KEVIN SPACEY (PROT) met with great critical acclaim six years
ago, in three separate film performances, playing Buddy Ackerman in George Hwang's Swimming With Sharks, as Verbal Kint in Bryan Singer's The Usual Suspects, for which he which he won his Academy Award® as best supporting actor, and as John Doe in David Fincher's Seven.
Spacey continued to build an important body of work with films such as L.A. Confidential, Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil, The Negotiator, Hurlyburly, The Big Kahuna, Pay It Forward and American Beauty, for which he won his second Academy Award®, this time as best actor. His work has been rewarded with numerous nominations and awards including Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and British Academy Awards.
He next stars in the upcoming screen adaptation of Annie Proulx's The Shipping News, directed by Lasse
Since childhood, Spacey's attention has been primarily taken with the theater, with roles ranging from high school productions to Broadway. His breakthrough came when director Jonathon Miller cast Spacey as the ne'er-do-well son of the late Jack Lemmon in the 1986 London/Broadway production
of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night.
The experience began a close relationship with Mr. Lemmon as they shared the screen on three other projects, including George Stevens Jr.'s The Murder Of Mary Phagan, Gary David Goldberg's Dad and David Mamet's screen adaptation of Glengarry Glen Ross.
Spacey continued his work on stage, including roles in The Seagull, National Anthems, Barbarians, Playland and as Uncle Louie in Neil Simon's Lost In Yonkers, for which he won the Tony Award.
He returned to the stage in 1998 in Eugene O'Neill's classic four-hour play, The Iceman Cometh. The production had originated at London's Almeida Theatre, and later moved, now with Spacey as producer, to the Old Vic Theatre and onto Broadway, where it played to great acclaim. Spacey was nominated for the Tony Award for his role as Hickey, and won the Evening Standard Award and the Olivier Award as Best Actor; the production itself received five Tony Award nominations.
His first work in television was as Mel Profitt in Stephen J. Cannell's series Wiseguy, followed by work on other productions including L.A. Law and Darrow.
Spacey made his debut as a film director with Albino Alligator, starring Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway, Gary Sinise and William
In l997 Spacey formed Trigger Street Productions, which has since produced The Iceman Cometh, The Big Kahuna and recently, the off-Broadway production of Lee Blessing's Cobb, which received the Best Ensemble Award from the Drama Desk Awards.
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