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Did You Know?
... that Kevin Spacey went to high school with actors Val Kilmer and Mare Winningham in Chatsworth, California. Kevin Spacey was considered so talented even then that the drama teacher at the high school "recruited" him from another San Fernando High School so he could be part of their award winning drama department that was in contention for a countrywide merit award. After high school, Kilmer was the one who encouraged Kevin to audition for a coveted spot (which he won) at the famed Julliard School. So far in his career Kevin has yet to appear in a movie with either of these talented actors.
... that Kevin Spacey is an astonishingly talented mimic and can do letter perfect impressions of many famous actors and personalities. For a time early in his career, Kevin Spacey considered a career in standup comedy. Here he is demonstrating his unique talent on his appearance on The Actor's Studio:
... that Kevin Spacey's first big break came in the mid-eighties when he was offered to be the understudy in the off-Broadway production of David Rabe's now famous diatribe against Hollywood - Hurlyburly. Over the course of the run he would get to appear on stage in all three of the play's showy roles. Thirteen years later he would have a starring role in the motion picture adaptation of the very black comedy.
... that Kevin Spacey took a turn at directing in the 1996 movie Albino Alligator. Although he didn't appear in the movie himself, he received plenty of positive reviews for his edgy and innovative directing style in this nourish hostage thriller starring Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway and Gary Sinise.
... that Kevin Spacey refused opening credit billing in the thriller Seven because he feared that the suspense of the movie would be compromised if audiences were sitting in the theater waiting for Kevin to make his first appearance on screen. To learn more visit our Tribute to Seven.
... that Kevin Spacey was very close to actor Jack Lemmon and considered him a mentor of sorts. They met briefly when Kevin Spacey, an autograph seeking teenager at an acting seminar asked Jack to sign a picture for him. Many years later they would work together for the first time in the much-praised Broadway production of A Long Day's Journey Into Night. Over the years they would appear together in Glengarry Glen Ross (pictured here), Dad and the TV Movie of the Week, The Murder of Mary Phagan. Kevin also collaborated with Jack's son Chris Lemmon on a book called A Twist of Lemmon: A Tribute to My Father To learn more visit our Tribute to Jack Lemmon.
... currently Kevin Spacey splits his time between acting in Hollywood films and being the artistic director of The Old Vic Theatre in London.
... that Kevin Spacey is a producer. The name of his company is Trigger Street.
... that Kevin Spacey hosted Saturday Night Live and spoofed his Oscar winning movie The Usual Suspects. This is very funny:
... Kevin Spacey was in very distinguished company when he was honored with a Common Wealth Award. The 2009 Common Wealth Award winners are: Kevin Spacey, Academy Award-winning actor and artistic director of London's Old Vic Theatre Company, for Dramatic Arts; Doris Kearns Goodwin, presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, for Mass Communications;
Col. Buzz Aldrin, USAF (Ret.), Sc.D., legendary astronaut and lunar explorer, for Science; Don DeLillo, preeminent American novelist and a leading figure of postmodern literature, for Literature.
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
In the early 1960's, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce developed the idea of the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The sidewalks of the most famous streets in the heart of Hollywood were lined with "stars" recognizing celebrities' life-long contributions to the entertainment industry. Receiving a star is still to this day considered a huge honor. Here's where you can find Kevin Spacey's star:
Walk of Fame Star (Motion Pictures)
6801 Hollywood Blvd.