Thursday, January 18, 2018

Kevin Spacey - back in the movies!

In a predictable volte face, Kevin Spacey has now decided that movies are still important to him and he will return as Lex Luthor in Superman: Man Of Steel, as foreseen by your reliable media clairvoyante only a few weeks ago. Feel free to send me your pathetic attempts at apology.

Remember how I laughed at Spacey's claim a few weeks ago that he'd be shifting his focus on theatre production, away from movies - "I don't care about my personal acting career any more. I'm done with it" - that's what he actually said in an interview with ITV's London Tonight. Subsequently The Times reported that the actor had used the word "retirement" (from film acting) in the interview - this he denies in a phone chat with Daily Variety - "Theater is the No 1 thing in my life. But I love movies and will continue to make movies when I can," he says now. It's a more sensible mantra.

But my God! You mean to say one of the most prestigious of the dead tree media, in the world, made up a quote? Oh my! I never thought I'd see the day. I think The Times should consider suing him for libel. I'm sure he'll have more sense than bother the Press Complaints Commission - an organisation of toothless, methane emitters, lunchers extraordinaire and corrupt scrotes, full of anecdotes shared with the drunk fantasists who edit our nation's dead tree sheets.

More troubling is the news that Spacey is appearing in Nick Moran's Telstar, all about '60s record mogul Joe Meek. Is that the song of a turkey farm ringing in my ears? The last time Moran had the misfortune of encountering Arcati (in Cannes) I nearly destroyed his career and certainly earned him the eternal enmity of Vinnie Jones - one of my finer minor moments. I won't go into the details now.

Meanwhile, Spacey is so up his movie career, he's got two other films coming out in the next few months - Fred Claus (more turkey song) and Robert Luketic's 21, in which he plays an MIT professor who teaches his students to count cards. Never mind, Superman will keep the popcorn hot.

His Lex Luthor brings out the inner camp that resides with him, as Stanislavsky might say.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm......slow news day, huh?

Anonymous said...

Hi

Anonymous said...

Mr. spacey has always maintained that his work at the Old Vic is now his first priority,but he would continue to make the occasional movie when he can fit it into his schedule.He never said he would give up acting in movies.

Not Kevin Spacey said...

The first and third anonymouses who've made comments here are Kevin Spacey. (But I'm not him).

Anonymist said...

It's not possible. Everyone knows that I am Kevin Spacey and I didn't make those comments.

Anonymous said...

As the third anon. ,I can state with certainty that I am NOT Kevin Spacey. However, I have read at least a half dozen interviews he has given before the one that claimed he was retiring from films altogether. He never once stated that he planned to give up movies entirely. He would just spend less time on them as his work at the Old Vic was his first priority.

Anonymous said...

Where is she?

Anonymous said...

blah,blah,blah.listen to Madame..we both know my ex -brother-in-law has a very large payroll..or should we say (entourage) I am not the paranoid one!! did you miss me?
I missed you Dinu!

Anonymist said...

Were you gone Miss Stephanie? I hadn't noticed.

Anonymous said...

"we both know my ex -brother-in-law has a very large payroll.."

How much does he pay for a standard support contract? I'm kind of broke right now, that might suit me anyway.

Anonymous said...

He pays very well. And......he's great to work for.

Claire said...

No money for me, thanks, but I'd do anything to attend his master classes! And if Arcati were around, I'd take her to see what 'acting' really means. From the last sentence of her article I infer she hasn't the slightest idea about it.

Anonymous said...

Entourage? Dream on.

Anonymous said...

Stephanie said:

we both know my ex -brother-in-law has a very large payroll.


My oh my. What I could do with that statement, but I'll behave.

Anonymist said...

Anonymous said...

"we both know my ex -brother-in-law has a very large payroll.

My oh my. What I could do with that statement"

What can I say? Some rumors are true.

Anonymous said...

And next that Anonymist will tell us he's Spacey himself coming down among us as a living god... :-)

Anonymist said...

Anonymous said...

"And next that Anonymist will tell us he's Spacey himself coming down among us as a living god... :-)"

Humility would prevent that from ever occuring, my dear.

Anonymous said...

"More troubling is the news that Spacey is appearing in Nick Moran's Telstar, all about '60s record mogul Joe Meek."

Errr, excuse me, but… what's "troubling" in the fact that a professional actor plays a part he gets paid to play in a movie? — And before you start patronising me with your hypersexually oriented views: yes, I know exactly who and what Joe Meek was. But in case you were slyly trying to insinuate it, there’s absolutely no chance for Spacey to play his part: he's definitely too old.

Here’s the naked innuendo-free truth, by the way:

http://www.broadwayworld.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=19891


"The last time Moran had the misfortune of encountering Arcati (in Cannes) I nearly destroyed his career and certainly earned him the eternal enmity of Vinnie Jones - one of my finer minor moments. I won't go into the details now."

What a pity, indeed!
Instead of inflicting on us your umpteenth uninspired scribble about that poor tired Spacey, why not use your (otherwise incontestable) talent to tell us this fascinating episode? Since I've read in the Wikipedia that the terrible Vinnie Jones regularly opens beer bottles with his eyelids, I’m literally burning with curiosity. No kidding. I WANT to know more about him! Oh, please, come on Madame, I can’t wait!

Anonymous said...

Spacey is playing Major Banks,not Meek.

Anonymous said...

–– His Lex Luthor brings out the inner camp that resides within him, as Stanislavsky might say.

Apparently Madame A didn't see Philip Seymour Hoffman in 'Capote'.

Writeangel said...

Consider that Kspace produces, directs, writes, acts, records, oversees businesses and develops new programs at The Old Vic. He reminds me of the classic entertainers with smarts who had several projects going on at once. The focus, of course, is on the theatre. That's how it should be. He's still in the film industry...