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Kevin Spacey Quotes


Kevin Spacey Kevin Spacey drifted through school after school until his friend Val Kilmer recommended him to join the Juilliard school of performing arts in 1979. It was here in the midst of a teacher student argument where he thought the teacher did not like him he suddenly had a moment of clarity when the teacher raged; “You big idiot! You think I don't like you because I'm tough on you? Don't you realize that I'm hard on you because I happen to think you are one of the most talented students I've ever seen? But you’re also the laziest!”. As the red mist cleared he realised he did have a talent but he had to work at it and hone those skills. It was a humbling experience for him but it was a good lesson learned. He left Juilliard after two years but Juilliard never left him as he started his career slowly building up the roles by working hard and learning along the way. Kevin had been inspired by many greats of the silver screen including; Al Pacino, Henry Fonda, James Stewart, Jason Robards, Spencer Tracy and his long time friend and mentor Jack Lemmon who he idolised. Jack Lemmon also recognised the talent in Spacey and the rest of the movie watching world were soon to learn this, after all how many actors have a list of awards including 2 Oscars, 1 Golden Globe, 1 Emmy Award, 1 BAFTA and 1 Tony Award. Although a versatile actor Spacey has a tendency to be cast in villainous roles and his adeptness to play these nefarious characters has won him much critical acclaim. Great actors tend to let their movies do the talking and although he always tried to keep a barrier between his professional and personal life he has still came out with some great one liners so here is my compilation of 12 of the best Kevin Spacey quotes.
  • Mini Bio
  • Name: Kevin Spacey Fowler
  • Born: 26th July 1959, South Orange, New Jersey, U.S
  • Influenced by: Jack Lemmon who became a father figure to Spacey and his role model
  • Alma mater: Juilliard performing arts school, Manhattan, New York
  • Occupation: Actor and producer
  • Trivia: It was his childhood friend Val Kilmer who recommended he join Juilliard performing arts school

"Sometimes the person who is the most logical is the person whom we call insane"

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"I find it sad that by not talking about who I sleep with, that makes me mysterious. There was a time when I would have been called a gentleman"

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"Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higher the fences get"

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"Politics and acting are very closely tied. The job is to convince"

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"Talent is only interesting if it's challenged"

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"I think people just like me evil for some reason. They want me to be a son of a bitch"

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"It's not even about being negative. It's just being unsettled, unsatisfied, unfinished"

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"If you're lucky enough to do well, it's your responsibility to send the elevator back down"

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"With every job, you should have something to lose, something to gain, something to learn"

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"You can't turn a "no" to a "yes" without a "maybe" in between"

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"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was making us believe that he's not real"

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"Let’s let people live their lives and do it the way they want to do it"

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