When it comes to modern acting, there are very few actors who can match the talents and charisma of Kevin Spacey. One only need to take a look at his award shelf to see the amount of excellence Kevin Spacey was oozing as an actor in Hollywood. He has won a Tony Award, Academy Award (Oscar) twice and several other major industry awards.
The roster of excellent modern films is not complete with a sizeable number of films that Kevin Spacey has starred in. A few of them include The Usual Suspects, American Beauty, L.A Confidential, Seven, Swimming with Sharks and many others. His role in Netflix’s House of Cards has been described as many as one of the best displays in modern television.
There is a lot to talk about when it comes to a man like Kevin Spacey and we cover a bit of it below.
Who is Kevin Spacey?
Kevin Spacey did not have an ideal childhood and some have even attributed the behaviors that have derailed his career as side effects of his childhood. The actor was born on the 26th of July, 1959 to Thomas Geoffrey Fowler and Kathleen Ann. He is one of the three children born to the couple.
Kevin suffered sexual abuse at the hands of his father, a fact that has shaped the actor who the world came to love on screen. For his education, he attended Northridge Military Academy, Canoga Park High School, and Chatsworth High School.
After years of trying and failing to be a comedian, Kevin Spacey enrolled at the prestigious art school in New York, Julliard School where he learned drama.
His Career Achievements
Without a doubt, an acting titan like Kevin Spacey spent considerable time in the theatre. In fact, he began his career as a stage actor in 1981. He made his way to Broadway within the first year of his career, appearing in plays like Ghosts, The Misanthrope, Hurlyburly, Sleuth and a few more.
His association with the theatre would span through his entire career so much that he would later win a Tony Award. However, he expanded his acting medium to film and television. He made his first appearance onscreen in 1986 playing a nameless character in the film Heartburn. In the following year, he appeared as Senator Rourke in Crime Story, a television show.
It became the start of a long career on screen for the actor whose career boasts of over 80 films and television shows. With each new role, he garnered a reputation in the industry has a brilliant actor. Early films like Swimming with Sharks and The Ref helped establish him as a budding star among critics. He then earned his first major award for playing Verbal Kint in The Usual Suspects. The role earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Over the course of his career, Kevin Spacey has starred in other critically acclaimed films and television shows like Seven, American Beauty and House of Cards.
His brilliant career came to an abrupt end when he was accused of sexual harassment by multiple people in 2017. Kevin Spacey is currently facing multiple charges.
His Net Worth
Majority of his present net worth may be getting spent in battling his legal problems but over the course of his career, Kevin Spacey has amassed a huge net worth of $100 million. Much of which has come from his work on Netflix’s House of Cards and other commercially successful movies like Superman Returns in 2006.
Spacey has a brother, Randy Fowler; while his brother most certainly doesn’t share his accomplishments or fame, he has become a person of interest since the news of Kevin Spacey’s long list of sexually abusive behavior made the news. His brother is a limousine driver who is based in Idaho. Due to reasons that haven’t been made known to the public, Randy and his brother are estranged.
Is He Gay or Married?
Kevin Spacey has never been married and for a long time, he was not believed to have been in a relationship either, a fact that drew the curiosity of several people in the industry, particularly tabloids. Over the years, however, he was rumored to be in a relationship with a couple of people, particularly one Dianne Dreyer whom he went as far as appreciating during an acceptance speech for his Oscar award.
In October 2017, in bizarre fashion, Kevin Spacey helped make sense of his relationship dilemma when he announced to the world that he was gay. The announcement came in the midst of his defense against alleged sexual assault by Anthony Rapp.
Where is He Now?
At the moment, Kevin Spacey is facing several legal problems that stem from the allegations of sexual assault and misconduct. He has been seen making court appearances. His last film project was the film Billionaire Boys Club which did poorly at the box office.