I was running a bit late on my Men of Style due and that really bugged me for some time. Today it’s catching up time. At least for a modest part of my post-Emma Watson mini obsession debt.
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)
Firstly Kpriss let me say THANK-YOU THANK-YOU THANK-YOU!!!
I have a major crush on Zachary Quinto and I was going to suggest him to you for “The Men of Style”!
I adored him as Spock ( he was stellar, as was the whole cast!) and I like him in Heroes although I did stop watching the show after the 3rd season because the writing was getting fragmented and so was the plot.
He as an innate sense of style and l love how he dresses. I also find him handsome but not matinee idol so. He is fine,intelligent, witty and quirky… just the way I like men. So for posting this I say a big HUZZAH! and I send you hugs and kisses of gratitude and bliss! : )
Oh and Adriana he makes me go GRRRR! A LOT! ;)
p.s. this almost makes up for the
Emma mania phase you were on a while back. ;)
Grrrrrrrrr…..my way and GRRRRRR….Ellington’s way. And Kpriss is charmed too and stupid me found out this series has yet been on Dutch TV! We’re up here to season 3! I googled…..grrrrr…..but it’s on a commercial channel which has so many US-series and most off them B-list and no one had told me about this serie and I never have read about it either….So I’ve missed this GRRRR-man with Italian/Irish descents and he loves the right people and the series were great…..Oh you girls this hurt….grrrrrrrrrr….=((
Kpriss, thanks one more time for the Yahoo emoticons. Sent it to a friend who didn’t understand my text messages anymore :D
I still owe you some after that lunatic Hogwarts phase ;)
But I do feel so peaceful whenever I get to please your Grrrr-s! lol!
I agree on that third season dissolution but they’ve put things back on track.. Sorta. Anyways, how could you turn your back to Sylar? such a naughty thing to do! never know what he may be up to next!
Adriana, hurry up! The new season is about to start and you have a lot to catch up to! I feel some GRRRRR s comin your way too!
So, none of you ever heard or watched “Lie to Me”?
(Adriana, not long til you get the YM routine! So when shall we expect you join the ranks of YMs? I think it’s waaaay more addictive than Twitter)
No I’ve been told many lies in my life but I’ve never watched “Lie to Me”. The series with Tim Roth? Not here on tv.
He looks more Irish to me than Italian….there’s something about Irish men or men with Irish decents in this case….
I have seen the ads for “Lie to Me” but I have not been intrigued to watch it. The only dramas that I really have been enjoying of late have been “The Mentalist” ” MadMen” and occasionally “Law and Order”, I am really more a fan of comedy, I adore “30 Rock”. Oh and Kpriss I will try again with Heroes as I did love the show before it went all wackadoodle with the plot and writing. As for Zachary’s Sylar he is lovely to look at but I would not turn my back on him. I adore his Spock! ;)
Hmm… you should try Lie to Me! I’ve seen The Mentalist and it’s like sweet candy par rapport (that besides the main character’s tragic past). Lie to Me is like a scientific Mentalist ;) only in so much better! (on a side note – my husband likes The Mentalist and Fringe; I’m on the Lie to Me camp).
You know I tried 30 Rock? not really fell into the charms of it.
OMGGGGGGGG, I would not have known if you didn’t write about this. I’m huge fan of Heroes and he is my “the one,” if I can find him. It’s very interesting to watch a film or series and you really love the villain. I just keep hoping he is a good guy at the end of the series. Do not kill him!!!
LOL! Daydreamer, if you’re single go to Ireland on holidays!
Oh, and another one who’s a fan…….arrggghhh……
Adriana, Thanks a lot. Plan a week, pack bags and get air ticket. Let’s go to Ireland–to find the one.
Gosh, doesn’t it sound like a plot of a film.
My pleasure. I adore the Irish. They are straight in your face, drink often far too much, make a lot of noise and if you think you’re in an argument, don’t worry: “ah, it’s only a discussion sweet” and they say that with that accent…….
In Ireland I found out that red hair is not Irish. It’s from the bloody Vikings according to them. They called me spitfire :)) On Europe’s mainland people often say red hair is Irish. But they are very pale, beautiful pale and often dark haired as Mr. Zachary here…..and I’ve not noticed it was on tv…..grrrrr…Dark hair has Spanish roots in Ireland btw.
