History Creator / LeonardNimoy

11th Jul '17 6:06:19 AM tropower
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* Appeared on an early promotional [[UsefulNotes/LaserDisc laserdisc]] promoting Magnavox's "[=MagnaVision=]" laserdisc players.[[note]]This was before Pioneer became the primary maker of laserdisc players. The article has more info.[[/note]] Furthermore, this was done in a science fiction setting.




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* Moundshroud in the Creator/HannaBarbera TV special ''The Halloween Tree''.
13th May '17 9:34:52 PM DustSnitch
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In memory of his father, his son, Adam Nimoy, produced a documentary about his father, ''For the Love of Spock'', which was released to critical acclaim in 2016.

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In memory of his father, his son, Adam Nimoy, produced a documentary about his father, ''For the Love of Spock'', which was released to critical acclaim in 2016.
5th Jan '17 1:20:06 PM Prinzenick
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In memory of his father, his son, Adam Nimoy, is now producing a documentary about his father, ''For the Love of Spock''.

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In memory of his father, his son, Adam Nimoy, is now producing produced a documentary about his father, ''For the Love of Spock''.Spock'', which was released to critical acclaim in 2016.
4th Jan '17 6:18:15 AM Mdumas43073
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" ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' (1986): as Galvatron (voice)

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" * ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' (1986): as Galvatron (voice)
4th Jan '17 6:17:59 AM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/{{Them}}'': Appears briefly as a telegrapher who is quickly eaten by a giant ant.
* ''Film/{{Deathwatch 1966}}'' (1966)
* ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'' (1978 remake)
* ''A Woman Called Golda''
* ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' (Made-For-TV movie adaptation)
* Voice of King Kashekim Nedakh in ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''
* Voice of Galvatron in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie''
* Voice of Sentinel Prime in ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon''
* Voice of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in ''WesternAnimation/ThePagemaster'' (1994)

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* ''Film/{{Them}}'': Appears ''Film/{{Them}}'' (1954): appears briefly as a telegrapher who is quickly eaten by a giant ant.
* ''Film/{{Deathwatch 1966}}'' (1966)
''Film/{{Deathwatch|1966}}'' (1966): as Lefranc
* ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'' (1978 remake)
''[[Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers]]'' (1978): as Dr. David Kibner
* ''A Woman Called Golda''
Golda'' (1982): as Morris Meyerson
" ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' (1986): as Galvatron (voice)
* ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' (Made-For-TV movie adaptation)
(1998): as Mustapha Mond
* Voice of ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' (2001): as King Kashekim Nedakh in ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''
(voice)
* Voice of Galvatron in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie''
* Voice of
''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' (2011): as Sentinel Prime in ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon''
(voice)
* Voice of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in ''WesternAnimation/ThePagemaster'' (1994)
(1994): as Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde (voice)
16th Oct '16 4:54:53 PM JamesAustin
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'''Leonard Simon Nimoy''' (March 26, 1931 -- February 27, 2015) was the actor who is best known for playing Commander Spock on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. He was so much remembered for this role, and little else, that he went on to write an autobiography called ''IAmNotSpock'', a reference to the fact that he didn't like being typecast and taken less seriously as an actor. The title led to a lot of confusion by fans, who assumed he resented Spock as a role, obliging him to write a ''second'' book entitled ''[[IAmNotLeonardNimoy I Am Spock]]''.

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'''Leonard Leonard Simon Nimoy''' Nimoy (March 26, 1931 -- February 27, 2015) was the actor who is best known for playing Commander Spock on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. He was so much remembered for this role, and little else, that he went on to write an autobiography called ''IAmNotSpock'', a reference to the fact that he didn't like being typecast and taken less seriously as an actor. The title led to a lot of confusion by fans, who assumed he resented Spock as a role, obliging him to write a ''second'' book entitled ''[[IAmNotLeonardNimoy I Am Spock]]''.



Nimoy said on at least one occasion that Spock 'followed him home' on the weekends; after spending so many 14-hour workdays in-character as Spock, the Vulcan's logical and rational nature merged with Nimoy's own personality. Nimoy would finally manage to shake off the effects of the character's mindset late on Sunday afternoon -- by which time he was already preparing to go back to work and start the process all over again the next day!



!!Tropes associated include:

* TheAlcoholic: Used to be.
* BecomingTheMask: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in his autobiographies, ''I Am Not [[TheSpock Spock]]'' and ''I Am [[Franchise/StarTrek Spock]]''.
* BigBeautifulWoman: He did a series of photographs [[http://www.rmichelson.com/artist_pages/nimoy/pages/MaxBeaut.htm featuring a group of burlesque dancers called "The Fat Bottom Revue" nude]].

