Italian movie museum honours Kevin Spacey with lifetime achievement award: ‘Take into account myself extraordinarily fortunate’


Kevin Spacey was the recipient of the Stella della Mole Award for lifetime achievement in Italy. On Monday, the actor was invited by the Nationwide Museum of Cinema in Turin, Italy to select up the award and later attended a masterclass with the museum director on his life and profession. He was attending his first public occasion since he pled not responsible to a number of sexual misconduct expenses in London, England final week. The offences reportedly befell between 2001 and 2005. (Additionally learn: Kevin Spacey wins $40 million New York sexual assault civil lawsuit)

Museum president Enzo Ghigo and Undersecretary to the Italian Ministry of Tradition Vittorio Sgarbi offered the Oscar winner with the award. In keeping with a report in The Hollywood Reporter, the undersecretary acknowledged, “Tonight we’re witnessing Kevin Spacey’s comeback. The one living through cinema is an immortal man, and it is precisely him that we are awarding this prize to tonight.” The actor thanked the museum for having “the balls” to invite him for the event.

Later, Kevin also took part in a masterclass with museum director Domenico De Gaetano at Turin’s Mole Antonelliana where he discussed his career. He shared, “Tonight I take into account myself extraordinarily fortunate. I’ve been doing this job for over 40 years, and I’ve solely ever obtained kindness and assist from my followers and coworkers. And I’m honored to be a part of this course of.”

His Oscar-winning efficiency in American Magnificence (1999) was screened after the masterclass. Kevin thanked his supervisor Evan Lowenstein for being with him by way of all his troubles. He revealed that it was resulting from him that he “realized I had to take all the setbacks and mistakes I made and get back on my feet, move on.”

The actor’s authorized woes weren’t introduced up on the occasion. Moreover his latest court docket case within the UK, the 63-year-old actor was discovered not liable in October 2022 for an additional sexual misconduct case within the US which concerned actor Anthony Rapp as a young person. He’s out on unconditional bail till the UK trial continues later this 12 months.

After the actor was accused of sexual misconduct by a number of people in 2017 together with Anthony, he was faraway from final season of Netflix’s Home of Playing cards and his position in Ridley Scott’s All of the Cash within the World (2017) was recast with actor Christopher Plummer as a substitute.

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