Kevin Spacey Was the recipient of the Stella della Mole Award for Lifetime Achievement in Italy. On Monday, the actor was invited by the National Museum of Cinema in Turin, Italy to receive the award and later attended a master class on his life and career with the director of the museum. He was attending his first public event since pleading not guilty to multiple sexual misconduct charges in London, England last week. The crimes allegedly took place between 2001 and 2005. (Also read: Kevin Spacey wins $40 million sexual assault lawsuit in New York)
Museum President Enzo Ghiggo and Italian Ministry of Culture Undersecretary Vittorio Sgarbi presented the award to the Oscar winner. According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, the undersecretary said, “Tonight we are witnessing the return of Kevin Spacey. He is an immortal man who lives on through cinema, and he is the one we honor tonight.” have been.” The actor thanked the museum for having “the balls” to invite him to the event.
Later, Kevin also participated in a masterclass at the Molle Antonelliana in Turin with museum director Domenico Di Gaetano where he discussed his career. He shared, “I feel so lucky tonight. I’ve been doing this for 40 years, and I’ve only had the kindness and support from my fans and my co-workers. And I love the process. Proud to be a part.”
Her Oscar-winning performance in American Beauty (1999) was followed by Master Class. Kevin thanked his manager, Evan Lowenstein, for sticking with him through all his troubles. She revealed that it was because of them that she “realized that I had to take all my failures and mistakes and get back on my feet, move forward.”
The actor’s legal woes were not raised at the event. In addition to his recent court case in the UK, the 63-year-old actor was found not responsible in October 2022 for another sexual misconduct case in the US involving actor Anthony Rapp as a teenager. He remains on unconditional bail pending a UK trial later this year.
After the actor was accused of sexual misconduct by several people, including Anthony, in 2017, he was dropped from the final season of Netflix’s House of Cards and starred in Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World (2017). The role was recast with actor Christopher Plummer.
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