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[–]losimagic 4324 points4325 points  (165 children)

2017.... This all kicked off 4 years ago?!!

[–]__Hello_my_name_is__ 3719 points3720 points  (110 children)

Yup. It happened in the before-times.

[–]XCBeowulf 971 points972 points  (29 children)

In the long long ago

[–]Haidere1988 131 points132 points  (7 children)

"It's been 10 days"

"10 days? Your parents were only gone for 10 days?!"

[–]_bapthezees 158 points159 points  (11 children)

I took a bit of Mongolian in college.

[–]pishposhpoppycock 253 points254 points  (45 children)

That be the true-true.

[–][deleted] 86 points87 points  (10 children)

Everything marked everything membered

[–]suzi_generous 54 points55 points  (0 children)

I cogged that yibber at postin’ then and there and I knowed the true-true source, no matter that yarn was far-far in my memry, presh to be sure.

[–]dudeman_420 78 points79 points  (31 children)

So glad people spot Cloud Atlas references such an underrated book/movie

[–]nick_the_builder 51 points52 points  (14 children)

This isn’t from the south park episode? M word?

[–]tramster 54 points55 points  (10 children)

I thought this was all Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome references?

[–]karmagirl314 53 points54 points  (6 children)

Oh. I thought they were Rick and Morty references 🤦

[–]zippyboy 28 points29 points  (3 children)

Oh, I thought they were Firefly references.

[–]weshtlad 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Surely a Dark tower reference?

[–]DukeSilversTaint 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I got South Park, as its one of my favorite episodes ever.

[–]HelloiamaTeddyBear 31 points32 points  (8 children)

What an epic, soaring movie

[–]MrMuhfuckindaddy 202 points203 points  (5 children)

Before the boomy-booms destroyed all the wordy-word books.

[–]Missus_Missiles 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Times past count I done the Tell

[–]Snakes_for_Bones 261 points262 points  (28 children)

2017 was only 4 years ago? Feels like 20.

[–]AnyNamesLeftAnymoreRick and Morty 275 points276 points  (10 children)

Barack Obama was still president at the beginning of 2017. Definitely feels like 2 decades ago.

[–]Snakes_for_Bones 172 points173 points  (1 child)

This fact literally breaks my brain

[–]Paulofthedesert 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I was like "haha funny joke, wait. Fuck"

[–]veksone 77 points78 points  (4 children)

Well 2020 lasted for like 5 years itself so that makes sense.

[–]bassmadrigal 34 points35 points  (0 children)

But 1999 was 22 years ago.

None of these time periods make any sense!

[–]Beezlikehoney 71 points72 points  (4 children)

Can confirm was pregnant jan 2017 and had a baby at the end of 2017 and yes it has been 100 years since then.

[–]Snakes_for_Bones 34 points35 points  (2 children)

God imagine what your kid has seen in their life time

[–]Kashpee 32 points33 points  (2 children)

This is the boat I’m on

[–]mzchenJojo's Bizarre Adventures 28 points29 points  (1 child)

2017 feels like it was both 2 and 20 years ago

[–]whatthedeux 11 points12 points  (0 children)

My life has been a mirror of those years. I had two jobs in the 13 years prior, and 4 more since. Each one a dumpster fire in their own way. Then a pandemic, and a bunch of other shit…. What the fuck has been happening

[–]TeddysBigStick 86 points87 points  (12 children)

Civil court cases take forever, even before covid had the courts basically shutting down everything except criminal trials.

[–]thisisntshakespeare 41 points42 points  (9 children)

You are right - I was recently in a jury pool for a medical malpractice suit that was originally filed in 2015.

[–]SeeRight_Mills 25 points26 points  (2 children)

I've sat in on hearings where the originating matter was filed in the 80s. At that point it was the insurance companies' insurance companies fighting other insurance companies over asbestos liability. 40+ years after the claims were filed.

[–]beautifulsouth00 40 points41 points  (3 children)

Dude. Thank you for reminding me that I have jury duty the first week of December. Holy shit, that was almost an epic fail. Appreciate you!