I’ve no clue how to write it but I can still say “cheers” in Gaelic Irish and I’ve tried to learn their dance……pffff…..and it’s colder there. You’re from Thailand so used to warm wheather but Ireland was slightly colder than the Netherlands. Pack warm clothing dear!
Oohh, oohh, if I win the lottery I’m gonna move to Ireland. Definitely. This was my official love declaration to beautiful, fun, warm (at heart), guest free Ireland.
Once of these days…..I dream on…..
Ireland is a lovely place. I loved Dublin for its beauty, architecture, history, and its rich literary history. :)
Dublin is so wonderful all true what you said Ellington I was so carried away by the great Irish’ people who are so warm and always have room for a guest and…..well I’ve said enough already haven’t I?
Adrian? I’ve watched the original Inglorious Bastards (1978) (yep, spell. is right) tonight. I’m so stuffy(??) in my head now. What a boring film that was. I’ve hold on until the end. And no man was cute! Ugh….
Whoaaa!! I’m so happy this article inspired you so much! Each one of you! It’s beautiful! Ireland.. we dream about that beautiful land too! We’re not scared about the weather (actually, nothing scares us as long as we’re together :x ) so we can pack as long and as warm as possible! Oh, you make me dream about that day, the day we’ll set foot in England (and Ireland)! And we still have so much to do before that… sigh
Oh well, I wish you girls find “the one” be it Mr Quinto here or whoever else! (and win the Lottery if that’s your happy tune, Adriana :* ) Dreaming is good! dreaming makes one smile more than Inglorious Basta/e/rds! (it’s strange, it’s a Tarantino and I’m not even remotely curious to see it! I would very much like to see Funny People – anyone got a chance to see it yet?)
..oh and I had something to correct in my last comment – my adored husband loves Lie to Me! He’s just also into the Mentalist and Fringe, while I’m not. somewhat. But we’re 100% together on Heroes, Lost and the Office (US version).
I’m so happy to meet the first person who’s like me not at all looking forward to see Inglourious Basterds. The trailer really is such a turn-off for me. And since Inglorious Bastards was Tarantino’s source of inspiration? No. Funny People? Alas. But that sound good to me….Let’s check that one out. :)
I have not seen “Funny People” because to be honest Seth Rogan’s voice annoys the heck out of me. I cannot abide listening to him talk. So I could not enjoy that film.
You know, I felt exactly the same way with Tarantino’s last movie/s. Wasn’t at all impressed but watching them I realized I like their Tarantino-ed ways. We’ll see how it turns out with this (in)glorious one!
Ellington you surprise me! I haven’t thought about Seth Rogan’s voice, I always found him funny and natural and appreciated him for not being the perfect athlete but being able to act. I admit I haven’t thought about his voice until you brought it up! He does have a strange voice ;)
How about the Hangover?
I have not seen the Hangover but I want to even if I have to wait for the DvD it looks mental and I kind of like that! :)
Oh, I’m sure you’ll love it, it really is mental! There was another sweet movie I liked: Yes Man. Have you seen it?
Sometimes I wonder why Americans and also Canadians never pay attention to a lot of great and beautiful European films. There’s a lot of difference in approach. I think you people miss a lot you see…..
I’m not critical, just saying. Because I watched a beautiful French last night and thought: “They miss a lot there overseas……”
Well Adriana it has a lot to do if they are released over here or not.
Also a lot of them have to have subtitles and some people hate reading them. I myself don’t mind it though. The only European films we do get here are the really big ones and they are often far and few between, so sadly we do miss out.
Ellington, I know that of course. We are one of the few countries in the world that does use subtitles. I think hell break loose when they’re gonna stop it! All other countries does hear never ever the real voices of actors. Or they don’t hear any person speak at all because a voice-over translate everything they say.
It’s educational too. I’m a fast reader and sometimes I do not even need to read the subtitles. Now and then I use Ceefax page 888 (textpage subtitles for the deaf or the hard hearing) on BBC when I’ve trouble to understand it.
Since Europe has so many languages and different cultures it’s only more interesting to hear other voices the sound of another languages. When a European speak English I can often hear what their first language is.
I also think it’s a lack of interest or laziness? Subtitles does learn one a lot you see. I don’t need to explain that I hope?
