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As enigmatic as he is talented, Kevin Spacey has always kept the details of his private life closely guarded. As he explained in a 1998 interview with the London Evening Standard, "the less you know about me, the easier it is to convince you that I am that character on screen. It allows an audience to come into a movie theatre and believe I am ... See full bio »

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 2017 Boss Baby (filming) (voice)
 2016 Nine Lives (filming)
 2014 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Video Game)
Jonathan Irons (voice)
 2012 Envelope (Short)
 2012 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- Johnny Carson: King of Late Night (2012) ... Narrator
 2012 Old Vic: Tunnels (Short)
 2011 My Least Favorite Career (Video short)
 2010 Gorilla School (TV Series)
 2009 Moon
GERTY (voice)
 2009 Shrink
 2008 The Applicant (Short)
Human Resources (uncredited)
 2008 Recount (TV Movie)
Ron Klain
 2008 21
Micky Rosa
 2007 Machine Child (Short) (voice)
 2007 Fred Claus
 2006 Superman Returns (Video Game)
Lex Luthor (voice)
 2006 The Interrogation of Leo and Lisa (Short)
 2005 Edison
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Herbert Hoover / Sidney Andrews / Ira Stewart / ...
- What Is Freedom? (2003) ... Sidney Andrews
- Working for Freedom (2003) ... Ira Stewart
 2002 The Tower of Babble (Short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 2001 K-PAX
 2001 Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure (Documentary short)
Narrator (voice)
 1998 A Bug's Life
Hopper (voice)
 1995 Se7en
John Doe
 1994 Doomsday Gun (TV Movie)
Jim Price
 1994 The Ref
 1993 Tribeca (TV Series)
Chris Boden
- Heros Exoletus (1993) ... Chris Boden
 1992 Consenting Adults
Eddy Otis
 1992 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Giles Keenan
- Guess Who's Coming to Murder (1992) ... Giles Keenan
 1991 Darrow (TV Movie)
Clarence Darrow
 1990 When You Remember Me (TV Movie)
 1990 Henry & June
Richard Osborn
 1990 A Show of Force
Frank Curtin
 1990 Fall from Grace (TV Movie)
Jim Bakker
 1989 Dad
 1989 Unsub (TV Series)
- Clean Slate (1989) ... Benton
 1988 Working Girl
Bob Speck
 1988 Rocket Gibraltar
Dwayne Hanson
 1988 The Murder of Mary Phagan (TV Mini-Series)
Wes Brent
 1987 Crime Story (TV Series)
Senator Rourke
- The Senator, the Movie Star, and the Mob (1987) ... Senator Rourke
 1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Detective Sgt. Cole
- Solo (1987) ... Detective Sgt. Cole
 1986 Heartburn
Subway Thief
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(4/99)-7/99) Stage: Appeared (as "Theodore 'Hickey' Hickman") in "The Iceman Cometh" by Eugene O'Neill. Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City. NOTE: Spacey was nominated for the Tony Award Best Actor in Play. See more »

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1 Portrayal | 30 Interviews | 36 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 21 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 10" (1.78 m)

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I look at the last 10 years, where I've done a play every year... and I'd like to think that this decade has made me a better actor. All that work has prepared me to do the best work that I can do, and I'm pretty convinced that if I hadn't gone and done this, I wouldn't have been prepared for a thing like 'House of Cards.' [2014] See more »


Ranked #10 in the 2008 Telegraph's list "the 100 most powerful people in British culture". See more »


Often plays deceptively intelligent and ruthless men See more »

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