Kevin Spacey is an American actor. His acting career started on stage in the 1980s. Soon, he began acting in the movies starting with supporting roles. His performance in The Usual Suspects earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He then won his first Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in American Beauty. His other films in the ’90s were Swimming with Sharks, Seven, and L.A. Confidential. In the 2000s, he starred in the movies Pay It Forward, K-PAX, and Superman Returns, among others. As of 2013, he stars as Frank Underwood on the Netflix series House of Cards.