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!!Tropes associated with his work include:

* TheAlcoholic: Used to be.
AmbiguouslyJewish: Nimoy imbued Spock with this by basing the Vulcan salute and its accompanying greetings "Live long and prosper" and "Peace and long life" on the hand gesture ''Kohanim''[[note]]Members of the ancient Jewish priestly class, descended from Aaron[[/note]] used when delivering the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priestly_Blessing Priestly Blessing.]]
* BecomingTheMask: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] {{Discussed|Trope}} in his autobiographies, ''I Am Not [[TheSpock Spock]]'' Spock'' and ''I Am [[Franchise/StarTrek Spock]]''.
Spock''.
* BigBeautifulWoman: He did a series of photographs [[http://www.rmichelson.com/artist_pages/nimoy/pages/MaxBeaut.htm featuring a group of burlesque dancers called "The Fat Bottom Revue" nude]].nude.]]



* CoolCar: [[http://www.shopllap.com/product_p/auto1-spock1.htm Mr. Spock posing with his Buick Riviera.]]
* CoolOldGuy: Especially in the Bruno Mars' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dULOjT9GYdQ "The Lazy Song"]] video.
* FascinatingEyebrow: Hail to the Master.
* GutturalGrowler: Particularly in his more recent villainous roles, his voice had a unique and impressive quality, rumbling and growling like he's older than the Earth itself.

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* CoolCar: [[http://www.shopllap.com/product_p/auto1-spock1.htm Mr. Spock posing with his Buick Riviera.]]
* CoolOldGuy: Especially in the Bruno Mars' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dULOjT9GYdQ "The Lazy Song"]] video.
* FascinatingEyebrow: His reaction shots as Spock using these are the stuff of legend. Hail to the Master.
* GutturalGrowler: Particularly in his more recent later villainous roles, his voice had a unique and impressive quality, rumbling and growling like he's older than the Earth itself.



* IAmNotSpock: Later he wrote a follow-up book ''I Am Spock''...
** IAmNotLeonardNimoy: ...Which helps him become a TropeNamer.
* UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}}: Nimoy considered himself to be Modern Orthodox.
** In fact, he based the Vulcan salute and its accompanying greetings "Live long and prosper" and "Peace and long life" on the hand gesture ''Kohanim''[[note]]Members of the ancient Jewish priestly class, descended from Aaron[[/note]] used when delivering the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priestly_Blessing Priestly Blessing.]]
*** When he was brought in to do the voiceover work for ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} IV'', the technology "Priesthood" [[GeniusBonus had the Jewish Priestly Blessing as its quote]]. One can only imagine that Nimoy laughed heartily when he saw this.
** Judaism almost certainly helped the reconciliation between Nimoy and Creator/WilliamShatner: Shatner was raised a Conservative Jew, and credits Nimoy--whose Modern Orthodoxy isn't too far away from Conservative Judaism--with helping him get back in touch with his Jewish roots.
* LargeHam: Nimoy was perhaps the largest ham in the entire ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series, and clearly had the time of his living voicing the series' bombastic BigBad, Master Xehanort. What's even more impressive is that he secured his title as the largest of hams in a series that featured heavily recurring Disney villains voiced by the likes of James Woods and '''[[Creator/BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]]''', and Creator/BillyZane!
* TheMentor[=/=]IntergenerationalFriendship: To Creator/ZacharyQuinto after the latter was approved by Leonard himself to be the successor to the role of Spock.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He is a curious example. He actually used to look even older than his age... that is until he turned 82 and seemingly decided to reverse his aging process - [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130131045160/memoryalpha/en/images/2/22/Leonard_Nimoy.jpg see for]][[http://latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/startrekintodarkness-premiere-leonard-nimoy1.jpg%3Fw%3D600 yourself]]. . No "Trek Science" here, just the undeniable benefits of a full head of hair. Sadly, he didn't last much longer, as he passed away in February 2015 at 83.
* ThePowerOfLove: Nimoy said he had not touched a drop of alcohol since he found love with his new wife.