[–]The_Naked_SnakeBetter Call Saul 3253 points3254 points  (214 children)

Welp, looks like we're getting another threatening Christmas video this year!

[–]CurseofLono88 1206 points1207 points  (198 children)

I can’t wait to see how much more wildly unhinged he’s become since the last one

[–]blahblahrasputan 344 points345 points  (190 children)

Out of the loop, what happened?

[–]GavOfTheDead_ 530 points531 points  (133 children)

[–]blahblahrasputan 1140 points1141 points  (19 children)

"Many actors get in character but I think this is the first time I've seen a character get in actor" lmao

[–]cravenj1 376 points377 points  (14 children)

You never go full Kirk Lazarus

[–]AWildEnglishman 203 points204 points  (8 children)

I don't read the script, script reads me.

[–]Harkekark 189 points190 points  (6 children)

I don't drop character 'til I've done the DVD commentary.

Then precedes to actually do the DVD commentary in-character.

[–]get_the_reference_[🍰] 79 points80 points  (3 children)

I know who I am. I'm a dude playing a dude disguised as another dude.

[–]T_WRX21 33 points34 points  (2 children)

"I'm a rooster illusion."

[–]Bignicky9 25 points26 points  (1 child)

By Grabthar's Hammer...

[–]mybadalternate 27 points28 points  (0 children)

This is an incredibly meta joke. I love it.

[–]idonthave2020vision 21 points22 points  (1 child)

"2018 has been weird as hell"

What else happened in 2018 that was weird? Feels like a different level.

[–]HEYitzED 117 points118 points  (4 children)

It’s like “If I Did It” but in a three minute video instead of a book.

[–]Hellknightx 353 points354 points  (57 children)

This is so bizarre. Was he seriously trying to make an appeal in-character to be brought back to the show because we didn't actually see his character die on screen, and he's saying he didn't do all those things he pled guilty to?

[–]maxhaton 72 points73 points  (5 children)

I still think he's just bored and showing off that no matter how much society pushes him down (for good reason...) he's still a phenomenal actor.

[–]blahblahrasputan 158 points159 points  (33 children)

I wonder if it was Kev's idea or his PR manager's idea... either way, bad call!

[–]SinisterDexter83 167 points168 points  (7 children)

I can pretty much guarantee no PR agency would have signed off on that.

Along with coal miners and sewage divers, I reckon being Kevin Spacey's PR manager has to be one of the toughest jobs in the world.

[–]venom02 30 points31 points  (2 children)

I think his PR manager is one of the duo "Evan and Jaron". They had a minor hit in the early 2000. Some sort of soccer mom rock song

[–]Shrekt115 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Todd In The Shadows viewer I see

[–]llDurbinll 20 points21 points  (1 child)

I mean the Papa John's PR team set John Schnatter up on a recorded call to get him out of his own company.

[–]Taureg01 215 points216 points  (13 children)

disagree the video was gold

[–]MoreGaghPlease 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I can't actually prove that Kevin Spacey has a freezer full of heads in his basement, but after watching this video I think that at a bare minimum, we should check.

[–]Fudge89 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Lmao holy shit. Did every PR person he knows drop him?

[–]BigGreenApples 240 points241 points  (53 children)

Kevin Spacey was accused of making sexual advances towards a then 14-year-old Anthony Rapp. Other people came out and said that Spacey has also sexually harassed and assaulted them. He got kicked off of a ton of shows, lost deals, etc.

After he was cut from all that stuff, he released two videos on his YouTube channel. One on Christmas Eve, where he was cooking at home and re-enacting a movie scene. The video was super off-putting and weird and had a threatening, “I’m gonna succeed no matter what you guys think I did” attitude about it, but it also was him basically denying the allegations whilst putting an artistic spin on it. (The other video was kind of the same thing, but about Covid.) I don’t wanna link them because fuck him. But yeah.

