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Nimoy Takes His Final Bow

By Caillan
December 15, 2002 - 3:30 PM

Don't expect Ambassador Spock to make a special appearance in any future Trek feature film - after over fifty years in the business, Leonard Nimoy has decided to retire from acting.

"I won't take a job that takes me away [from home] for any length of time - my life is too good. I've spent too many weeks in trailers on cold locations, hot locations, away from family and home," Nimoy told the Associated Press.

Simone Rodman, Nimoy's assistant, confirmed the AP story with E! Online. "He's not actively seeking acting work," she said.

The Emmy-nominated star of the original Star Trek series and director of films such as 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home' and 'Three Men and a Baby' now plans to concentrate on photography. Nimoy's publications include 'We Are All Children Searching For Love' and the controversial collection of female nudes, 'Shekhina'. "Photography fulfills my creative needs," the actor said.

Nimoy's last acting jobs included providing the voice of King Kashekim Nedakh in Disney's animated film 'Atlantis: The Lost Empire,' playing himself and Spock in the Futurama episode 'Where No Fan Has Gone Before,' and a guest appearance on Becker.

There's no chance Nimoy will be enticed to don the Vulcan ears for one last Trek voyage. "The last time I was involved with them was in 1990. I occasionally hear they hold out hope for me...[but] Spock is somewhere deep in the Klingon empire on a spy mission."

The original AP article is available here, while the E! Online report is available at this page. Thanks to Drew, 'Captain Joe' and Jeremy Gibbons for this!

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