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Kevin Spacey

Birth name Kevin Spacey Fowler
Born July 26, 1959 (1959-07-26) (age 48)
South Orange, New Jersey

Kevin Spacey (born July 26, 1959) is an Academy Award-winning American actor (film and stage) and director. Spacey grew up in California, and began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s, before being cast in supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the early 1990s, culminating in his first Oscar for 1995's The Usual Suspects (Supporting), followed by a Best Actor Oscar win for 1999's American Beauty. Spacey has since spent time working on stage productions in London, and has remained in the public eye, starring in several major Hollywood films, including Se7en, Pay It Forward, L.A. Confidential, and his most recent role in Superman Returns. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Biography

Early life

Spacey was born Kevin Spacey Fowler[1] in South Orange, New Jersey, the son of Kathleen (née Spacey), a secretary, and Thomas Geoffrey Fowler, a technical writer. He has two older siblings: a sister and a brother, Randy. His father, who has been alleged by Fox News to have been a member of the American Nazi Party,[2] was often unemployed, causing the family to move frequently, eventually settling in Southern California in 1963. Spacey attended Northridge Military Academy after he set his sister's treehouse on fire, but was asked to leave after throwing a tire at another student at the academy, and subsequently attended Chatsworth High School in Chatsworth, California. In the twelfth grade, he starred in the school's senior production of The Sound of Music, playing the part of Captain Georg von Trapp, opposite Maria (played by Mare Winningham). While in high school, he took his mother's maiden name, "Spacey" (originally a Welsh name, belonging to his great-great-grandfather, spelled "Spacy"), as his acting surname.[3] Several reports have incorrectly suggested that he took the name in tribute to actor Spencer Tracy, combining Tracy's first and last names.[3] Map of South Orange Village in Essex County South Orange is a village in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ... Née redirects here. ... Technical writers are professional writers who design, create, maintain and update many types of technical documentation, online help, user guides, white papers, design specifications, and other documents. ... “Fox News” redirects here. ... This article is about the party formed in 1959, later renamed the National Socialist White Peoples Party. ... This article is about the region of Southern California. ... Northridge is the name of some places in the United States of America: the Northridge community of Los Angeles, California in the San Fernando Valley Northridge, Ohio This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... A military academy is a military educational institution. ... Treehouse TV is a Canadian preschool television station. ... Chatsworth is a community of Los Angeles, bordered by the Santa Susana Mountains and unincorporated Los Angeles County lands to the north, Porter Ranch to the northeast, Northridge to the east, West Hills to the south, and the Simi Hills, Ventura County, Simi Valley, and Chatsworth Lake Manor to the... For other uses, see The Sound of Music (disambiguation). ... Captain is a rank or title with various meanings. ... Georg Ritter von Trapp Georg Ritter von Trapp (April 4, 1880 - May 30, 1947) headed the famous Austrian singing family memorialized in the musical The Sound of Music. ... Mary Megan Winningham (born May 16, 1959) is an American film and television actress. ... This article is about the country. ... Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967. ...


Spacey had tried to succeed as a stand-up comedian for several years,[4] before attending the Juilliard School in New York City, where he studied drama, between 1979 and 1981. During this time period, Spacey performed stand-up comedy in bowling alley talent contests.[4] B. J. Novak in a stand-up comedy routine at Olde English sketch comedy in June 2007. ... The Juilliard School is one of the worlds premiere performing arts conservatory located in New York City, it is informally identified as simply Juilliard, and trains in the fields of Dance, Drama, and Music. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... A bowler releases the ball. ...