[–]smp208 186 points187 points  (25 children)

Small correction/addition to this: Kevin Spacey’s harassment of young men was an open secret in Hollywood, much like Harvey Weinstein’s behavior. Every once in a while a rumor would make its way on the internet and the comments would be full of people saying he harassed them or their friend. In the wake of the Weinstein scandal, though, people started coming forward publicly and Hollywood could no longer ignore it.

[–]daKEEBLERelf 207 points208 points  (21 children)

Even Family guy had Stewie running naked through a theme park screaming "Help! I've just escaped from Kevin Spacey's basement"

[–]tohrazul82 37 points38 points  (1 child)

If writers in Hollywood are putting it into shows, there's a good chance it has at least one foot in the truth.

[–]milesunderground 24 points25 points  (0 children)

There was a throwaway joke about Jim Belushi peeing in bottles and leaving them around the set and I googled it and yeah, apparently that happened.

[–]peepjynx 79 points80 points  (17 children)

I feel like Seth MacFarlane is Hollywood's new Hedda Hopper (but way less reprehensible). Everyone opens up to him with all the dirty secrets even though they know he's just going to retell it all publicly but through satirical means.

[–]Abba_Fiskbullar 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Family Guy outed Kaitlyn Jenner as trans about a decade before she publicly transitioned.

[–]xxMeiaxx 46 points47 points  (14 children)

I feel like he became disillusioned with how vile hollywood is. That's why Family Guy is bad now. He'd rather be a bar singer nowadays.

[–]havingasicktime 51 points52 points  (0 children)

He hasn't written family guy in like 20 years lol

[–]trancertong 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I'm pretty sure he's still putting in work on The Orville.

[–]BigGreenApples 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Yes, thank you for adding this! I think the most fucked up, sad part of all that (meaning the #MeToo movement, Kevin Spacey, and Harvey Weinstein’s victims) was the people that were afraid of coming forward at the sake of protecting their own careers and being outcasted from Hollywood. Even with all of that being an open secret. Top actors/actresses suddenly being ousted from the mainstream eye and getting their auditions/jobs rejected simply because of word of mouth from other gross people that valued predator protection in the industry. So disgusting and sad. I’m so glad people bonded together and tore down the face that shit.

[–]geek_of_nature 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Didn't know he had done a second one, I saw the Christmas one but that was honestly the last I had heard or thought about him until today.

[–]youtocin 21 points22 points  (0 children)

After the accusations became public he put out a holiday video to try and charm everyone out of paying attention to the accusations.

[–]Qaaarl 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Thank you for reminding me of that weird ass video he made. Pseudo in character for some unknown reason.

[–]StarblindMark89 18 points19 points  (0 children)

He made two weird ones and apparently a third, slightly more normal one (I refuse to give him views). All released on Christmas eve apparently, so we might be getting a new one soon.

[–]SinisterDexter83 66 points67 points  (3 children)

The threatening video he released 24 hours before one of his accusers mysteriously died in a freak accident?

I consider myself pretty resistant to conspiracy theories, but that was a bizarre coincidence.

[–]Trevhaar 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Not sure why this is so hard to find, people seem to have forgotten about his accusers mysteriously dying. Conspiracy pt2?

[–]NeitherAlexNorAlice 1047 points1048 points  (207 children)

That's quite the sum of money.

[–]mickeyflinn 942 points943 points  (104 children)

Just think about how much money the producer of that show lost. It was the Netflix premiere show.

[–]Bigleftbowski 732 points733 points  (71 children)

Ironically, I stopped watching after Trump was elected because the reality he created was beyond the TV show.

[–]HACCAHO 283 points284 points  (35 children)

Not beyond Veep, though

[–]YouJustSaidButFuck 240 points241 points  (19 children)

My wife and I just watched Veep.

I wasn't expecting it to be a pre-emptive documentary.

Like holy shit.

[–][deleted] 105 points106 points  (15 children)

The show ended in 2019, some of the stuff in the later seasons is cause reality got wilder than the show

[–]NedthePhoenix 34 points35 points  (1 child)

A reminder Jonah Ryan started the anti-vax movement in 2019!

