Kevin Spacey

Biography: Kevin Spacey Fowler was born 1959 in South Orange, New Jersey. He was the youngest of three children born to Thomas and Kathleen Fowler. He has a sister, Julie Ann, and a brother Randy B. Fowler (a Rod Stewart impersonator!). His mother was a personal secretary and his father a technical writer. The family moved around often due to Thomas' career but they eventually settled in southern California.

As a child Kevin was a bit of a troublemaker. He was shipped to the Northridge Military Academy after he set his sister's tree house on fire. Then he got thrown out a few months later for pinging a ate on the head with a tire. He attended Chatsworth High School, located in the San Fernando Valley. During his senior year he played Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music. He was Co-Valedictorian of his high school (1977). Val Kilmer was one of his ates.

For a short time he attended Los Angeles Valley College. He left to join a drama program at Juilliard. After two years of
training, in 1981, he quit Juilliard sans diploma and signed up with the New York Shakespeare Festival. His first professional stage appearance was as a messenger in the 1981 production of Henry VI.

Spacey made his Broadway debut in Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts. In 1986 he worked with his idol and future mentor, Jack Lemmon.

Today Kevin Spacey is one of the most well known actors in Hollywood. His ability to portray numerous characters has earned him countless awards. Currently (2008), Kevin is living in London where he the artistic director of The Old Vic Theatre (since 2003) - the first American to hold the position. He previously co-hosted fundraisers for the Theatre (2002).

Kevin took the name 'Spacey' as his professional name from his mother - it was her maiden name.
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Kevin Spacey's Scores

Average career score: 58
Highest Metascore: 95 The Social Network
Lowest Metascore: 31 The Life of David Gale
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
34 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Horrible Bosses 2 Nov 26, 2014 Dave Harken tbd
83 Captain Phillips Oct 11, 2013 Executive Producer / Producer 8.2
55 Safe Apr 27, 2012 Executive Producer 6.3
59 Shakespeare High Mar 9, 2012 Executive Producer 0.5
76 Margin Call Oct 21, 2011 Sam Rogers 7.1
36 Father of Invention Oct 14, 2011 Producer / Robert Axle 4.4
57 Horrible Bosses Jul 8, 2011 Cast 7.1
51 Casino Jack Dec 17, 2010 Jack Abramoff / Jack Abramoff 5.4
95 The Social Network Oct 1, 2010 Executive Producer 8.2
54 The Men Who Stare at Goats Nov 6, 2009 Larry Hooper 6.2
40 Shrink Jul 24, 2009 Producer / Henry Carter 6.1
67 Moon Jun 12, 2009 GERTY 8.4
45 Fanboys Feb 6, 2009 Producer 5.5
48 21 Mar 28, 2008 Producer / Micky Rosa 6.2
57 The Sasquatch Gang Nov 30, 2007 Producer 7.5
42 Fred Claus Nov 9, 2007 Clyde 4.6
45 Mini's First Time Jul 14, 2006 Producer 8.1
72 Superman Returns Jun 28, 2006 Lex Luthor 5.8
46 Beyond the Sea Dec 17, 2004 Director / Producer / Written By / Bobby Darin 7.1
37 The United States of Leland Apr 2, 2004 Producer / Albert T. Fitzgerald 7.1
31 The Life of David Gale Feb 21, 2003 David Gale 6.6
47 The Shipping News Dec 25, 2001 Quoyle 6.5
49 K-PAX Oct 26, 2001 Prot 7.8
40 Pay It Forward Oct 20, 2000 Eugene Simonet 6.5
56 The Big Kahuna Apr 28, 2000 Producer / Larry Mann 6.9
86 American Beauty Sep 15, 1999 Lester Burnham 8.5
77 A Bug's Life Nov 25, 1998 Hopper 7.7
62 The Negotiator Jul 29, 1998 Chris Sabian 8.0
57 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Nov 21, 1997 Jim Williams 6.5
90 L.A. Confidential Sep 19, 1997 Jack Vincennes 8.8