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By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I often make the analogy with tennis. Every match the rules are the same, but no game is ever the same. Theatre is like that. Every time is different.

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 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 15 Sep

Kevin Spacey

When the story is good enough, people can watch something three times the length of an opera.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

Its a really wonderful thing to focus your life on something other than your own personal career and ambition.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kevin Spacey

The thing that is always so surprising about plays written in another century is how remarkably elastic they are. When you listen to the way in which Shakespeare attacks relationships, for example, even though the words may start off sounding foreign, in actuality they are so accessible, the motivations so clear, the resonances so contemporary. When you put it in a modern context - we could well be in a place with someone like Gaddafi or Mubarak - it becomes apparent how Richard III resonates with that type of personality, with media and manipulation, alliances and petty jealousies.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

It's so easy for us to misperceive and see the things in others that we want to see. And, when we're wrong, and often we're dead wrong, we miss the truth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

Our job, you know, in the entertainment profession is to try to illuminate and show people all sides of humanity, and it doesn't just mean that you can only do movies that are only about the good parts of us. You have to be able to eliminate the bad parts.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

After graduation, I was floundering in L.A., doing stand-up comedy and working in a shoe store in the Valley.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kevin Spacey

While the sciences are hugely important, let us not leave behind a childs imagination.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I write a lot about my experiences and the people I meet. Ive got a lot of material. But a book about me? It seems sort of odd.

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 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 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 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I'm not out there trying to get press for myself nor am I trying to convince anybody that I'm living any kind of a life. I'm actually trying to convince people: I don't want you to know what I'm living, because it's none of your business.

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 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

The control is shifting because of the democratisation of the internet. My industry is very good at building walls to stop people getting in.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kevin Spacey

There's something very interesting about the way each individual actor approaches stuff.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

For kids growing up now, there's no difference watching 'Avatar' on an iPad or watching YouTube on TV or watching 'Game of Thrones' on their computer. It's all content. It's just story.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kevin Spacey

Why not sit around a Beverly Hills pool collecting residual cheques? That is not the kind of life I want.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I feel it's a responsibility for anyone who breaks through a certain ceiling... to send the elevator back down and give others a helpful lift.

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 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

If you haven't turned rebel by twenty you've got no heart; if you haven't turned establishment by thirty you've got no brains!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kevin Spacey

Whatever mistakes you make this time around, you will live through on your next pass. Every mistake you make, you will live through again and again, forever.  So my advice to you is to get it right this time around.  Because this time is all you have.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

Mediocrity is the elephant in the room.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

Sometimes its the crazy people who turn out to be not so crazy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kevin Spacey

There are good people in the lobbying industry. Lobbyists can serve a very useful purpose.

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 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

It's the way I feel about acting. That we are given clues by a writer about someone's essence or persona and it's our job to try to figure out which of those clues are true, which of clues we decide to follow and which of those clues we think are red herrings, or only in the way another character thinks of that character.

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

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 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I dont play villainy. I wouldnt even know how to play 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 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

People have really long attention spans, and they love complicated plots. TV series are giving the audience what they want.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

The greatest sound in the theater is silence.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

My mother was sarcastic and delightful and, trust me, quite remarkable.

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

Clarence Darrow was a unique and courageous man. Several of my favourite actors have played Darrow... Henry Fonda, Orson Welles and Spencer Tracy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kevin Spacey

To know what you want, to understand why you're doing it, to dedicate every breath in your body to achieve... If you feel you have something to give, if you feel that your particular talent is worth developing, is worth caring for then there's nothing you can`t achieve.

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 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

Theatre is organic, film is not. Theatre you come every day and you work with a group of people and you're are all up for it and you all get to do the whole thing every night, be it two hours or three hours. In film you work in two or three minute bits and it's never in chronological order and then someone takes that away and makes it look like it all happened, or that you gave that performance.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I certainly identify with the role of mentor and, to some degree, maybe teacher. I do a lot of work with kids at the Old Vic.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kevin Spacey

The Old Vic has always been first and foremost an actors theatre, a home for great talent and memorable performances.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

Studios and networks who ignore either shift - whether the increasing sophistication of storytelling, or the constantly shifting sands of technological advancement - will be left behind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I've been intrigued by politics my whole life. And, yes, I am very close to the Clintons. I was a Hillary person until I was an Obama person. And she was a Hillary person, too, until she was an Obama one, evidently.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I don't know who Keyser Soze is, but whoever he is, he is going to get gloriously drunk tonight.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kevin Spacey

I actually have a number of lovely watches from the International Watch Company.