Kevin Spacey slams Hollywood: ‘F–k off’ unless you’re Martin Scorsese


Kevin Spacey is one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, which means he certainly won’t take just any part and he has made that very clear.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Spacey said: “Unless it’s Martin Scorsese, and it’s a really significant role, f–k off. I’m not playing someone’s brother. I’m not playing the station manager. I’m not playing the FCC chairman.

“People thought I was crazy 11 years ago when I moved to London and started a theater company. ‘What is he doing? He’s out of his mind.’ People thought we were crazy when we made the Netflix deal for ‘House of Cards.’ ‘They’re out of their minds, it’ll never work.’ I’m used to people thinking I’m nuts. And you know what? I kind of love it.”


Over the last years Kevin has mostly focused on TV and theater and that’s because he hasn’t been offered quality movie roles very often.

“There are a lot of people out there who offer roles to actors because they’ll elevate their movie to a place the movie would never reach,” he explained. “They offer them a s–tload of money for a crap part, but it doesn’t make the movie any better. And I’m not interested in elevating someone’s crap movie.”


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7 responses to “Kevin Spacey slams Hollywood: ‘F–k off’ unless you’re Martin Scorsese”

  1. Duncan says:

    Good for you Kevin!!! I see many great actors ( DeNiro) take roles in terrible movies for big checks and diminish their cred. They have that right. Like Pete Townsend selling his songs for commercials. A young actor I really like is Paul Dano..He is always in these small movies that blow me away. Art and commerce are a toxic brew…

  2. Caley says:

    He judges opportunity by the quality of scripts he’s offered and chooses not to pander. If that translates to those that find commercial success, I’m sure he’s down with that.

  3. Sue says:

    Spacey is a great actor. Love almost everything he is in with the exception of House of Cards not because of his acting (he is excellent at what he does). I just hate all the characters in the show.

  4. Michael says:

    In other words: I need to be the star of a major production. No interest in supporting somebody else. Hollywood and ego at it’s finest. Michael Cain had a pretty good career playing supporting roles. So has Morgan Freeman.

  5. Nelly says:

    Well, this time it was a bit of overreacting, I have no idea what happened to Kevin Spacey, but something is certainly wrong with him, he used to be such a nice person, and now he is all behaving weird, mm maybe he is abusing alcohol or drugs? Or maybe he was left by his soul mate? I have no idea what the real reason is, but there is definitely something wrong, little by little I feel like my attitude towards him is changing and he starts making me feel sick.

  6. Sage says:

    Well, I don’t know about the other people who are stating that Kevin Spacey is crazy, but I can surely speak about myself. I do think he is crazy, but not because he decided to switch from cinema into the world of theatre. I think he is crazy and ungrateful to speak like that. He made his carrier in Hollywood, those cinema producers in whose movies he played a teacher, or a brother, or some other roles that he listed in his interview have made him famous and the person that he really is today. So my opinion that it is a total lack of respect and he certainly is seriously sick with the “celebrity” disease. I truly hope that looking at his arrogant behavior Martin Scorsese will never invite him to participate in any of his movies, even for the role of the person who will be bringing coffee to him, though wait a minute maybe it is really something that he deserves.

  7. Radha says:

    I think people who are very much into art, are a bit weird, and maybe not very normal. Like for example Kevin Spacey, he is one of my favorite actors, and I always thought that he is a very serious person, but now I see that I was wrong, as I wouldn’t ever expect such a behavior from him. I mean saying this kind of phrases in front of the camera means lack of respect towards the place and people who made him famous, as I am sure he was very happy when he was getting each new role in his life at the beginning of his carrier, and it didn’t quite matter for him whether it will be a role of a teacher, or some other kind of role. I think he is supposed to feel at least ashamed now.