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Kevin Spacey

Born: 1959

Biography

Kevin Spacey Fowler KBE (born July 26, 1959) is an American actor, producer, and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s, obtaining supporting roles in film and television. Spacey's first roles in film were in Mike Nichols' Heartburn (1986), and Working Girl (1988). He gained critical acclaim in the 1990s, with an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the neo-noir crime thriller The Usual Suspects (1995) and an Academy Award for Best Actor for the midlife-crisis-themed drama American Beauty (1999). His other starring roles have included Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), the comedy-drama film Swimming with Sharks (1994), the psychological thriller Seven (1995), the neo-noir crime film L.A. Confidential (1997), the drama Pay It Forward (2000), the science fiction-mystery film K-PAX (2001), the musical biopic Beyond the Sea (2004), the superhero film Superman Returns (2006), and the action film Baby Driver (2017). In Broadway theatre, Spacey starred in Long Day's Journey into Night in 1986 alongside Jack Lemmon. In 1991, he won a Tony Award for his role in Lost in Yonkers. He continued to act in theatre receiving his second Tony Award nomination for The Iceman Cometh in 1999. He was the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre in London from 2004 until stepping down in mid-2015. In 2017, he hosted the 71st Tony Awards. From 2013 to 2017, Spacey played Frank Underwood in the Netflix political drama series House of Cards, which won him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama and two consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series as well as five consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Best Actor in a Drama Series. In October 2017, actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making a sexual advance toward him in 1986, when Rapp was 14. Other men alleged that Spacey had made unwanted advances and had sexually harassed and assaulted them as well. Netflix cut ties with Spacey, shelving his film Gore and removing him from the last season of House of Cards. His role as J. Paul Getty in Ridley Scott's film All the Money in the World (2017) was reshot with Christopher Plummer in his place. Spacey appeared in the 2018 film Billionaire Boys Club (which had been completed before the allegations surfaced), which was released with his role unchanged. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kevin Spacey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth South Orange, New Jersey, USA

Resources

Movies

American Beauty

Lester Burnham in American Beauty

K-PAX

Prot in K-PAX

The Usual Suspects

Roger ‘Verbal’ Kint in The Usual Suspects

Superman Returns

Lex Luthor in Superman Returns

A Time to Kill

Rufus Buckley in A Time to Kill

Edison

Wallace in Edison

L.A. Confidential

Jack Vincennes in L.A. Confidential

The Men Who Stare at Goats

Larry Hooper in The Men Who Stare at Goats

Working Girl

Bob Speck in Working Girl

Pay It Forward

Eugene Simonet in Pay It Forward

The Ref

Lloyd Chasseur in The Ref

Swimming with Sharks

Buddy Ackerman in Swimming with Sharks

See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Kirgo in See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Dad

