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Biography

Kevin Spacy (26.07.59) was born in South Orange, NJ, the youngest of three children. The family moved to the West coast when he was very young, so he was raised in Los Angeles. His dad worked as a technical writer at Lockheed, writing manuals for aircraft, while his mother worked as a secretary.



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All The Money In The World Trailer


Jean Paul Getty (Kevin Spacey) may have been the richest man of his time, but in 1973 he proved how he was also one of the most frugal. So much so, in fact, that while most parents and grandparents would give anything in the world to see the safe return of their child or grandchild after a kidnapping, he point blank refused to pay the $17 million that was demanded of him by an organised crime ring who abducted and tortured his 16-year-old grandson, John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer). No matter how much the teen's mother Gail Harris (Michelle Williams) begged the billionaire to pay the ransom, he wouldn't budge, citing that his willingness to pay up would encourage the kidnapping of his other grandchildren.

Things started to get serious when John Paul's ear arrived in the post with the threat that the boy would be posted to them piece by piece if the ransom was not paid. Gail decided to join forces with one of Jean Paul's closest associates, former CIA operative Fletcher Chase (Mark Wahlberg), who agreed to help her bring her son back home and get his client to change his mind about paying up. 

'All the Money in the World' is the true story of an oil tycoon and his unusual reaction to seeing his grandson kidnapped. Kevin Spacey is unrecognisable with his Jean Paul Getty prosthesis. The film has been directed by the Academy Award nominated Ridley Scott ('Alien', 'The Martian', 'Blade Runner') and written by David Scarpa ('The Day the Earth Stood Still', 'The Last Castle') who adapted the screenplay from the book 'Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty' by John Pearson.

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Baby Driver Review

Very Good

Wildly energetic and so cool it hurts, this action movie has been put together in the style of a colourful movie musical, but with the songs playing in the background. Everything is choreographed to the tunes, as the cars veer across the road dodging bullets fired in sync to the rhythm. It's pure candy for the eyes and ears, impeccably staged by writer-director Edgar Wright. And we don't mind much that there's not much more to it than that.

The title refers to Baby (Ansel Elgort), a young man who doesn't talk much. Hiding behind sunglasses and earbuds, he's an expert driver raised by his deaf foster dad (C.J. Jones) after his parents died in, yes, a car crash. He's also in debt to Doc (Kevin Spacey) a criminal mastermind who orchestrates elaborate heists with a variety of low-life goons, all with Baby at the wheel. And things are looking up for Baby when he falls for diner waitress Debora (Lily James) just as he pays off his debt to Doc. But first he has to do one last job, working this time with the loved-up Buddy and Darling (Jon Hamm and Eliza Gonzalez) and the unpredictable, trigger-happy Bats (Jamie Foxx).

Scenes play to the beat of the songs on Baby's iPod, and Wright adds clever touches everywhere. Shooting in long takes with elaborately planned-out mayhem, the film ricochets from one sequence to the next, looking seriously stylish every step of the way. It quickly becomes clear that even the super-efficient Baby is soon going to be in over his head, which helps us root for him as the carnage escalates. The likeable Elgort has a lot of fun with the role, enjoying Baby's wordless swagger while including a touch of emotion here and there. No one else gets a chance to add much depth to his or her role, but at least Foxx gets to steal his scenes simply because no one has a clue what he might do next.

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Host Kevin Spacey on the red carpet at the 71st Tony Awards held Radio City Music Hall - Manhattan, New York, United States - Sunday 11th June 2017

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Kevin Spacey on the red carpet at the 2017 Tony Awards held Radio City Music Hall - New York, United States - Monday 12th June 2017

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Robin Wright Reveals She Was Not Paid The Same As Her Male Co Star For House Of Cards


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The ongoing row about equal pay in Hollywood has erupted again - this time from the female lead of the incredibly successful Netflix show, House of Cards: Robin Wright. The acclaimed actress - who plays vindictive First Lady Claire Underwood - has revealed she has recently discovered she is not on the same pay as her male co-star, Kevin Spacey.

Robin WrightRobin Wright plays Claire Underwood in House of Cards

Speaking to NET-A-PORTER’s weekly digital magazine, The EDIT, mother-of-two Robin explained she had previously been told both her and Spacey were receiving the same amount of money.

