In October 2017 a terrible allegation was made about Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey – and it was one he didn’t outright deny. With that claim, moreover, Spacey’s career and reputation were left in tatters. After the news had dropped, however, an old video of the House of Cards star reemerged on the internet. Why? Well, maybe it’s because, as some have claimed, the footage shows the actor hinting at something nefarious. Perhaps even more disturbingly, though, that clip dates all the way back to 2000.
Before allegations had been publicly made against Spacey, however, he had been arguably one of the most accomplished character actors in Hollywood. In particular, he excelled at playing villains and criminals, with his portrayals of Verbal Kint in The Usual Suspects and John Doe in Seven earning him considerable critical plaudits. Consequently, he picked up many awards – including two Oscars – for his work.
And Spacey also turned his hand to acting on the small screen upon landing the lead in House of Cards. There, he played scheming and distinctly sociopathic politician Frank Underwood – a role that would see him nominated for an Emmy in 2013. But Spacey’s time on the highly acclaimed Netflix series would come to an abrupt end after actor Anthony Rapp spoke out in October 2017.