Kevin Spacey

American actor, director, producer, screenwriter Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey, CBE is an American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and crooner. He 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 Academy Award for The Usual Suspects (Best Supporting Actor), followed by a Best Actor Academy Award win for American Beauty (1999).
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Birthday
26 July 1959
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'House of Cards' is back with new actors
Reuters.com - 22 days
Netflix’s hit series, “House of Cards”, has resumed production after a three-month hiatus. Now, the series is back with new characters, and without Kevin Spacey
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'House of Cards' resumes production without Kevin Spacey
CNN - 23 days
"House of Cards" is back up and running.
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Netflix takes $39 million charge after Kevin Spacey scandal
Reuters.com - about 1 month
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A sexual misconduct scandal involving Kevin Spacey cost streaming video service Netflix Inc some $39 million late last year as it stopped projects associated with the actor, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Monday.
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Kevin Spacey facing third criminal sex crime investigation by London's Met Police
LATimes - about 1 month
Actor Kevin Spacey is apparently the subject of a third sex crime investigation by London’s Metropolitan Police. Spacey, 58, the former artistic director of the Old Vic theater in London, was not named directly by the Metropolitan Police in a statement to The Times. But the department did say it...
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Dave Chappelle's Jokes About Kevin Spacey Have Some Viewers Up In Arms
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Spacey's alleged harassment victim "grew up to be gay anyway," the comedian says in his new stand-up special.
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Kevin Spacey Went 'Underground' After Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Ridley Scott Says
Huffington Post - 2 months
The actor dropped out of sight after he was cut from Scott's new movie.
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The Race to Erase Kevin Spacey
NYTimes - 2 months
“I took action,” the director Ridley Scott said of his whirlwind reshoot of “All the Money in the World,” which featured Christopher Plummer in a role originally filmed by Mr. Spacey.
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Kevin Spacey Replacement Christopher Plummer Scores Golden Globe Nod
Huffington Post - 2 months
Oof.
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'House of Cards' to resume without Spacey
CNN - 3 months
Netflix has decided to move forward with the final season of "House of Cards" without Kevin Spacey, a source familiar with the decision tells CNN.
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'House of Cards' to resume production in 2018 without Kevin Spacey
LATimes - 3 months
“House of Cards” will resume production in 2018 without Kevin Spacey, according to Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer of Netflix. The sixth and final season of the popular series will feature a lead role for Robin Wright, who plays the wife of Spacey’s character. Production on the sixth season...
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The Cognitive Dissonance We Feel Because of Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, and Kevin Spacey - HuffPost
Google News - 3 months
Los Angeles Times The Cognitive Dissonance We Feel Because of Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, and Kevin Spacey HuffPost You think you know someone, but you don't. After seeing Matt Lauer deliver the news for over 20 years, perhaps you felt a kinship to him (and perhaps not). Perhaps he was a comforting voice in hard times, someone you looked to in order to make sense of ... How do you apologize when accused of sexual misconduct? In Hollywood, it runs the gamutLos Angeles Times The art of the apology: How high-profile men have responded to allegations of sexual misconductABC News The growing list of sexual harassment scandals, as satirized in cartoonsWashington Post NBCNews.com -The Cut -Lamron -O'Dwyer's PR News all 18 news articles »
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Timeline
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    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 56
    He became chairman of Relativity Media's film division, Relativity Studios, on January 6, 2016 after Relativity acquired his production company Trigger Street Productions.
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  • 2015
    Age 55
    Jesse Eisenberg has since replaced Spacey as Luthor for Man of Steels 2015 sequel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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  • 2014
    Age 54
    In March 2014, it was announced that Spacey would star in a one-man play at the Old Vic to celebrate his 10 years as artistic director.
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    Spacey portrayed founder and president of the private military corporation Atlas Corporation, Jonathan Irons, in the 2014 video game Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare through motion capture.
  • 2013
    Age 53
    He executive produced the biographical survival thriller film Captain Phillips in 2013, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2013 becoming the first lead actor to be Primetime Emmy nominated from a web television series.
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    He remarked in 2013: "I think people just like me evil for some reason.
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  • 2011
    Age 51
    In July 2011, Spacey co-starred in the black comedy film Horrible Bosses, which grossed over $209.6 million at the box office.
    In March 2011, following Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko's crackdown on the Belarusian democracy movement, Spacey joined Jude Law and others in street protests against Lukashenko.
    On March 18, 2011, it was announced that Spacey was cast as Frank Underwood in the Netflix series House of Cards.
  • FORTIES
  • 2007
    Age 47
    In December 2007, he co-hosted the Nobel Peace Prize Concert with Uma Thurman.
    In September 2007, Spacey met Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez.
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  • 2006
    Age 46
    According to Federal Election Commission data, as of 2006, Spacey had contributed $42,000 to Democratic candidates and committees.
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    In September 2006, Spacey said that he intends to take up British citizenship when it becomes available to him.
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    In the 2006 season, Spacey suffered a major setback with a production of Arthur Miller's Resurrection Blues, directed by Robert Altman.
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    In mid-2006, Spacey said that he was having the time of his life working at the Old Vic; at that point in his career, he said, he was "trying to do things now that are much bigger and outside himself".
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  • 2005
    Age 45
    In the 2005 season, Spacey made his UK Shakespearean debut, to good notices, in the title role of Richard II directed by Trevor Nunn.
  • 2004
    Age 44
    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.
  • 2003
    Age 43
    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.
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  • 2001
    Age 41
    In 2001, Spacey co-hosted, with Judi Dench, the Unite for the Future Gala, a UK fundraiser for the British victims of 9/11 and Médecins Sans Frontières at London's Old Vic Theatre, produced by Harvey Goldsmith and Dominic Madden.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1999
    Age 39
    A 1999 Sunday Times article stated that Spacey's "love affair with acting, and the absence of a visible partner in the life of an attractive 40-year-old, has resulted in misunderstanding and Esquire magazine's bet-hedging assertion two years ago that he must be gay".
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    Spacey won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor and earned another Tony nomination in 1999 for The Iceman Cometh.
    Spacey won universal praise and a 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.
  • 1997
    Age 37
    Spacey played an egomaniacal district attorney in A Time to Kill (1996), and founded Trigger Street Productions in 1997, with the purpose of producing and developing entertainment across various media.
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  • 1995
    Age 35
    His work in Seven, The Usual Suspects, and Outbreak earned him Best Supporting Actor honors at the 1995 Society of Texas Film Critics Awards.
    Spacey appeared in the 1995 thriller film Seven, 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.
  • 1991
    Age 31
    In 1991, he won a Tony Award for his portrayal of Uncle Louie in Neil Simon's Broadway hit Lost in Yonkers.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1986
    Age 26
    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.
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    In 1986, he appeared in a production of Sleuth in a New Jersey dinner theatre.
  • 1984
    Age 24
    In 1984, he appeared in a production of David Rabe's Hurlyburly, in which he rotated through each of the male parts (he would later play Mickey in the film version).
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  • 1981
    Age 21
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1977
    Age 17
    He attended Northridge Military Academy, Canoga Park High School (in tenth and eleventh grades), and then Chatsworth High School in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California where he graduated co-valedictorian (with Mare Winningham) of his class in 1977.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1959
    Born
    Born on July 26, 1959.
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