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James Spader


James Todd Spader was born on February 7, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of teachers Stoddard Greenwood and Jean Spader. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover with director Peter Sellars; he dropped out in eleventh grade. He bused tables, shoveled manure, and taught yoga before landing his first roles. Spader's first major film role was ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

Does the voiceover for Acura car commercials. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 8 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jimmy Spader

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

(on his sadomasochistic scenes in the movie Secretary (2002)): I did something in that scene that I'd never done in a film before but that's been the case with so many of my movies. See more »

Trivia:

Has a photographic memory. He can look at a script and he remembers what the pages look like. As he films a scene, he "reads" the page. The only reason he screws up a line is if very similar words (e.g. it and is) are written fairly close together. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays sleazy, sneaky villains See more »

Nickname:

Jimmy

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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