, Vulcan personality under control. Will Zachary Quinto quit the Heroes pattern to follow the romantic comedies path? Is he a Man of Romantic Style? (via 1, 2)