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KEVIN SPACEY (Eugene Simonet) has been seen in the motion pictures "Glengarry Glen Ross," "Consenting Adults," "Iron Will," "The Ref," "Outbreak," "Swimming With Sharks," "Seven," "A Time To Kill," "Looking For Richard," "Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil," "L.A.
Confidential," "Hurlyburly," "A Bugs Life," "The Big Kahuna" and "American Beauty" for which he received the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Academy Award for Best Actor. In 1995 he was awarded the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "The Usual Suspects."
His extensive stage work began in 1981 in Joseph Papp's production of "Henry
IV Part I" Central Park. in which he played a messenger with six fines. One year later in
he made his Broadway debut opposite Liv Ullmann in Ibsen's "Ghosts." His
breakthrough came as Jamie Tyrone Jr.. with Jack Lemmon, in Jonathan Miller's 1986 Broadway and London productions of Eugene O'Neill's "Long Days Journey Into Night." He won the 1991 Tony Award for his performance as Uncle Louie in Neil Simon's "Lost In Yonkers," with Irene Worth. In addition, he appeared in Athol Fugard's "Playland" at the Manhattan Theatre Club. He played Ben Cook in the Long Wharf Theatre production of "National Anthems," directed by Arvin Brown. Most recently he played Hickey in London's Almeida Theatre production of Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" for director Howard Davies, and made a triumphant return to Broadway with this production as both actor and producer.
Television audiences are familiar with his work as Mel Profltt on the CBS series "Wiseguy," and for his performance as Clarence Darrow in the American Playhouse film, "Darrow," directed by John Coles.
He made his debut as a film director with the Miramax release "Albino Alligator," starring Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway and Gary Sinise.
As a producer he is presenting the off-Broadway production of Lee Blessing's "Cobb," opening at the Lucille Lortel Theatre this fall, and continues to work as a
director of the Old Vic to raise funds for that theatre's future. His Trigger Street Productions is producing several film projects as acting and directing vehicles for Spacey, as well as introducing new filmmakers such as Ross Partridge, whose first feature "Interstate 84," was selected for the Toronto Film Festival.
He is currently working on the Universal picture "K-Pax" for director lain
Softley, which will be released next year.
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