Kevin Spacey to receive award in Italy for his film career

American actor Kevin Spacey will be honoured on 21 July for his film career at a festival in the ancient theatre of the Sicilian town of Taormina (southern Italy), where he is due to give a recital.

“He is a timeless monument in the history of cinema and theatre who certainly deserves the chance to relive his brilliant career,” Michel Curatolo and Marco Fallanca, president and artistic advisor of the Prix des Nations, told local media.

The winner of two Oscars – as a supporting actor in The Usual Suspects (1995) and as the protagonist in American Beauty (1999) – is scheduled to perform during the gala for this award at the Taormina theatre, sponsored by the Region of Sicily and the Italian Senate.

This is not the first time that Italy has recognized Kevin Spaceysince in 2022 he received the award from the Turin Cinema Museum (north) where he also gave a master class.

The actor has fallen into disgrace in recent years after being accused and tried for several alleged sexual abuse crimes.

The protagonist of House of CardsThe 64-year-old was acquitted last year of a series of alleged sexual offences by four men between 2001 and 2013 following a trial in London, and also won a civil suit in the United States in October 2022 after being accused of an unwanted sexual advance at a party in 1986.

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Kevin Spacey broke down after confessing that his house is being foreclosed on

In mid-June, Kevin Spacey broke down in tears in an interview when he revealed that he was losing his home in Baltimore due to the debts he had incurred. In an interview on the program Piers Morgan Uncesoredthe protagonist of House of Cards64, spoke about the legal problems he is facing.

In the interview, broadcast in part on the social network X, well-known journalist Piers Morgan asks Kevin Spacey where he lives now and the protagonist of Usual Suspects, Visibly shaken, he replies, “Well, it’s funny you ask that question because this week, the place I’ve been living in Baltimore is being foreclosed on.”

“My house is being sold at auction. So I have to go back to Baltimore and put all my stuff away. So the answer to that question is I’m not really sure where I’m going to live now, but I’ve been in Baltimore since we started shooting. House of Cards there,” he explained.

This year a documentary entitled Spacey Unmasked (Spacey Unmasked), which features testimonies from men about events they say took place between 1976 and 2013 and relate to what they describe as unwanted sexual behavior by Kevin Spaceyan accusation that the actor denied. EFE

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