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Kevin Spacey Fowler
South Orange, NJ
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Actor; producer; director; screenwriter
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Kevin Spacey Fast Facts:
While still in high school, performed stand-up.
High-school classmates included Mare Winningham (with whom he shared valedictorian honors) and Val Kilmer.
At the start of his acting career, switched last name from Fowler to his mom's maiden name of Spacey.
Left Juilliard to join the New York Shakespeare Festival.
Made his Broadway debut in the 1982 production of Henrik Ibsen's
starring Liv Ullmann.
Is a superb mimic, whose spot-on impressions include Jack Lemmon (with whom he worked with on stage and in films and greatly admired) and Al Pacino.
Was the voice of Hopper (the grasshopper) in
A Bug's Life
(1998) and GERTY the computer in
Became the artistic director of the Old Vic Theatre Company in London in 2003.
In addition to portraying Bobby Darin in the 2004 musical biopic
Beyond the Sea
, he cowrote and directed the film plus recorded all his vocals for the songs.
Reunited with his
director David Fincher to produce the popular and critically acclaimed
The Social Network
Met with Jack Abramoff in federal prison before depicting the former lobbyist in 2010's
Kevin Spacey Relationships:
Randall Fowler - Brother
Julie Ann Keir - Sister
Thomas Fowler - Father
Kathleen Fowler - Mother
Kevin Spacey Awards:
2005 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
1991 Tony: Actor (Featured Role--Play) - Winner
2008 Emmy: Outstanding Made for Television Movie - Nominee
2002 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
2013 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
2014 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
2014 BAFTA Television Awards: Best International - Nominee
1999 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
1996 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
2009 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
2001 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
1997 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
1999 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
1999 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
2013 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
2000 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
1995 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
2011 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Nominee
2008 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
Attended Los Angeles Valley College, Valley Glen, CA; attended the Juilliard School, New York, NY
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