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Kevin Spacey
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Name
Kevin Spacey Fowler
Birthplace
South Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
Birth date
July 26, 1959 (1959-07-26) (age 62)
Occupation
Actor, director, producer, comedian
Active Years
1986–present


Kevin Spacey Fowler (born July 26, 1959) is an American actor, film director, producer, singer and comedian. He is best known in films such as Consenting Adults, Swimming with the Sharks, The Usual Suspects, Seven, L.A. Confidential, American Beauty (1999) and Pay It Forward. He earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and an Academy Award for Best Actor.


Early life

Spacey was born in South Orange, New Jersey, to Kathleen Ann and Thomas Geoffrey Fowler and has two older siblings. He attended Northridge Military Academy, Canoga Park High School, and then Chatsworth High School in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California where he graduated valedictorian of his class.


Career

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Filmography

Year Title Role Director Notes
1986 Heartburn Subway Thief Mike Nichols Cameo
1988 Rocket Gibraltar Dwayne Hanson Daniel Petrie
1988 Working Girl Bob Speck Mike Nichols
1989 See No Evil, Hear No Evil Kirgo Arthur Hiller
1989 Dad Mario Gary David Goldberg
1990 A Show of Force Frank Curtin Bruno Barreto
1990 Henry & June Richard Osborn Philip Kaufman
1992 Glengarry Glen Ross John Williamson James Foley
1992 Consenting Adults Eddy Otis Alan J. Pakula Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
1994 Iron Will Harry Kingsley Charles Haid
1994 The Ref Lloyd Chasseur Ted Demme
1994 Swimming with Sharks Buddy Ackerman George Huang
  • Also co-producer
  • Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
1995 The Usual Suspects Roger "Verbal" Kint Bryan Singer
  • Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Seattle International Film Festival Award for Best Actor
  • Society of Texas Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
  • Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
1995 Outbreak Major Casey Schuler Wolfgang Petersen
1995 Seven John Doe David Fincher MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
1996 Looking for Richard Himself / Duke of Buckingham Al Pacino
1996 A Time to Kill District Attorney Rufus Buckley Joel Schumacher
1997 Albino Alligator
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Kevin Spacey Director
1997 L.A. Confidential Detective Sergeant Jack Vincennes Curtis Hanson
1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil James "Jim" Williams Clint Eastwood
1998 The Negotiator Lieutenant Chris Sabian F. Gary Gray
1998 Hurlyburly Mickey Anthony Drazan
1998 A Bug's Life Hopper John Lasseter Voice
1999 American Beauty Lester Burnham Sam Mendes
  • Academy Award for Best Actor
  • BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
  • Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
  • Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
  • Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
  • London Film Critics Circle Award for Actor of the Year
  • Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
  • Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
  • Russian Guild of Film Critics Award for Best Foreign Actor
  • San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
  • Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
  • Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
  • Nominated – Empire Award for Best Actor
  • Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
  • Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
1999 The Big Kahuna Larry Mann John Swanbeck Also producer
2000 Ordinary Decent Criminal Michael Lynch Thaddeus O'Sullivan Also producer
2000 Pay It Forward Eugene Simonet Mimi Leder
2001 K-PAX Prot / Robert Porter Iain Softley Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actor
2001 The Shipping News Quoyle Lasse Hallström
  • Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
  • Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
2003 The United States of Leland Albert T. Fitzgerald Matthew Ryan Hoge Also producer
2003 The Life of David Gale David Gale Alan Parker
2004 Beyond the Sea Bobby Darin Kevin Spacey
  • Also director, producer and writer
  • Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2005 Edison Wallace David J. Burke Direct-to-video
2006 Superman Returns Lex Luthor Bryan Singer
2007 Fred Claus Clyde Northcut David Dobkin
2008 21 Mickey Rosa Robert Luketic
2008 Telstar Major Banks Nick Moran
2009 Shrink Henry Carter Jonas Pate
2009 Moon GERTY Duncan Jones Voice
2009 The Men Who Stare at Goats Larry Hooper Grant Heslov
2010 Father of Invention Robert Axle Trent Cooper
2010 Casino Jack Jack Abramoff George Hickenlooper Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2010 The Social Network
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David Fincher Executive producer
2011 Margin Call Sam Rogers J. C. Chandor
2011 Horrible Bosses Dave Harken Seth Gordon
2011 Inseparable Chuck Dayyan Eng
2012 Envelope Evgeniy Petrov Aleksey Nuzhny Short film
2013 Captain Phillips
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Paul Greengrass Executive producer
2014 Horrible Bosses 2 Dave Harken Sean Anders
2016 Elvis & Nixon Richard Nixon Liza Johnson
2016 Nine Lives Tom Brand / Mr. Fuzzypants Barry Sonnenfeld Post-production
2016 Billionaire Boys Club Ron Levin James Cox Filming
2017 Boss Baby CEO of Puppy Co. Tom McGrath Voice
2017 Baby Driver Doc Edgar Wright Filming
TBA Rebel in the Rye Danny Strong Filming
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