Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey to be honored by NY museum

NEW YORK Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:22am IST

Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at the 19th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Santa Monica, California January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at the 19th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Santa Monica, California January 16, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Kevork Djansezian

Stocks

   

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Award-winning actor, director and producer Kevin Spacey will be honored for his contributions to films, television and theater by New York's Museum of the Moving Image at its annual salute in April.

Spacey, 54, who won the best actor Oscar in 2000 for "American Beauty" and a best supporting actor award four years earlier for "The Usual Suspects," will join the ranks of past honorees including Tom Cruise, Robert DeNiro and Julia Roberts, the museum said on Tuesday.

"We've always wanted to honor him since he delivered these tremendous screen performances for which he won Academy Awards," said Carl Goodman, the executive director of the museum, said in an interview.

"Since then it has only become more clear that his strength as an actor and his willingness to take risks have led him to make great performances in any medium on any screen," he added in an interview.

Spacey currently stars as a charismatic and ruthless politician in Netflix' (NFLX.O) political drama series "House of Cards," which he also produces.

For his stage work, he picked up a best supporting actor Tony award in 1991 for the Broadway production of Neil Simon's play "Lost in Yonkers." Spacey has been the artistic director of the Old Vic Theater Company in London since 2003.

"The fact that we are the only museum devoted to the full sweep of media makes it more exciting for us to celebrate someone whose full work is not defined by a single medium," said Goodman.

The three-hour, private event will bring together Spacey's colleagues, friends and family for a tribute to his work.

(Reporting By Marina Lopes; editing by Patricia Reaney and David Gregorio)

Photo

After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.

SAG Awards

The cast of "Birdman" (L-R) Andrea Riseborough, Emma Stone, Amy Ryan, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton and Michael Keaton pose backstage with their award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

'Birdman' wins top honor from actors in march toward Oscars

The show business satire "Birdman" picked up another important award in its march toward the best picture Oscar by winning the top honor from Hollywood's actors on Sunday.  Full Article 

Reuters Showcase

RK Laxman Dead

RK Laxman Dead

'Common Man' cartoonist RK Laxman dead at 93  Full Article 

Banking Revolution

Banking Revolution

India turns to corner shops, mobile phones for banking revolution.  Full Article 

Nuclear Group

Nuclear Group

China urges India to take steps to satisfy standards of NSG  Full Article 

Gold Market

Gold Market

Chinese gold demand holds up ahead of holiday, Indian buying weak  Full Article 

India-U.S. Relations

India-U.S. Relations

Column - U.S. and India should join to balance China's rise  Full Article 

Padma Bhushan

Padma Bhushan

India honours Bill Gates with civilian award  Full Article 

Fashionable Modi

Fashionable Modi

When Modi met Obama, his name was all over - his suit  Full Article 

New Greek PM

New Greek PM

Greek leftist Tsipras sworn in as PM to fight bailout terms  Full Article 

Australian Open

Australian Open

Venus fireworks illuminate Australia Day  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device  Full Coverage