Actor Kevin Spacey

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on October 6, 2002

What Kevin Spacey movie projects can I look forward to in the future? He seems to choose his projects carefully and has a diverse list of roles to his credit.
—Carol B., Colorado

You may have caught a glimpse of Spacey in this summer's Austin Powers in Goldmember, where he makes a cameo appearance. Future films include The Life of David Gale, in which he plays a death penalty opponent who lands on death row. He'll also appear in The United States of Leland. A New Jersey native, the 43-year-old Spacey studied acting at Juilliard and left after two years. Spacey had small film roles, tried stand-up comedy, and did Shakespeare in the Park at the start of his career, finally breaking through when he appeared as bad guy Mel Profitt in the television series Wiseguy. His movies include Glengarry Glen Ross, The Ref, and Seven. He won his first Oscar in 1995 for his supporting role in The Usual Suspects and his second for his 1999 starring role in American Beauty. Spacey also won a Tony Award in 1991 for Lost in Yonkers. The multi-talented Spacey made his directorial debut in 1996 with Albino Alligator.