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Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey to be honoured by NY museum

Published on Jan 29, 2014 6:01 AM
Actor Kevin Spacey arrives on the red carpet for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan 18, 2014 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. -- PHOTO: AFP 

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Award-winning actor, director and producer Kevin Spacey will be honoured for his contributions to films, television and theatre by New York's Museum of the Moving Image at its annual salute in April.

Spacey, 54, who won the best actor Oscar in 2000 for American Beauty and a best supporting actor award four years earlier for The Usual Suspects, will join the ranks of past honorees including Tom Cruise, Robert DeNiro and Julia Roberts, the museum said on Tuesday.

"We've always wanted to honour him since he delivered these tremendous screen performances for which he won Academy Awards," said Carl Goodman, the executive director of the museum, said in an interview.

"Since then it has only become more clear that his strength as an actor and his willingness to take risks have led him to make great performances in any medium on any screen," he added in an interview.

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