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Kevin Spacey

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Kevin Spacey

American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and crooneradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1959.

Countries: United States (64%), United Kingdom (13%), New York (3%)

Main connections: Netflix, Samuel L. Jackson, Morgan Freeman

Linked to: Canoga Park High School, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, Juilliard School




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Kevin Spacey was born in 1959 add something


Based on a true story of a teacher arrested for teaching his students evolution known as the "Scopes Monkey Trial," Spacey played defense lawyer Henry Drummond, a role that was made famous by actor Spencer Tracy in the 1960 film of the same name. add something


He had tried to succeed as a stand-up comedian for several years, before attending the Juilliard School in New York City, where he studied drama, between 1979 and 1981. add something


Spacey's first professional stage appearance was as a spear-carrier in a New York Shakespeare Festival performance of Henry VI, part 1 in 1981. add something


In 1984, it was David Rabe's Hurlyburly, where he rotated through each of the male parts. add something


His prominence as a stage actor began in 1986, when he was cast opposite Jack Lemmon, Peter Gallagher and Bethel Leslie as Jamie, the eldest Tyrone son in Jonathan Miller's lauded production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night. add something


Next came Anton Chekhov's The Seagull and a period, in 1986, performing Sleuth in a New Jersey dinner theatre. add something


Charles S. Dutton - In 1988, Dutton played a killer in the television miniseries "The Murder of Mary Phagan" opposite Jack Lemmon and Kevin Spacey


Sara Rue - She began her acting career at the age of nine, appearing in the 1988 film "Rocket Gibraltar" as Kevin Spacey's daughter


Dad (film) - "'Dad"' is a 1989 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Gary David Goldberg and starring Jack Lemmon, Ted Danson, Olympia Dukakis, Kevin Spacey and Ethan Hawke


Kate Mara - The political drama stars Kevin Spacey and is based on a novel by Michael Dobbs and the 1990 British television series, "House of Cards"


In 1991, he won a Tony Award for his portrayal of "Uncle Louie" in Neil Simon's Broadway hit Lost in Yonkers. add something


Bruno Kirby - In 1991, Kirby made his Broadway debut when he replaced Kevin Spacey in Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers"


Between 1992 and 2000, Spacey reportedly discreetly dated Dianne Dreyer, script supervisor to Anthony Minghella, M. Night Shyamalan and Sydney Pollack. add something


The Usual Suspects - Bryan Singer met Kevin Spacey at a party after a screening of the young filmmaker's first film, "Public Access", at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival


Frank Whaley - He appeared in his second leading film role in 1994's "Swimming with Sharks", in which he starred opposite Kevin Spacey


Swimming with Sharks - "'Swimming With Sharks"' is a 1994 American comedy-drama film written and directed by George Huang, and stars Kevin Spacey, Frank_Whaley and Michelle Forbes


Spacey appeared in the 1995 thriller film Seven, with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, making a sudden entrance late in the film as the serial killer John Doe, after going unmentioned in the film's advertisements and opening credits. add something


Brad Pitt - In 1995, Pitt starred alongside Morgan Freeman and Gwyneth Paltrow in the crime thriller Seven, playing a detective on the trail of a serial killer (played by Kevin_Spacey).


The Usual Suspects - "The Usual Suspects" was screened at the 1995 Seattle International Film Festival, where Bryan Singer was *awarded Best Director and Kevin Spacey won for Best Actor


Spacey 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. add something


John Hay (director) - He worked again with Pacino in 1996 on "Looking for Richard", starring Kevin Spacey and Alec Baldwin


Alexandra Kyle - She co-starred again with Sutherland in 1996's "A Time to Kill", which starred Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew McConaughey, Ashley Judd and Kevin Spacey


Spacey hosted Saturday Night Live twice: first in 1997 with musical guest Beck and special guests Michael Palin and John Cleese from Monty Python's Flying Circus. add something


Clint Eastwood - Later in 1997 Eastwood directed Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, based on the novel by John Berendt and starring John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, and Jude Law, a film which received a mixed response from critics.


Samuel L. Jackson - In 1998, he worked with other established actors such as Sharon Stone and Dustin Hoffman in Sphere and Kevin Spacey in The Negotiator, playing a hostage negotiator who resorts to taking hostages himself when he is falsely accused of murder and embezzlement.