Mario in Dad

Shrink

Henry Carter in Shrink

The Shipping News

Quoyle in The Shipping News

Beyond the Sea

Bobby Darin in Beyond the Sea

The Life of David Gale

David Gale in The Life of David Gale

Outbreak

Casey Schuler in Outbreak

21

Micky Rosa in 21

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

James Williams in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman

Narrator (voice) in Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman

Hurlyburly

Mickey in Hurlyburly

Iron Will

Harry Kingsley in Iron Will

Ordinary Decent Criminal

Michael Lynch in Ordinary Decent Criminal

A Bug's Life

Hopper (voice) in A Bug's Life

Glengarry Glen Ross

John Williamson in Glengarry Glen Ross

The Negotiator

Lt. Chris Sabian in The Negotiator

Telstar: The Joe Meek Story

Major Banks in Telstar: The Joe Meek Story

The United States of Leland

Albert T. Fitzgerald in The United States of Leland

Father of Invention

Robert Axle in Father of Invention

Recount

Ron Klain in Recount

Consenting Adults

Eddy Otis in Consenting Adults

The Big Kahuna

Larry Mann in The Big Kahuna

Hackers Wanted

Narrator in Hackers Wanted

Casino Jack

Jack Abramoff in Casino Jack

Doomsday Gun

Jim Price in Doomsday Gun

Henry & June

Richard Osborn in Henry & June

Darrow

Clarence Darrow in Darrow

Margin Call

Sam Rogers in Margin Call

Inseparable

Chuck in Inseparable

Horrible Bosses

Dave Harken in Horrible Bosses

Rocket Gibraltar

Dwayne Hanson in Rocket Gibraltar

Envelope

Evgeniy in Envelope

Spirit of a Denture

Dr. Robert Middling in Spirit of a Denture

The Ventriloquist

Frank in The Ventriloquist

Fall From Grace

Jim Bakker in Fall From Grace

Looking for Richard

Self / Earl of Buckingham in Looking for Richard

NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage

Himself (Richard Duke of Gloucester) in NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage

Long Day's Journey Into Night

James 'Jamie' Tyrone Jr. in Long Day's Journey Into Night

The Organ Grinder's Monkey

Fatty (voice) in The Organ Grinder's Monkey

Horrible Bosses 2

Dave Harken in Horrible Bosses 2

Elvis & Nixon

Richard Nixon in Elvis & Nixon

The Final Days

in The Final Days

Heartburn

Subway Thief in Heartburn

Unity

Narrator (voice) in Unity

Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius

Narrator in Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius

When You Remember Me

Wade in When You Remember Me

Billionaire Boys Club

Ron Levin in Billionaire Boys Club

Declaration of Independence

Self in Declaration of Independence

Rebel in the Rye

Whit Burnett in Rebel in the Rye

Baby Driver

Doc in Baby Driver

A Show of Force

Frank Curtin in A Show of Force

Pursuing the Suspects

Himself in Pursuing the Suspects

Austin Powers in Goldmember

Kevin Spacey / Famous Dr. Evil ('Austinpussy') in Austin Powers in Goldmember

Fred Claus

Clyde Archibald Northcutt in Fred Claus

All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone

Verbal (archive footage) in All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone

Tony Bennett Celebrates 90

Self in Tony Bennett Celebrates 90

America Rebuilds: A Year at Ground Zero

Narrator (voice) in America Rebuilds: A Year at Ground Zero

How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook?

Self in How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook?

Nine Lives

Tom Brand in Nine Lives

Se7en

John Doe in Se7en

Forever Hollywood

Self in Forever Hollywood

Jack Lemmon: America's Everyman

Self in Jack Lemmon: America's Everyman

Round Up: Deposing 'The Usual Suspects'

Self in Round Up: Deposing 'The Usual Suspects'

Keyser Soze, Lie or Legend - Featurette

Self in Keyser Soze, Lie or Legend - Featurette

The Interrogation of Leo and Lisa

Interrogator in The Interrogation of Leo and Lisa

American Beauty: Look Closer...

Self in American Beauty: Look Closer...

Whatever You Desire: Making 'L.A. Confidential'

Self in Whatever You Desire: Making 'L.A. Confidential'

Sunlight and Shadow: The Visual Style of 'L.A. Confidential'

Self in Sunlight and Shadow: The Visual Style of 'L.A. Confidential'

The Man Who Drew God

Detective in The Man Who Drew God

Untouchable

Himself (archive footage) in Untouchable

Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure

Narrator in Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure

Peter Five Eight

Peter in Peter Five Eight

Once Upon a Time in Croatia

Self - Host in Once Upon a Time in Croatia

The Pixar Story

Hopper (voice) (archive footage) in The Pixar Story

Moon

GERTY (voice) in Moon

Mad As Hell

Self (archive footage) in Mad As Hell

Prince Andrew: Banished

Self (archive footage) in Prince Andrew: Banished

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

(archive footage) in Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

Control

The Voice in Control

The Tower of Babble

Narratore (voice) (uncredited) in The Tower of Babble

The Contract

The Devil in The Contract

Showbiz Kids

Self (archive footage) in Showbiz Kids

The Bleeding Ground

Sol Layton in The Bleeding Ground

TV Shows