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Kevin Spacey and Jeremy Piven at the Gene Siskel Film Centers Annual Renaissance Gala Honoring Kevin Spacey held at Four Seasons Hotel - Chicago, Illinois, United States - Saturday 13th May 2017

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Kevin Spacey To Host The 2017 Tony Awards


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The Tony Awards have announced one of the true legends of stage and screen to host their annual ceremony later this year – none other than Kevin Spacey!

The 57 year old multiple Oscar winner and Emmy nominee might be most famous for his film and TV roles, such as American Beauty and Netflix's 'House of Cards', but theatre-goers will know that he has a long and rich association with the stage too.

Spacey picked up the Best Actor Tony for ‘Lost in Yonkers’ back in 1991, and has previously also served as the Artistic Director of the prestigious Old Vic Theatre Company in London for over a decade, appearing in numerous productions during his tenure there, including a Sam Mendes-directed production of ‘Richard III’ that drew a great deal of acclaim.

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Is 'Baby Driver' Another Sure-fire Triumph From Edgar Wright?


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Filmmaking genius Edgar Wright has returned with another crime comedy epic entitled 'Baby Driver', starring Ansel Elgort and Kevin Spacey. Based on a previous music project of Wright's, the film is his first US venture and is set to arrive in August.

Ansel Elgort in Baby DriverAnsel Elgort stars in 'Baby Driver'

The film follows a young man named Baby (Elgort) who happens to be an excellent getaway driver. He also has another unusual quirk; when he was a child, he was in a car accident that left him with a permanent ringing in his ears and as such constantly listens to music through his earphones to combat the sensation. It doesn't affect the way he works, however, and he's an indispensable part of Doc's (Spacey) criminal gang. 

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Kevin Spacey performing at the 'Apollo Celebration of Ella' a night celebrating the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald. Held at the Apollo Theater in New York City, United States - Saturday 22nd October 2016

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Elvis & Nixon Review

Good

This movie is based on a real meeting between Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon in the White House in December 1970. The only details about this collision of two icons come from a few eyewitness accounts, as well as the photograph they took together. So the screenwriters have some fun with it, weaving in quite a bit of comedy that encourages actors to chomp merrily on the scenery. It's entertaining to watch, but the script misses the chance to add meaning on the situation.

Elvis (Michael Shannon) is the one who initiates this meeting, concerned about the growing protests on the streets of Washington, DC. So he flies to Los Angeles to collect his long-time friend Jerry (Alex Pettyfer) then heads to the capital to meet with his nutty colleague Sonny (Johnny Knoxville) and pitch himself to President Nixon (Kevin Spacey) as an undercover FBI agent who can infiltrate the nation's youth. Since it's obvious that all Elvis wants is a federal ID badge, Nixon brushes the whole idea of a meeting aside until his advisors (Colin Hanks and Evan Peters) convince him that it would be a great PR move. So just before Christmas, the two men finally meet up, and they discover that they have more in common than either expected.

Because of the absurdity of the set-up and the wackiness of the period styles, the movie feels rather a lot like an extended sketch comedy that's largely improvised by an up-for-it cast. These two men are both such big personalities that a meeting like this would be hard to believe if it weren't for the photographic evidence. The conversation between Presley and Nixon is surreal and hilariously random (and largely fictionalised). Shannon and Spacey are having a great time prowling around each other, pouncing with a punchline at every opportunity, so watching them is riveting. Mercifully, they underplay the impersonations, capturing the men with tiny details of movement and vocal inflection rather than relying on lots of make-up. Although Shannon does have that hair and costume.

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Michael Shannon And Kevin Spacey Bond As Elvis & Nixon


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Inspired by an iconic photograph of Nixon shaking Presley's hand and appointing him as an honorary federal drug-enforcement agent, the screenwriter spun the meeting into a full-on screwball comedy. Kevin Spacey plays Nixon in the film, and notes that "while this was such a famous meeting, it wasn't recorded. So in a way it allowed us, and certainly the screenwriter, to be able to imagine what a lot of this conversation was. First-hand witnesses were helpful in terms of snippets, but I think it was expanded. And that's sort of the fun of it, that we could imagine it."

Elvis & Nixon is based on a true story

Michael Shannon plays Presley in the movie, and Spacey says that both actors decided not to do impersonations on-screen. "These are two figures who, obviously, people know," Spacey says. "There's so much public stuff but not that much private stuff, so we tried to find an essence of each of these figures and then allow them to respond to each other genuinely. I think what was most interesting was the fact that these two people you wouldn't think would have anything in common actually, at the end of this meeting, had sort of an appreciation for each other."

