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Interests: hockey-Chicago Blackhawks, vegetarian recipes, movies, theater, opera, classical music-Mozart, Taoism as a philosophy not a religion, books-favorite authors: Margaret Atwood, Iris Murdoch, John Irving, Anita Brookner, Richard Dawkins.
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I live in Chicago. The piece is called "Cloud gate" by the artist who created it, but Chicagoans just call it "the bean". How long will be be in town?
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2011 on No title at Zachary Quinto
Diana - Actually I wasn't criticizing you, I was explaining myself: after I described myself as an Anglophile, it occurred to me that Todd was born in Ireland. I think Anglophile restricts me to England. But doesn't the term 'U.K.' refer to England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland?? So you've got it right.
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2010 on No title at Zachary Quinto
Once again, it takes a true Anglophile to answer this: Richard Todd TA DA !! Now that I think of it, I believe he's Irish, right?
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2010 on No title at Zachary Quinto
Dirk Bogard (sp?)
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2010 on No title at Zachary Quinto
GREAT article on Zach in the Sunday New York Times - Arts & Leisure section. I'd guess you can get to it at the NY Times web site?? I sure wish he'd come to Chicago in something on stage!! Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2010 at Zachary Quinto
As a more mature member I say it's Leslie Howard.
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2010 on No title at Zachary Quinto
Hey Zach, Your comments above just reinforce my admiration for you. In a world full of anger, resentment and back-stabbing you continue to display a generous and grateful nature. Not only are you loaded with talent you are also a CLASS act to the max! I look forward to all the wonderful things you'll do and thank you for keeping in touch with all of us on this site. Break a leg, dude!
Toggle Commented May 15, 2010 on chapter's end... at Zachary Quinto
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They remind me of the 2 pinheads I worked for at my last job!
Toggle Commented May 13, 2010 on No title at Zachary Quinto
Here's a little something to help you all sleep, courtesy of Dr. Sheldon Cooper: Soft kitty, warm kitty Little ball of fur Happy kitty, sleepy kitty Purr, purr, purr Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2010 at Zachary Quinto
This is for Sunfell: I've had problems with depression too. One book that has helped me a lot is "365 Tao Daily Meditations" by Deng Ming-Dao. It's a paperback that you can get at Barnes & Noble or Borders for sure. I read it everyday sort of like a meditation book. It doesn't promote any organized religion. It focuses on the 'energy force' that is life and how to deal with day to day life. As for this web site: I come here to find out what Zach is up to, look at all the 'smiley' photos and check out the funny stuff. After losing my job a month ago I'm still feeling a bit disoriented. I haven't found a new routine for my life. After working for 42 years, it's quite a change! At least I've established one new routine by visiting here everyday.
bazinga, B a z i n g a, BAZINGGGGAAAA!
Toggle Commented May 4, 2010 on No title at Zachary Quinto
amb vocation-a strong feeling of fitness for a particular career;a person's employment especially regarded as requiring dedecation. This is what I meant when I used the word vocation. I also didn't say that ONLY actors are self-centered; I said/meant the actors I know seem to all have that characteristic to some extent.
Once again, cherry, you come up with the BEST photos. I know I'm in the minority, but I prefer him without the scruffy look. Clean-shaven, smooth as a baby's behind!
Commented Apr 29, 2010 on No title at Zachary Quinto
Lisa--Is it possible to get a few days leave so you can visit her? Does your employer understand the situation? I say, if you can get the time to see her, I would go, as long as she's coherent and knows you are there. I'm speaking from personal experience. My mom was dying when I lived in LA. I decided to move back to Chicago to take care of her, but my sister called me and said that my mom wouldn't last until I planned to move. So I came back to Chicago over Labor Day weekend in 1992 and spent all my time with her. I told her it was OK for her to let go. We'd all be alright. I went back to LA on Tues., telling her I would be moving back to Chicago on Sept. 22nd. My mom died 2 days later on Thurs. Sept. 10th. To this day, I have NEVER regreted going back and saying goodbye to her. I didn't come back for the funeral, because it didn't really matter. If you can pay her a visit, do it. Tell her thanks, that you love her and it's OK to let go. Sometimes I think that is what the dying are waiting to hear.
I've had 2 major experiences with actors. The first time was in the 70's when I worked at Goodman Theatre from 1972-1979. The second time was when I lived in LA from 1985-1992. During my Goodman years I got to be friends with some actors. There's one I still keep in touch with, although he's retired now. There was another one who was a lover but he's been dead almost 10 years. What I learned was that they are people, like the rest of us. The ones who treat acting like a vocation are usually pretty normal. They have friends and family OUTSIDE of the profession. They have a good grasp on reality. Then there are the ones who use 'being artistic' as an excuse to be rude and obnoxious, they are the worst. I must admit that ALL the actors I've known are a bit more self-centered than the average person. I think it goes with the job, though. It's such a competitive business! Also the amount of rejection you have to deal with is WAY TOO MUCH for me. It would destroy me. When I lived in LA I worked in Beverly Hills for awhile. I saw lots of famous people there. I guess the best part was I was never that impressed about it. I talked to some, but my rule was to never bother them when they are eating or with friends. Keep it short and be respectful. I never had a problem. Of course there are some actors who refuse to deal with the public at all and I think that's wrong. I met Ben Cross in the grocery store once. He was very kind. It was great to see him in Star Trek. I think the hardest part for them is when the public relates to them as the characters they play, instead of as a separate person. You can make all kinds of assumptions as to what they are like, but most of the time that's just you projecting your ideas onto them. It takes a long time to really get to know a person, actor or not.
I think it's Chris Messina. He's in the movie or play Zach wnet to see, right?
Oh SantaFeFan, can I EVER relate!! I'm 63. I don't expect things to change much, because it's part of our culture, especially where women are concerned. Just remember that if this person is lucky enough to live to be your age she'll be treated the way she is treating you! Thinking about THAT makes me laugh, every time. What goes around truely does come around; you just have to live long enough to see it!! I think one of the BEST things about aging is the WISDOM it brings with it. That's all your life experience and it's something that the young can NEVER have, at their age. I do think you should talk to your teacher about not including you in emails related to the course. Otherwise, learn to laugh about it because it's not going to go away anytime soon.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2010 on No title at Zachary Quinto
I know why the picture is so hot: he's helpless and at your mercy, BAZINGA !!!
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2010 on No title at Zachary Quinto
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Stay away from Uhura or your a DEAD man !!!
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2010 on No title at Zachary Quinto
LOVED him in 'Gosford Park' and something else (it might have been HBO's John Adams) where he played King George.
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2010 on No title at Zachary Quinto
Hey Zach, you should pay a visit to Chicago. You'd love it here. Johnny Depp said it's his favorite city to work in because not only is the architecture fabulous and the neighborhoods interesting but he can go out when... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Zachary Quinto
I live right off the Blue Line - Logan Square stop.
I wish I had TV so I could watch this show. Thank God for the DVDs of season 1 and 2. Endless laughs. These guys could cheer anybody up.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2010 on No title at Zachary Quinto
Gang - Thanks for all the ZQ photos! They NEVER get boring; he's such a cutie-pie. Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2010 at Zachary Quinto
Notice the 'peach fuzz' on the bottom of his ears ??
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2010 on No title at Zachary Quinto