Career

Spacey's first professional stage appearance was as a messenger in a New York Shakespeare Festival performance of Henry VI, part 1 in 1981. The following year he made his first Broadway appearance in a production of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts. He made his first major television appearance in the second season premiere of Crime Story, playing a Kennedy-esque American Senator. Although his interest soon turned to film, Spacey remained actively involved in the live theater community. In 1991, he won a Tony Award for his portrayal of "Uncle Louie" in Neil Simon's Broadway hit Lost in Yonkers. Spacey's father was unconvinced that Spacey could make a career for himself as an actor, and did not change his mind until Spacey became a well known theatre actor.[4] New York Shakespeare Festival is the traditional name of a sequence of shows organized by the Public Theater in New York City, most often being held at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. ... The First Part of King Henry the Sixth is one of Shakespeares history plays. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Ibsen redirects here. ... Ghosts (original Norwegian title: Gengangere) is a play by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. ... Crime Story was an NBC TV drama created by Gustave Reininger and Chuck Adamson. ... The Irish Catholic political dynasty, John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy The Kennedy family is a prominent Irish-American family in American politics and government descending from the marriage of Joseph P. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... Neil Simon (1966) Neil Simon (born Marvin Neil Simon July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City), is a Jewish American playwright and screenwriter. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Image used on the Playbill for Lost in Yonkers Lost in Yonkers is a play by Neil Simon that opened on Broadway in 1991. ...


Some of Spacey's earlier roles include a widowed eccentric millionaire on L.A. Law, the made-for-television film The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988) opposite Jack Lemmon, and the Richard Pryor/Gene Wilder-starring comedy See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989). Spacey earned an avid fan following after playing the criminally insane arms dealer Mel Profitt on the television series Wiseguy. He quickly developed a reputation as a character actor, and was cast in bigger roles, including one-half of the bickering Connecticut couple in the dark comedy The Ref (1994), a malicious Hollywood studio boss in the satire Swimming with Sharks, and the put-upon office manager in the all-star ensemble film Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), gaining him positive notices by critics. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A television movie (also known as a TV film, TV movie, TV-movie, feature-length drama, made-for-TV movie, movie of the week (MOTW or MOW), single drama, telemovie, telefilm, or two-hour-long drama) is a film that is produced for and originally distributed by a television network. ... The Murder of Mary Phagan, a 1988 two-part TV-movie presenting the true story of Leo Frank, a factory manager falsely accused of murdering a little girl in Georgia in 1913, featured Jack Lemmon, Kevin Spacey, Rebecca Miller, Charles Dutton, Peter Gallagher, Cynthia Nixon, Dylan Baker, and William H... John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001), better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American comedian, actor, and writer. ... Gene Wilder (born Jerome Silberman on June 11, 1933) is an American actor who is best known for his role as Willy Wonka, his collaborations with Mel Brooks in Blazing Saddles, The Producers, and Young Frankenstein, and his four movies with Richard Pryor: Silver Streak, Stir Crazy, See No Evil... See No Evil, Hear No Evil is a comedy movie from 1989 starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. ... First season cast of Wiseguy Wiseguy (1987-1990) was a U.S. television program about Vincent Vinnie Terranova, an undercover agent of the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau), a fictional division of the FBI. Produced by Stephen J. Cannell, the show differed from previous crime dramas in its use of story... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... The term problem plays is applied to the three plays William Shakespeare wrote between the last of his pure comedies (Twelfth Night) and the first of his pure tragedies (Othello) They are Alls Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida. ... The Ref (sometimes also known as Hostile Hostages) is a 1994 black comedy film, directed by Ted Demme. ... 1867 edition of Punch, a ground-breaking British magazine of popular humour, including a good deal of satire of the contemporary social and political scene. ... DVD case cover for Swimming with Sharks Swimming with Sharks is a 1994 black comedy/drama film, directed and written by George Huang. ... Glengarry Glen Ross is a 1992 independent film, based on the acclaimed 1984 Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning play of the same name by David Mamet, who adapted it into a screenplay for the film. ...


In 1995, Spacey appeared in Se7en, and as the enigmatic criminal Verbal Kint in The Usual Suspects. His role in The Usual Suspects launched him to A-list status and won him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 1996, he played an egomaniacal district attorney in A Time to Kill, and founded Trigger Street Productions in 1997 with the purpose of producing and developing entertainment across various media. In 1996 he made his directorial debut with the film Albino Alligator. The film was a failure at the box office but Spacey's direction was praised. For the singer, see Se7en (singer). ... The Usual Suspects, a 1995 American movie, stars Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Stephen Baldwin, Benicio Del Toro and Kevin Pollak. ... The Usual Suspects is a 1995 American neo-noir film written by Christopher McQuarrie and directed by Bryan Singer. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... A district attorney is, in some U.S. jurisdictions, the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminals. ... A Time to Kill is the name of a 1996 feature film adaptation of the 1989 legal thriller A Time to Kill by John Grisham, author of such novels as The Rain Maker, The King of Tourts and his major work of art, The Street Lawyer. The movie was a... Trigger Street Productions is an entertainment production company formed by Kevin Spacey in 1997. ... A stilt-walker entertaining shoppers at a shopping centre in Swindon, England Entertainment is an event, performance, or activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience (although, for example, in the case of a computer game the audience may be only one person). ... Albino Alligator is a 1996 film directed by Kevin Spacey. ...

