Thursday, July 23, 2009
Kevin Spacey: Twitter Critter in London...
... and part-time actor.
Kevin Spacey is one of my heroes. This is to be expected, since he is a member of my cohort who became a superstar in Hollywood while sporting a middle-aged mug and an accountant's physique.
Beyond that, however, I feel Kevin and I have a special connection, since I knew him before he was Lex Luthor,
before he became our generation's Willie Loman,
before he tortured/was tortured by, Frank Whaley,
Way back when he was Mel Profitt:
Kev--I'm one of the few who can get away with calling him that--masterfully loomed the woof and warp of a paranoid, psychopathic (and incestuous), crime syndicate boss, simultaneously repulsive and irresistible, presaging Tony Soprano by a dozen years.
And now look at him: Living in London since 2003, working as a theater director, sending tweets while being interviewed by Letterman and starring in the new indie, Shrink, premiering 7/24.
Of course he breaks new ground: It should come as a surprise to no one that Spacey is the only person with the sac to tackle the job of psychoanalyzing Robin Williams.