Kevin Spacey is a two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor (film and stage) and director.
Spacey grew up in California, and began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s, before being cast in supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the early 1990s, culminating in his first Oscar for 1995’s “The Usual Suspects”, followed by a Best Actor Oscar win for 1999’s “American Beauty”. Spacey has since spent time working on stage productions in London, and has remained in the public eye, starring in several major Hollywood films, including “Se7en”, “Pay It Forward”, “L.A. Confidential”, and his most recent role in “Superman Returns”.
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