Kevin Spacey is a film writer, producer and director. He is also an actor and a comedian. He was born as Kevin Spacey Fowler on July 26, 1959 at South Orange, New Jersey to Kathleen Ann and Thomas Geoffrey Fowler. He came from the lineage of Swedish, English and Welsh. He studied at the Northridge Military Academy, Canoga Park High School and attended Chatsworth High School in L.A where he graduated as a valedictorian. He was also featured in Chatsworth’ The Sound of Music and played the role of Captain Georg von Trapp. Initially, he tried his luck as a comedian before he went to Juilliard School in New York. From there, he studied drama and during this time, he was also a stand-up comedian in the bowling alley talent competition.

His first official stage performance was from the history play, Henry VI, Part 1; followed by his debut in the Broadway in the play, Ghost by Henrik Ibsen. Then he also performed in The Misanthrope, or the Cantankerous Lover. Kevin did numerous stage performances and has made a name in the theater world.

He was first appeared on television through the television drama, Crime Story where he essayed the role of Kennedy-esque, a senator. His passion later turned to doing films but Kevin continued his involvement in the theater world. In year 1991, he played as Louie in Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers and his performance earned him the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play at the Tony Award.
Kevin’s early roles came from the legal drama series, L.A. Law on NBC, where he played as a millionaire, and the miniseries, The Murder of Mary Phagan where he essayed the role of West Brent and the 1989 comedy film, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, where he played as Kirgo. Kevin played as Mel Profitt in the crime drama series, Wiseguy. Shortly after, he developed his name as a character actor and later cast in bigger roles such as the black comedy film, The Ref in 1994. He played the main lead role as Buddy Ackerman, a powerful movie tycoon in the comedy-drama film, Swimming With Sharks. In 1992, he joined the cast of the drama film, Glengarry Glen Ross and bagged the role of John Williamson, a nasty office manager. The film gained him positive responses from the critics. In 1995, Kevin played the role of Roger ‘Verbal’ Kint, a con artist who suffers from cerebral palsy in the crime thriller film, The Usual Suspects where he won the Best Supporting Actor in the Academy Awards. In the same year, the actor appeared in another thriller film, Seven where he plays as John Doe, a serial killer. The films Seven, Outbreak and The Usual Suspects gained him the Best Supporting Actor at the Society of Texas Film Critics Awards in 1995.

He also played as a self-centered district lawyer in the 1996 film, A Time to Kill and later, he started the Trigger Street Productions with an aim to produce and develop entertainment in different media sectors. He was also debuted as a director in the film, Albino Alligator. The film failed to make it a success in the box-office but he received praises for his direction. He voiced Hopper’s character, the head of the nasty group of grasshoppers in the animated film, A Bug’s Life by Pixar’s.

Kevin receive a worldwide praise and the Best Actor award at the Academy Awards for his role as Lester Burnham, an employee who is captivated with the best friend of his teenage daughter in the drama film, American Beauty in 1999. He also made his Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in the same year. In the play, The Iceman Cometh, Kevin received the Best Actor award at the Laurence Olivier Award in 1999. He is also the co-host of the Unite for the Future Gala along with Judi Dench. The show is a fundraiser for the 9/11 victims of UK.

In year 2000, Kevin bagged the role of Eugene Simonet, a professor of social studies in the drama film, Pay It Forward. He also played as a mental patient who could be an alien in the mystery film, K-Pax. In 2004, he essayed the role of Bobby Darin, a member of the most popular band in the biographical film, Beyond the Sea. This film is a dream come true for Kevin Stacey who is the co-writer, director, co-producer and starrer of the film. He also hosted the popular Saturday Night Live in year 1997 and 2006. He also played the character of Lex Luthor in Superman Returns in 2006. He also made an appearance as Detective Levon Wallace in the thriller film, Edison in 2005 and got its direct-to-video release in year 2006. In 2008, he did a wonderful job as a MIT lecturer who is an expert in using mathematical probability to win in the casino game, blackjack. He went to china in the early 2010 to play as Chuck in the Chinese film, Inseparable under the direction of Dayyan Eng.

