Affluent star Kevin Spacey has earned himself a reputation for being mean after leaving a London restaurant without contributing to the bill.

The AMERICAN BEAUTY OSCAR-winner was dining with bandmates, working with him on upcoming rock biopic BEYOND THE SEA - in which he plays 1950s singer Bobby Darin.

But after a night enjoying a Chinese meal with the team, Spacey simply walked away, reportedly without paying anything towards the bill.

One of the revellers complains, "We couldn't believe it. He started to say goodbye and we thought he was going to give us a surprise by slipping his credit card to the waiter and paying for the meal. Instead, he just climbed into his limo. It worked out at $80 (GBP50) a head but he didn't even put in a tenner."

10/09/2003 13:48