Kevin Spacey in his Oscar winning role as Lester Burnham in American Beauty.
Kevin Spacey in his Oscar winning role as Lester Burnham in American Beauty.

Spacey won universal praise and an Best Actor Oscar for his role as a depressed suburban father who re-evaluates his life in 1999's American Beauty; the same year, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. During the several years following American Beauty's release, Spacey appeared in films that he believes "hadn't done as well critically or in terms of box office".[5] He played a physically and emotionally scarred grade school teacher in Pay It Forward, a patient in a mental institution who may or may not be an alien in K-Pax, and singer Bobby Darin in Beyond the Sea. Beyond The Sea was a lifelong dream project for Spacey, who took on co-writing, directing, and starring duties in the biography/musical about Darin's life, career, and relationship with late actress Sandra Dee. Spacey provided his own vocals on the Beyond the Sea soundtrack and appeared in several tribute concerts around the time of the film's release. He received mostly positive reviews for his singing, as well as a Golden Globe nomination for his performance. However, reviewers criticized the age disparity between Spacey and Darin, noting that Spacey was too old to convincingly portray him.[5] Spacey has said that despite criticism, he is still proud of the film.[5] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 528 × 352 pixelsFull resolution (528 × 352 pixel, file size: 40 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Kevin Spacey in his Oscar winning role as Lester Burnham in American Beauty. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 528 × 352 pixelsFull resolution (528 × 352 pixel, file size: 40 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Kevin Spacey in his Oscar winning role as Lester Burnham in American Beauty. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... In everyday language depression refers to any downturn in mood, which may be relatively transitory and perhaps due to something trivial. ... American Beauty is a 1999 drama film that explores themes of love, freedom, self-liberation, the search for happiness, and family against the backdrop of modern American suburbia. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... Pay It Forward is a 2000 American dramatic film based on the novel with the same name by Catherine Ryan Hyde. ... Green people redirects here. ... K-PAX (2001) is a mystery and/or sci-fi drama about a mental patient who claims he is an alien. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Bobby Cassotto, 14 May 1936-December 20, 1973) was one of the most popular American big band performers and rock and roll teen idols of the late 1950s. ... Beyond the Sea (2004) is an English language German-based production from Lions Gate Films about singer Bobby Darin (1936-1973). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sandra Dee (April 23, 1942 - February 20, 2005) was an American film actress best known for her role as Gidget. // Alexandra Zuck was born to John and Mary Zuck, of Rusyn ancestry, in Bayonne, New Jersey, Dee was a professional model by the age of four. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...