Kevin was known to the Hollywood industry for his unique impressions. The first time he appeared in the television show, Inside the Actors Studio, he impersonate James Stewart, Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Katharine Hepburn and John Gielgud. In 2011, he played as Frank Underwood in the political drama series, House of Cards where he received many nominations at the Primetime Emmy Award, Critics Choice Television Award and more.
William H. Macy English Actor

William H. Macy

William H. Macy is a renowned screenwriter, professor and theatre director, film and television actor. He was born as William Hall Macy, Jr. on March 13, 1950 at Miami, Florida and was raised up in Georgia and Maryland in United States. He is the son of Lois and William Hall Macy, Sr. He studied and graduated in Allegany High School in 1968. Later, he attended Bethany College, West Virginia to study Veterinary Medicine. When he moved to Goddard College, he associated himself to theatre where he acted in group productions of plays like The Three Penny Opera, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and several modern and improv pieces. He met David Mamet, a popular playwright at Goddard.In 1971, after he graduated at Goddard, he shifted to Chicago, Illinois and work as a bartender. In the same year, he, along with David Mamet and others build the St. Nicholas Theater Company, where he started in doing roles in various David Mamet’s works like The Water Engine and American Buffalo.He spent some time in L.A., California before he transferred to New York, New York in year 1980. From there, he has done several Broadway and Off-Broadway works. One of his early roles on-screen was his character as Socrates, a turtle in the 1984 direct-to-video fantasy film, The Boy Who Loved Trolls. He also did small role in the 4th season of the situation comedy, Kate & Allie in the episode, General Hospital. William appeared in several films which was written and directed by Mamet such as Oleana where he reprised the role he portrayed in the play of the same title, State and Main, Spartan, Wag The Dog, House of Games, Things Change and a lot more.His character as Jerry Lundegaard in the 1996 dark comedy film, Fargo gained him fame and nomination at the Academy Award. It also helped him in improving his career and became popular. From 1990 to 2000, he has done films like Sahara, Benny & Joon, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Air Force One, Psycho, Happy, Ghosts of Mississippi, Boogie Nights, Mystery Man, Jurassic Park III, Seabiscuit and a lot more.He also made his name on the television industry and donned a variety of roles including his guest appearance in the action-drama series, The Unit, where he played as the President of the United States. He bagged the role of Bill Porter in the television film, Door to Door in 2002. This is a real-life story of a door-to-door salesman from Portland, Oregon, who have a cerebral palsy. William received two Emmy Awards for playing the lead role and for being the co-writer of the film. His performance in the series, ER and the fictional sports news show, Sports Night also received nominations from the Emmy.In an interview in 2003, the actor stated that he wanted to do a big-budget film for the money. William works as a director-in-residence in New York’s Atlantic Theatre Company, where he teaches Practical Aesthetics method. The book, ‘A Practical Handbook for the Actor’ illustrates the method and it is dedicated to William and Mamet.In 2007, he was starred in the comedy film, Wild Hogs as Dudley Frank; a story about the middle-aged suburban men remembering their childhood days by going on a road trip with their Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The film became a box-office success and earned over $168-Million. William also acted in the comedy film, The Maiden Heist along with Morgan Freeman and Christopher Walken in 2009. In the same year, he replaces Jeremy Piven in the Broadway’s Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet. Jeremy Piven unexpectedly drops the play due to some health issue. He was featured as Ray in the comedy-drama film, Dirty Girl in 2010. He also played as a Protagonist on Showtime’s Shameless in 2010. Eventually, the project became a series and his performance as Frank Gallagher was critically acclaimed. He also received a nomination as the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series at the Emmy Awards in 2014. Due to the increase of the ratings, Showtime has renewed second up to fifth season which will premier in 2015.He played as Father Brendan in the independent drama film, The Sessions in 2012. William was debuted as a director through the musical drama film, Rudderless which stars Felicity Huffman, Selena Gomez, Billy Crudup, Miles Heizer and Anton Yelchin. He got married to Felicity Huffman on September 6, 1997. They have two daughters namely Sophia Grace and Georgia Grace. He appeared on the cover of the Fine Woodworking magazine. William is also the national ambassador of the charitable organization, United Cerebral Palsy.

