Do you remember those cool quotes in the movie ‘the usual suspects’……“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that……he is gone”. OR even from the ‘American beauty’…..”It’s a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself”. No? Then I’m sure you have heard these words from the Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning series ‘House of Cards’….. “There’s no better way to overpower a trickle of doubt than with a flood of naked truth.” Did you ever have that tickling feeling to know about the man who appeared in all these hits? Yeah, you guessed it. Today we are digging the life of Kevin Spacey. [Even his dark secrets are going to be exposed] so brace yourselves.
Caption: Kevin Spacey
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With the birth name of Kevin Spacey Fowler, the Keyser Soze of the ‘usual suspects’ was born on July 26, 1959, in South Orange, New Jersey. With two more siblings, Spacey was born to Kathleen Ann(mother) and Thomas Geoffrey Fowler(father). Spacey had a rough childhood. According to his brother Randy Fowler, their father was abusive (a racist Nazi supporter according to Randy) and so Spacey was subjected to sexual, physical and psychological abuse. Poor guy had shut down emotionally and become “very sly and smart” to avoid whippings. Kevin’s father died in 1992 and his mother in 2003. He states in an interview that his mother supported his idea to become an actor.
Spacey attended Northridge Military Academy followed by Canoga Park High School in the 10th and 11th grades. His former classmate Val Kilmer convinced Kevin to enroll in New York City's renowned Julliard School, but he left after two years to join the New York Shakespeare Festival.
Spacey’s first professional stage appearance was as a spear carrier in a performance of Henry VI, Part 1 in 1981. His prominence as a stage actor began in 1986 when he was cast of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night.
Caption: Spacey in the Usual Suspects
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In the mid-1990s, Spacey was catapulted into international stardom with lead performances in the hit movies The Usual Suspects (1995) and Se7en (1995). Spacey played an egomaniacal DA in ‘A time to kill’ and made his directorial debut with the film ‘Albino Alligator’ in 1996. He also voiced Hopper in the animated film A Bug's Life (1998).
Kevin Spacey is a talented actor of manly physique. This 58 years old stud (by 2017) has a height of 1.78 meters and has a net worth of $100 million. Spacey is pretty successful in his professional life while his love life is down the river. In 1999, reports suggested Spacey was dating a named Dianne Dreyer. But in an article in The Sunday Times Magazine in 1999 stated that Spacey's "love affair with acting, and the absence of a visible partner in the life of an attractive 40-year-old, has resulted in Esquire magazine asserting two years ago that he must be gay.
Although Spacey had long kept his personal life a private matter, he found it suddenly pried open by the allegations made by Anthony Rapp. Following that allegation, 15 other sexual allegations came forward convincing the world that Kevin Spacey was gay after all. No wonder he hasn’t married till now. YES…you heard me right, Mr. Spacey is GAY. After apologizing to Rapp through Twitter, he also wrote. "I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man. I want to deal with this honestly and openly, and that starts with examining my behavior." And finally the mystery is solved, and many questions about Spacey’s sexuality have been answered.
Caption: Spacey holding his Oscar award
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Despite the fact he is a lonely man with a thing towards men, Spacey is quite talented, and he has been honored with many awards . A total of 55 wins and 85 nominations including the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame speak for themselves.
From Emmy to Academy awards, Spacey has his name inscribed in many of those shiny trophies.
Spacey has appeared in a lot of films, roughly 52 movies has been played or directed by him. Kevin has also portrayed many characters in 18 TV series (his most famous being the ‘house of cards’). Spacey has played in theatres for 13 plays and if you are a video game fan, you probably have seen him in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Spacey’s contribution in Hollywood is well renowned and now we know why..
There is no doubt that famous star like Spacey himself will be an introvert and cold towards his fans and followers. Spacey has 3 million likes on Facebook, 689k followers on Instagram and 4.93 million followers on Twitter. After all this don't you wanna know about him and be in touch with his personal life? If so, follow him, like him and keep supporting him through social media.0 0
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