Spacey's most recent film role is as the villainous Lex Luthor in the Bryan Singer-directed superhero film, Superman Returns. It has recently been confirmed that he will reprise the role in the upcoming sequel, scheduled for 2009. The film opened on June 28, 2006. Spacey also appears in Edison Force (originally titled Edison), co-starring Morgan Freeman and Justin Timberlake; Edison Force received a direct-to-video release on July 18, 2006. Lex Luthor (Alexander Luthor) is a fictional DC Comics supervillain and is the primary antagonist of the Superman franchise. ... Bryan Singer (born September 17, 1965) is an American film director. ... For other uses, see Superhero (disambiguation). ... For the video game of the same name, see Superman Returns (video game). ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Edison Force is a 2005 movie written and directed by David J. Burke. ... Dawsons Creek director, see Morgan J. Freeman. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981[1]), sometimes known as JT, is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Spacey's next film role is as the MIT lecturer in the film "21", where he stars alongside Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, and Jim Sturgess. The film is based on Ben Mezrich's best seller, Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, a story about student MIT card-counters who used mathematical probability to aid them in card games such as Black Jack. As of March, 2007, filming for "21" has taken place at The Castle on the Boston University campus, the MIT campus, and Boston's Chinatown. Mapúa Institute of Technology (MIT, MapúaTech or simply Mapúa) is a private, non-sectarian, Filipino tertiary institute located in Intramuros, Manila. ... 21 is a film currently shooting in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Kate Bosworth (born January 2, 1983) is an American actress. ... Laurence John Fishburne III[1] (born July 30, 1961) is an American Academy Award-nominated, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor of screen and stage, as well as playwright, director, and producer. ... James Sturgess (born 1981) is a British actor. ... Ben Mezrich is an author from Boston, Massachusetts, who started out writing fiction but now has made his foray into non-fiction. ... Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions (ISBN 0-7432-4999-2) is a non-fiction book by Ben Mezrich about a group of MIT card counters and the MIT Blackjack Team. ... Probability theory is a branch of mathematics concerned with analysis of random phenomena. ... Black Jack or Blackjack may refer to: Blackjack, the gambling game In products: Blackjack (weapon), a small, easily concealable club weapon Black Jack (stamp), the two-cent postage stamp depicting Andrew Jackson, issued by the United States in 1863 BlackJack (phone), a mobile phone made by Samsung Black Jack (gum... For the similarly named institution in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... The Beach Street gate into Bostons Chinatown. ...


In 2001, Kevin co-hosted with Dame Judi Dench Unite for the Future Gala, the UK's fundraiser for the British Victims of 9/11 and Medecins Sans Frontieres at London's Old Vic Theatre, produced by Harvey Goldsmith and Dominic Madden. Spacey hosted the long-running NBC sketch show Saturday Night Live twice: once in 1997 with musical guest Beck and special guests Michael Palin and John Cleese from Monty Python's Flying Circus (where Spacey impersonated Christopher Walken, Walter Matthau, and Jack Lemmon in a three-part pre-taped sketch about actors who auditioned for the original Star Wars movie) and again in the last episode of the 31st season with musical guest Nelly Furtado (where Spacey played a detective in the sketch "Two A-Holes At A Crime Scene," one of the Falconer's past selves in Will Forte's "The Falconer" sketch, Neil Young in a fake commercial for a new album with songs by musicians who are against George W. Bush and his administration, and as himself in a "The Usual Suspects" parody where Andy Samberg lies to Spacey as to why he's late to the show). Judi Dench as M in GoldenEye Dame Judi Dench (born December 9, 1934) is a renowned British stage, film and television actress. ... The date that commonly refers to the attacks on United States citizens on September 11, 2001 (see the September 11, 2001 Attacks). ... Médecins Sans Frontières (abbreviated MSF; known as Doctors Without Borders in the United States, as Médicos Sin Fronteras in the Spanish language and as Médicos Sem Fronteiras in Portuguese language) is a nonprofit private organisation created in 1971 by a small group of French doctors led... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Old Vic is a theatre in the Waterloo area of London. ... Harvey Goldsmith CBE (b. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... This article is about the American television series. ... This article is about the musician. ... Michael Edward Palin, CBE (born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for his travel documentaries. ... “Cleese” redirects here. ... This article is about the television series. ... Christopher Walken (born March 31, 1943) is an Academy Award-winning American film and theatre actor. ... Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an Academy Award-winning American comedy actor best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with fellow Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon. ... John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001), better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... This article is about the series. ... Nelly Kim Furtado (born December 2, 1978) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist, who also holds Portuguese citizenship. ... This article is about the musician. ...


