Kevin Spacey

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Kevin Spacey

Spacey in October 2011
Born Kevin Spacey Fowler
July 26, 1959 (1959-07-26) (age 54)
South Orange, New Jersey, United States
Occupation Actor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1981–present

Kevin Spacey, CBE (honorary) (born July 26, 1959) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and singer. His real name is "Kevin Spacey Fowler". The name "Spacey" was the surname of his father's mother. He took on the name as his acting surname in high school.[1][2]

He worked as an actor in the theatre before he worked in movie and for television. He got his first Academy Award (Oscar) for the movie The Usual Suspects (for Best Supporting Actor). He got his second Oscar, this time for Best Actor for the movie American Beauty (1999). A few of the other movies in which he played the main part are Seven, L.A. Confidential, Pay It Forward, and Superman Returns. He has also worked as a stand-up comedian.

He works as the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre in London since 2003.

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Heartburn Subway Thief First Motion Picture
1988 Working Girl Bob Speck
1988 Rocket Gibraltar Dwayne Hanson
1988 Wiseguy Mel Profitt television series
1989 Dad Mario
1989 See No Evil, Hear No Evil Kirgo
1991 Henry & June Richard Osborn
1991 Darrow Clarence Darrow Released in UK only
1991 Show of Force, AA Show of Force Frank Curtin
1992 Consenting Adults Eddy Otis
1992 Glengarry Glen Ross John Williamson
1994 Ref, TheThe Ref Lloyd Chasseur
1994 Iron Will Harry Kingsley
1994 Doomsday Gun Jim Price HBO
1995 Seven John Doe
1995 Usual Suspects, TheThe Usual Suspects Roger 'Verbal' Kint
1995 Swimming with Sharks Buddy Ackerman
1995 Outbreak Maj. Casey Schuler
1996 Looking for Richard Himself, Duke of Buckingham
1996 Time to Kill, AA Time to Kill D.A. Rufus Buckley
1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil James 'Jim' Williams Society of Texas Film Critics Award for Best Actor
1997 L.A. Confidential Det. Sgt. Jack Vincennes
1997 Albino Alligator director only
1998 Hurlyburly Mickey
1998 Negotiator, TheThe Negotiator Lt. Chris Sabian
1998 Bug's Life, AA Bug's Life Hopper (voice)
1999 American Beauty Lester Burnham
2000 Ordinary Decent Criminal Michael Lynch also producer
2000 Pay It Forward Eugene Simonet
2000 Big Kahuna, TheThe Big Kahuna Larry Mann also producer
2001 Shipping News, TheThe Shipping News Quoyle
2001 K-PAX prot/Robert Porter
2001 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
2004 Beyond the Sea Bobby Darin
2004 United States of Leland, TheThe United States of Leland Albert T. Fitzgerald also producer
2006 Edison Wallace Direct-to-video
2006 Superman Returns Lex Luthor
2007 Fred Claus Clyde Northcut
2008 21 Mickey Rosa
2008 Recount Ron Klain
2009 Shrink Henry Carter
2009 Telstar Major Banks
2009 Moon Robot, 'Gerty' (voice)
2009 Men Who Stare at Goats, TheThe Men Who Stare at Goats Larry Hooper
2010 Casino Jack Jack Abramoff Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2010 Father of Invention Robert Axle
2011 Margin Call
2011 Inseparable
2011 Horrible Bosses

Discography[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

List of albums
Year Title Notes
2004 Beyond the Sea Nominated—Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
with Phil Ramone

Singles[change | change source]

List of singles
Year Title Notes
1997 "That Old Black Magic" from the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil soundtrack

Live performances[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Who's who in the world, 1991-1992 (Volume 10 of Who's who in the world). Marquis Who's Who. 1990. pp. 348. ISBN0837911109.
  2. Soroff, Jonathan (2007). "Soroff/On Kevin Spacey". The Improper Bostonian. Retrieved 2008-06-02.

Other websites[change | change source]