Zach Quinto: 2/29/16

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Zach Quinto is an actor and a producer best known for his roles in Heroes, Margin Call, and in the Star Trek films as Spock. Today, Zach discusses how the death of his father shaped his childhood and career (2:00), how he landed in Noah Haidle’s Smokefall (16:00), and the years of self examination that helped him better understand his goals as an artist (27:00). Plus, Zach reflects on how the plant medicine, ayahuasca, helped him release a character that lingered from Angels in America (38:00) and looks forward to his upcoming role as Glenn Greenwald in Oliver Stone’s Snowden (43:00).
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Topics mentioned:
Smokefall
Margin Call
Angels in America
Star Trek Beyond
Carnegie Mellon School of Drama
The Immaculate Reception a short film by Charlotte Glynn
Snowden
CitizenFour
City of Thieves
by David Benioff
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins
Just Kids by Patti Smith
M-Train by Patti Smith
Horses
The Year of Magical Thinking
by Joan Didion
People mentioned:
Zach Quinto
Noah Haidle
Tony Kushner
Charlotte Glynn
Al Pacino
John Cazale
Glenn Greenwald
Oliver Stone
Melissa Leo
Tom Wilkinson
Joseph Gordon Levitt
J.C. Chandor
Neal Dodson
Corey Moosa
Christine Vachon
Tim Ferriss
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