Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey

Date of Birth: 26 Jul 1959

Country: USA

Biography: Kevin Spacey, CBE is an American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and crooner. He grew up in California, and began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s, before being cast in supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the early 1990s, culminating in his first Academy Award for The Usual Suspects (Best Supporting Actor), followed by a Best Actor Academy Award win for American Beauty (1999)... (Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 71 (Actor), 2 (Director), 1 (Writer)

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    American Beauty
    Provoked by forbidden passions, Lester Burnham (Spacey) decides to make a few changes in his rut of a life, changes that are less midlife crisis than adolescence reborn. The freer he gets, the happier he gets, which is even more maddening to his wife, Carolyn (Bening), and daughter Jane (Birch) --especially when he turns his lustful gaze toward Jane's friend, the sultry Angela (Suvari). (Dreamworks SKG)
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    Beyond the Sea
    For Bobby Darin (Spacey), performing was his life. It kept his heart beating. He came alive onstage, even when he was near collapse offstage. In Beyond the Sea, Bobby tells us his own story, in his last great performance. (Lions Gate Films)
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    The Big Kahuna
    On the last evening of a convention two seen-it-all industrial lubricant salesmen and a youngster from the research department gather in the hotel's hospitality suite to host a delegates party. The main aim is to get the business of one particular big fish. When it becomes apparent that it is the lad who has developed a direct line to the guy, his strong religious beliefs bring him into sharp conflict with his older and more cynical colleagues.
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    A Bug\
    Every year, a bunch of grasshoppers come to the anthill and eat what the ants have gathered for them. The "offering", as the ants call the ritual, is a part of their fate. One day in spring, when the offering's preparation has just been finished, Flik, unliked inventor ant, accidentally drops the whole offered seeds into the river. The grasshoppers come and give the ants a second chance to collect food until fall... (imdb)
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    Glengarry Glen Ross
    A group of real estate salesmen in Chicago compete for the best "leads" at a small firm selling property in "resort" areas, such as Florida and Arizona. When a hotshot executive from the head office arrives and proposes a vicious sales contest, competition gets stiff, and salesmen who have worked a lifetime for the company find their jobs in jeopardy. (Artisan)
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    K-PAX
    Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations. (imdb)
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    L.A. Confidential
    A shooting at an all night diner is investigated by three LA policemen in their own unique ways.
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    The Life of David Gale
    David Gale (Spacey) is a man who has tried to live by his principles, but in a bizarre twist of fate, this devoted father, popular professor and respected death penalty opponent finds himself on Death Row for the rape and murder of a fellow activist (Linney). He decides to confide in a reporter (Winslet) who quickly realizes that a man's life is in her hands. (Universal Pictures)
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    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
    When magazine writer John Kelso (John Cusack) travels to Savannah, Ga., to cover a chichi party thrown by urbane antiques dealer Jim Williams (Kevin Spacey), he is pulled into his subject's intriguing murder trial and introduced to a throng of colorful locals. Set against the beguiling backdrop of Southern high society, this retelling of John Berendt's novel by director Clint Eastwood also stars Jude Law as Williams's lover, Billy Hanson.
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    The Negotiator
    Maverick negotiator Danny Roman is framed for embezzlement and the murder of his partner and best friend.
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    Pay It Forward
    Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
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    Se7en
    Two big city detectives (Pitt, Freeman) find themselves on the trail of a vicious serial killer that chooses his victims according to the seven deadly sins. (New Line Cinema)
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    The Shipping News
    Based on E. Annie Proulx's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, the story traces one man's extraordinary journey to self-discovery when he returns to his ancestral home on the coast of Newfoundland. (Miramax Films)
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    The United States of Leland
    On an ordinary school day in California, a seemingly ordinary student named Leland Fitzgerald (Gosling) commits a devastating, inexplicable crime...and changes everything forever...not only for Leland but his family, friends and the teacher who becomes obsessed with trying to figure out why. (Paramount Classics)
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    The Usual Suspects
    Following a truck hijack in New York, five conmen are arrested and brought together for questioning. As none of them is guilty, they plan a revenge operation against the police. The operation goes well, but then the influence of a legendary mastermind criminal called Keyser Söze is felt. It becomes clear that each one of them has wronged Söze at some point and must pay back now. The payback job leaves 27 men dead in a boat explosion, but the real question arises now: Who actually is Keyser Söze? (imdb)
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    Working Girl
    Tess McGill is a frustrated secretary, struggling to forge ahead in the world of big business in New York. She gets her chance when her boss breaks her leg on a skiing holiday. McGill takes advantage of her absence to push ahead with her career. She teams up with investment broker Jack Trainer to work on a big deal. The situation is complicated after the return of her boss. (imdb)
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    Outbreak
    Extreme measures are necessary to contain an epidemic of a deadly airborne virus. But how extreme, exactly?
