Zachary Quinto at ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Screening

Posted on May 17, 2013

Okay, Zach. We’re all happy for your Spock success, but maybe a little less celebrating the night before is called for at the moment.


Zachary Quinto attends the screening of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ in Washington, DC.

Now, if we saw this guy walking down the street, we’d say, “Look at that tall drink of water with the fucked-up hair over there. He looks nicely put together even if he is wearing a belt buckle from 2005.” Which is to say that this is a perfectly acceptable outfit and that we kind of covet your shoes. But the shirt could’ve used a brief introduction to an iron and you look like you need a good night’s sleep followed by a deep-pore facial and a vitamin-B shot. It’s hard out there for a Spock; we get it.


[Photo Credit: Getty]

    • SewingSiren

      I’ll press your shirt for you, if you do something for me first.

    • snarkykitten

      Can he just not with that hair? it’s so bad.

    • MilaXX

      Most definitely needs to iron the shirt. I’d even give him a pass on the hair since he likes the hipster look. However, the samsonite he’s carrying under his eyes are not cute.

    • MajorBedhead

      It looks as though he just ran into TJMaxx and grabbed a shirt, ripped it out of the packaging and threw it on in the cab on the way to the premier.

      • alyce1213

        Worse than that, it looks like he ran to his laundry bag and threw on a shirt,

      • gabbilevy

        Worse, there’s a Nordstrom Rack with a pretty decent men’s section only a block from the MPAA HQ.

    • gabbilevy

      THEY WERE IN DC AND I MISSED IT?!! I am now sad.

      (But the movie is really good go see it guys)

      • ampg

        I know – I’ve been scanning the background for clues about the theater location. Apparently they were at the MPAA’s DC office, which is only two blocks from my own workplace. :(

        • gabbilevy

          Yup, I’m only a few blocks away too. But hey, Captain America was filming in Dupont Circle last night and on the Mall a few days ago… I could get into this trend.

          • snarkykitten

            and @ Roosevelt Bridge, iirc!

          • random_poster

            I am living vicariously through you being that close to Chris Evans. Gah!

      • MilaXX

        going this weekend.

      • Rand Ortega

        Saw it. Didn’t love it. I’m a Trekker from way back so I may have issues.

        • snarkykitten

          I’m not even a fan, but the bloody director saying point blank “I never liked Star Trek” would make me scream.

          • Rand Ortega

            I know. Ouch. It wasn’t a point of contention in the 1st film because of the care Abrams took to make the distinction between canon & his vision. Not to mention his choice of actors was spot on & in some cases brilliant (Karl Urban as McCoy especially). In this film the disregard for it shows in a very tacky, condescending way.

    • sara

      Oooh, do we know what type of shoes these are?

    • annabelle archer

      You hold him down, I’ll get the cucumber slices, and eye firming cream. Because he is making me so “Oh honey, no,” Also, I suspect when he sweats it’s going to smell like Grey Goose.

      • MilaXX


      • Pennymac

        Yes to the Grey Goose sweat (and stale cigarettes), especially since he scooped up last nights shirt off the hotel room floor and put in on in a hangover’d rush.

    • TropiCarla

      Is it perverse that I find this the most appealing of his recent looks? It’s probably because I associate wrinkly shirts and dated belts with straight guys – which gives my lust a convenient outlet. yummm

      • Mary229

        He looks super relaxed here. That’s appealing to me even if he looks a mess.

    • jamie2348

      The clasp on his necklace is showing in the front. I hate it when that happens.

    • thecitysleeps

      He looks really cute, even if tired. I love the shirt.

    • Mary229

      He looks a little wrinkled and tired for sure. But he’s such a good Spock so I can’t hate. Just get some rest honey and get an iron!

    • Shinobi

      Saw him on Bill Maher. He’s truly a Carnegie Mellon grad, you can blame his fashion sense on that.

    • heartbot

      At least part of this might be explained away by the lighting? That is some hardcore department store fitting room lighting going on there.

    • hughman

      Yeah, he kinda has that “LAST CALL!” desperation look about him. Yikes.

    • Diego!

      OMG…. is he high? WTF is this look? Go and take a shower!

    • twocee

      He is an extremely good looking man, but IMHO the hipster looks he prefers just does nothing for him. Maybe it’s because I’m over-exposed to this look darn near every day but every time he shows up he just looks like he’s trying WAY too hard.

    • BeeBeauNYC

      He just got paid millions of dollars for a movie and this is how he shows up to shill it? I’d be in a freaking three piece Zegna suit for everyone premiere.

    • Jane Donuts

      Still hot!

    • Judy_S

      I think he’s been through the Transporter Beam a few too many times.

    • bxbourgie

      That third photo is just scary. Does it always look that wide-eyed/possessed? I can’t even get past THAT look to look at that shirt that looks like he just picked it up off the hotel suite floor from the night before, shook it out and put it on. Oy!

      • Sadie-Ann

        Those are some extremely cray eyes to be sure. Maybe he needs a nap?

    • Kirsten Flanagan

      This man makes me wish I was a gay man.

