Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey Fowler (born July 26, 1959), better known by his stage name Kevin Spacey, is an American actor of screen and stage, film director, producer, screenwriter and singer who has resided in the United Kingdom since 2003. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the early 1990s that culminated in his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the neo-noir crime thriller The Usual Suspects (1995), and an Academy Award for Best Actor for midlife crisis-themed drama American Beauty (1999). His other starring roles have included the comedy-drama film Swimming with Sharks (1994), psychological thriller Seven (1995), the neo-noir crime film L.A. Confidential (1997), the drama Pay It Forward (2000), the science fiction-mystery film K-PAX (2001), and the role of Lex Luthor in the superhero film Superman Returns (2006). Description above from the Wikipedia article Kevin Spacey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Jude Law  •  Alison Eastwood

American Beauty (1999)

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Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Mendes
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Annette Bening  •  Thora Birch  •  Wes Bentley

Moon (2009)

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With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident however, he wakens to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Duncan Jones
CAST:  Sam Rockwell  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Dominique McElligott  •  Rosie Shaw

Outbreak (1995)

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A deadly airborne virus finds its way into the USA and starts killing off people at an epidemic rate. Col Sam Daniels' job is to stop the virus spreading from a small town, which must be quarantined, and to prevent an over reaction by the White House.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Rene Russo  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Kevin Spacey

L.A. Confidential (1997)

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Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Guy Pearce  •  Danny DeVito  •  James Cromwell

The Usual Suspects (1995)

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Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Benicio del Toro

21 (2008)

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Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to become a doctor, Ben learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for the four to five ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Luketic
CAST:  Jim Sturgess  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Kate Bosworth  •  Aaron Yoo

A Bug's Life (1998)

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On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Lasseter
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Hayden Panettiere  •  Phyllis Diller

A Time to Kill (1996)

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A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kevin Spacey

Albino Alligator (1996)

While escaping from a foiled robbery attempt, three thieves find themselves surrounded by police at a New Orleans bar--only they're not the people the police are searching for.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Spacey
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Gary Sinise  •  William Fichtner

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

The world's most shagadelic spy continues his fight against Dr. Evil. This time, the diabolical doctor and his clone, Mini-Me, team up with a new foe -- '70s kingpin Goldmember. While pursuing the team of villains to stop them from world domination, Austin gets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Beyoncé Knowles  •  Seth Green  •  Michael York

Beyond the Sea (2004)

Based on the life and career of legendary entertainer, Bobby Darin, the biopic moves back and forth between his childhood and adulthood, to tell the tale of his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Spacey
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Kate Bosworth  •  John Goodman  •  Bob Hoskins

Hackers Wanted (2009)

Hackers Wanted is an unreleased American documentary film. Directed and written by Sam Bozzo, the film explores the origins and nature of hackers and hacking by following the adventures of Adrian Lamo, and contrasting his story with that of controversial figures ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Bozzo
CAST:  Adrian Lamo  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Leo Laporte  •  Steve Wozniak

Edison (2005)

In the troubled city of Edison, a young journalist, his jaded editor, and an honest investigator from the district attorney's office join forces to gather evidence against corrupt members of an elite police unit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David J. Burke
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Justin Timberlake  •  LL Cool J

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

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When an office full of Chicago real estate salesmen is given the news that all but the top two will be fired at the end of the week, the atmosphere begins to heat up. Shelley Levene, who has a sick daughter, does everything in his power to get better leads from his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Foley
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Jack Lemmon  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Alan Arkin

Heartburn (1986)

Rachel is a food writer at a New York magazine who meets Washington columnist Mark at a wedding and ends up falling in love with him despite her reservations about marriage. They buy a house, have a daughter, and Rachel thinks they are living happily ever after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Maureen Stapleton

Henry & June (1990)

While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her husband. Then, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Fred Ward  •  Uma Thurman  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Kevin Spacey

Iron Will (1994)

When Will Stoneman's father dies, he is left alone to take care of his mother and their land. Needing money to maintain it, he decides to join a cross country dogsled race. This race will require days of racing for long hours, through harsh weather and terrain. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Haid
CAST:  Mackenzie Astin  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Brian Cox  •  David Ogden Stiers

K-PAX (2001)

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Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Iain Softley
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Mary McCormack  •  Alfre Woodard

Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006)

The history of the comic book superhero, Superman, in his various media incarnations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Burns
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Richard Donner  •  Bryan Singer  •  Stan Lee
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