Turning 55, Kevin Spacey's on Fire

July 25, 2014 5:32 PM

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Turning 55, Kevin Spacey's on Fire

When Kevin Spacey made a recent appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the host came up with the perfect skit to highlight the actor's many talents: Spacey headed up a barbershop quartet that put a doo-wop twist on the Jason Derulo hit, Talk Dirty ("your booty don't need explaining, all I really need to understand is... when you talk dirty to me, tra-la-la-la-la-la, tra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la"). The reason the skit worked so well is because Kevin--who happens to have a great singing voice -- is a master at infusing his regular guy demeanor with a seedy, deadpan, something's-not-quite-right-here undercurrent.

These days, Spacey -- who turns 55 on Saturday, July 26 -- has been amassing awards by utilizing that gift to full effect on the Netflix political drama, "House of Cards." On "Cards", he plays Francis Underwood, a superficially charming, down-home U.S. congressman from Louisiana who's willing to wad...

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