Kevin Spacey to be Honored by the Museum of the Moving Image
Kevin Spacey will be honored by the Museum of the Moving Image at its 28th annual Salute, the organization announced.
The actor will be recognized at a ceremony in New York on April 9, featuring tributes from the House of Cards star's friends and colleagues and scenes from his films, leading up to the award presentation.
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"Kevin Spacey is one of our culture's most exciting performers," museum board of trustees co-chairman Herbert S. Schlosser said in a statement. "He has proven his talent and versatility in a wide range of memorable and award-winning roles, and is also an accomplished executive producer and director. This is a great time to be honoring him."
Spacey currently stars and serves as executive producer on Netflix's original series House of Cards, earning Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe nominations for his role. His production company, Trigger Street, produced the Oscar-nominated film Captain Phillips and Oscar winner The Social Network. Spacey has won two Oscars, for his performances in American Beauty and The Usual Suspects, and has also starred in Glengarry Glen Ross, L.A. Confidential, Margin Call, Horrible Bosses and the HBO film Recount, among other titles.
The actor, who also won a Tony for Lost in Yonkers in 1991, has been the artistic director of the Old Vic Theatre in London since 2004.
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Past Salute honorees include Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Goldie Hawn, Alec Baldwin, Dustin Hoffman, Hugh Jackman, Steve Martin, Al Pacino, Sidney Poitier, Jimmy Stewart, Julia Roberts, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg.
The New York City-based Museum of the Moving Image is devoted to the art, history, technique and technology of film, television and digital media. Funds raised from the Salute support the museum's programs, exhibitions and educational activities.