Spacey is well-known in Hollywood for his skillful impersonations - when he appeared on Inside the Actors Studio he imitated, at the request of host James Lipton: Jimmy Stewart, Johnny Carson, Katharine Hepburn, Clint Eastwood, John Gielgud, Marlon Brando, Christopher Walken, Al Pacino and Jack Lemmon. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Inside the Actors Studio is the Emmy-nominated, longest-running original series on the Bravo cable television channel, hosted by James Lipton. ... James Lipton (born September 19, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American writer, poet, and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School in New York City. ... Jimmy Stewart, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1934 James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American film actor beloved for his persona as an average guy who faces adversity and tries to do the right thing, an image which was largely reflected in his own... For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Tom Hepburn be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the actor/producer/director. ... Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH (14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000), known as Sir John Gielgud, was an Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Academy Award-winning British theatre and film actor. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... Christopher Walken (born March 31, 1943) is an Academy Award-winning American film and theatre actor. ... Alfredo James Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an Academy, Golden Globe, Tony, BAFTA, Emmy, and SAG award winning American actor who is best known for playing the roles of Tony Montana in the 1983 film Scarface and Michael Corleone in The Godfather Trilogy . ... John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001), better known as Jack Lemmon, was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor and comedian. ...


Old Vic

In February 2003, Spacey announced that he was returning to London to become the artistic director of the Old Vic, one of the city's oldest theatres. Spacey directed the new Old Vic Theatre Company, which stages shows eight months out of the year, starting in 2004. Spacey has noted that he is "having the time of [his] life" working at the Old Vic, and explained that at this point in his career, he feels that he is "trying to do things now that are much bigger than myself and outside of myself". During the 2004-05 season, Spacey directed a performance of the play Cloaca by Maria Goos, which opened to mixed reviews. He performed in productions of National Anthems by Dennis McIntyre, as well in The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry, playing the role made famous by Jimmy Stewart in the film version. Critics applauded Spacey's daring for taking on the management of a theatre, but noted that while his acting was impressive, his skills and judgment as a producer/manager had yet to develop. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The exterior of the Old Vic from the corner of Baylis Road and Waterloo Road. ... Cloaca is a Dutch film made in 2003 by Willem van de Sande Bakhuyzen, from the 2002 stage piece by the same name written by Maria Goos, who wrote the scenario for the film as well. ... The Philadelphia Story is a 1940 romantic screwball comedy starring Jimmy Stewart, Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. ... Philip Barry (June 18, 1896 - December 3, 1949) was an American playwright. ...


The 2006 season was a year of highs and lows for Spacey. He performed to good notices in the title role of Richard II (directed by Trevor Nunn), but suffered a humiliating failure with a production of "Resurrection Blues", a little-known Arthur Miller play, directed by film director Robert Altman. Despite an all-star Hollywood cast (including Neve Campbell and Matthew Modine) and the pedigree of Miller's script, Spacey's decision to lure Altman to the stage proved disastrous: after a fraught rehearsal period, the play opened to a critical panning, and closed only a few weeks into its run. Spacey resurrected his game later in the year, starring in Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten along with Colm Meaney and Eve Best. The play received excellent reviews for Spacey and Best, and was transferred to Broadway in 2007. Title page of Richard II, from the fifth quarto, published in 1615. ... Sir Trevor King (born 14 January 1940) is a loser and film director. ... Eugene Gladstone ONeill (October 16, 1888 – November 27, 1953) was a Nobel- and four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright. ... Poster for the 2000 Broadway revival A Moon for the Misbegotten is a play by Eugene ONeill. ... Colm J. Meaney ( or [1], Irish for dove); (born May 30, 1953 in Dublin) is an Irish actor widely known for his role as Miles OBrien in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ...


He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by London South Bank University in November 2005. London South Bank University is one of the oldest universities in central London with over 23,000 students and 1,700 staff based in the London Borough of Southwark. ...


Personal life

Spacey is a personal friend of former President Bill Clinton, having met Clinton before his presidency began.[4] Spacey has described Clinton as "one of the shining lights" of the political process.[4] According to Federal Election Commission data, Spacey has contributed $42,000 to Democratic candidates and committees.[6] He additionally had a cameo appearance in President Clinton: Final Days, a light-hearted political satire produced by the Bill Clinton administration for the White House Correspondents Dinner.[7] William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... The Federal Election Commission (or FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that was founded in 1975 by the United States Congress to regulate the campaign finance legislation in the United States. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... Political satire is a subgenre of general satire that specializes in gaining entertainment from politics, politicians and public affairs. ... President Clintons Cabinet, circa 1993 The Presidency of Bill Clinton, also known as the Clinton Administration, was the executive branch of the federal government of the United States from 1993 to 2001 while Bill Clinton served as President of the United States. ... The White House Correspondents Association is an organization of journalists who cover the President of the United States. ...