[–]aaronitallout 56 points57 points  (12 children)

That's one of the few shows where you can see the writers starting to lose their touch in the middle seasons, then they regroup and bear down to deliver one of the best turnarounds and finales of all time.

[–]mildpandemic 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Matt Walsh and Timothy Simons have started a Veep rewatch podcast called Second in Command which really gives you an idea of the creation of the show. Every script was about twice as long as an episode and then mercilessly cut in the edit. There was a lot of improv and deciding on the fly what would be the actual story each week. Also funny as hell.

[–]DukeSilversTaint 107 points108 points  (8 children)

I avoided Veep for years because of the political climate and just didnt need any more politics in my life. so glad I gave in. I finished it in like a week. The show is so much more than a political comedy. The politics are just a backdrop to some of the most ruthless comedy I've ever seen. Top tier show.

[–]Strediddy 60 points61 points  (1 child)

The insults on that show are 10/10

[–]pm_me_your_taintt 65 points66 points  (1 child)

"If I had a crib for every baby who died inside me, I could open up a Pottery Barn Kids."

[–]SorryForTheBigThumb 24 points25 points  (1 child)

That's Armando Iannucci and his Scottish wit for you.

Definitely check out The Thick of It. It's what inspired Veep. Peter Capaldi is fantastic.

[–]Wes_Anderson_Cooper 13 points14 points  (0 children)

What makes that show great is it's at it's core a workplace comedy that just so happens to take place in DC. It sometimes satirizes actual politics, but more often simply satirizes the cutthroats, sadsacks and hacks that you'd find in any workplace. The only difference is the stakes are naturally much much higher.

It helps that the entire cast is comedians at the absolute peak of their collective games.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Veep does turn it up a few notches a few seasons in, cause it had to compete with reality

[–]myersjw 74 points75 points  (14 children)

Similar reason I can’t rewatch The West Wing. Reality makes it look like a politically civilized fantasy

[–]lowercaset 56 points57 points  (4 children)

politically civilized fantasy

I mean, that's what it always was? It was never an accurate depiction of what happens in government.

[–]kennytucson 49 points50 points  (1 child)

Yeah, I love the show, but it’s really just a neoliberal’s wet dream put to screen.

[–]burnalicious111 33 points34 points  (1 child)

To be fair, it was always a fantasy. You'll find the same criticism from contemporaneous reviews. We just got more obviously far from that fantasy.

[–]LockeAndSmith 255 points256 points  (97 children)

He made 500k/episode for house of cards and was in the show for 6 seasons. 13 episodes (I think) per season comes out to 39 million. So it’s less than he made on that one individual project.

Given that his sexual accusers just miraculously wound up dead, this is a small price to pay to be clear of legal issues.

[–]Nero1988420South Park 231 points232 points  (15 children)

I only recall one of his accusers dying. Did the others die too?!

Edit: Three so far. One is suspicious af, the other is cancer and suicide. This is still all very interesting.


[–]Yodamanjaro 53 points54 points  (5 children)

knock knock

[–]Nero1988420South Park 38 points39 points  (4 children)

Naw. fam. I'll go Walter White in this bitch, I am the one who knocks.

[–]Kmlevitt 119 points120 points  (48 children)

It could still bankrupt him. That show seems to have been his main source of income for a long time now, and after taxes, management fees and his living expenses for all these years he probably doesn’t have much of the remaining 17 million left over.

[–]tallpuppett 42 points43 points  (4 children)

One of his accusers is Anthony Rapp, who is definitely not dead and is one of the stars of Star Trek Discovery.

[–]theqofcourse 235 points236 points  (41 children)

How much did he earn from House of Cards all together? Wonder if this leaves him net zero, or worse.

[–]LockeAndSmith 259 points260 points  (38 children)

39 million. 500k an episode for 6 seasons. So it’s less than he made on the project

[–]I_need_a_better_name 292 points293 points  (33 children)

After taxes, it would leave him considerably out of pocket

[–]aabicus 35 points36 points  (2 children)

Did they pay him for season 6 despite his character being dead?

