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Kevin Spacey Can Be an 'Arrogant SOB' If He Damn Well Wants To

By Vivian Kane | Celebrities Are Better than You | March 17, 2014 | Comments ()


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Last week Kevin Spacey was on Jimmy Kimmel Live the same night as Toronto speed freak mayor Rob Ford. Ford’s brother Doug was also there, and was angered by the fact that he wasn’t able to get a picture with Spacey because he apparently confused the guests of a late night show with costumed characters at Disneyland.

The lack of a photo op spurred a rant so vitriolic and unfounded (also, hilarious), it moved Rob Ford to be the voice of reason. Think about THAT.

If I knew I was going to be in the same building as these two, I’d probably put out a Do Not Disturb sign too.

It’s really cool when actors and other celebrities are willing to take the time to give autographs and pictures. But they’re not obligated to do it as part of their job description. I get the argument that we, as fans, support them as artists, and that they wouldn’t be able to do what they do without us. So you know what they owe us for that? Producing quality work. They make movies, we pay for those movies. That’s the deal, Dougie.

Spacey, however, is a bigger man than I. (Good thing, too.) He heard Ford’s complaint, and responded in the best way possible.

Just to rub it in (no, Doug, it really IS just you), he followed that last tweet up with this one, linking to the fantastically named Kevin Spacey With Common Folk Tumblr.

Spacey’s a softie for a selfie.


Via THR.


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  • Uriah_Creep

    Vivian, I'll have you know that Rob Ford is not a speed freak at all.

    He's a crack fiend.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    As someone that's been mildly obsessed with Spacey since I was 13, I will defend him and his often questionable film choices til my dying breath. I met him when I was 15 and he was amazing, he took pictures with everyone that asked, signed anything put in front of him and took a moment to personally acknowledge everyone in the crowd waiting for him. He was, and still is, the best.

  • Sonse

    Same here. Met him twice, and he has always been lovely. I have been a fan for ages, and he is still able to surprise me. Like he did just 2-3 weeks ago, when he announced that he will be releasing a documentary of touring with the Old Vic's amazing production of Richard III. Have you seen his adorable new website http://www.kevinspacey.com? You need to watch the bunny video. :)

  • Sarah Weissman

    That's so nice to hear! And he's an awesome proponent of the arts in general. He was the speaker a few years ago at National Arts Advocacy Day, and he founded The New Vic in London, I believe. #theatregeek here

  • Forrest Woodfin

    Am I the only one who thinks the Ford brothers both look like anthropomorphic potatoes?

  • Daniel Valentin

    I always thought they looked like cracked-out clones of Brian Dennehy or Stacy Keach.

  • Forrest Woodfin

    Oh, good God, they do...

  • Sarah Weissman

    Honestly, this just makes me thing Spacey is MORE of a gem than I already did.

  • VohaulsRevenge

    "Doug Ford? Doug Ford! DOUG FOOOOOOORRRRRRRD!"

  • Tracey Harrington McCoy

    This is fantastic.

  • TacoBellRey

    The only thing that I want to know, is what do (Torontoans, Torontites, Inhabitants of Toronto) actually think of Ford? Personally, I would be somewhat embarrassed of Ford because in a way he is a big representation of the city.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Torontonians - And my family and friends are horrified.

  • TacoBellRey

    To make it easier for myself I guess I could have just called them Canadians.

  • BWeaves

    I love that Spacey picked one of his dorkiest photos to shop into the Fords pic.

  • foolsage

    It's from the Ellen selfie at the Oscars.

    http://www.technobuffalo.com/w...

  • Bert_McGurt

    Well if there's anyone who knows about being an arrogant SOB...

    ETA: Just to clarify, it's the Fords. Not Kevin Spacey. Love that guy.

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    Being in a picture with Doug & Rob Ford can't be any weirder than staring in K-Pax.

  • thatsmrsnyder

    Wait, do we hate K-Pax now?

    (sneakily removes K-Pax from shelf and hides in closet)

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    Let me be clear: Kevin Spacey can do no wrong.

    That said, K-Pax is maybe not his strongest work even if I will watch it everytime it's on TBS or ScyFy channel.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Prot is my peeps! Don't be ashamed of K-Pax!

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    We better not. I will defend that thing to the death.

    I mean, it's not quite as good as the book, but still, it's solid.

  • Maybe Kevin Spacey just doesn't want to get caught in a photograph with violent criminals.

  • Repo

    I don't recognize the guys he's with. What's the criminal backstory you're talking about?

  • Those would be the people he smoked crack with. At least one of whom was murdered some time after the photo was taken, and all of them involved in the drug trade in and around Toronto.

  • Repo

    Awesome. That's wild. Thanks for the info.

  • kirbyjay

    Pretty sure the Spacey didn't want to be linked to Rob Ford or his disturbed brother in any way, shape or form. I applaud him.

  • meadowdancer

    I remember when the husband of that woman who killed her children was on some of the late night talk shows some actor remarked he thought it was awful that the guy was trying to get his autograph and talk to him. I may be remembering this wrong though.

    Either way Kevin Spacey is not a dancing bear and I love him. That is all.

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