In September 2006, Spacey announced that he intends to stay on at the Old Vic, for at least another nine years, and that due to his continuing UK residency he intends to take-up British citizenship when it becomes available to him.[8]


There has been persistent speculation about Spacey's sexual orientation, fuelled by a 1997 Esquire article on the actor, which implied he was gay.[9] While Spacey is a bachelor and reticent about discussing his personal life, he has consistently asserted that he is, in fact, heterosexual.[10] Sexual orientation refers to the direction of an individuals sexuality, usually conceived of as classifiable according to the sex or gender of the persons whom the individual finds sexually attractive. ... August 2005 issue of Esquire Esquire is a mens magazine by the Hearst Corporation. ...


In September 2007, Spacey met with Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez. Neither of them spoke to the press about their encounter, but hours later the actor visited the state-controlled movie studio, Cinema Villa.[11] Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (IPA: ) (born July 28, 1954) is the current President of Venezuela. ...


Filmography

Year Title Role Other notes
1986 Heartburn Subway Thief First Motion Picture
1988 Working Girl Bob Speck
Rocket Gibraltar Dwayne Hanson
Wiseguy Mel Profitt television series
1989 Dad Mario
See No Evil, Hear No Evil Kirgo
1991 Henry & June Richard Osborn
A Show of Force Frank Curtin
1992 Consenting Adults Eddy Otis
Glengarry Glen Ross John Williamson
1994 The Ref Lloyd Chasseur
Iron Will Harry Kingsley
1995 Se7en John Doe
The Usual Suspects Roger 'Verbal' Kint Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Swimming with Sharks Buddy Ackerman co-producer
Outbreak Maj. Casey Schuler
1996 Looking for Richard Himself, Duke of Buckingham
A Time to Kill D.A. Rufus Buckley
1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil James 'Jim' Williams
L.A. Confidential Det. Sgt. Jack Vincennes
Albino Alligator director only
1998 Hurlyburly Mickey
The Negotiator Lt. Chris Sabian
A Bug's Life Hopper (voice)
1999 American Beauty Lester Burnham Academy Award for Best Actor
2000 Pay It Forward Eugene Simonet
The Big Kahuna Larry Mann also producer
2001 The Shipping News Quoyle
K-PAX prot/Robert Porter
Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure Narrator (voice)
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember Himself (playing Doctor Evil in a film)
2003 The Life of David Gale David Gale
Ordinary Decent Criminal Michael Lynch also producer / direct-to-video release
2004 Beyond the Sea Bobby Darin also director/writer/producer
The United States of Leland Albert T. Fitzgerald also producer
2006 Edison Force Wallace direct-to-video
Superman Returns Lex Luthor
2007 Fred Claus Clyde
2008 Telstar Major Banks post-production
21 Mickey Rosa post-production
Recount Ron Klain filming
2009 Superman: The Man of Steel Lex Luthor