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    A Time to Kill
    A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK. (imdb)
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    Iron Will
    When Will Stoneman's father dies, he is left alone to take care of his mother and their land. (imdb)
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    The Ref
    A cat burglar is forced to take a bickering, dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas Eve. (imdb)
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    Henry & June
    In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding her sexual horizons with her husband Hugo as well as with Henry and others (imdb)
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    Heartburn
    Rachel and Mark are both Washington journalists. They meet at a wedding and not long after they get married themselves... (imdb)
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    Ordinary Decent Criminal
    A thief who has pushed his luck, finds out that his life is in danger when all his enemies decide to team up against him.
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    See No Evil, Hear No Evil
    A man is murdered. Two men witness it. A blind man who hears the killer, and a deaf man who sees her. (imdb)
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    Swimming with Sharks
    A young, naive Hollywood studio assistant finally turns the tables on his incredibly abusive producer boss. (imdb)
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    Dad
    A busy, "always-on-the-run" executive learns during a meeting that his father may be dying and rushes home to his side... (imdb)
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    Superman Returns
    After a long visit to the lost remains of the planet Krypton, the Man of Steel returns to earth to become the peoples savior once again and reclaim the love of Lois Lane. (imdb)
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    Looking for Richard
    Director Al Pacino juxtaposes scene's from Richard III, scenes of rehearsals for Richard III, and sessions where parties involved discuss the play, the times that shaped the play and the events that happened at the time the play is set. Interviews with mostly British actors are also included, attempting to explain why American actors have more problems performing Shakespearean plays than they do. (imdb)
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    Edison Force
    Upon discovering a den of corrupt policemen, a fresh-faced journalist makes a shaky allies in a jaded reporter and investigator for a powerful district attorney. (Amazon.com)
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    Hurlyburly
    Hurly-burly is an adaptation of David Rabe's well known play about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes who's personal lives threaten to veer into a catastrophe more interesting than anything they're peddling to the studios. (imdb)
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    Fred Claus
    Fred Claus, Santa's bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole. (imdb)
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    Rocket Gibraltar
    A man's family comes for his 77th birthday and while he loves all of his children and their children, he and his children don't exactly connect. However, he connects with his grandchildren. And he tells them what he wants for his birthday and they do what they can to give it to him. (imdb)
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    Consenting Adults
    Richard and Priscilla Parker's lives take a turn for the better when Eddy and Kay move into the house next door. Eddy's a risk taker and shows his new neighbours how to enjoy life at the expense of a rule or convention or two. What Richard doesn't realise is that Eddy's little games are just a prelude to something that's intended to destroy his neighbours' lives. (imdb)
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    21
    "21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings. (imdb)
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    Recount
    Recount (2008) - TV Movie
    A chronicle of the weeks after the 2000 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent recounts in Florida. (imdb)
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    Moon
    Sam Bell is nearing the end of his contract with Lunar. He's been a faithful employee for 3 long years. His home has been Sarang, a moon base where he has spent his days alone, mining Helium 3.
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    Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius
    This documentary is a fascinating look at the cinematic genius of Alfred Hitchcock. Briefly covering much of his early British works, the film primarily focuses on his American classics, such as "Shadow of a Doubt", "Notorious", "Rear Window", "Vertigo", "Psycho" and "The Birds". (imdb)
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    Shrink
    Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.
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    The Men Who Stare at Goats
    A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's First Earth Battalion, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.
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    Doomsday Gun
    Dr Gerald Bull was a genius at designing and building superguns. (Very large long range guns capable of shooting more than 100 Miles.) When a plan by the CIA to export restricted material using him was exposed, the CIA denied all knowledge and he went to jail. He was later released to help Saddam Hussein build a new supergun capable of firing over 500 miles. Israel, upon learning of the supergun, fears it would be used against themselves.
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    Telstar
    A music-infused drama about Joe Meek, the flamboyantly gay, tone deaf, songwriter-producer behind the '60s hits "Have I the Right," "Just Like Eddie," "Johnny, Remember Me" and "Telstar." (imdb)
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    The Murder of Mary Phagan
    From a true story. In Atlanta in 1913, a 13-year-old girl is murdered in the factory where she works. The factory manager, a Jew named Leo Frank, is convicted and sentenced to hang. Georgia Governor John Slaton suspects that Frank may have been railroaded by public desire for revenge and hatred of Frank's religion and northern (US) ties. But as a rising politician, Slaton also knows that to violate such strong public opinion by questioning the judgment would be political suicide. (imdb)
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    Shackleton\
    Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure is a giant-screen film that tells the dramatic true story of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton's now-legendary 1914-1916 British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. A testament to heroism and human endurance, the 28-man crew survived nearly two years in the Antarctic when its ship, the Endurance, was trapped and then crushed by pack ice. (imdb)
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    Father of Invention
    Robert Axle, an eccentric inventor turned ego maniacal infomercial guru, loses it all when one of his inventions maims thousands of customers. After 8 years in maximum security prison, Axle is ready to redeem his name and rebuild his billion dollar empire. But first he must convince his estranged 22 year old daughter to let him live with her and her quirky, over protective roommates. (imdb)
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    Casino Jack
    A hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.
