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KEVIN SPACEY (Larry Hooper) is a two-time Academy Award winner and Artistic Director of The Old Vic Theatre Company. He directed its inaugural production "Cloaca" before appearing in "National Anthems," "The Philadelphia Story," "Richard II," "A Moon for the Misbegotten," which subsequently transferred to Broadway, and "Speed-the-Plow," with Jeff Goldblum, directed by Matthew Warchus. He is currently starring at the Old Vic in Trevor Nunn's production of "Inherit the Wind."
Spacey's previous theater work includes "The Iceman Cometh," directed by Howard Davies at the Almeida, Old Vic and on Broadway, which earned him The Evening Standard and Olivier Awards for Best Actor; "Lost in Yonkers," for which he won a Tony Award as Best Supporting Actor; "Long Day's Journey into Night," with Jack Lemmon, directed by Jonathan Miller on Broadway, the West End and The Seagull at the Kennedy Center.
Spacey's film credits include Superman Returns, playing super-criminal Lex Luthor; Beyond the Sea, as producer, director and star; The Usual Suspects, for which he won the Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor; Sam Mendes' American Beauty, which brought him the Academy and BAFTA Awards for Best Actor. Other credits include Swimming with Sharks, Se7en, L.A. Confidential, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Negotiator, Hurlyburly, K-PAX and The Shipping News.
Shrink, in which Spacey stars with Robin Williams, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, 2009. Nick Moran's Telstar, in which he stars opposite Con O'Neil and Pam Ferris, recently debuted at the London Film Festival.
Spacey also recently wrapped shooting on Casino Jack and Father of Invention, both produced by his production company Trigger Street. Previous Trigger Street films include The United States of Leland, The Big Kahuna, 21, Fanboys and the HBO feature "Bernard and Doris," starring Ralph Fiennes and Susan Sarandon, which was nominated for 10 Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes.
Spacey was most recently nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award as Best Actor for his performance as Ron Klein in "Recount," a co-production between Trigger Street and HBO. A behind-the-scenes account of the 36-day battle for the Presidency in 2000 between George W. Bush and Al Gore, it won the Emmy for Best TV Film of the Year.
The American-born actor was recently honored with a special Evening Standard Theatre Award for bringing new life to the Old Vic.
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