// April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... Working Girl is an Academy Award nominee for Best Picture and an Academy Award winner for Best Song (Let the River Run by Carly Simon), which tells the story of a Staten Island-raised secretary, Tess McGill, working in the mergers and acquisitions department of a Wall Street investment bank. ... We dont have an article called Rocket Gibraltar Start this article Search for Rocket Gibraltar in. ... First season cast of Wiseguy Wiseguy (1987-1990) was a U.S. television program about Vincent Vinnie Terranova, an undercover agent of the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau), a fictional division of the FBI. Produced by Stephen J. Cannell, the show differed from previous crime dramas in its use of story... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... Dad is a 1989 comedy drama based on William Whartons novel of the same name. ... See No Evil, Hear No Evil is a comedy movie from 1989 starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. ... The year 1991 in film involved many significant films. ... Henry & June is a 1990 film. ... A Show of Force is a movie, starring Amy Irving, Andy Garcia, Lou Diamond Phillips, Robert Duvall, Kevin Spacey and Erik Estrada among others, based on events and theories surrounding the Maravilla Hill case in Puerto Rico. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... Consenting Adults is a 1992 thriller film, directed by Alan J. Pakula. ... Glengarry Glen Ross is a 1992 independent film, based on the acclaimed 1984 Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning play of the same name by David Mamet, who adapted it into a screenplay for the film. ... The year 1994 in film involved some significant events. ... The Ref (sometimes also known as Hostile Hostages) is a 1994 black comedy film, directed by Ted Demme. ... Iron Will is a 1994 family film and adventure film directed by Charles Haid. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... For the singer, see Se7en (singer). ... The Usual Suspects is a 1995 American neo-noir film written by Christopher McQuarrie and directed by Bryan Singer. ... DVD case cover for Swimming with Sharks Swimming with Sharks is a 1994 black comedy/drama film, directed and written by George Huang. ... Outbreak (1995) is a suspense film starring Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey. ... The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ... 1996 documentary directed by and starring Al Pacino, both a staging of William Shakespeares Richard III and a broader examination of Shakespeares continuing role and relevance in popular culture. ... A Time to Kill is the name of a 1996 feature film adaptation of the 1989 legal thriller A Time to Kill by John Grisham, author of such novels as The Rain Maker, The King of Tourts and his major work of art, The Street Lawyer. The movie was a... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... This article is about the film. ... Albino Alligator is a 1996 film directed by Kevin Spacey. ... The year 1998 in film involved some significant events. ... Hurlyburly (1984) is a play written by David Rabe. ... The Negotiator is a drama/thriller film that takes place in Chicago was released on July 29, 1998. ... A Bugs Life is a computer animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Buena Vista Distribution in the United States on November 25, 1998, in Australia on January 12, 1999 and in the United Kingdom on 5 February 1999. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... American Beauty is a 1999 drama film that explores themes of love, freedom, self-liberation, the search for happiness, and family against the backdrop of modern American suburbia. ... The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. ... Pay It Forward is a 2000 American dramatic film based on the novel with the same name by Catherine Ryan Hyde. ... The Big Kahuna is a 1999 movie adapted from a play entitled Hospitality Suite, written by Roger Rueff, who also wrote the screenplay. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... The Shipping News is a 2001 film based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by E. Annie Proulx. ... K-PAX (2001) is a mystery and/or sci-fi drama about a mental patient who claims he is an alien. ... The year 2002 in film involved some significant events. ... Austin Powers in Goldmember, released in 2002, is the third film of the Austin Powers series starring Mike Myers in the title role. ... Dr. Evil is a fictional supervillain played by Mike Myers in the Austin Powers film series. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... The Life of David Gale is a 2003 motion picture that tells the fictional story of a philosophy professor, David Gale, who was dedicated to the abolition of the death penalty and who was sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a colleague and fellow abolitionist. ... Ordinary Decent Criminal is a 2000 crime/comedy film, directed by Thaddeus OSullivan, adapted from a novel by Lionel Shriver. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... Beyond the Sea (2004) is an English language German-based production from Lions Gate Films about singer Bobby Darin (1936-1973). ... Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Bobby Cassotto, 14 May 1936-December 20, 1973) was one of the most popular American big band performers and rock and roll teen idols of the late 1950s. ... The United States of Leland is a 2004 dramatic movie by director Matthew Ryan Hoge about a meek teenaged boy named Leland P. Fitzgerald who has inexplicably committed a shocking murder. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing... Edison Force is a 2005 movie written and directed by David J. Burke. ... For the video game of the same name, see Superman Returns (video game). ... Lex Luthor (Alexander Luthor) is a fictional DC Comics supervillain and is the primary antagonist of the Superman franchise. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to the large amount of third installment films released this year, including Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Oceans Thirteen, Resident Evil: Extinction, The Bourne Ultimatum, Pirates of the Caribbean... Fred Claus is a 2007 film starring Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti and produced and directed by David Dobkin. ... 2008 in film is expected to feature another battle of the sequels, as many properties release new installments, including: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Incredible Hulk, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The Dark Knight, Jurassic Park 4... Telstar is an upcoming film adaptation of James Hicks play of the same name. ... 21 is a movie shot in Las Vegas, Nevada and Boston, Massachusetts. ... // LR: Limited release in select cities WR: Wide-release to theaters IMAX: Release to IMAX theaters Beverly Hills Cop IV The Hobbit Interstellar Magneto (film) Smooth Criminal : The Michael Jackson Story Temeraire Tales from Earthsea - December 18 LR - Buena Vista Distribution - Goro Miyazaki (director) The Lost Tomb: A Neopets Adventure... For the video game of the same name, see Superman Returns (video game). ... Lex Luthor (Alexander Luthor) is a fictional DC Comics supervillain and is the primary antagonist of the Superman franchise. ...

