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By Anonym 15 Sep

Kevin Spacey

There are times when you do a play when you are living in the character over a two-and-a-half-hour period or longer, and you come to the end of the night, and you can feel like you were hit by a truck.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

If you're lucky enough to have done well, then it's your responsibility to send the elevator back down.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

No one should ever feel sorry for me. Ive been treated very well for the most part.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kevin Spacey

To look in the eyes of audiences and see the kind of naughty glee that they got with being on the inside, the audience becomes your co-conspirators.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kevin Spacey

You have to always be ready, always be alive, and always be willing to move in a new direction.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

Am I now supposed to go on Oprah and cry and tell you my deepest, darkest secrets because you want to know?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

People have different reasons for the way they live their lives. You cannot put everyone's reasons in the same box.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I remember meeting the likes of Johnny Carson and Jimmy Stewart for the first time and being completely starstruck.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

If you look back through history in the United States, there have been very few landslide elections. Half the country always voted for someone else.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

Storytelling helps us understand each other, translate the issues of our times, and the tools of theater and film can be powerful in helping young people to develop communication/collaboration skills, let alone improving their own confidence.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kevin Spacey

The movies are not my first priority - the theater is.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I'm not a writer. I marvel at writing. I am sometimes absolutely astounded when I read something and I think how in the world did that man or that woman sit down at a typewriter, a computer or a pen and an ink well, and seemingly have nothing come between their heart and that pen.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I went through a period of great rebellion within my family, when I was about 9 or 10. I was mad, I had no focus, had no real interest in anything, and so I started to do things that were just rebellious and stupid.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

It is not about whether you are an executive, a studio or a network. If you have a story or an idea you can build a following for it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kevin Spacey

There are ways in which you can make sure that even if people come to the theatre because they know an actor or actress, by the end, theyve forgotten that, and they leave going, Wow - what an amazing play.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kevin Spacey

You are not just, "This is the way I play it every night." You are constantly finding new ways in, new attacks, "I want to try it this way. Maybe this scene is affecting that scene. I want to attack this scene differently.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

In film, movies schedules are based on three things: actors availabilities, when are sets being built, when you can rent the place youre going to film in.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kevin Spacey

We have learned the lesson that the music industry didn't learn. Give people what they want, when they want it, in the form they want it in, at a reasonable price - and they'll more likely pay for it rather than steal it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

Cable TV has become where the best actors, writers and directors have gone to work because they are allowed to do character-driven stories.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I dont categorize characters into one syllable. These are fully-rounded characters that I dont judge; I just play them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

A couple of clues came my way of what I might be getting myself into when I sat down with a number of actors who had played Richard III in the past. And I was hoping of course, that one of them or all of them were gonna give me the magic key, the secret way in to play Richard III but none of them did that.But every one of them did say the following, "Be careful.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

Clearly the success of the Netflix model, releasing the entire season of 'House of Cards' at once, proved one thing: The audience wants the control. They want the freedom. If they want to binge as they've been doing on 'House of Cards' and lots of other shows, we should let them binge.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kevin Spacey

You can't win a marathon without putting some bandaids on your nipples!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

If someone can watch an entire season of a TV series in one day, doesnt that show an incredible attention span?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

My job consists of basically masking my contempt for the assholes in charge, and, at least once a day, retiring to the men's room so I can jerk off while I fantasize about a life that doesn't so closely resemble Hell.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I don't want to show deleted scenes. I don't like an audience looking at what the movie might have been - if it's in the movie, it's in the movie.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

Stay true to your brand and true to your voice and audiences will respond to that authenticity with enthusiasm and passion.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

If you have done well in whatever business you are in, it is your duty to send the elevator back down and try to help bring up the next generation of undiscovered talent.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kevin Spacey

You must find a way to express your ideas and compel your audience to react through the idea itself, and then figuring out what the best representative of that idea may be, and bringing it to life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

The audience has spoken. They want stories. They’re dying for them. They’re rooting for us to give the right thing. And they will talk about it, binge on it, carry it with them on the bus and to the hairdresser, force it on their friends, tweet, blog, Facebook, make fan pages, silly GIFs, and god knows what else about it..

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I liked it because it was such a dangerous script and showed just what human beings are capable of. Here was a movie in which Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, who always win in every movie they ever do, simply don't win. I felt that was outrageous for a commercial movie.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I have long been a supporter of The Princes Trust, and so when American Express asked me to launch Amex Be Inspired and help young people build their confidence and fulfil their potential, I was delighted to get involved.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I've been around politics a long time. I've seen it at its best and its worst, been at so many events, listened to private conversations versus public speaking, understood the game of it, and in many ways the theatrics.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I find drinking really helps.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kevin Spacey

There are two things that have been happening over the last few decades in my opinion. First, there have been unbelievable, remarkable, pioneering advances in technology and, second, an equal amount of evolution in creativity. These two shifts are meeting at an intersection.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I want to bring theatre to a new generation, using the tools available to us, including taking it out to them on film and with new technology, but that is just so they can discover theatre. I want them to come in and sit in a theatre. This is the way to plant seeds.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I always remember is that no matter how good I might be in a movie, I'll never be any better. It's frozen. But in theatre I can be better tomorrow night, I can be better the night after that and I can be better in a week. The journey you go through as an actor is incredible.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I've never heard of a situation where, because somebody had a particular political belief, they didn't get a part. I think it's a bit of a myth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I think that acting is a very humanizing profession.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

Im able to hang up the character with the costume at the end of the movie.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I think what we have seen in terms of gay teenagers committing suicide because of bullying is anguishing. I think young people, if they are feeling like they are confused, need to know that there are people to talk to and that there are places they can go and not feel alone. But I feel that they have just as many rights as I do to not be bullied.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Kevin Spacey

We gotta be willing to let it hurt. You know, all this notion that acting is “yeah it’s pretend” and yes we enjoy it and yeah we can have a good time with it. But if you wanna LAND, you wanna make an impact, you want those FUCKERS TO REMEMBER YOU! Then you have to let it hurt sometimes. You gotta get there because that’s all an audience ever wants. Is for you to open up your chest and show them that you have a fucking heart. That’s all we want. A heart. A human being. Not an affectation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

In recent years we've seen an explosion of creative programming, and I think it represents a third golden age of television because the creators have more control over the story. The audience doesn't care about the platform. They care about the content.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I'm supposed to convince you, for two hours, that I'm somebody else. Now if you know everything about my life, if you think you've got me figured out and you think you know all my dark secrets, how am I ever going to convince you that I'm somebody else?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I was not a studious kid, and I struggled to find things that would command my attention and engage my ideas and energies.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kevin Spacey

What I like about Britain is that I can live a normal life here.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

Pushing the boundaries of what is expected of you is important to me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I think that there is no doubt that every experience you have in your life, whether it's playing a character or something else, you bring that to the work.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I have talked to more people who are in politics who have said to me, "[House of Cards] is closer than you can imagine. It's the most accurate description of how politics actually works that we've ever seen." I mean, West Wing - beautiful, wonderful idea of how democracy should work. But I've had more people in politics say they think House of Cards is closer. I - don't know whether to take that as a compliment or a sad state of affairs.