Kevin Spacey

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Kevin Spacey

Spacey in 2009
Born Kevin Spacey Fowler
July 26, 1959 (1959-07-26) (age 55)
South Orange, New Jersey, United States
Occupation Actor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1981–present

Kevin Spacey Fowler, CBE (honorary) (born July 26, 1959) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and singer. The name "Spacey" was the surname of his father's mother, he took it as his acting surname in high school.[1][2] He worked as an actor in the theatre before he worked in movies and shows. He got his first Oscar Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in The Usual Suspects and the second Oscar for Best Actor in 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 works as the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre at London in 2003 and plays Francis Underwood in the television drama series, House of Cards.

Filmography[change | change source]

Feature films
Year Title Role Notes
1986 Heartburn Subway Thief Cameo
1988 Rocket Gibraltar Dwayne Hanson
1988 Working Girl Bob Speck
1989 See No Evil, Hear No Evil Kirgo
1989 Dad Mario
1990 A Show of Force Frank Curtin
1990 Henry & June Richard Osborn
1992 Glengarry Glen Ross John Williamson Valladolid Award for Best Actor
1992 Consenting Adults Eddy Otis Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
1994 Iron Will Harry Kingsley
1994 The Ref Lloyd Chasseur
1994 Swimming with Sharks Buddy Ackerman
  • Producer
  • New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
1995 The Usual Suspects Roger 'Verbal' Kint
  • Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Seattle International Film Festival Award for Best Actor
  • Society of Texas Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor—Motion Picture
  • Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role—Motion Picture
1995 Outbreak Casey Schuler
  • New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Society of Texas Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
1995 Seven John Doe
  • MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
  • New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Society of Texas Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
1996 A Time to Kill D.A. Rufus Buckley
1996 Looking for Richard
  • Himself
  • Duke of Buckingham
1997 L.A. Confidential Jack Vincennes
  • Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Empire Award for Best Actor
  • Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
  • Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil James 'Jim' Williams Society of Texas Film Critics Award for Best Actor
1997 Albino Alligator N/A Director
1998 Hurlyburly Mickey
1998 The Negotiator Chris Sabian
1998 Bug's Life, AA Bug's Life Hopper
  • Voice
  • Nominated—OFTA Film Award for Best Voice-Over Performance
1999 American Beauty Lester Burnham
  • Academy Award for Best Actor
  • BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
  • Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
  • Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
  • Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
  • Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
  • London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
  • Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor & Cast
  • Russian Guild of Film Critics Award for Best Foreign Actor
  • San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
  • Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
  • Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
  • Nominated—Empire Award for Best Actor
  • Nominated—Golden Globe & Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
2000 Ordinary Decent Criminal Michael Lynch Producer
2000 Pay It Forward Eugene Simonet Nominated—Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Drama/Romance
2000 The Big Kahuna Larry Mann Producer
2001 The Shipping News Quoyle
2001 K-PAX Prot Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actor
2001 Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure Narrator Voice
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember Himself as Dr. Evil
2003 The Life of David Gale David Gale
2004 Beyond the Sea Bobby Darin
  • Also director, writer and producer
  • Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor—Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2004 The United States of Leland Albert T. Fitzgerald Producer
2006 Edison Wallace Direct-to-video
2006 Superman Returns Lex Luthor Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Movies - Choice Sleazebag
2007 Fred Claus Clyde Northcut
2008 21 Mickey Rosa Special Award for Best Ensemble
2008 Telstar: The Joe Meek Story Major Banks
2009 Shrink Henry Carter
2009 Moon GERTY Voice
2009 The 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 Sam Rogers
  • Nominated—COFCA Award for Best Ensemble
  • Nominated—Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast
  • Robert Altman Award
  • Nominated—PFCS Award for Best Ensemble Acting
2011 Inseparable Chuck
2011 Horrible Bosses Dave Harken
2014 Horrible Bosses 2 Dave Harken Post-production
Television shows
Year Title Role Notes
1987 The Equalizer Detective Sgt. Cole Episode: Solo
1987 Long Day's Journey Into Night James 'Jamie' Tyrone Jr. Movie
1987 Crime Story Senator Rourke Episode: The Senator, the Movie Star, and the Mob
1988 The Murder of Mary Phagan Wes Brent Miniseries
1988 Wiseguy Mel Profitt 7 episodes
1989 Unsub Benton Episode: Clean Slate
1990 Fall from Grace Jim Bakker Movie
1990 When You Remember Me Wade Movie
1991 Darrow Clearance Darrow Movie
1992 L.A. Law Giles Keenan Episode: Guess Who's Coming to Murder
1993 Tribeca Chris Boden Episode: Heros Exoletus
1994 Doomsday Gun Jim Price Movie
2003 Freedom: A History of Us Herbert Hoover / Sidney Andrews / Ira Stewart / Herman Meville / Governor Morris / The Rev. Cotton Mather Documentary
2008 Recount Ron Klain
  • Movie
  • Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor—Miniseries or a Movie
  • Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor—Miniseries or Television Film
  • Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor—Miniseries or Television Film
  • Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Male Actor—Miniseries or Television Film
2010 Gorilla School Narrator
2012 American Masters Narrator Episode: Johnny Carson: King of Late Night
2013–present House of Cards Francis Underwood
  • Series regular
  • Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series—Drama
  • Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
  • Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series
  • Nominated—Critics Choice TV Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series
  • Nominated—Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
  • Nominated—OFTA Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series
  • Nominated—PGA Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama
  • Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Series, Drama
  • Nominated—Screen Actor Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Video Game
Year Title Role
2014 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Johnathan Irons

Discography[change | change source]

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

Live performances[change | change source]

  • "Mind Games" — Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music — October 2, 2001 — Radio City Music Hall

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. http://www.drivingmrspacey.com/TheImproperBostonian.htm. Retrieved 2008-06-02.

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