Kevin Spacey Fowler is an American actor, producer and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the 1990s that culminated in his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the neo-noir crime thriller The Usual Suspects and an Academy Award for Best Actor for the midlife crisis-themed drama American Beauty .His other starring roles have included the comedy-drama film Swimming with Sharks , the psychological thriller Seven , the neo-noir crime film L.A. Confidential , the drama Pay It Forward , the science fiction-mystery film K-PAX , the musical biopic Beyond the Sea , the superhero film Superman Returns , and the action film Baby Driver .In Broadway theatre, Spacey won a Tony Award in 1991 for his role in Lost in Yonkers. In 2017, he hosted the 71st Tony Awards.