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John Malkovich

John Malkovich is an eminent and award-winning actor, producer, director and fashion designer. He was born on December 9, 1953 at Christopher, Illinois in U.S. to Daniel Leon Malkovich and Joe Anne. He was raised up in the South Main Street at Benton, Illinois. John studied at Logan Grade School and later attended Webster Junior High School. He also went to a public high school in Benton, the Benton Consolidated High School. When he was in high school, he used to play in several plays and Carousel. John is also an active member of a church group and they sang in community events and churches. He is also a member of a local theatre where he was co-starred in a satirical play, America Hurrah by Jean-Claude van Itallie in year 1972. When he’s about to graduate high school, he went to Eastern Illinois University but later on, he transferred to Illinois State University with a major in theatre. John became a member of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1976. In 1980, he shifted to New York to perform in True West, a play by Sam Shepard where he received the Obie Award. He was also part of A Streetcar Named Desire in early 1982. John also directed the revival of Balm in Gilead by Lanford Wilson, which was co-produced by Steppenwolf. John got another Obie Award for this and a Drama Desk Award. He was debuted in Broadway in Death of a Salesman together with Dustin Hoffman. He got an Emmy Award for bagging the role of Biff when the play was converted in television and aired on CBS in year 1985. One of John’s first film appearance was from the comedy film, A Wedding in 1978 where he played a small role together with Terry Kinney and Laurie Metcalf. His first starring film was from the drama film, Places in the Heart where he essayed the role of Mr. Will. John was nominated for the first time for Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Award for his role in the film. He also acted as Al Rockoff in the 1984 British film, The Killing Fields. He also appeared in films like Empire of the Sun by Steven Spielberg and the 1987 film, The Glass Menagerie which was based on the Tennessee Williams’ play with the same title. Few years after, he gained more popularity after essaying the role of the ominous and sensual, Vicomte de Valmont in the historical drama film, Dangerous Liason in 1988.John was featured in the film adaptation of the novella, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck in 1992. He also appeared as Mitch Leary, an assassin who have a deep intention of killing the United States’ President in the thriller film, In the Line of Fire. John received another nomination in the Oscars for his performance in the film. He played as John Horatio Malkovich in the fantasy comedy film, Being John Malkovich by Charlie Kaufman. He also made a cameo appearance on another film by Kaufman entitled, Adaptation from which he appeared as himself while filming the Being John Malkovich. John’s directorial debut, The Dancer Upstairs was launched in year 2002. Some of his recent films are Beowulf, Changeling, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and more.Besides acting and directing, he also hosted the three episodes of Saturday Night Live. The first episode was in January 1989 and the musical guest at that time was Anita Baker, the next episode happens on October 1993 with Billy Joel and the third episode was in December 2008 with T.I and guest appearances by Molly Sims, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and the very popular, Justin Timberlake. In 2002, John started Mrs. Mudd, a fashion company and it releases his very own men’ s clothing collection. The Uncle Kimono which was enclosed in the international press and the Technobohemian. Both were designed by John Malkovich himself.In 2008, he played the main lead in The Great Buck Howard together with Tom Hanks and his daughter, Colin Hanks. In 2009, he did a Nespresso ad along with George Clooney. He also played as Quentin Turnbull in the Western film, Jonah Hex. He also directed the play, A Celebration of Harold Pinter in 2011. John Malkovich got married to Glenne Headly and later, they had divorce when the actor became involved with the popular actress, Michelle Pfeiffer. Subsequently, John met his partner, Nicoletta Peyran while filming The Sheltering Sky in year 1989. The couple have two children namely, Loewy and Amandine. John is also eloquent in speaking French language since he lived in Southern France for over 10 years where he also worked in a theatre.

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John Malkovich English Actor