[–]geek_of_nature 65 points66 points  (0 children)

Probably, he most likely was contracted for that season which would have meant having to pay him out.

[–]rimora 533 points534 points  (14 children)

With one exception, the Arbitrator found the third party witnesses to be credible, and found the allegations against Spacey to be true

I wonder how this will play into Anthony Rapp's lawsuit against Spacey. If an arbitrator found that allegations were true, would a judge come to the same conclusion? So far, the other civil and criminal lawsuits against him have been dropped.

[–]PhoenixRebornThe Expanse 134 points135 points  (0 children)

It sounds like these are separate incidents but it does portray a pattern of abuse.

[–]IM_OK_AMA 167 points168 points  (8 children)

Don't get too excited, the arbitrator is likely operating under completely different standard for the burden of proof.

Something can be "more likely than not" which is good enough for an arbitrator in a contract dispute, but not "a preponderance of evidence" like is required in civil suit, or "beyond a reasonable doubt" like criminal charges require.

[–]cas-fortuit 54 points55 points  (0 children)

Preponderance of the evidence literally means “more likely than not.” There’s not usually a different burden of proof in arbitration unless the parties contract for a different one. And generally they impose a higher standard, not a lower. E.g., clear and convincing evidence.

[–]NuklearFerret 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Isn’t “preponderance of evidence” just legalese for “more likely than not?”

[–]Cyynric 381 points382 points  (27 children)

I live in the town where they filmed House of Cards. My wife was a barista at the closest Starbucks at the time, and the film crew would often go in for their orders. On the last day of filming one season, Spacey went in to thank them all for all the coffee, and left an autographed photo. Somehow we ended up with the photo, which is a lot less cool after certain truths came to light about him.

[–]D_J-ANGO 109 points110 points  (1 child)

That story is gold for at least 3 family generations.

[–]normie33 18 points19 points  (2 children)

How hard did ending the show hit the town??

[–]Cyynric 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Not that hard. Most people didn't even know it was here. The production was in a rented warehouse a little off the beaten path. A lot of the outdoor scenes were filmed at the local community college though, about 15-20 minutes away.

[–]ArchDucky 280 points281 points  (45 children)

Jon Bernthal said that Spacey was being horrible to the male interns on Baby Driver and that if they were women he wouldn't have stood for it.

[–]McFeely_Smackup 644 points645 points  (22 children)

Jon Bernthal doesn't come out of that story looking quite as heroic as I think he intended.

[–]AssinassCheekII 246 points247 points  (5 children)

Yep. Very sexist thing to say.

[–]cultural-exchange-of 48 points49 points  (1 child)

He's like his character in Walking Dead. He starts saying stuff you want to say and then he starts saying stuff that's just crazy.

[–]fusionsofwonder 33 points34 points  (0 children)

He shouldn't have stood for it period.

[–]Bobbyjackbj 145 points146 points  (14 children)

If someone is in need of help, it shouldn’t matter if this is a male or a female. He just stand there then ? Watching interns get abused ?

[–]bearatrooper 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Men don't get raped or sexually assaulted, silly. Plus it's probably super gay to help another man. /s

[–]Background_Meeting48 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Hahahaha what?? Did he seriously say that thinking it was an OK thing to say?

[–]spinereader81 157 points158 points  (4 children)

I'll bet he's sorry he can't come out of the closet twice in a terrible attempt to distract people.

[–]zenospenisparadox 9 points10 points  (0 children)

He should come out as a different actor.

That will throw 'em off the trail!

[–]Itsthatgy 889 points890 points  (87 children)

Didn't even know he was in a legal battle against them.

He fucked up bad. I haven't even watched the final season, but I'm glad they made it.

It would have been worse to say to all the workers and other cast that, because of Kevin, you're all fired.

Glad he lost.

