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Kevin Spacey Biography

Kevin Spacey Profile:
  • Name: Kevin Spacey
  • Birth Name: Kevin Matthew Fowler
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Sex: M
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Date: July 26, 1959
  • Birth Place: South Orange, New Jersey, USA
  • Profession: actor, director, producer
  • Education: Chatsworth High School (majored in Drama)
  •   : Los Angeles Valley College
  •   : The Juilliard School, New York, New York (studied drama; 1979-1981)
  • Relationship: Diane Dryer
  • Father: Thomas Flower (technical writer; died in 1993)
  • Mother: Kathleen Fowler (secretary)
  • Claim to fame: as Verbal Kint in The Usual Suspects (1995)

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Kevin Spacey Quotes:
  • Praising his EDISON (2004) co-star Justin Timberlake: "I think he was smart, in that he didn't try to do a movie that was shaped around him, or where he had to play a musician."
  • Praising his EDISON (2004) co-star Justin Timberlake: "It's kind of a good role because he's an actor that hasn't proven himself yet."
  • On working with Justin Timberlake in EDISON (2004): "We did have a very nice time working together and I think he's being smart about wanting to carve out a career for himself after this pop idol stuff is done."
  • "My idea of credibility is primarily self-imposed and it all relates to the thing that I've been interested in as an actor and a director, which is what are you *willing* to live with as a human being? And there's things I'm just not willing to live with--and I won't. And if it means that I stop and find something else in life that interests me or challenges me, so be it."
  • "The less you know about me, the easier it is to convince you that I am that character on screen. It allows an audience to come into a movie theatre and believe I am that person."
  • If Im sick of me, I can only imagine how other people feel.
  • "Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higer the fences get." Premiere. June 2000.
  • On AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999): "I read the screenplay and nearly fell out of bed. I thought I better meet him quick before someone else read it."
  • On winning the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in AMERICAN BEAUTY: "This has definitely been the highlight of my day."
  • iscussing occasional misconceptions by women that he is gay: For them it's a challenge. They want to be the one to turn me around. I let them.
  • "I think I am a much better actor than I have allowed myself to be."
Kevin Spacey Awards:
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival: Sonny Bono Visionary Award for Acting, Directing and Producing (2004)
  • San Francisco International Film Festival: Peter J. Owens Award (2002)
  • Young Hollywood Awards: Role Model Award (2002)
  • Golden Apple Awards: Golden Apple - Male Star of the Year (2001)
  • Academy Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role, AMERICAN BEAUTY (2000)
  • BAFTA Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, AMERICAN BEAUTY (2000)
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Best Actor, AMERICAN BEAUTY (2000)
  • Dallas-Forth Worth Film Critics Association Awards: Best Actor, AMERICAN BEAUTY (2000)
  • Florida Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Actor, AMERICAN BEAUTY (2000)
  • Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Actor, AMERICAN BEAUTY (2000)
  • Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards: Sierra Award - Best Actor, AMERICAN BEAUTY (2000)
  • London Critics Circle Film Awards: Actor of the Year, AMERICAN BEAUTY (2000)
  • Online Film Critics Society Awards: Best Actor, AMERICAN BEAUTY (2000)
  • Russian Guild of Film Critics: Golden Aries - Best Foreign Actor, AMERICAN BEAUTY (2000)
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, AMERICAN BEAUTY (2000)
  • Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards: Best Actor, AMERICAN BEAUTY (2000)
  • Sundance Film Festival: Tribute to Independent Vision Award (2000)
  • Boston Film Festival: Film Excellence Award (1999)
  • San Diego Film Critics Society Awards: Best Actor, AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999)
  • Toronto Film Critics Association Awards: Best Performance, Male, AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999)
  • Cinequest San Jose Film Festival: Maverick Tribute Award (1998)
  • Empire Awards: Best Actor, L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (1998)
  • London Critics Circle Film Awards: Special Achievement Award (1998)
  • Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Supporting Actor, L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (1997)
  • Society of Texas Film Critics Awards: Best Supporting Actor, MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL (1997)
  • Academy Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role, THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1996)
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Best Supporting Actor (1996)
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Best Supporting Actor, THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1996)
  • Dallas-Forth Worth Film Critics Association Awards: Best Supporting Actor, THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1996)
  • MTV Movie Awards: Best Villain, SE7EN (1996)
  • Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Supporting Actor, THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1995)
  • National Board of Review: Best Ensemble Performance, THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1995)
  • National Board of Review: Best Supporting Actor, THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1995)
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Supporting Actor, SE7EN (1995)
  • Seattle International Film Festival: Golden Space Needle Award - Best Actor, THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1995)
  • Valladolid International Film Festival: Best Actor, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (1992)

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