F. Gary Gray - The film starred Academy *award winner Kevin Spacey and Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson, and earned Gray both Best Film and Best Director *awards at the 1998 Acapulco Film Festival


Kirsten Dunst - Dunst was offered the role of Angela in the 1999 drama film "American Beauty", but turned it down because she did not want to appear in the film's suggestive sexual scenes or kiss co-star Kevin Spacey


Michael Emerson - In 1999, he played the part of Willie Oban in "The Iceman Cometh" with Kevin Spacey


Ron Klain - He was portrayed by Kevin Spacey in the HBO film "Recount" depicting the tumult of the 2000 presidential election


Matthew Warchus - In 2000 he directed Sam Shepard's "True West" starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly and in 2008 he directed David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow", starring Kevin Spacey and Jeff Goldblum


Helen Hunt - In 2000, Hunt returned to the screen in four films: Dr. T & the Women, with Richard Gere, Pay It Forward, with Kevin Spacey and Haley Joel Osment, What Women Want, with Mel Gibson, and Cast Away, with Tom Hanks.


Haley Joel Osment - The 2000 Academy *awards ceremony honored another future co-star, Kevin Spacey, who, along with Helen Hunt, appeared in Osment's next film, "Pay It Forward"


Ordinary Decent Criminal - "'Ordinary Decent Criminal"' is a 2000 crime comedy film, directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan, written by Gerard Stembridge, and stars Kevin Spacey and Linda Fiorentino


In 2001, Spacey co-hosted with Judi Dench Unite for the Future Gala, the UK's fundraiser for the British Victims of 9/11 and Medecins Sans Frontières at London's Old Vic Theatre, produced by Harvey Goldsmith and Dominic Madden. add something


Jason Behr - In 2001 he played Dennis Buggit in Lasse Hallstrom's "The Shipping News", co-starring with Kevin Spacey, Judi_Dench, Julianne Moore, and Cate Blanchett


Anchors Aweigh (film) - In 2001, Kevin Spacey purchased this Oscar statuette at a Butterfield & Butterfield estate auction and returned it to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences


Ted Demme - At the 2002 Golden Globe awards show, one week following Demme's death, Kevin Spacey wore a picture of Demme on his suit jacket


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. add something


L.A. Confidential (film) - In addition to the features from the original DVD, included are four new featurettes, the 2003 pilot of the proposed TV series starring Kiefer Sutherland, and film commentary by critic/historian Andrew Sarris, James Ellroy, Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Guy_Pearce, James Cromwell, Ruth Myers, David Strathairn, Kim Basinger, Brian Helgeland, Jeannine Oppewall, Dante Spinotti, and Danny DeVito


Spacey's first season started in September 2004, and opened with the British premiere of the play Cloaca by Maria Goos, directed by Spacey, which opened to mixed reviews. add something


Kate Bosworth - In 2004, she portrayed Sandra Dee in Kevin Spacey's "Beyond the Sea"


Spacey was awarded an Doctor of Letters, honoris causa from the London South Bank University in November 2005. add something


Jennifer Ehle - After a hiatus, Ehle returned to the stage in 2005 in "The Philadelphia Story" at the Old Vic opposite Kevin Spacey


Steven Weber (actor) - In 2005, he appeared alongside Kevin Spacey in London at the Old Vic's production of "National Anthems"


Talulah Riley - Riley made her stage debut with Kevin Spacey in "The Philadelphia Story" at the Old Vic in 2005


In 2006, Spacey played Lex Luthor in the Bryan Singer–directed superhero film, Superman Returns. add something


In the 2006 season, Spacey suffered a major setback with a production of Arthur Miller's Resurrection Blues, directed by Robert Altman. add something


Spacey appeared in Edison, co-starring Morgan Freeman and Justin_Timberlake; Edison received a direct-to-video release on July 18, 2006. add something


In mid-2006, Spacey felt he was having the time of his life working at the Old Vic. At this point in his career, he was "trying to do things now that are much bigger and outside himself". add something


In September 2006, Spacey announced his intention 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. add something


Ruhrfestspiele - In 2006, the theme was William Shakespeare with plays such as "Richard II" in a production of The Old Vic with Kevin Spacey and Greg Wise


For the spring part of the 2007–08 season, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Michelle Kelly joined Spacey as the three characters in David Mamet's 1988 play Speed-the-Plow. add something


The play received excellent reviews for Spacey and Best, and was transferred to Broadway in 2007. add something


In September 2007, Spacey met Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. add something


Uma Thurman - In 2007, she hosted the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway with actor Kevin Spacey.