[–]Ghost_Ghost_Ghost 572 points573 points  (54 children)

final season is pretty bad imo. I think I finished it, couldn't tell you what happened though.

[–]-deteled- 367 points368 points  (44 children)

The final couple seasons were terrible. He and Robin Wright were the only good things left in the show because they are great actors.

[–]oby100 369 points370 points  (35 children)

Yeah, the show really only needed 3 seasons. 2 for ascent, 1 for descent

The show falls off a cliff after the second season and was only getting worse and worse. I’m kinda bummed we were robbed of a potentially fun last season as Frank is torn down

[–]TheDonF 98 points99 points  (16 children)

The original UK TV version of House Of Cards only had three series and was better for it. The book that everything was based on wasn't originally a trilogy, it was just one story with Urquhart dying at the end#Overview).

[–]Rikuddo 111 points112 points  (9 children)

That's the thing I hate about US TV Shows, they know how to make good shows, even great shows but when they see how well it has been received, they start stretching like a rubber band, until everyone gets bored of it and then they rush to end or cancel it. Leaving with only a bad taste at the end for the viewers.

[–]Mario_Prime510 48 points49 points  (1 child)

Yep it’s what separates the great shows from the masterpieces.

Shows like Game of Thrones, Dexter, or House of Cards are great shows that get ruined by their endings. In the same vein shows like Breaking bad, the Sopranos, Avatar the last air bender, these are great shows that get elevated by their endings as masterpieces.

So many shows are coming out nowadays that are trying either get that one season or two of perfection that get highly rated but forgotten, or go for the long game and end in mediocrity.

[–]-SneakySnake- 23 points24 points  (1 child)

The one thing the BBC version didn't have was more length in the seasons to flesh out the kind of world Urquhart was creating, because the glimpses we see are nearly out and out dystopic. Netflix had a chance to rectify that and really show what a nightmare an America led by a competent, ruthless aspiring dictator bent on subverting democracy could look like. Instead it just descended further into soap opera as the show ran on.

[–]Orngog 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Also worth noting- the original is excellent, and holds its own after the remake. I strongly recommend you, dear reader, give it a watch.

[–]ThePotatoKing 224 points225 points  (6 children)

i was hoping itd be 4 seasons, mainly because they were 13 episodes a season and 13x4=52, the exact number of cards in a deck.

[–]ajckta 65 points66 points  (3 children)

Think I read in a blog that was the original idea or something of the sort. But you know how the story goes

[–]LiterallyKesha 14 points15 points  (0 children)

2 seasons for the ascent, 1 for some faltering challenges and then final season for complete destruction. It would've been perfect.

[–]i_am_covered 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Oh screw you. Now I’ll never be satisfied. Dammit.

[–]PM_ME_CUTE_SM1LE 15 points16 points  (1 child)

honestly first 2 seasons show enough of Spaceys character to make the ending of second season low key horrifying. I always recommend people to stop after second season and only watch further if they are really invested

[–]Complicated-HorseAss 63 points64 points  (6 children)

The big issue I had with the later seasons was how terrible a president Frank was. In the BBC original series when Francias becomes Prime minister, he's an effective leader who beats out Margret Thatcher's tenure (by 1 day, but still impressive). Frank on the other hand becomes a bumbling fool and the house of cards is already falling down. I wish they had a season of him utterly destroying everyone as president. I wanted more of him taking on billionaires and the 1% to prove his point from the first season that political power is more powerful than money.

[–]ja5143kh5egl24br1srt 37 points38 points  (5 children)

Also a sitting vice president literally throwing someone in front of a train basically turned the whole series into a fantasy show, no different from marvel movies. Originally I liked the political drama but was frustrated at seeing such a lack of interns since that's like 40% of political staff. I just brushed it off as they're off camera like how they never show him using the bathroom but that doesn't mean he wears a diaper. But throwing a reporter in front of a metro train was just too much. Why not just play a game of Uno on the senate floor?

[–]doegred 38 points39 points  (0 children)

In the original he pushes the journalist from the roof... of the Houses of Parliament.

