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Kevin Spacey
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5' 11"

Auditioned for The Gong Show in 1978 and was rejected.

Also attended Chatsworth High School with Val Kilmer

His mother was his date for the Oscars the night he won.

Was Co-Valedictorian of his high school class at Chatsworth HS (1977) Won a Tony Award in 1991 for "Lost in Yonkers" Was expelled from Northridge Military Academy (in California) for throwing a tire at a classmate Studied drama at Juilliard School for 2 years Dating long-time girlfriend Diane Dryer

Was paid 225 pounds per week for appearing in the play "The Iceman Cometh" at the Almeida Theatre in London (1998).

(October 1997) Ranked #56 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.

Went to Chatsworth High School in Los Angeles with Mare Winningham. During their senior year, Kevin played von Trapp and Mare played Maria in a school production of The Sound of Music. Upon hearing of their Oscar nominations in 1996, Winningham sent a telegram to Spacey saying: "Captain von Trapp - congratulations on your nomination - Maria."

The use of the name Spacey, while rumored as a combination of Spencer Tracey's names, is actually his mother's maiden name.

(May 1999) voted greatest actor of the decade by Empire Magazine

Kevin burnt his sister's tree house down when they were children. This caused his parents to opt for military school, which Kevin promptly left for Chatsworth.

On Saturday Night Live, Spacey pretended to audition for Star Wars as Christopher Walken, and again as Walter Matthau.

Was the first choice to play the role of Lester Burnham in American Beauty (1999).

Personal quotes

(on winning the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in American Beauty): This has definitely been the highlight of my day.

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."

Discussing 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.

"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."

Kevin Spacey stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Heartburn 1986 With Jessica 1/2 *
Working Girl 1988 With Jessica Digital ****
Dad 1989 With Jessica 1/2 *
The Ref 1994 Cine 1-4 Digital ***
Outbreak 1995 ***
The Usual Suspects 1995 Digital ****
Se7en 1995 in Tampa, FL ***
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 1997 DVD ** 1/2
L.A. Confidential 1997 At Mini-Cine Digital **** 1/2
A Bug's Life 1998 At home on DVD Digital *** 1/2
American Beauty 1999 Showcase Orange Digital ****
The Big Kahuna 1999 Orange Showcase DVD *** 1/2
Pay It Forward 2000 Showcase Orange with Cheri *** 1/2
K-PAX 2001 Family on DVD ***
The Shipping News 2001 Suzy on DVD ***
Beyond the Sea 2004 family on DVD ***
Superman Returns 2006 Suzy and Hanna Digital * 1/2
Fred Claus 2007 Family Digital **
The Men Who Stare at Goats 2009 Suzy Digital **
Father of Invention 2010 Suzy Digital ***
Horrible Bosses 2011 Suzy Digital ***
Margin Call 2011 Digital *** 1/2
Horrible Bosses 2 2014 Suzy Digital *
Baby Driver 2017 Family Digital ***