He was officially welcomed on October 13, 2008. add something


In 2008, he played an MIT lecturer in the film 21, along with Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, and Jim Sturgess. add something


In June 2008, he was appointed as Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre at St Catherine's College, Oxford, succeeding Patrick Stewart in the post. add something


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Rachelle Lefevre - In 2009, Lefevre appeared in the CBC television miniseries "The Summit", filmed in Ontario, and completed the film "Bagman", starring Kevin Spacey


Richard Dreyfuss - In early 2009, he appeared in the play Complicit (directed by Kevin_Spacey) in London's Old Vic theatre.


George Clooney - Gregor and Kevin Spacey in The Men Who Stare At Goats, which was directed by Heslov and released in November 2009.


The Social Network - In November 2009, executive producer Kevin Spacey said, "The Social Network" is probably going to be a lot funnier than people might expect it to be


Steven Atkinson - In 2010, Atkinson produced Beth Steel's "Ditch" with Kevin Spacey and the Old Vic Theatre which was the first play to launch the Old Vic Tunnels


Jason Sudeikis - In May 2010, Sudeikis joined the cast of the 2011 Seth Gordon comedy "Horrible Bosses", which starred Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer_Aniston, Colin Farrell, Charlie Day, and Jason Bateman


The production will mount a worldwide tour for the rest of 2011 culminating in New York in early 2012. add something


In March 2011, following Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko's crackdown on the Belarusian democracy movement, Spacey, along with Jude Law and others, joined street protests against Lukashenko. add something


In June 2011, Sam Mendes directed Spacey in a Shakespeare's Richard III. The production will mount a worldwide tour for the rest of 2011 culminating in New York in early 2012. add something


Gemma Jones - Also in 2011 she appeared in the Bridge Project's version of "Richard III" as Queen Margaret, alongside Kevin Spacey as Richard III and directed by Sam Mendes, at the Old Vic and subsequently on an international tour


Haydn Gwynne - Gwynne starred in the Shakespeare play "Richard III" alongside Kevin Spacey at The Old Vic in London during the summer 2011 as part of the Bridge Project


Gong Beibi - In 2011, Gong starred alongside Academy *award winner Kevin Spacey and Daniel Wu in the dramedy/psychological suspense "Inseparable"


Jeremy Irons - In 2011, Irons appeared alongside Kevin Spacey in the thriller "Margin Call"


Badr Jafar - In February 2011, Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey launched a theatre academy in the Middle East together with Badr Jafar


House of Cards (U.S. TV series) - The project was first announced in March 2011, with Kevin Spacey attached to star and serve as an executive producer


Charlie Day - He appeared in New Line Cinema's "Horrible Bosses" in July 2011, opposite Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer_Aniston, Colin Farrell, and Jamie Foxx


He remarked in 2013, "I think people just like me evil for some reason add something


Dana Brunetti - Brunetti and Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Productions released their series, "House of Cards", on Netflix in early 2013


Robin Wright (actress) - In 2013, Wright starred in Netflix's series "House of Cards", as Claire Underwood, the spouse of Kevin Spacey's character, Congressman Francis Underwood


Robin Wright - In 2013, Wright starred in Netflix's series "House of Cards", as Claire Underwood, the spouse of Kevin Spacey's character, Congressman Francis Underwood


In March 2014 it was announced that Kevin Spacey is to star in a one-man play at the Old Vic to celebrate his 10 years as artistic director of the Old Vic. He will take on the part of Clarence Darrow in a one-man play add something


Shiamak Davar - At the recent IIFA Florida Tampa Bay 2014, Davar has choreographed hollywood stars like John Travolta and Kevin Spacey


Call of Duty - A video released on May 1, 2014 revealed that Kevin Spacey will portray an antagonist in the game


Cary Elwes - On 7 November 2014, "The Guardian" announced that Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon have signed on to portray Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley respectively in a feature film entitled "Elvis & Nixon", written by Elwes, about the pair's famous meeting at the White House in 1970


On 12 April 2015 he received a Special Olivier award recognising his contribution to British theatre during his eleven-year tenure as Artistic Director of The Old Vic. add something