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Kevin Spacey Says 'House Of Cards' "Doesn't Go Far Enough" In Portraying Real Life Politics


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Kevin Spacey, the star of the hit political drama ‘House of Cards’, has said that the show “doesn’t go far enough” in reflecting the real nature of American politics and the presidential race for the White House.

The 56 year old plays the scheming, ambitious Frank Underwood in the thrilling show, which released its fourth season to Netflix at the beginning of March. Speaking at a presentation in Paris of the streaming service’s forthcoming shows this week, he reckons that the truth of American politics is scarier than as its portrayed on ‘House of Cards’ – but not by much.

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Kevin Spacey - "The first Sunday of the festival commences with two Vintner's Luncheons: one at Martin Estate, the other at HALL St. Helena. As the sun begins to set over the valley, two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey performs in concert at the Annual Festival Gala at Meadowood, an event benefitting the festival's innovative programming and Napa County arts education programs." at 900 Meadowood Ln, St Helena, CA 94574 - San Francisco, California, United States - Sunday 19th July 2015

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Fourth Season Of 'House Of Cards' To Feature Neve Campbell As Cast Regular


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‘90s TV and film star Neve Campbell is continuing her career resurgence with the news that she’s to be a regular member of the cast of ‘House of Cards’ when it returns for its fourth season.

Deadline reports that Campbell, the former star of teen drama ‘Party of Five’ and slasher movie Scream, will be joining the cast alongside Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, but no news has yet been revealed as to the character she’ll be playing.

Neve CampbellNeve Campbell will reportedly be a regular in season 4 of 'House of Cards'

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Guy Pearce Was Almost Too Hot To Get Hired


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Of all the possible reasons why an actor might receive a "no" when auditioning for a part in the cut-throat world of movies, being "too handsome" must rank among the best of them. But that's exactly the fate that almost befell Guy Pearce before he won the part of Adam Whitely/Felicia Jollygoodfellow in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Guy Pearce at the premiere of The RoverGuy Pearce: too pretty for Priscilla

Director Stephan Elliott recently told The Herald Sun that he had reservations about Pearce starring in the 1994 comedy-drama, which follows the adventures of three drag queens, because the young Guy was just so darn good looking:

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Kevin Spacey

Date of birth

26th July, 1959

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.79






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Kevin Spacey Movies

All The Money In The World Trailer

All The Money In The World Trailer

Jean Paul Getty (Kevin Spacey) may have been the richest man of his time, but...

Baby Driver Movie Review

Baby Driver Movie Review

Wildly energetic and so cool it hurts, this action movie has been put together in...

Baby Driver Trailer

Baby Driver Trailer

Baby is a young man with a talent for driving and a love of music....

Elvis & Nixon Movie Review

Elvis & Nixon Movie Review

This movie is based on a real meeting between Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon in...

Nine Lives Trailer

Nine Lives Trailer

Tom Brand has always been a workaholic and his company is in the fanal stages...

Elvis & Nixon Trailer

Elvis & Nixon Trailer

Who would've thought that Elvis and Richard Nixon would become allies? When Elvis sporadically showed...

Horrible Bosses 2 Movie Review

Horrible Bosses 2 Movie Review

Like The Hangover, Horrible Bosses was a movie no one really wanted to see a...

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Horrible Bosses 2 Trailer

Horrible Bosses 2 Trailer

In the wake of their struggle to murder their bosses in the first film, 'Horrible...

Horrible Bosses 2 Trailer

Horrible Bosses 2 Trailer

Having previously got involved with a scheme to kill their abusive bosses (a plan which...

Margin Call Movie Review

Margin Call Movie Review

This lucid drama about the start of the current economical collapse is gripping, even if...

Father Of Invention Trailer

Father Of Invention Trailer

Robert Axle is a wealthy infomercial master. However, when one of his latest inventions has...

Horrible Bosses Movie Review

Horrible Bosses Movie Review

More amusing than hilarious, this silly comedy at least has moments that make us laugh...

Horrible Bosses Trailer

Horrible Bosses Trailer

Nick Hendricks (a management candidate), Kurt Buckman (an accountant) and Dale Arbus (a dental assistant)...

Shrink Movie Review

Shrink Movie Review

Blackly funny but never as vicious as it clearly wants to be, this rather nihilistic...

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