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Leonard Nimoy's most surprising credit: the hit 1987 comedy "Three Men and a Baby"

Leonard Nimoy at the premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Star Trek Into Darkness"
Leonard Nimoy at the premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Star Trek Into Darkness"
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Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at the age of 83, is well known for playing Star Trek's legendary Mr. Spock. His identity as an actor was wrapped up in that character's quirks, but his career as a director was much more varied.

In addition to two Star Trek movies (Star Trek III: Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The  Voyage Home) Nimoy directed television episodes and a few other movies. Variety said that his directorial style was "people-intensive with less of the zap and effects diversions of competing films."

One of his most surprising directorial pieces was 1987's Three Men and a Baby, a movie about – well– three men and a baby. The movie starred Tom Selleck, Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg, as bachelors forced to take care of a girlfriend's baby, and was the biggest blockbuster hit of that year — beating out Fatal Attraction, Lethal Weapon, and Moonstruck, to name a few.

You can watch the trailer of the movie here: