Chatsworth High School
The Juilliard School
Northridge Military Academy
Los Angeles Valley College
Played Richard Nixon in the historical comedy "Elvis & Nixon"
Was the narrator and executive producer on the CNN documentary series "Race for the White House"
Reprised his role as Dave Harken in "Horrible Bosses 2"
Began starring on the acclaimed Netflix series "House of Cards"
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy ("Casino Jack")
Joined the ensemble cast of the financial drama thriller "Margin Call"
Played Jason Bateman's boss in the comedy "Horrible Bosses"
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Appeared in the comedy "Horrible Bosses"
Starred as Washington, D.C. lobbyist and businessman Jack Abramoff in "Casino Jack"
Co-starred with George Clooney in "The Men Who Stare At Goats"
Voiced a robot named Gerty in the sci-fi thriller "Moon"
Cast as an MIT lecturer in the film "21" along with Kate Bosworth and Laurence Fishburne
Joined Jeff Goldblum in David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" at London's Old Vic theater
Portrayed Ron Klain, the General Counsel to Al Gore's recount committee in the HBO film "Recount"; also produced; earned Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Best Actor in a TV-Movie
Co-starred with Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti in the comedy about Santa's disgruntled older brother "Fred Claus"
Cast as the villainous Lex Luthor in Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns"
Appeared on the London stage in the title role of Shakespeare's "Richard II" directed by Trevor Nunn
Helmed "Beyond the Sea," a biopic of singer Bobby Darren, which took Spacey five years to bring to the big screen; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Lead Actor and a Grammy nomination for Best Soundtrack
Produced (also had supporting role) the independent film "United States of Leland"
Played an anti-capital punishment advocate accused of murder in "The Life of David Gale"
Named artistic director of London's historic Old Vic Theater
Cameoed as himself playing a Hollywood version of Dr. Evil in "Austin Powers: Goldmember"
Launched the website Triggerstreet.com, an online community where aspiring filmamkers could get their ideas to Hollywood power brokers
Had lead in film version of the award-winning novel "The Shipping News"
Starred as a mental patient convinced he's from another planet in "K-Pax"
Agreed to serve as a consultant to London's Old Vic Productions
Co-starred with Helen Hunt in "Pay It Forward"
Produced (also co-starred) "The Big Kahuna"; released theatrically in 2000
Garnered critical acclaim and his second Oscar as married man undergoing a mid-life crisis in "American Beauty"
Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame (October 5)
Headlined a London stage production of Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh"; reprised role on Broadway in 1999
Landed strong featured role as a cop in "L.A. Confidential"
Played accused murderer Jim Williams in the film version of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"
Directorial debut, "Albino Alligator"
Breakthrough screen role in Bryan Singer's "The Usual Suspects"
Producing debut, "Swimming With Sharks"; also co-starred as a ruthless Hollywood executive
Garnered accolades for his supporting role as a gangster wannabe in Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers"
Portrayed televangelist Jim Bakker to Bernadette Peters' Tammy Faye in the NBC biopic "Fall From Grace"
Played Lemmon's son-in-law in the feature "Dad"
Had featured role in the NBC miniseries "The Murder of Mary Phagan," starring Gallagher and Lemmon
Recreated stage role for the Showtime adaptation of "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
TV acting debut in a guest role on the CBS series "The Equalizer"
First collaborations with Jack Lemmon and Peter Gallagher, the stage revival of "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
Film debut in the Nichols directed "Heartburn," playing a subway thief who mugs Meryl Streep's character
Acted in the Broadway production of "Hurlyburly"; originally hired as understudy for role of Phil, played by Harvey Keitel; later understudied roles of Mickey and Eddie
Broadway debut in a production of Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" opposite Liv Ullmann
Worked for Joseph Papp in the Xerox room of the New York Shakespeare Festival (NYSF)
New York stage debut as a soldier in New York Shakespeare Festival's "Henry VI, Part I"
Performed one-man comedy show wherein he displayed a gift for impressions
Moved to Southern California with family
"Fired" from job at NYSF by Papp in effort to encourage him to pursue an acting career
Formed Trigger Street Productions
Appeared with numerous regional and repertory companies (i.e., Kennedy Center, American National Theatre, Seattle Rep)
Auditioned for the national tour of "The Real Thing"; director Mike Nichols instead suggested auditioning for "Hurlyburly"
Starred in a high school production of "The Sound of Music" with classmate Mare Winningham.
Moved to New York during the late-'70s to study drama and began performing stand-up comedy at bowling alley talent shows.
Joined fellow actor Chris Tucker and former President Clinton on a on a five-day tour of Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Mozambique and South Africa, to help fight AIDS and to encourage economic development in Africa in 2002.
Suffered a head injury in London after tripping over his dog while pursuing a young man who stole his cell phone in 2004. Initially, he reported that the injury was the result of a mugging, but later admitted the truth and stated that he was embarrassed by the situation.