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Tue, 2017-Oct-31 02:54 UTC
Length - 3:02
Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.
With 1,387,473 views on Monday, 30 October 2017 our article of the day is Kevin Spacey.
Kevin Spacey Fowler, (born July 26, 1959) is an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the early 1990s that culminated in his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the neo-noir crime thriller The Usual Suspects (1995), and an Academy Award for Best Actor for midlife crisis-themed drama American Beauty (1999).
His other starring roles have included the comedy-drama film Swimming with Sharks (1994), psychological thriller Seven (1995), the neo-noir crime film L.A. Confidential (1997), the drama Pay It Forward (2000), the science fiction-mystery film K-PAX (2001), Lex Luthor in the superhero film Superman Returns (2006), and Doc, a criminal kingpin in the action film Baby Driver (2017).
In Broadway theatre, Spacey won a Tony Award for his role in Lost in Yonkers. In 2017, he hosted the 71st Tony Awards. He was the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre in London from 2004 until stepping down in mid-2015. Since 2013, Spacey has played Frank Underwood in the Netflix political drama series House of Cards. For his role as Underwood, he has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama and two consecutive Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 02:54 UTC on Tuesday, 31 October 2017.
For the full current version of the article, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Spacey.
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