Kevin Spacey is a cool cat, folks. If you weren’t already aware of that fact, we have a short list of 10 “you probably didn’t know” facts that should help lead you to the foundation of coolness. Do you know how Kevin got involved in acting? Do you know that Kevin was rubbing shoulders with other A-listers before he even got out of high school? How about some hobbies, and other aspirations? The answers to these questions are here, and they may just unlock the secrets to the universe.
10. Spacey Was Just Cooler
Contrary to rumored, and popular belief, Kevin Spacey did not opt for “Spacey” as a stage name because he was a big fan of Spencer Tracey…Sp-Acey. He opted for Spacey, because that is his middle name–given to him, because it was his mother’s maiden name. Spacey was born Kevin Spacey Fowler, but in all likelihood there was already a Kevin Fowler registered with SAG and AEA (Actors’ Equity Association). When you share the same name as someone else in the union, you gotta make some kind of change. First qualified, first choice. Then again, Spacey is probably a little cooler than Fowler. There aren’t many well known actors with the last name Fowler or Spacey, and it’s hard to argue with Kevin’s success, opting for Spacey. He has served as the epitome of Hollywood cool for nearly 30 years at this point.