Kevin Spacey Fowler (born July 26, 1959), better known as Kevin Spacey, is an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the early 1990s that culminated in his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the neo-noir crime thriller The Usual Suspects (1995), and an Academy Award for Best Actor for midlife crisis-themed drama American Beauty (1999).
His other starring roles have included the comedy-drama film Swimming with Sharks (1994), psychological thriller Seven (1995), the neo-noir crime film L.A. Confidential (1997), the drama Pay It Forward (2000), the science fiction-mystery film K-PAX (2001), and the role of Lex Luthor in the superhero film Superman Returns (2006).
In Broadway theatre, Spacey won a Tony Award for his role in Lost in Yonkers. He was the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre in London from 2004 until stepping down in mid-2015. Since 2013, Spacey has played Frank Underwood in the Netflix political drama series House of Cards. For his role as Underwood, he has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama and two consecutive Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.
Personal life A 1999 Sunday Times article 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 misunderstanding and Esquire magazine’s bet-hedging assertion two years ago that he must be gay”. He responded to such rumors by telling Playboy and other interviewers that he was not gay, and telling Lesley White of the Sunday Times, “I chose for a long time not to answer these questions because of the manner in which they were asked, and because I was never talking to someone I trusted, so why should I? Recently I chose to participate because it’s a little hard on the people I love.”
In an interview with Gotham, Spacey said, “I’ve just never believed in pimping my personal life out for publicity. I’m not interested in doing it. Never will do it. They can gossip all they want; they can speculate all they want. I just happen to believe that there’s a public life and there’s a private life. Everybody has a right to a private life no matter what their profession is.” In 2000, he took his girlfriend of several years to the Academy Awards and thanked her during the acceptance speech for his Best Actor award. Reports in 1999 and 2000 suggested that she was a script supervisor named Dianne Dreyer.
In September 2006, Spacey said that he intends to take up British citizenship when it becomes available to him. He is a Democrat and a friend of Bill Clinton, having met the former U.S. President before his presidency began. He described Clinton as “one of the shining lights” of the political process. According to Federal Election Commission data, as of 2006, Spacey had contributed $42,000 to Democratic candidates and committees. He additionally made a cameo appearance in the short film President Clinton: Final Days, a light-hearted political satire produced by the Clinton administration for the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Gawker article on sexual aggressiveness toward young men On March 19, 2015, Gawker.com’s Defamer published a series on Spacey’s homosexual proclivities and his overall sexual aggressiveness entitled, People Keep Telling Us About Kevin Spacey’s Aggressive Love for Men, by J.K. Trotter.[Archived Version] Virtually all of the stories people submitted stated that Spacey appeared to be sexually interested in very young men. One of the final stories was in regard to Spacey’s possible attraction to a young man of high school age, who would most likely be a minor. Quoting Defamer:
However, I will say that [Spacey] spent the most time talking to a handsome young student who was enrolled in a local private high school ( I eavesdropped hard for this). The boy’s mom was also there so nothing too flirty, but Spacey was obviously into the kid, talking to him about his Latin studies, lacrosse practices, theatre, etc. etc. I mean the kid was hot…. Anyway, I also know the owners of a local bar that was used for the filming of [House of Cards] and the owner’s son is a lax bro at a nearby college…I’ve heard Spacey was VERY flirty with that kid. Considering these stories together, it seems that if Spacey is gay (and, honestly, who the hell cares anyway? You do Oscar-winning you, Spacey!) he definitely has a type. Go Maryland lacrosse! https://web.archive.org/web/20170606143140/http://archive.is/qekrD
Connection to convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein Spacey flew with sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein, on his plane, dubbed the Lolita Express, on several occasions. Please note that, at the moment, there is no evidence Spacey had an active role in Jeffrey Epstein’s activities with minors. https://web.archive.org/web/20170606143140/http://archive.is/PCN83#selection-713.0-713.392
Connection to Bill Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative, part of the Clinton Foundation As noted in the Wikipedia article above, Spacey is very good friends with former president Bill Clinton. When Spacey flew on the private jet of sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein, over the course of a month, Spacey was ostensibly supporting the efforts of the Clinton Global Initiative in Africa. https://web.archive.org/web/20170606143140/http://archive.is/PCN83#selection-713.0-713.392