Creator / Kevin Spacey

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"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. Or rather was until October 2017.

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 Darin in the biopic Beyond the Sea, a film which he also directed, produced and co-wrote. From 2013 to 2017, he starred in the Netflix original series House of Cards as the morally ambiguous congressman Francis Underwood (he was 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.

In October 2017 actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of having made sexual advances toward him in 1986, when Rapp was 14 years old. Spacey responded on his Twitter feed that he had no memory of the encounter, but offered his "sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior". In the same tweet Spacey publicly came out as gay, which caused outrage in the LGBTQ community, who accused Spacey of distracting people from the allegations by coming out. Shortly thereafter, Richard Dreyfuss' son Harry accused him of assaulting him in 2008, and several other individuals came out with the similar accusations. As a result, Spacey was fired from House of Cards and removed from the already completed film All the Money in the World.


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