      • littlemissstrange


    • Heather

      Does he have man-highlights? Or is it just the lighting?

    • Rand Ortega

      That’s a “Tired of the Pole Dance” look if I ever saw 1. Can’t wait for the “Fuck it, I can only dance so fast” look of a bathrobe & a glass of Grey Goose. He’s adorable no matter how worn out.

    • Joanne Abrams

      His face looks puffy.

    • WendyD

      Right now, in my fan girl eyes, he can do no wrong. A DC premiere? That’s barely an event. He’s poledanced so much already, I give him a huge pass. I LOVED the movie. His scenes with Benedict made my life.

    • Sara__B

      I’m relieved to discover I’m not the only one who thinks he has “fucked-up hair”. That’s one unflattering hair style!

    • marlie

      The use of an iron won’t diminish your hipster cred, ZQ, promise. Otherwise, total hipster cutie.

    • Cynica

      Every time I see him, I think of Morrissey. Just me?

      • littlemissstrange

        He’s been kinda playing with that style lately, the whole rockabilly pompadour thing.

    • decormaven

      You’re kidding here, right? This is a RC look? I know these people have had to do a lot of press for this flick, but dammit, be dressed properly for the venue.

      • Tom and Lorenzo

        It’s a screening, which is a decidedly casual event most of the time.

        • decormaven

          Thanks! There have been so many photos from different events for this flick, so wasn’t sure. Thanks for the clarification.

    • Nariya

      He looks like he is freaking ouuuut. Poor guy. Not really.

    • lbl

      Please tell me I’m not the only one who burst into laughter upon reaching the close-up of his face. What is going on there?

      • Synnamin

        you’re not the only one. I am so confused

      • heybethpdx

        I laughed out loud too!

        But I went to a midnight screening of the movie and I looked about that crappy the next day, so I won’t judge TOO much. (but the crazy is really coming out in that close-up)

    • judybrowni

      So much cuter as Spock.

      Where they also iron his uniform.

    • crash1212

      Gads, I just can’t with his hair. It’s just awful.

      • Eric Stott

        It needs some product to make it stay flatter – as Mad Men has proven, some people are best served by period looks.

    • littlemissstrange

      You know what guys, I think the lighting could be better there… I wouldn’t put the blame entirely on shitty styling. That is some fucked up lighting. He’s doing his best to cope with it.

      His expressions are a little bedraggled though, I’m sure he’s beyond worn out from the poledancing. And everything is very wrinkly. Still, those are some snazzy shoes, I like the colors on him, and I like how he’s playing with his style. He was made for the hipster look but he can work more than just a stripey shirt.

    • veriance

      I’m entranced by his eyebrow situation and my Mr needs those shoes.

    • Claudia

      I totally dig the trainers.

    • carnush

      He’s totally growing on me. Adorable.

    • Anniebet

      This guy puzzles the heck out of me. If he wasn’t a celeb, I suspect we’d be all “What a dork!” on him. Bottom line for me, he looks like your second cousin who is fun and happy and loved by the whole family, but can never get a date.

    • Imasewsure

      I’d like to think he spent the whole night drinking scotch and talking philosophy with our beloved Benny C and that the whole cast and crew is going to look like this in the harsh light of day… and he still looks good (although no fan of the Morrissey hair)

    • Shawn EH

      Just some eye cream would have helped, maybe one of those roller pens. Or a splash of cold water?

    • Rhonda Shore

      he doesn’t even need an iron. he can just hang it up in the bathroom, turn on the shower, and close the door!

      • MilaXX

        that never works for me

    • Corsetmaker

      I’m fine with the hair but I like mussed up 30s/40s hairstyles.
      I don’t find him attractive, partly as he reminds me too much of a friend. But he looks like a moody so and so.

    • Sara Leigh Merrey

      He’s in DC?! Squeeee!
      Sorry, couldn’t help myself. I saw him on Bill Maher’s show recently and fell in love with his brain. The hair, not so much.

    • foodycatAlicia

      I love him. I loved him as a psychotic supernatural. But god this makes me glad I am not dating men in their 20s and 30s. Is this really how they do smart casual?

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    • unbornfawn

      Can we loose the bump-it hair – please.

    • Lattis

      Lord, looking at that close-up, I’d never guess he could be believable as Spock. On a scale of Leonard Nimoy to Carl Malden he is definitely closer to Carl. In fact he looks alot like Carl Malden in “Streetcar Named Desire.”

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      The first thing that came to mind was that brilliant exchange from “Tootsie”:

      Rita Marshall: “I’d like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back?”
      Cameraman: “How about Cleveland?”

    • Puckndc

      He’s not a bad looking guy, but he seems to go out of his way to look like hell…a little too old for the hipster gig don’t you think??

    • Jeff Warhurst

      Serial killer eyes.

    • Eric Stott

      What is up with his nose? I can only pray that it’s bad lighting. Much as I like that sort of haircut on the right guy it’s doing him no favors.

    • plinkiedoodle

      Remember how they waxed your brows for Margin Call? You should have them do it again. Seriously, you probably don’t even have to ask nicely.