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Kevin Spacey Biography

Kevin Spacey is an accomplished film actor, screenwriter, celebrated producer, director and highly-esteemed theatre performer in the Hollywood. He was born as a Kevin Spacey Fowler, on July 26, 1959, to a strict parent, in New Jersey, United States. His father, Thomas Geoffrey Fowler was a scientific writer and data specialist, while the mother, Kathleen Ann was a personal secretary. He is the youngest of two older siblings: a brother, Randy and a sister, Julie. He attended the Northridge Military Academy and Canoga Park High School. He graduated from the drama-centric, Chatsworth High School, Los Angeles, as a co- valedictorian. There, he developed his interests in acting through the performance in the school’s production, The Sound of Music, in his senior year. Spacey studied drama program at the prestigious Juilliard School, New York, from 1979 to 1981. Around this time, he worked as a stand-up humorist in the talent contests of the bowling alley.

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Kevin has never married, and he has not yet gone public with a girlfriend. That preceded the media to make speculation that he is a homosexual, but he has denied this rumor several times. He still enjoys his life as a single.

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Kevin Spacey Showbiz Career

Kevin had worked as a shoe salesman and a building superintendent to make the ends. While working as an office worker in the New York Shakespeare Festival, the head festival, Joseph Papp, propelled him to do acting in the theater. In 1981, he made his first professional stage appearance as a soldier in the company production, Henry VI, Part I. Then he established his Broadway debut, Ghosts followed by the breakthrough role in the play, Hurlyburly (1984). He featured in his debut movie, Heartburn, and performed in the theatrical play, Long Day’s Journey into Night, in 1986.The next year, he made his first major television emergence in an episode of TV series, Crime Story. In 1988, he landed in the films, Working Girl and Rocket Gibralter, and the mini-series, The Murder of Mary Phagan and Wiseguy. He appeared in Dad (1989) and Saw No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), and TV movies, When You Remember Me (1990) and Fall from Grace (1990). In 1991, while venturing into the films, Spacey continued to be a fixture on the dramatic art, performing both on the Broadway and in regional productions, and he won a Tony Award for his role in the play, Lost in Yonkers. He co-starred in Glengarry Glen Ross and Consenting Adults in 1992, and Iron Will and The Ref, and the television movie, Doomsday Gun in 1994.

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In 1995, Spacey suddenly rose to international stardom, he earned an Academy Award for best supporting actor, in The Usual Suspects, and other respected awards in the mainstream movies, Seven, Outbreak and Swimming with Sharks, for which he also served as co-producer. Following the supporting role in Time to Kill (1996), he sparkled with leading characters in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and L.A. Confidential in 1997. The same year, he directed his first feature movie, Albino Alligator. He lent his voice in computer-animated film, Bug’s Life, he appeared in The Negotiator and reprised the stage role in the film, Hurlyburly, in 1998. He garnered his second Academy Award for best actor, for the super-hit film, American Beauty (1999). He featured in Pay It Forward (2000), K-PAX (2001), The Shipping News (2001) and The Life of David Gale (2003). He co-wrote, produced, directed and starred as a legendary vocalist, Bobby Darin, in Beyond the Sea (2004). Spacey played in Superman Returns (2006), succeeded by the critical accolade TV film, Recount (2008). Spacey produced and starred in The Big Kahuna (1999), The United States of Leland (2003), 21 (2008), Hackers Wanted (2009), Shrink (2009), Father of Invention (2010), Inseparable (2011), a short film, Envelope (2012) and TV series, House of Cards from 2013 to 2014. In 2003, he appointed as an artistic director of The Old Vic Theatre Company, for ten-year contract, to bring the new talents to London’s historic theater. He also emerged in Edison (2006), Fred Claus (2007), The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009), Casino Jack(2010), Margin Call (2011) and box-office hit, Horrible Bosses (2011).

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Kevin has completed his part in the upcoming project; Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) and the film is set to release in the coming days of 2014. He likewise provided his voice in the forthcoming video game, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014).

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Kevin revealed in an interview that he named his production company, Trigger Street, after an actual street in the San Fernando Valley, where he grew up and always dreamed of building a theatre and making movies. He considers his theatrical co-star, Jack Lemmon, as a great role model and he also idolize Al Pacino, James Stewart and Jason Robards. He expressed that it is so easy for us to see the things in others and make misconception and when we are wrong; it means that we miss the truth. Spacey knows that people eagerly wish to know the secrets of his private life, and he clarified that he is an introvert and does not want his life to get publicity. He referred: “Make an establishment with your mind and always respect people’s differences and have a healthy debate with them.”

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