130+ Kevin Spacey Quotes That Will Pump Your Inspiration Levels

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Kevin Spacey is a very famous American actor, producer, and also a singer. Kevin Spacey had started his career as a stage actor in the 1980s, and he had earned roles in movie and TV. Kevin Spacey had earned a lot of fame during the 1990s, and he earned his very first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Usual Suspects (1995) and also one Academy Award for Best Actor for the movie, American Beauty (1999).

Kevin Spacey’s other roles included the comedy-drama movie called, Swimming with Sharks (1994), and also the thriller called, Seven(1995). Kevin Spacey has starred in L.A. Confidential (1997), the science fiction movie, K-PAX (2001), and also, the drama Pay It Forward (2000), the superhero movie, Superman Returns (2006), the musical biopic Beyond the Sea (2004), and also, Baby Driver.

In Broadway, Kevin Spacey has won a Tony Award in the year, 1991 for his work in Lost in Yonkers. Kevin Spacey had then hosted the 71st Tony Awards. Kevin Spacey had been the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre in London. Kevin Spacey had played the role of Frank Underwood in the Netflix series called, House of Cards, which had earned Kevin Spacey a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama and also two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.

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“I’m not going to make general comments about the British press.”

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“I have never played a game in my life.”

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“I don’t even think in terms of ambition.”

Kevin Spacey popular quotes “The audience wants control. They want freedom.”

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“Meeting the person you are going to be playing is very unique.”

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“Anytime someone can beat the acting out of someone else, I think it’s a wonderful thing.”

“As a producer or financier, you are going to go where you get the best bang for your buck.”

“As an actor, you’re always nervous as to what a director will do with something.”

“Both ‘Consenting Adults’ and ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ revolve around the economic stresses of the ’90s. They are about what people do when they’re pushed against that wall, and how they’re manipulated. They are both morality tales, though in very different genres.”

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

“Edward Norton and I have known each other awhile. I just think he’s the real deal, supremely talented and smart. He’s got a great sense of humor.”

“For years, particularly with the advent of the Internet, people have been griping about lessening attention spans.”

“Games are advancing in terms of storytelling and trying to create a character, and it’s a brand new audience for me.”

“Have we become so celebrity-obsessed that there is no longer a difference between a character and an actor? I hope not.”

“I can imagine there is going to come a time when someone will do 13 hours of a story without breaks.”

“I cotton to the idea that people are much closer to being flawed; they have problems and don’t always make the right choices.”

“I don’t watch rugby.”

“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.”

“I have to remember if I’m at some charitable event where kids are… I try to remember don’t swear in front of the kids!”

“I have wanted to have children. I do want to have children.”

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

“I terribly miss – we all miss, I think – somebody like the great producer Irving Thalberg. He had a foot in both camps: He understood us creative people. And he understood the money people.”

“I think it is just a function of the fact that I moved around so much as a child that I learnt early on to make every place my home.”

“I think people love it when anybody acts bad; it’s not particular to me.”

“I want to do better. I want to produce better stories. I want to do better plays.”

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

“If someone can watch an entire season of a TV series in one day, doesn’t that show an incredible attention span?”

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“If we don’t reach out to make theatre affordable to the young generation, we will lose them all.”

“If you ignore the murdering and the conniving, Francis Underwood is an effective politician.”

“If you wanna compete, you’ve got to get into the original content game.”

“If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down.”

“If you’re not concerned about maintaining an image, you can pursue roads that another actor might not take.”

“I’m attracted to things that are challenging and fun and interesting, and it certainly seems that audiences enjoy them as well.”

“I’m not a writer, and I don’t want there to be any mistake about that.”

“It takes stamina to get up like an athlete every single night, seven to eight performances a week, 20 weeks in a row. And there are many young performers who only learn their craft in the two minute bits it takes to film a scene. You never learn the arc of storytelling, the arc of a character that way.”

“It’s a really wonderful thing to focus your life on something other than your own personal career and ambition.”

“It’s extremely dangerous to compare anyone else to Shakespeare.”

