Kevin Spacey - Moviegoers' Star of the Week - Blog #4

Date: June 01, 2020

Hey Moviegoers, this is our forth Blog post related to "Moviegoers' Star of the Week". We'll be posting every Monday, randomly, about 1 of the 50 most famous Hollywood Stars and share with you his/her TOP 7 Movies of all time.

This week, Moviegoers' Star was born in South Orange, New Jersey, on July 26 1959. He's an American actor of screen and stage, film director, producer, screenwriter and singer. His career began during the 1980s as a stage actor and later obtained supporting roles in film and television. In the early 1990s he got 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).

He's the star of "House of Cards" TV Series, Kevin Spacey!
Spacey got 2 Academy awards, 1 Golden Globes Win and 7 nominations in addtion to many other awards. Starred in 86 titles, produced 40 titles, wrote, directed and starred in his film "Beyond the Sea".

Here's his TOP 7 movies of all time:

1- Swimming with Sharks - 1995:
A young Hollywood executive becomes the assistant to a big time movie producer who is the worst boss imaginable: abusive, abrasive and cruel. But soon things turn around when the young executive kidnaps his boss and visits all the cruelties back on him.

2- American Beauty - 1999:
Lester and Carolyn Burnham are, on the outside, a perfect husband and wife in a perfect house in a perfect neighborhood. But inside, Lester is slipping deeper and deeper into a hopeless depression. He finally snaps when he becomes infatuated with one of his daughter's friends. Meanwhile, his daughter Jane is developing a happy friendship with a shy boy-next-door named Ricky, who lives with an abusive father.

3- The Usual Suspects - 1995:
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.

4- Superman Returns - 2006:
Superman returns to Earth after spending five years in space examining his homeworld Krypton. But he finds things have changed while he was gone, and he must once again prove himself important to the world.

5- The Negotiator - 1998:
In a desperate attempt to prove his innocence, a skilled police negotiator accused of corruption and murder takes hostages in a government office to gain the time he needs to find the truth.

6- L.A. Confidential - 1997:
Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner in this lush tribute to tough film noir crime films. Based on the multi-layered James Ellroy novel.

7- Beyond The Sea - 2004:
A swooning study of "Mack the Knife" singer Bobby Darin and specifically his relationship with wife Sandra Dee.

Stay tuned for the next Moviegoers' Star of the Week!
Thanks for reading.