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Kevin Spacey

Actor, Director, Writer Date of birth 26th July 1959
Place of birth South Orange, New Jersey, USA
Year of debut 1986
First feature film Heartburn

Awards

  • Academy Awards won2
  • Academy Awards nominated2
  • BAFTA Awards won1
  • BAFTA Awards nominated3
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated5
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Biography

Kevin Spacey was born Kevin Spacey Fowler. He was sent to military school for bad behaviour and was later expelled. At Chatsworth High school, he channelled his dramatic tendencies in school plays. He studied acting at Juilliard for two years. His subsequent professional stage roles led to supporting parts in television and movies. He rose to fame in The Usual Suspects. He became a leading man in Hollywood hits including Se7en and American Beauty.

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Kevin Spacey's films

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Packshot for the film A Bug's Life
Certificate
U Certificate
Duration
93 Mins
Released
1998

Animated. An ant must save his colony from a gang of grasshoppers led by the evil Hopper (Kevin Spacey). Suitable for all.

Rent for £2.99
Packshot for the film Horrible Bosses
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
97 Mins
Released
2011

Three friends plan to murder their bosses who make their lives hell. With Jennifer Aniston. Strong language, strong sex references, brief violence and drug use. Strobe lighting.

Rent for £2.49

Did you know?

  • Kevin Spacey requested his name to be removed from the credits for Se7en. He did not want the audience to wait for him to appear on screen and dilute the shock of the story.
  • In 1981, he made his professional theatrical debut as a spear-carrier in Shakespeare's Henry VI.
  • In 2003 he became the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre in London.
  • His acting idol and mentor is Jack Lemmon. In 2000, Kevin dedicated his American Beauty Oscar win to him.
  • When he was a child he burned down his sister's tree house. This incident led to his stint in military school.

Awards

  • 2 Academy Awards won

    • 1999 Actor in a Leading Role - American Beauty
    • 1995 Actor in a Supporting Role - The Usual Suspects
  • 2 Academy Awards nominated

    • 1999 Actor in a Leading Role - American Beauty
    • 1995 Actor in a Supporting Role - The Usual Suspects
  • 1 BAFTA Awards won

    • 2000 Actor in a Leading Role - American Beauty
  • 3 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2001 Actor in a Leading Role - The Shipping News
    • 2000 Actor in a Leading Role - American Beauty
    • 1997 Actor in a Leading Role - LA Confidential
  • 5 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2011 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Casino Jack
    • 2005 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Beyond The Sea
    • 2002 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - The Shipping News
    • 2000 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - American Beauty
    • 1996 Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - The Usual Suspects