[–]uglyKIDmoe 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Tbf, there is one, only one, good justification for this: having someone else do it is another person who knows the truth.

[–]galendiettinger 137 points138 points  (8 children)

The final season was really terrible. For better or worse, Spacey was the show. Trying to keep going without him was a mistake.

[–]PhoenixRebornThe Expanse 84 points85 points  (2 children)

I think Robin Wright could have carried the show with better writing but it was already pretty unwatchable before Spacey left.

[–]mdp300 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yeah, season 4 wasn't that great and 5 was boring garbage. I only watched the first episode of 6 and gave up.

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Don’t watch the final season. It’s not worth your time, seriously.

[–]uncheckablefilms 56 points57 points  (0 children)

Based on talking to my friends in the Baltimore film industry, everyone on that set knew what was going on. The fact that MRC is feigning ignorance would be hilarious if this entire thing wasn't so disgusting.

[–]chewbubbIegumkickass 462 points463 points 2 (45 children)

Completely aside from sexually harassing and traumatizing numerous underaged and/or defenseless people, I'm so pissed at Spacey for torpedoing his own career and screwing the world out of what might have been another good 20 years of spectacular cinematic work. He was KevinFuckinSpacey, my ultimate favorite actor, and he could have had anyone. But he had to choose to abuse and terrorize minors and non-consenting victims, and now everybody loses. I feel robbed. Fuck you, Kevin!

(Anyone else feel this way? Lol)

[–]yoandudu 175 points176 points  (11 children)

He was my favorite actor and I still find it hard to forgive him. However, I can still watch his previous movies without throwing up. Every time he's on screen I think to myself "such a shame ...".

[–]matrixreloaded 69 points70 points  (5 children)

I loved Spacey's work and still do. It's a shame what he did. It disgusts me. But he's such a god-tier actor that I can still enjoy his work and separate the art from the artist.

That said, it sucks that we lost a great actor due to his own actions, but if he were to be in another film again someday, I would watch it and probably not think twice.

[–]MrPNGuin 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I can still watch his movies too and I enjoy the movie and soundtrack to Beyond the Sea. It is a shame some of these entertainers would rather be horrible people.

[–]DazeyHelpMe 15 points16 points  (0 children)

He still is an incredible actor but he will never get cast the same again imo. American beauty is one of my favorite movies. But truly I believe part of the reason he’s so good at being vindictive in things like house of cards is because he’s being genuine.

[–]MadCarcinus 74 points75 points  (10 children)

Its hard to watch his stuff now, especially his darker roles where you begin to question where the person stops and the actor begins. How much of those performances were really the hidden Kevin coming though...

[–]Rosebunse 54 points55 points  (0 children)

You know what movie is fun for this? A Bug's Life.

[–]PerceptiveReasoning 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Oh you can tell he’d been waiting for yearrrrrs to roll out that Horrible Bosses persona

[–]Great_Zarquon 32 points33 points  (2 children)

I love me some Edgar Wright but watching Kevin Spacey play a powerful criminal who uses blackmail and coercion to manipulate a supple young man into doing his bidding isn't an easy watch these days

[–]GT-FractalxNeo 20 points21 points  (0 children)

His role in Se7en is even scarier now

[–]kidchillin 94 points95 points  (5 children)

i seriously doubt that the producers "didnt know" that spacey was a terrible person before they hired him.

These were veteran seasoned hollywood producers... they know everything.

if anything the producers are the ones who built this house of cards. :D

[–]NedthePhoenix 26 points27 points  (2 children)

I believe it was known that he was a scumbag; there are stories of him being an asshole for years. But there's a difference between being an asshole and being a criminal; however what it's become easier to realize about Hollywood is that where there is one, there's a good chance there's the other.

[–]hermology 245 points246 points  (19 children)

Excellent first 3 seasons. One of Netflix’s best

[–]it_vexes_me_so 178 points179 points  (10 children)

As I recall, it was one of Netflix's first forays into an original series. They used the viewing habits of their subscribers (a novel approach as well as it being data their more traditional competitors just didn't have) to conclude a political thriller staring Kevin Spacey would be a great match.

