Five known felons have been brought in for questioning about a high jacking. They haven’t really got that much in common, besides the whole “criminal record” thing. They are The Usual Suspects. Evidently the truck belonged to one Keyser Söze, a really mean kingpin of mythic proportions who is actually considered a myth. No one’s ever seen him.
The five men start robbing people but after a fight incident in a boat, Verbal Kint (Kevin Spacey) is arrested. Verbal tells cop Dave Kujan (Chazz Palminteri) how they were asked to do a job involving ninety-one million dollars worth of heroine. If they were successful, their debt to Keyser would be repaid. If not, they would be killed.
Release date: July 19, 1995
Best Actor in a Supporting Role -> Kevin Spacey
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen ->Christopher McQuarrie
Writer Christopher McQuarrie’s inspiration for the character of Keyser Söze was real-life murderer John List. He murdered his family and then disappeared for 17 years.
The line-up scene was meant to be a serious scene, but after a full day of filming takes where the actors couldn’t keep a straight face, director Bryan Singer decided to use the funniest takes.
The script was very confusing, so actor Gabriel Byrne thought he was Keyser Söze.
Kevin has a star on Hollywood Boulevard.
It’s located between Highland avenue and Orange Drive.
July 26, 1959
Kevin Spacey Fowler
Spacey grew up in South Orange, New Jersey. He enrolled at the Chatsworth High School where he managed to channel his dramatic tendencies into a successful amateur acting career. Kevin signed up with the New York Shakespeare Festival and his first professional stage appearance was as a messenger in the 1981 production of Henry VI.
Spacey's film career began modestly with a sinister office manager in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992). 1995 proved to be a groundbreaking year for Kevin with the smooth-talking eyewitness Verbal Kint in The Usual Suspects and the gritty and violent thriller Seven. In 1999, just four days after American Beauty (1999) opened in US theaters, Spacey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Kevin moved in 2003 to London, England, to become the artistic director of the Old Vic, one of the city's oldest theatres. Kevin's next movie's will be Edison (Summer 2005) and the Superman sequel Superman returns, due out in 2006. He is reunited with director Bryan Singer (The usual suspects).