We have a wonderful actress, Carice van Houten, I’m a big fan of hers. She’s so damned talented, beautiful, stylish, she can even sing, Carice is multi talented. She has it all. And she’s not been touched by nip/tucks. She’s real. Tom Cruise saw her in Verhoeven’s “Blackbook” and he wanted her and her fellow actress (in real life best friends) for “Valkerie” and she had small parts in two films one with DiCaprio and Matt Damon but I believe she has been cut out the one with DiCaprio. She was not impressed with Leo by the way. Matt was a nice guy and no bad word about Tom. She really liked him? If she says so……There was a wonderful photo of her -in that famous Vargas pose in Vanity Fair, no one paid attention to drop dead gorgeous fun Carice! Oh, she’s Dutch, small country, accent…pff….why care? She’s so much better than a lot of US bimbos! Arggh…well we keep her to ourselves so she can be who she is. So. That goes for many very talented people here. And they are never involved in sad or dirty cases. So maybe it’s better this way.
I’ve found out when Heroes is broadcasted btw, very late at Saturday night. So that’s the reason I’ve never noticed it.
LOL, imagine Inglourious Bastards in German? I would love to hear that. Diane Kruger shall dub her own voice by the way. She always does as it seems. She’s fluent in 3 or 4 languages!!
Oh yes, our models are world wide known! But they don’t speak they’ve only to be pretty!
Yes, it´s really sad you people do miss out on a lot off things. But so it is in lots of European countries too……
Ach, doe ik het weer. Ik praat teveel. Maar ja, wie kan het schelen?
And…….I can yell supportive things to all Formula 1 drivers in their own language. This time in Finnish to to Kimi Raikkonen, The Iceman won! My neighbours are breathing in relieve now..;)
Inglorious Basterds. Great Tarantino style entertainment. Hardly historical. We did loved one thing – Christoph Waltz. Impressive! really, really impressive!
As for Diane and Brad.. hm.. I can’t really say too much, it’ll be considered a spoiler ;)
You know, Adriana, I do want to see European movies. And I do believe they’re wonderful. (and we do have a serious stack of European movies) but we rarely get to see them… My husband is a big fan of European movies. And more. I’m more caught up in the blockbusters swirl, so I’m to blame, mostly. Also time.
Ellington has a good point there: the culture of European cinema is highly conditioned by the mileage parting the Old and the New world! And the education.
Kpriss, you know me a bit by now I guess? Do you think I can wait until Inglourious Basterds is on dvd? One way or another: the film doesn’t attracted me at all. I don’t know why…..It’s sold out here and I hate full cinema’s with noisy people and popcorn. Oh America…..the new world has attached the old world a lot…..But great you’ve enjoyed the film. I would like to recommend your husband to watch “Das Leben der Anderen” among many others. This one won Best Foreign Language Film of the Year Oscar in 2007 or 2008?? Sebastian Koch, a man that makes me go GRRRR is so great in it. He’s definitely one of my fave European actors. He has been the face for JOOP! A very handsome man. He is like old wine. His acting and his looks has become better with ageing.
firstly i am DELIGHTED that you love us so much !
ireland is a friendly and safe country full of our heritage and hospitality, the craic (an irish saying for fun) is everywhere as we as a race do not take ourselves to seriously. the sayings arn’t true. we are not all alchoholic redheads, we have fun and hold our drink and in fact most of the people in my home county(galway)- and myself are has been described as with dark hair and pale skin.
dublin is nice as has been said but if you want real beauty and perfect scenery you’ll want to head for the west. Galway is my home county and is full of old irish ways and friendlyness, connermara is beautiful with mountains and cliffs and seasides
Roisin with your beautiful name, I imagine hearing you speak with that accent telling us this…..plus your Irish pride make me smile bright. Love from the Netherlands! :)
Slainte- is Gaelic for cheers. It’s pronounced Slawn-cha. Ireland is gorgeous go to Cork or Limerick for a holiday and visit Dublin while your over there. Dublins good for tourism but the heart of it was lost for me by the lack of actual Dubliners.
Yeah! Thank you Natasha you just made my day! :D
Ja, I know how to pronounce it but not how to write it!
So slainte to you girl! At last……:D
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