(biography, photo, video) Kevin Fowler
Kevin spacey: biography
Kevin Fowler was born in a small municipal town of South orange, which is located on the East coast in new Jersey. His father, Thomas Geoffrey Fowler, a writer of technical documentation. Mother-Kathleen Ann Knutson was a housewife and occasionally found work Secretary. Kevin was the youngest child in the family of Thomas and Kathleen. He has a brother Randy and sister Julie.
The family often moved from city to city, which was connected with the peculiarities of the profession of his father. A few years later the Fowler. finally settled in California.
First, Kevin enrolled in primary school in San Fernando, where he studied for several years. But the boy had a big problem with behavior, so parents had to transfer him to a military Academy for boys «Northridge», which was in Los Angeles. But there is a rigorous system of education has failed to restrain expressive teenager, and a year later Kevin was gone. The young man returned to his first school, where he discovered the world of theatre arts. He became involved in all school productions and realized that he would like to continue to do just that. After starring in the play by Arthur Miller «All my sons» guide school «Chatsworth» invited Kevin Fowler to go in their specialized drama class.
After school, Kevin goes to the Los Angeles College «Valley», but almost immediately transferred to new York to acting school «Julliard». During his studies he played leading roles in such productions as «the Sound of music» and «an Ideal husband». At the same time he adopted the pseudonym «spacey», replacing the name of the father maiden name of his grandmother. But, after only 2 years, the young man quits his studies to focus on professional performances in the theater.
Kevin spacey in 1981, enters into a contract with theatrical Agency and began performing as a professional actor on Broadway. He played in Shakespeare’s play «Henry VI», the Rabe’s drama «Rush», in the play of Moliere «the Misanthrope» in Chekhov’s «the Seagull» played the role now and in the drama of Ibsen’s «Ghosts» gave the image of Oswald.
In 1986, Kevin spacey played with the famous actors Jack Lemmon and Peter Gallagher in the play «Long day’s journey into night», after which he was invited to try myself in the movie. But the theatre he left, continued to play a dramatic role in 1991 for participation in the play «Lost in Yonkers» won the highest theatrical prize «Tony».
First, the actor made his debut on television in a cameo role in the TV series «Criminal history», and then starred alongside Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep in the drama «Jealousy». After them went a small role in the Comedy «working girl», the television series «Smart guy», the tragicomedy «Father,» Comedy «I see Nothing, I hear nothing,» the erotic melodrama «Henry and June», the Thriller «the Americans» and the Comedy «the Ref».
The first noticeable success came to the actor in 1995, after the release of the Thriller «Seven,» in which Kevin spacey played the role of serial killer John DOE. For the image of the actor received the award MTV Movie Awards, National Board of review USA, and the new York film critics society. Backed the success of the film «usual suspects», which was released in the same year. Another secondary role of the villain brought Kevin spacey first statuette «Oscar» as the best actor of the second plan. He was also nominated for a Golden globe.
After this success, the actor is removed on the second plan in the legal Thriller «a Time to kill», the drama «midnight in the garden of good and evil,» the Thriller «the Secrets of Los Angeles» and the Thriller «the Negotiator». For all these works Kevin spacey gets very high marks critics.
In 1999 on the screens out the psychological drama «American Beauty,» in which spacey for the first time appears before the audience in the title role. The film was a resounding success. At the ceremony of awarding the prize «Oscar» the picture was nominated in 8 categories, 5 of them won. Including received his statuette and Kevin spacey as best actor of the year.
After that, he starred in over 20 films. The most notable paintings were the action movie «Ordinary decent criminal», a drama «the Life of David Gale,» the crime Comedy «Casino Jack», the drama «Twenty one» and the family Comedy «Brilliant dad». It should also be noted Russian-American short film «Envelope» which tells an unusual case of life of the famous writer Yevgeny Petrov. Kevin spacey played the role of the famous author of «12 chairs» and «Golden calf».
Last work of the actor today is popular all over the world political series «house of cards», filming in 2013. Kevin spacey and actress Robin Wright brilliantly played Chet Underwood who will stop at nothing for his goal. Already out of season 3 serial movie.
Kevin spacey very carefully hides his personal life. On the romantic side of life nothing is known, except that he never married. Spacey does not cover the expense of their relations, although some celebrities, such as actress April Winchell and screenwriter Dianne Dreyer, said that he had met with Kevin for a while. But every time the actor has publicly denied such statements as suspicion gay.
In autumn 2008, spacey flew to Yalta to visit the house-Museum of Chekhov’s «White dacha», as he is a big fan of his work.
Kevin spacey is also known as a parodist. He is able to speak voices of many Hollywood stars, as demonstrated in the TV show «On the set».
- 1991 — Henry and June
- 1995 — Seven
- 1995 — Suspicious person
- 1997 — The Secrets Of Los Angeles
- 1999 — American Beauty
- 2003 — Life Of David Gale
- 2008 — Twenty-one
- 2010 — Casino Jack
- 2010 — Brilliant dad
- 2013-2015 — a house of cards