Stanley Kramer - His friend, Kevin Spacey, during his acceptance speech at the 2015 Golden Globes, honored Kramer's work, calling him "one of the great filmmakers of all time


Festival del Sole - The festival's tenth season was held in July 2015 and included performances by Kevin Spacey, Herb_Alpert, Nadine Sierra, Midori, and the Russian National Orchestra, among others


Dana Brunetti - In 2016 he became the president of Relativity Media with Kevin Spacey taking on a chairman position


Ansel Elgort - In 2016, it was announced Ansel would be starring in a remake of the Billionaire Boys Club film starring opposite Kevin Spacey, Carey Elwes, Emma Roberts and Taron Egerton


Cary Elwes - In January 2016 Elwes completed portraying Andy Warhol opposite Kevin Spacey in "The Billionaire Boys Club" directed by James Cox


The Usual Suspects - In August 2016, James Charisma of "Paste" " ranked "The Usual Suspects" among Kevin Spacey's greatest film performances


Robbie Amell - Amell starred alongside Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Garner in the comedy film "Nine Lives", which was released on August 5, 2016


In 2017, he hosted the 71st Tony awards add something


In March 2017, it was announced that Spacey would portray J. Paul Getty in Ridley Scott's "All the Money in the World" add something


In October 2017, actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making a sexual advance toward him when Rapp was 14 add something


In October 2017, actor Anthony Rapp alleged that Spacey, while appearing drunk, made a sexual advance toward him in 1986, when Rapp was 14 add something


In the same statement in which Spacey apologized to Anthony Rapp in October 2017, Spacey came out as gay and disclosed that "I have had relationships with both men and women add something


However, due to the sexual assault allegations against Spacey, the company announced on November 8, 2017 that all of his footage would be excised and Christopher Plummer would replace Spacey as Getty in re-shoots add something


Zachary Quinto - In 2017, Quinto criticised the timing of actor Kevin Spacey's decision to come out as part of his response to allegations of sexual advances towards then-14-year-old actor Anthony Rapp


Katy Perry - On February 26, 2017, she will serve as a co-chair alongside various celebrities such as Beyoncé, Lea Michele, Jim Carrey, Jared Leto, and Kevin Spacey for the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy *award Party, a fundraiser for HIV/AIDS healthcare


Ridley Scott - From May to August 2017, Scott filmed "All the Money in the World," a drama about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, starring Kevin Spacey, Mark_Wahlberg and Michelle Williams


Robin Wright (actress) - In October 2017, Wright was set as the show's new lead, following sexual misconduct allegations against former lead Kevin Spacey, which resulted in Spacey being fired from the sixth and final season


Robin Wright - In October 2017, Wright was set as the show's new lead, following sexual misconduct allegations against former lead Kevin Spacey, which resulted in Spacey being fired from the sixth and final season


Christopher Plummer - In November 2017, Plummer was cast to replace Kevin Spacey in the already-completed Ridley Scott film "All the Money in the World"


Jon Bernthal - In November 2017, on "Jim Norton and Sam Roberts", Bernthal's interview made news, due to his description of Kevin Spacey, who had faced recent sexual assault chargers, of making him uncomfortable on the set of Baby Driver - On November 3, 2017, following sexual assault claims made against actor Kevin Spacey, Netflix fired the actor from, and and stalled the production of, the sixth and final season of the television series in which Spacey had starred in on the network, "House of Cards"


The show was due to end its run in 2018, with sources stating that the decision to end the drama had been made prior to the allegations add something


In July 2018, three more allegations of sexual assault were revealed by Scotland Yard, bringing the total number of open investigations in the UK to six add something


Spacey will appear in the film "Billionaire Boys Club", which is set to be released in a limited release on August 17, 2018 add something


In September 2018, a lawsuit filed at Los Angeles Superior Court claimed that Spacey sexually assaulted an unnamed masseur at a house in Malibu, California, in October 2016 add something


In December 2018, Spacey was charged with sexually assaulting Unruh's son in Nantucket, Massachusetts in July 2016 add something


On December 24, 2018, Spacey uploaded a video, entitled "Let Me Be Frank", onto his YouTube channel in which he appeared to deny the allegations while in character as Frank Underwood add something


Spacey is due to appear in court for an arraignment on a charge of indecent assault and battery on January 7, 2019 add something