Creator / Kevin Spacey

"I never had a back-up plan."
Kevin Spacey on starting his acting career

Kevin Spacey Fowler (born July 26, 1959) is an acclaimed American actor. Though he claims to be a theater actor at heart and always puts the stage before the screen, he has starred in countless films, such as his role as sadistic boss Buddy Ackerman in Swimming with Sharks, handicapped small-time criminal Verbal Kint in The Usual Suspects (winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor), midlife-crisis-sufferer Lester Burnham in American Beauty (winning the Academy Award for Best Actor), a mental patient who may well be an extraterrestrial in K-PAX, the ruthless supervillain Lex Luthor in Superman Returns (in which he was reunited with Usual Suspects director Bryan Singer), suave detective Jack Vincennes in L.A. Confidential, an MIT math professor turned Blackjack hustler in 21, and legendary American singer-songwriter Bobby Darrin in the biopic Beyond The Sea, a film which he also directed, produced and co-wrote. Since 2013, he is starring in the Netflix original series House of Cards as the morally ambiguous congressman Francis Underwood (he's also one of the show's executive producers).

In addition to his dramatic and comedic roles, Spacey is well-known as one of the best impressionists in Hollywood, as demonstrated on Inside the Actors Studio and his multiple Saturday Night Live appearances.




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