One very private actor, producer, stage actor, and director born in South Orange New Jersey on July 26, 1959 Kevin Spacey Fowler keeps his private life private. He believes that gives believability to his acting. He was a bit of a rebel and was kicked out of one school after another. He finally tried Juilliard, but quite to take up stage performing.
He made his stage debut in Ghosts. In 1986 he worked with Jack Lemmon on Long Day's Journey into Night. Spacey won a Tony award for His characterization of Uncle Louis in Lost in Yonkers and in 1999 He was in The Iceman Cometh.
His film career started with a small party In Heartburn in 1986 and demanded attention for his performance on the TV series Wiseguy in 1987. He was a sinister character in Glengarry Glen Ross in 1992, sadistic in Swimming with Sharks in 1994, and creepy in The Usual Suspects in 1995. He won an Oscar for The Usual Suspects and went on to receive high billing in Se7en in 1995. Spacey's first director's job was Albino Alligator in 1996. He won critical acclaim for his part in L.A. Confidential in 1997 and a murder suspect in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in 1997. He won another Oscar for American Beauty in 1999.
2003 saw Spacey moving back to the theater as Artistic Director of the Old Vic Theatre. He still appeared in movies, but he work in in this post for ten years. Spacey made his Shakespearian debt in Richard II in 2005 and in 2006 he acted on stage in Resurrection Blues. He was highly successful in 2008 on stage in Speed-the-Plow. In 2006 Space completely shaved his head to play Lex Luthor in Superman Returns in 2006.
Spacey has the lead role in House of Cards in 2013. This show received an Emmy Award nomination. Spacey has appeared in three films nominated for an Oscar. These are Working Girl in 1988, L.A. Confidential in 1997 and American Beauty in 1999.