Kevin Spacey: biography and latest news!

  • Job : actor, director
  • Sign : Leo
  • Date of birth : Sunday, July 26, 1959 (age: 61)
  • Country: United States

Kevin Spacey was born on July 26, 1959 in South Orange, New Jersey. Son of a secretary and a technical writer, he is the youngest of three children. A rambunctious student, he was 9 years old when his parents enrolled him in a military school to channel his energy. But at the age of 11, he was expelled from school following a dispute with another student. He spent his teenage years in Los Angeles where he began taking amateur acting classes. In 1979, he entered the Juilliard School in New York to study acting. Two years later, he interrupted his training to join the New York Shakespeare Festival.

In 1981, the young actor began his career on the Broadway stage, where his talent hit home. In the middle of the 80s, he triumphed on stage in the play Hurlyburly, directed by Mike Nichols and began to be known. In 1986, Mike Nichols found him to offer him an appearance on the big screen while he was shooting The Burn with Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson. Kevin Spacey accepts and plays a thief in the subway. He begins to scour the castings, and lands a few roles, on television in the series A Cop in the Mafia and in movies in Glengarry, Adult Games, Swimming with Sharks ….

In 1995, he is revealed to the public thanks to his character of psychopathic killer in Usual Suspects. This role earned him the Oscar for best supporting actor in 1996. The same year, he confirmed his talent with the role of a serial killer in Seven. From then on, he had a string of box-office successes; L.A Confidential, Negotiator, American Beauty (Oscar for Best Actor), A Better World, and The Life of David Gale.

In 2003, Kevin Spacey caught up with his passion for the theater, participating with other actors in the purchase of a London theater, The Old Vic. He also became the artistic director and moved to London. At the same time, the actor performs many plays on the stage of the Old Vic, including National Anthems (2005), Speed-the-Plow (2008), Richard III (2011). He also teaches drama at Oxford University.

The actor does not abandon the film sets, and returns in 2006 to the poster of Superman Returns by Bryan Singer. He varies the registers and plays in many comedies; The Hollywood shrink, The Pentagon goats, How to kill your boss? and the sequel How to kill your boss 2. In 2013, he took the lead role in the series House of Cards, which was a great success. In 2017, he returned to the big screen with several films; Baby driver, Billionaire Boys club and Rebel in the Rye.

In October 2017, Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual assault on a minor by the actor Anthony Rapp, who was 14 years old at the time of the events. Kevin Spacey then made a public apology and in the same statement came out. But a few days later the damning testimonies multiply.

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