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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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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

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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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Chris Martin And Nine More Of Our Favourite Celebrity Impressionists


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It's always awesome to discover the untapped hidden talents of celebrities; talents not necessarily used to a great extent in their everyday work. Some stars - whether they're singers or actors - possess the extremely impressive knack of nailing impressions of their peers, even the ones you least expect.

Chris MartinWelcome to the fold, Chris

In no particular order, we've compiled a list of our favourite impressions from celebrities not necessarily famous for that talent, i.e. they're not comedians or anything, just professional pop and movie stars.

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Nine Lives Trailer


Tom Brand has always been a workaholic and his company is in the fanal stages of one of their biggest projects to date. As with a lot of people who have high flying careers, Tom's family have taken somewhat of a backseat in his life. Particularly his wife Lara and 10 year old daughter Rebecca. 

Living in a luxury city apartment, Tom isn't often found with his family but as it's Rebecca's birthday, he knows that he can't miss it. With no gift to give his daughter and knowing that he's spent such little time with her recently, Tom decides to stop off and get her a gift that's sure to make her happy - something she's asked for for years. A cat. 

The store where Tom picks up the cat (called Mr. Fuzzypants) is run by an eccentric man called Felix Perkins and as soon as Mr Perkins and the newest member of the Brand family become part of Tom's life, odd things start to happen. Soon Tom's life is turned upside down and he's experiencing family life in a way that he - nor anyone else - has ever experienced before. 

Elvis & Nixon Trailer


Who would've thought that Elvis and Richard Nixon would become allies? When Elvis sporadically showed up at The White House, it was completely unexpected. He was the biggest pop star in the world and there he was, at the gates of The White House unannounced.

Under the advice of one of his top aides, Nixon is a talked into meeting with The King Of Pop. Nixon needed a boost in popularity and for him to be seen as becoming friends with America's most loved star would be a perfect photo op for The President.

Elvis is accepted and taken into the building; him and his security sidekicks are searched and relieved of their firearms. Whilst speaking with Egil Krogh, Elvis is run through a few of the certain White House protocols that one must follow on meeting the president, protocols Elvis is quick to cast aside. The reason behind this meeting was kept entirely secret, but now we'll learn about Elvis' aspirations to take on a new mission unlike anything he's ever done before.

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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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Arise Sir Kevin Spacey: US Actor Receives Honorary Knighthood In Queen's Birthday Honours List


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American Kevin Spacey has said he was "honoured and humbled by such recognition from the Queen”, after being included in this year’s birthday honours list. The actor has been given an honorary knighthood by the monarch, after serving as the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre for over a decade.

Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey has been given an honorary knighthood.

Spacey was recognised for his 'services to British theatre and international culture'. Accepting the honour he told the BBC, "I must thank the British public for being so supportive of my efforts on behalf of the Old Vic. I feel like an adopted son.”

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Chill Out Guys: Netflix Ain't Getting Adverts, Yet


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It's no secret that Netflix is experimenting with advertising on its service, though rumors on the internet this week that users will now be met with pre-roll and post-roll advertisements when watching House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, et al, appeared to be severely exaggerated.

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Some analysts have pushed the company to introduce lucrative ads, though in a statement to Mashable this week, the streaming service played down the prospect.

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Tributes Paid As Kevin Spacey Steps Down As Artistic Director Of The Old Vic


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Stars from throughout the world of theatre came together to praise Kevin Spacey as he stepped down as artistic director of London’s The Old Vic after more than a decade in the role.

In an event hosted by ‘Downton Abbey’ star Hugh Bonneville, the likes of Elizabeth McGovern, Jeremy Irons and Eddie Izzard paid tribute to Spacey’s contributions to reviving the fortunes of the Old Vic, at which he took the reins in 2003. He now vacates to make way for Matthew Warchus, who is set to unveil his opening season later this week.

Recorded tributes were also included from James Bond director Sam Mendes, Sir Elton John and even former American President Bill Clinton, and there were a handful of musical performances by Sting and Annie Lennox. 

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Dame Judi Dench and Kevin Spacey - The Olivier Awards held at the Royal Opera House - Winners. - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th April 2015

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Dame Judi Dench and Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey - 'Now' U.K. Premiere at Empire Leicester Square - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Monday 9th June 2014

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Kevin Spacey Sunday 17th July 2011 The Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Final at Cowdray Park Polo Club - Arrivals West Sussex, England

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Kevin Spacey

Date of birth

26th July, 1959

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Actor

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Kevin Spacey Movies

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...

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...

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Father Of Invention Trailer

Father Of Invention Trailer

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

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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...

The Men Who Stare at Goats Movie Review

The Men Who Stare at Goats Movie Review

Based on true events as recounted in the Jon Ronson book, this freewheeling war comedy...

The Men Who Stare At Goats Trailer

The Men Who Stare At Goats Trailer

Watch the trailer for The Men Who Stare At Goats Bob Wilton is a journalist...

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As chaotic and energetic as a 1960s British comedy, this film traces six years in...

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