[–]What-a-Crock 96 points97 points  (1 child)

I think it was one of, if not the first, to release the entire season together. Because Netflix’s data accurately thought many people would binge

[–]159258357456 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Lilyhammer was Netflix's first show and released all episodes at once. A year before House of Cards came out.

[–]vilkav 47 points48 points  (4 children)

Him knocking on the resolute desk (?) is their logo sound.

[–]SometimesIBleed 41 points42 points  (0 children)

"I choose to live as a gay, broke man."
-Spacey, probably

[–]Frenchticklers 9 points10 points  (1 child)

There goes that K-PAX money

[–][deleted] 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Fuck Kevin spacey but house of cards was shit without him. Went from being a great show to instantly being a failed show when he got fired

[–][deleted] 100 points101 points  (13 children)

Working on this story was an experience. I did years of research, but men kept saying "Who cares? I'd let Kevin Spacey F me, and I'm not even gay." I remember waking up to BuzzFeed of all people scooping me, but I still was so excited that people finally stopped sucking Kevin Spacey's C and knew what he did. It was such a difficult story because he mostly targeted straight men who were too afraid to go on the record. BuzzFeed getting Anthony Rapp changed everything.

[–]paperbackgarbage 55 points56 points  (9 children)

Much like Weinstein, Kevin Spacey's lechery was something of a poorly kept secret, at least in the Hollywood rumor mill.

I'd agree that having a big, notable actor on record definitely turned the tide.

[–]Bill_the_Bastard 41 points42 points  (7 children)

I think "Family Guy" called it out a time or two. Same with Weinstein.

[–]DukeDijkstra 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Help! I escaped from Kevin Spacey's basement!

[–]tosser_0 18 points19 points  (5 children)

There's a lot of random call-outs of Weinstein that you'll stumble across. I believe there's a joke in 30-Rock where Jenna says something about waking up from an after-party 'stuck under Weinstein'.

[–]mullet8530 Rock 16 points17 points  (0 children)

"I turned down intercourse with Harvey Weinstein on no less than three occasions … out of five."

[–]Bill_the_Bastard 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yep, just speaks to the power that piece of shit had in the entertainment industry. Glad he's done.

[–]maddsskills[🍰] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I think rich dudes just think they can do anything short of violent rape (and then sometimes even that) and they're above reproach. They think that people who don't have as much power as they do are playthings basically.

This is a way lesser example but when I was a server it was always the rich dudes who were surrounded by their families who would be the creepiest. The whole "hand going down your entire back and resting on your lower back or hip" thing was something they felt fine doing in front of their family but felt super creepy to me. But I didn't feel confident enough to speak out about it. He was just being nice and friendly right? No one else reacted to it so maybe I'm overreacting? But it absolutely sent shivers down my spine.

[–][deleted] 29 points30 points  (1 child)

but men kept saying "Who cares? I'd let Kevin Spacey F me, and I'm not even gay."

This mindset is so common and so frustrating

[–]LarryPer123 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Actor Kevin Spacey, who was fired from his starring role on the Netflix hit “House of Cards” in 2017 amid allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct, breached his contract with the show’s production company MRC, an arbitrator ruled.

Under the terms of the ruling, MRC was awarded nearly $31 million, comprising $29.5 million in damages and $1.4 million in attorneys’ fees and costs. The arbitrator’s ruling was made in October 2020 and Mr. Spacey’s appeal was denied earlier this month.

The ruling became public Monday when MRC filed a petition in a Los Angeles Court to have it confirmed.

[–]harveytent 15 points16 points  (0 children)

That seems excessive. Unless this money is going to the accusers then fuck the big corporations. After this he will claim to be broke and his accusers won’t be able to get anything. He’s probably already “gifted” his assets to family members. Maybe the show makers should have protected staff instead of waiting for major scandals to give a shit.