Dating playing it cool
A playwright has suggested Kevin Spacey was referring to his own 'misconduct' during his acceptance speech at the 2000 Oscars for his role in American Beauty.
Spacey won Best Actor at the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles for his portrayal of Lester Burnham, a middle-aged man who becomes obsessed with his teenage daughter's best friend.
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During his speech - which he dedicated to fellow actor Jack Lemmon - Spacey said: 'To my friends, for pointing out my worst qualities. And that's why I loved playing Lester, because we got to see all of his worst qualities and we still grew to love him.'This movie to me is all about how any single act from any single person put out of context is damnable.
But I don't, like, squirm away initially, because I'm like, 'What's going on?
' And then he lays down on top of me,' said Rapp, who detailed being pressed up against the bed before being able to squirm away and ultimately leave the house without being assaulted by Spacey.
But the joy of this movie is that it is real beauty.
We found real beauty in this extraordinary script by Alan Ball.'He concluded: 'I am very proud to be an actor, and I have tried very hard to protect my work [...] I am stunned, and a bit speechless.'Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp claimed that Spacey attempted to sexually assault him at his New York apartment in 1986 when he was just 14. In an interview with Buzzfeed, Rapp said that he found himself alone in the apartment at the end of the night and that Spacey then began to make his move.'He picked me up like a groom picks up the bride over the threshold.