“It’s not even about being negative. It’s just being unsettled, unsatisfied, unfinished.”

“I’ve taken the experiences that I’ve had in the theatre and applied them to film and television and now games.”

“Kids aren’t growing up with a sense of television as the aspirational place for their ideas.”

“Living in London has become incredible. I suppose it’s easy to love where you live if you love what you’re doing. But this is not just a visit: it’s my home.”

“London is a very energising place to be.”

“My admiration for ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ is very, very big because they went out on top.”

“One can never take the cynicism one comes across in life too seriously.”

“One of the tasks that any artistic director has is, you’re trying to bring elements together that will work. The truth is that you could bring all the best talents in the world together and produce a big turkey.”

“Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time in Washington. It’s a great theater town.”

“Partisan rancour and party politics and ideology have got in the way of compromise – and compromise is the only thing that has ever made politics successful.”

“People say, ‘If you open a movie online at the same time as in movie theatres, no one is going to go to the movies.’ That’s just not true. People love to go out and have a shared experience; they always will.”

“People sometimes have to be reminded, I’m not Frank Underwood. I’m an actor named Kevin Spacey.”

“People think that direct address was invented by Ferris Bueller, but in fact, it wasn’t. It was invented by Shakespeare.”

“President Obama will go down as having passed some of the most historic bills in the history of this country.”

“Some politicians that I’ve seen have been brilliant with the public. They almost speak with the skill of an actor.”

“‘The 24 Hour Plays’ is a quite brilliant, exhilarating event for everyone concerned.”

“The less you know about me, the easier it is to convince you that I am that character on screen. It allows an audience to come into a movie theatre and believe I am that person”.”

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

“The process of doing a play is an organic one, and the process of doing a film is totally inorganic.”

“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, they’ve forgotten that, and they leave going, ‘Wow – what an amazing play.'”

“There does seem to be in the U.S. now an ideology and an entrenchment that has stopped people doing what they are hired to do, which is govern rather than run for office the whole time.”

“There’s no doubt that some of the greatest films ever made have come from the theater. It’s all a matter of finding a way to make the theater experience watchable on film.”

“We’re going to see a lot of companies that have been portals of entertainment become producers.”

“What a martyr craves more than anything is a sword to fall on, so you sharpen the blade and hold it at just the right angle.”

“What hasn’t surprised me is that audiences, as we found starting with box sets, want control, to decide how they watch it. Appointment viewing is slowly being put slightly behind.”

“What I’ve certainly learned is that whenever I’ve said anything about real politics, I’ve come under attack. So it’s best simply to play politics on television.”

“What’s my favourite book? It changes all the time.”

“When I look around at Broadway and the West End, theatre is becoming an exclusive club.”

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

“Whether it’s ‘Veep’ or ‘Homeland’ or ‘The West Wing’ – which is a more idealised version of democracy – people are fascinated by politics.”

“While data can only tell you what has happened in the past, it can in some ways give you a sense of what might be of interest to an audience in the future.”

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

“Working in film tends to isolate actors – it’s your close-up; it’s all about you.”

“You just play what a writer writes, in terms of what a character chooses to do and how a character chooses to deal with their various relationships.”

“You learn every single day when you’re running a company. You learn as you go.”

“Being an actor sometimes requires that you ask yourself questions you’d rather not know the answers to.”

“Bobby Darin was one of the first to take black musicians on the road with his band, and there were places that didn’t want him to play, and he stood up to it.”

“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.”

“I couldn’t imagine something asking as much of me as ‘House Of Cards.’ It’s a great warm-up for coming back to the screen.”

“I felt that I shouldn’t be an actor who just makes movie after movie in a quest for prestige and money.”

“I’ll tell you one thing. I’ve never heard a director saying that the dailies suck.”

“I’m not revolted by Washington.”

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

“It’s interesting to play a politician who gets stuf”

“I’ve never done a movie that’s shot more than 40 days because I just don’t do those kinds of films.”

“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.”

“There’s nothing like standing in a place and wanting nothing so much as to change but simply not being able to.”

