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Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey is Artistic Director of The Old Vic Theatre Company in London. He directed its inaugural production, Cloaca, before appearing in National Anthems, The Philadelphia Story, Richard II, A Moon for the Misbegotten, which subsequently transferred to Broadway and, most recently, Speed-the-Plow, with Jeff Goldblum.

Spacey's previous theatre credits include Howard Davies' The Iceman Cometh, at Almeida, Old Vic and on Broadway, for which he earned the Evening Standard and Olivier Awards for Best Actor; Lost in Yonkers, for which he earned a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actor; Long Day's Journey into Night, with Jack Lemmon, directed by Jonathan Miller, on Broadway and the West End; and The Seagull, at the Kennedy Center. His most recent stage appearance was in The Old Vic production of Inherit the Wind, which marked his second production with Trevor Nunn. He will next be seen starring in Richard III, directed by Sam Mendes.

Spacey won his first Academy Award, for Best Supporting Actor, for his performance in The Usual Suspects. His performance in American Beauty earned a second Oscar and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor. His film credits include Swimming with Sharks, Se7en, LA Confidential, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Negotiator, KPax, The Shipping News, Superman Returns and Beyond the Sea.

He was most recently seen in Shrink, with Robin Williams; The Men Who Stare at Goats, with George Clooney; Casino Jack, directed by George Hickenlooper, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor; and most recently, the thriller Margin Call, with Jeremy Irons, Paul Bettany, Demi Moore, Zach Quinto and Simon Baker.

His company, Trigger Street Productions, has produced the films 21, The United States of Leland, The Big Kahuna and Fanboys, as well as The Social Network, directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin, which won the 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Picture and received three Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Picture. Trigger Street also received 11 Emmy Award nominations and won Best Picture for the HBO film Recount, in which Spacey played Ron Klain, Al Gore's Chief of Staff during the 2000 Presidential Election. In addition, the company received 10 Emmy nominations for the HBO film Bernard & Doris, starring Ralph Feinnes and Susan Sarandon, directed by Bob Balaban.

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Kevin Spacey Facts

Birth NameKevin Fowler
OccupationActor, Director
BirthdayJuly 26, 1959 (64)
BirthplaceSouth Orange, New Jersey, USA
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Kevin Spacey compared to you?
Awards2000 Academy Awards: Best Actor (for American Beauty)
2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Male Actor in a Leading Role (for American Beauty)
2000 BAFTA Awards: Actor in a Leading Role (for American Beauty)
1996 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (for The Usual Suspects)
1996 MTV Movie Awards: Best Villain (for Seven)
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Selected Filmography

Nine Lives
Margin Call
American Beauty
The Big Kahuna
A Bug's Life
Elvis & Nixon
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Horrible Bosses
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