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    Margin Call
    A thriller that revolves around the key people at a investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.
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    Horrible Bosses
    Disgruntled buddies Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day) can't leave their miserable jobs, so they cook up a creative strategy for eliminating each other's micromanaging and maniacal employers (Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey) instead in this crackpot comedy. Peculiar advice from con artist Motherf**ker Jones (Jamie Foxx) gets the scheme in motion, but the pals can't keep the wheels from flying off.
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    Inseparable
    A troubled young man, Li faces pressure at work and problems at home with his moody wife. Chuck, rescues Li from the brink of despair and becomes an unlikely mentor. But who is Chuck really?
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    The Ventriloquist
    A ventriloquist struggles to survive with no audience while he becomes lonely- his only friend his puppet. (imdb)
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    Envelope
    Envelope (2012) - Short Film
    Evgeniy's hobby is to send fake letters to real countries. He has collected a letter from every country except New Zealand, and he sends a letter there. Things turn worst when he actually receives a letter from someone there. (imdb)
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    Spirit of a Denture
    The story of a dentist who has to help relieve a pirate's pain. (imdb)
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    Shakespeare High
    Shakespeare High is a documentary about a socio-economic cross-section of teens in Southern California that study Shakespeare to compete in a drama Festival run by the many hundred-strong volunteer teacher organization: DTASC (Drama Teachers Association of Southern California). The film focuses primarily on under-served teens, highlighting the life-changing effect that this activity and competition have for them. (imdb)
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    Long Day\
    The Great American Family at its worst. James Tyrone is an aging actor and skinflint whose miserliness has been the ruin of his family. His wife, Mary, has been a morphine addict since the birth of their youngest son, Edmund. Their eldest son, Jamie is an alcoholic, unable an unwilling to find work on his own, he has been 'forced' to take up his father's profession. Edmund, who has been away as a sailor has returned home sick and awaits the doctor's diagnosis of consumption. (imdb)
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    Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman
    The story of Superman is told through archival footage, as well as interviews with many of the actors, directors, and producers involved with the Superman media over the years. (en.wikipedia.org)
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    NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage
    In over 200 performances, and across 3 continents, Kevin and the troupe reveal some of the most intimate moments behind the scenes of their staging of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, "Richard III." Their story and experiences weave around, and reflect on, excerpts from the play from their various locations, from Epidaurus to Doha, and provides a great opportunity to witness his immersive and captivating interpretation of Richard III. (kevinspacey.com)
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    Horrible Bosses 2
    Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don't go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme. (imdb)
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    Fall from Grace
    Biographical film about televangelists Jim and Tammy Bakker chronicles their rise in the religious arena and their ultimate fall in 1987 after Jim's 1980 dalliance with Jessica Hahn which came to light and their mismanagement of funding of their PTL ministries.
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    When You Remember Me
    Fact-based story of Mike Mills, a teen with muscular dystrophy, who is placed in a state nursing home by his destitute single mother. There he must contend with being the only young person in the clinic and with an abusive head nurse.
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    The Organ Grinder\
    The short is deliberately made complex: Rhys, a failed painter meets in a pub with some friends to discuss their methods for creating revolutionary paintings. His talk is carefully listened with interest by Pablo the leader of a group of art-inclined cockroaches... (imdb)
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    House of Cards
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    American Beauty: Look Closer...
    The making of Sam Mendes's award-winning debut "American Beauty" (1999).
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    Elvis & Nixon
    The untold true story behind the meeting between the King of Rock 'n Roll and President Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives. (imdb)
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    L.A. Confidential: Off the Record...
    The making of classic 1997 film "L.A. Confidential" featuring several key collaborators.
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    Nine Lives
    A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family's cat. (imdb)
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    Rebel in the Rye
    The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye. (imdb)
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    Baby Driver
    After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. (imdb)
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    Billionaire Boys Club
    A group of wealthy boys in Los Angeles during the early 1980s establish a 'get-rich-quick' scam that turns deadly.
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    A Show of Force
    An American journalist in Puerto Rico in 1978 investigates the death of nationalists who may have been murdered by the police. (imdb)
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    Let Me Be Frank
    Kevin Spacey returns as Frank Underwood to rebuke numerous sexual assault allegations.
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    Race for the White House
    Notable US Presidential election races throughout American history are examined. (imdb)
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    Hackers Wanted
    This film both follows the hacking adventures of famous hacker Adrian Lamo, and uses them as a microcosm for the macrocosm of struggles faced by emerging trends of thought - from the criminal to the philosophical. (imdb)
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