It was just announced that Kevin Spacey will be lending his voice to the next Call of Duty game. To prepare ourselves for this we give you eight great performances by the man himself that prove that he is far better than this.
Kevin Spacey really blew everyone away when he played Mel Profitt on the television show Wiseguy. As an international criminal mastermind that also sold guns on the side. Spacey truly shone in this role, showing off how his brand of subtle evil is great.
The David Mamet masterpiece Glengarry Glen Ross featured a cast of some of the best actors of its era. Spacey may not have been an established film actor at the time, but he did a breakout job, and this role lead to an amazing career.
1994’s The Ref had Kevin Spacey playing one half of a bickering couple. In the film it’s Christmas Eve and Denis Leary has to referee a very angry family. Kevin Spacey shows that his sympathetic roles are just as powerful as his mean ones.
1995 was a busy year for Kevin Spacey, he starred in Bryan Singer’s The Usual Suspects alongside Gabriel Byrne, Pete Postlethwaite and Benicio Del Toro. Even with all of those talented actors he was a shining beacon of awesome. He played Verbal Kint to perfection.
1995 also had him featured in David Fincher’s Se7en. He played the avenging angel John Doe, a character that was only made darker by Spacey’s talent. He goes against Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, bringing the seven deadly sins to their doorstep.
From serial killer to cop, Kevin Spacey brought Jack Vincennes to life in 1997’s L.A. Confidential. This adaptation of James Ellroy’s book helped to shine a light on the actor, elevating him from character actor to true multifaceted celebrity.
Superman Returns may not have been the best Superman adaptation, but Kevin Spacey’s turn as Lex Luthor was amazing. He brought the villain to the 21st century, and most people completely forget the rest of the film but remember his role.
Kevin Spacey’s most recent endeavor is Netflix’s House of Cards. Here he plays the scorned politician Francis Underwood: He just wants justice and is willing to do whatever it takes to see it done.