Discography

Albums

Year Title Other notes
2004 Beyond the Sea accompanying the release of film of same name

Beyond the Sea (2004) is an English language German-based production from Lions Gate Films about singer Bobby Darin (1936-1973). ...

Singles

Year Title Other notes
1997 "That Old Black Magic" from the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil soundtrack

This article is about the 1942 popular song by Arlen and Mercer. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ...

Live performances

Mind Games is John Lennons fourth post-Beatles solo album, and was recorded and released in 1973. ... Radio City Music Hall at Christmas 2005 Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...

References

  1. ^ FilmMonthly. The Alien World Of Kevin Spacey. Retrieved on July 2, 2006.
  2. ^ Fox News. Kevin Spacey's Family Secrets Are Out. Retrieved on June 26, 2006.
  3. ^ a b The Improper Bostonian. Soroff/On Kevin Spacey. Retrieved on July 2, 2006.
  4. ^ a b c d e ABC TV. Kevin Spacey. Retrieved on July 13, 2006.
  5. ^ a b c The Sunday Mail. Kev's in full swing. Retrieved on July 1, 2006.
  6. ^ NewsMeat.com. Kevin Spacey's campaign contribution report. Retrieved on July 17, 2006.
  7. ^ The New York Times. President Clinton: Final Days. Retrieved on January 28, 2007.
  8. ^ The Daily Telegraph. Spacey sets the stage for nine years at the Old Vic. Retrieved on September 12, 2006.
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ [2]
  11. ^ The Huffington Post - Kevin Spacey Meets With Hugo Chavez

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Awards
Preceded by
Martin Landau
for Ed Wood
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
1995
for The Usual Suspects
Succeeded by
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
for Jerry Maguire
Preceded by
Roberto Benigni
for Life Is Beautiful
Academy Award for Best Actor
1999
for American Beauty
Succeeded by
Russell Crowe
for Gladiator
Preceded by
Roberto Benigni
for Life Is Beautiful
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
1999
for American Beauty
Succeeded by
Jamie Bell
for Billy Elliot
Preceded by
Michael Rosenbaum
for Smallville (TV series)
Actors portraying Lex Luthor
2006
for Superman Returns
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Persondata
NAME Spacey, Kevin
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION Oscar-winning American actor
DATE OF BIRTH July 26, 1959 (1959-07-26) (age 48)
PLACE OF BIRTH South Orange, New Jersey
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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Kevin Spacey Bio (1657 words)
Spacey was born Kevin Spacey Fowler in South Orange, New Jersey to Thomas Geoffrey Fowler, a technical writer, and Kathleen (née Spacey), a secretary; he has two older siblings: a sister and a brother, Randy.
Spacey attended Northridge Military Academy after he set his sister's treehouse on fire, but was asked to leave after throwing a tire at another student at the academy, and subsequently attended Chatsworth High School in Chatsworth, California.
Spacey has noted that he is "having the time of [his] life" working at the Old Vic, and explained that at this point in his career, he feels that he is "trying to do things now that are much bigger than myself and outside of myself".
Kevin Spacey Biography | Kevin Spacey Pictures | Kevin Spacey News (1083 words)
The son of a technical procedure writer and a secretary, Spacey was born in South Orange, NJ, on July 26, 1959.
Criminal or morally questionable activities were to figure largely in Spacey's subsequent portrayals: His first starring role in a film was as the husband of a murdered woman in the 1992 Consenting Adults.
Spacey's next memorable film role was as yet another foul-mouthed jerk in the 1994 Swimming With Sharks, which he also co-produced.
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