ELVIS & NIXON
KEVIN SPACEY (Richard Nixon) is an award-winning producer and
actor who serves as executive producer and stars as Francis Underwood in the
Netflix original series "House of Cards."He won an Academy Award for his
performance in The Usual Suspects and again for American Beauty. Spacey's next
films are Billionaire Boys Club, alongside Taron Egerton and Emma Roberts, and
Nine Lives, opposite Jennifer Garner. He is currently in production on Edgar
Wright's next feature, Baby Driver.
Spacey's production company, Trigger Street Productions, has produced such films
as Captain Phillips, The Social Network and 21. For HBO, Trigger Street produced
"Recount"and "Bernard & Doris,"both of which garnered double-digit Emmy Award
Spacey served as the artistic director of London's Old Vic Theatre Company for
more than a decade before recently stepping down from this role. He has appeared
in many productions at the Old Vic including "National Anthems,""The
Philadelphia Story,""Speed the Plow,""Inherit the Wind,""A Moon for the
Misbegotten"and a highly acclaimed production of "Darrow."Additionally, Spacey
won the Evening Standard and Olivier awards for Best Actor for his role in "The
Iceman Cometh,"as well as a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actor in Neil
Simon's "Lost in Yonkers."
Spacey starred in the Broadway and West End productions of "Long Day's Journey
into Night,"opposite his mentor Jack Lemmon; as well as the title role in the
Sam Mendes production of "Richard III,"which toured 12 cities around the world
as part of the three-year Old Vic/BAM/Bridge Project. He was made a CBE
(Commander of the British Empire) by Her Majesty the Queen for his services to
theater and then received an Honorary Knighthood for his contributions to the
Old Vic, education and philanthropy.
Inspired by Jack Lemmon, Spacey has often launched initiatives to help young
people get their start in the competitive worlds of film and theater. These
include Triggerstreet.com, an online community for unrepresented screenwriters
and short film directors, and the Kevin Spacey Foundation, which offers support
to young actors, writers, directors and producers. In addition, Spacey and Dana
Brunetti produce a short film competition, The Jameson First Shot, which gives
writer/directors from different countries the opportunity to direct a short film
starring a major actor and produced by Trigger Street Productions.
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