Kevin Spacey

Born: July 26, 1959

Occupation: Actor

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Kevin Spacey

Anyone with a internet connection and an idea can develop an audience

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Netflix did it right and focused on all the things that have replaced the dumb, raw numbers of the Nielsen world - they embraced targeted marketing and 'brand' as a virtue higher than ratings.

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I'm a relatively ugly character who's done pretty damn well in film.

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Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higher the fences get.

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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!

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I find it sad that by not talking about who I sleep with, that makes me mysterious. There was a time when I would have been called a gentleman.

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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.

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No one's personal life is in the public interest. It's gossip, bottom line. End of story.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Over the years, I've been trying to build a relationship with an audience. I've tried to maintain as much of a low profile as I could so that those characters would emerge and their relationship with audiences...

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

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

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As the years have gone on, I find one of the dangers of watching dailies... is you fall in love with moments.

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Directing a film was something I was yearning to do. I always wanted to see if I had the capacity to be a good storyteller.

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

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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.

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I'm aware that, from the outside, this looks like I've got quite an ego.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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We're all victims of our own hubris at times.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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It's a great thriller or mystery, but on another level it's a film about the fact that, if you only look at a person through one lens, or only believe what you're told, you can often miss the truth that...

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To me, getting up every single night and trying to reach out to an audience, and trying to dig deeper and further in the play to serve the writer and to understand yourself in that context is how you continue...

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The story is everything, which means it's our job to tell better stories.

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

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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.

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The audience has spoken, they want stories. They're dying for them. They're rooting for us to give them the right thing and they will talk about it, binge on it, carry it with them on the bus, and to the...

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Secret Cinema has created a new way of experiencing film. The fusion of film and theatre allows for a much more powerful experience and adds an incredibly unique dimension for the audience. It certainly...

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Wanting people to listen, you can't just tap them on the shoulder anymore. You have to hit them with a sledgehammer, and then you'll notice you've got their strict attention.

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It's not even about being negative. It's just being unsettled, unsatisfied, unfinished.

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Mediocrity is the elephant in the room.

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We've 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...

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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...

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A man can convince anyone hes someone else but never himself.

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I open myself up every time I walk on screen and give you everything that I am. There are parts of me that are in every movie that I've done. That to me is what my job is.

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Sometimes I'll be flipping through the channels and I'll see a movie I'm in. And I'll probably stop and think, 'Sure, I'll watch this.'

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If it were not for people who stepped forward and gave me opportunities at a time when I had not proved myself at all, believe me, I would not have a career.

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The only thing worse than a loser is someone who won't admit he played badly.

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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,...

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

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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...

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It's Hard to Stay Mad When There's So Much Beauty in the World

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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,

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

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

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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...

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