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
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: 11 Nine Lives
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 41
  2. Negative: 4 out of 41
41 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
86 Baby Driver Jun 28, 2017 Cast / Doc / Doc 7.9
83 Captain Phillips Oct 11, 2013 Executive Producer / Producer 8.1
76 Margin Call Oct 21, 2011 Sam Rogers 7.2
95 The Social Network Oct 1, 2010 Executive Producer 8.3
67 Moon Jun 12, 2009 GERTY 8.4
72 Superman Returns Jun 28, 2006 Lex Luthor 6.5
86 American Beauty Sep 15, 1999 Lester Burnham 9.0
77 A Bug's Life Nov 25, 1998 Hopper 7.9
62 The Negotiator Jul 29, 1998 Chris Sabian 8.6
90 L.A. Confidential Sep 19, 1997 Jack Vincennes 9.0
77 The Usual Suspects Aug 16, 1995 Roger 'Verbal' Kint 8.9
65 Outbreak Mar 10, 1995 Casey Schuler 6.0
80 Glengarry Glen Ross Sep 29, 1992 John Williamson 8.0
73 Working Girl Dec 23, 1988 Bob Speck 8.5