After the Harvey Weinstein scandal sent Hollywood into a tailspin, actor Kevin Spacey was one of the many high-profile men who was accused of sexual misconduct. Once known for his legendary roles in movies, such as Se7en, The Usual Suspects, and American Beauty, his 30+ years in the industry is now shrouded by allegations that he sexually harassed multiple men, including Richard Dreyfuss’ son, Harry.
With his House of Cards series indefinitely suspended in lieu of the allegations, we thought we’d dig up 10 things about the actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and singer that you probably never knew.
1. The Name Change
He was born Kevin Spacey Fowler, but when he went to register his name with Screen Actors Guild and Actors’ Equity Association, there was already a Kevin Fowler on file. The actor decided to drop his last name and simply go by his first and middle name (which just so happens to be his mom’s maiden name).
2. Life Pre-Fame
While in college, Spacey supported himself by performing stand up comedy routines and taking small acting roles. But the majority of his income came from his job as a shoe salesman in New York City. Yes, Spacey was a real-life Al Bundy.
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