Spacey's father was unconvinced that Spacey could make a career for himself as an actor, and did not change his mind until Spacey became well-known.Some of Spacey's early roles include a widowed eccentric millionaire on L. Law, the television miniseries The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988), opposite Lemmon, and the comedy See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989).Facing little interest for backing in the United States, Spacey went to the United Kingdom and Germany for funding. Spacey provided his own vocals on the Beyond the Sea soundtrack and appeared in several tribute concerts around the time of the film's release.He received mostly positive reviews for his singing, as well as a Golden Globe nomination for his performance.
Spacey hosted Saturday Night Live twice: first in 1997 with musical guest Beck and special guests Michael Palin and John Cleese from Monty Python's Flying Circus, and again in May 2006 with musical guest Nelly Furtado.
He made his directorial debut with the film Albino Alligator (1996).
The film was a failure at the box office, grossing 9,379 with a budget of million, but critics praised Spacey's direction.
Then he portrayed Philinte in Molière's The Misanthrope.
In 1984, he appeared in a production of David Rabe's Hurlyburly, in which he rotated through each of the male parts (he would later play Mickey in the film version). In 1986, he appeared in a production of Sleuth in a New Jersey dinner theatre.
(born July 26, 1959) is an American actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and singer.