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* IAmNotLeonardNimoy: Which helps him become a {{Trope Namer|s}}...
* IAmNotSpock: Later [[invoked]] ...Through he later wrote a follow-up book ''I Am Spock''...
** IAmNotLeonardNimoy: ...Which helps him become a TropeNamer.
Spock''.
* UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}}: IntergenerationalFriendship: His "Prime" Spock had this kind of relationship with Creator/ZacharyQuinto's Spock. This crossed to some extent to real life, too; the latter was approved by Nimoy considered himself to be Modern Orthodox.
** In fact, he based
the Vulcan salute and its accompanying greetings "Live long and prosper" and "Peace and long life" on successor to the hand gesture ''Kohanim''[[note]]Members role of the ancient Jewish priestly class, descended from Aaron[[/note]] used when delivering the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priestly_Blessing Priestly Blessing.]]
*** When he was brought in to do the voiceover work for ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} IV'', the technology "Priesthood" [[GeniusBonus had the Jewish Priestly Blessing as its quote]]. One can only imagine that Nimoy laughed heartily when he saw this.
** Judaism almost certainly helped the reconciliation between Nimoy and Creator/WilliamShatner: Shatner was raised a Conservative Jew, and credits Nimoy--whose Modern Orthodoxy isn't too far away from Conservative Judaism--with helping him get back in touch with his Jewish roots.
Spock.
* LargeHam: Nimoy was perhaps the largest ham in the entire ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series, and clearly had the time of his living voicing the series' bombastic BigBad, Master Xehanort. What's even more impressive is that he secured his title as the largest of hams in a series that featured heavily recurring Disney villains voiced by the likes of James Woods and '''[[Creator/BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]]''', '''Creator/BrianBlessed''', and Creator/BillyZane!
* TheMentor[=/=]IntergenerationalFriendship: To Creator/ZacharyQuinto after TheMentor: His "Prime" Spock had this kind of relationship with Creator/ZacharyQuinto's Spock. This crossed to some extent to real life, too; the latter was approved by Leonard Nimoy himself to be the successor to the role of Spock.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He is a curious example. He actually used to look even older than his age... that is until he turned 82 and seemingly decided to reverse his aging process - [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130131045160/memoryalpha/en/images/2/22/Leonard_Nimoy.jpg see for]][[http://latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/startrekintodarkness-premiere-leonard-nimoy1.jpg%3Fw%3D600 yourself]]. . No "Trek Science" here, just the undeniable benefits of a full head of hair. Sadly, he didn't last much longer, as he passed away in February 2015 at 83.
* ThePowerOfLove: Nimoy said he had not touched a drop of alcohol since he found love with his new wife.
Spock.



* TenMinuteRetirement: Kept saying he was going to retire. Kept coming back until the end.
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: Literally and justified. He grew up in a Yiddish-speaking household (his parents were Jewish immigrants from Ukraine).
6th Oct '16 7:16:46 AM Dravencour
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'''Leonard Simon Nimoy''' (March 26, 1931 -- February 27, 2015) was the actor who is best known for playing Mr. Spock on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. He was so much remembered for this role, and little else, that he went on to write an autobiography called ''IAmNotSpock'', a reference to the fact that he didn't like being typecast and taken less seriously as an actor. The title led to a lot of confusion by fans, who assumed he resented Spock as a role, obliging him to write a ''second'' book entitled ''[[IAmNotLeonardNimoy I Am Spock]]''.

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'''Leonard Simon Nimoy''' (March 26, 1931 -- February 27, 2015) was the actor who is best known for playing Mr. Commander Spock on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. He was so much remembered for this role, and little else, that he went on to write an autobiography called ''IAmNotSpock'', a reference to the fact that he didn't like being typecast and taken less seriously as an actor. The title led to a lot of confusion by fans, who assumed he resented Spock as a role, obliging him to write a ''second'' book entitled ''[[IAmNotLeonardNimoy I Am Spock]]''.
6th Oct '16 7:15:10 AM Dravencour
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'''Leonard Simon Nimoy''' (March 26, 1931 -- February 27, 2015) was the actor who is best known for playing Spock on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. He was so much remembered for this role, and little else, that he went on to write an autobiography called ''IAmNotSpock'', a reference to the fact that he didn't like being typecast and taken less seriously as an actor. The title led to a lot of confusion by fans, who assumed he resented Spock as a role, obliging him to write a ''second'' book entitled ''[[IAmNotLeonardNimoy I Am Spock]]''.

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'''Leonard Simon Nimoy''' (March 26, 1931 -- February 27, 2015) was the actor who is best known for playing Mr. Spock on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. He was so much remembered for this role, and little else, that he went on to write an autobiography called ''IAmNotSpock'', a reference to the fact that he didn't like being typecast and taken less seriously as an actor. The title led to a lot of confusion by fans, who assumed he resented Spock as a role, obliging him to write a ''second'' book entitled ''[[IAmNotLeonardNimoy I Am Spock]]''.
21st May '16 5:08:52 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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* VillainOfTheWeek, Doctor Barry Mayfield, in ''Series/{{Columbo}} "A Stitch in Crime"'' (1973).

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* VillainOfTheWeek, Doctor Barry Mayfield, in ''Series/{{Columbo}} ''Series/{{Columbo}}: "A Stitch in Crime"'' (1973).
21st May '16 5:08:05 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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* VillainOfTheWeek, Doctor Barry Mayfield, in ''Series/{{Columbo}} "A Stitch in Crime"'' (1973).
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