“You can almost hear people saying, ‘We’re going to make a movie about an election’ and ‘We’re going to make a movie about a lobbyist.’ You can hear the yawning start across the nation.”

“A British director directed ‘American Beauty,’ an important film about American life, and it didn’t matter. What only mattered was everyone’s sensibility.”

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

“Am I arrogant? I’ve been arrogant, sure; everybody’s been arrogant.”

“And I certainly won’t lay out areas of my life that I think are just private.”

“Audiences grew to like this duality of feeling, where you’re both championing a character and you’re revolted by them.”

“But I feel that I have a responsibility to help the film and I have relations with the studio and with those who put up the money so that I can tell a story that I believe in.”

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

“Essentially, your voice is an instrument; it’s a muscle, and you have to treat it like a muscle, and so you have to work it.”

“Exposure to the arts and culture is enormously valuable.”

“Film is very condensed.”

“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.”

“For me, coming to work every day has turned out to be exactly what I hoped it would be.”

“Francis Underwood was entirely based on Richard III. When Michael Dobbs wrote ‘House of Cards’ in the original British series, Richard III is what he based the character on.”

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

“I always thought that, in a way, you want your Superman to be a total unknown.”

“I am now a commander of the British Empire.”

“I am so leading the life that I want and wanted and dreamed of as a kid. I’m trying very hard not to abuse it or take advantage of it.”

“I don’t categorize characters into one syllable. These are fully-rounded characters that I don’t judge; I just play them.”

“I don’t play villainy. I wouldn’t even know how to play it.”

“I guess I’ve been training in the theater for as long as I can remember.”

“I like being able to go to a local pub and have great food and particularly love pubs that welcome my dogs.”

“I love doing impressions.”

“I mean we all played as kids. You play games, you take on different characters, you imitate; the fun and the love of play has never left me.”

“I think that there was a period of time – and I would reckon it was about 12 years – where I was just determined to see if I could build a career for myself.”

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

“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.”

“I’m able to hang up the character with the costume at the end of the movie.”

“I’m lucky if I find one movie a year that’s worth doing, and when I do find one, it usually only takes 20-30 days to shoot.”

“I’m not someone who’s led my life trying to get publicity; I’d rather do my work and go home.”

“It’s not easy to sustain a long career, and sometimes I don’t even think about how long I’ve been doing it.”

“I’ve always found it strange that a director can hire any designer he wants from any country. But if he hires a foreign actor, it’s like he’s stolen the crown jewels and run across the river with them.”

“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.”

“I’ve been on sets where things weren’t relaxed because someone was creating tension for no reason.”

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“Maybe there are people who are gamers who haven’t seen movies I have made, or the movies I have made have made no impression on them at all.”

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

“No matter how good you might be in a movie, you’ll never be any better. But in a play, I can be better next Tuesday. That’s the thrill of it.”

“No one should ever feel sorry for me. I’ve been treated very well for the most part.”

“People don’t tend to hassle me because when I’ve got a hat on, I look like a banker. I’m just a plain guy.”

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

“Secondarily, I think films that are driven by music also terrify studios.”

“The audience, the place you’re in, has everything to do with how your performance goes.”

“The more shows that are produced, the more writers are hired, producers are hired, actors are hired, directors are hired, it means the more people will get employed. It’s better for the economy. It’s a fantastic thing.”

“The next day I was in my school’s production of All My Sons. This was the performance where I realized something was happening between me and the audience that I hadn’t recognized before.”

“The only real experiences I’ve had with therapists were the ones who were working with me and my family when my mother was ill.”

“The stigma that used to exist many years ago, that actors from film don’t do television, seems to have disappeared. That camera doesn’t know it’s a TV camera… or even a streaming camera. It’s just a camera.”

“There are a lot of people out there who offer roles to actors because they’ll elevate their movie to a place the movie would never reach.”

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

“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.”

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

“When I was young, I learned very early on that I could make my mother laugh. And that was one of the greatest sounds I ever heard.”

“Whether that’s positive or not, people are talking about the Old Vic Theater again with passion and commitment and controversy and debate.”


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