Happy 51st Kevin!
Kevin won the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain in this thriller in which he plays a serial killer opposite the stars Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt. This movie also featured Gwyneth Paltrow and R. Lee Ermey. This film also won the MTV Movie Award for Best Movie, course, I'm not really sure if that is something to brag about to be honest.
In this film, which also stars Jeff Bridges, Spacey stars as a mental patient who thinks he is an alien from the planet K-Pax.
Superman Returns (2006)
Spacey was perfect for the role of Lex Luthor in this film. I don't think anybody else could ever play the role of Luthor as well as he did in this film. I would almost really like to see a sequel just so I can see him play Lex again.
This one was directed by Bryan Singer (director of X-Men) and also starred Brandon Routh as Superman, Kate Bosworth as Loin Lane, and Frank Langella as Perry White. All in all, the best casting job in this film was Spacey as Lex Luthor.
I know what you all are thinking. What?!? No American Beauty?!? Truth is I did not like that film. Sure he got the Oscar for Best Actor in that movie and won a buttload of awards including the Oscars for Best Movie, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, blah blah blah. I just honestly did not like the movie all that much.
Happy 45th Jeremy!
Judgement Night (1993)
Piven stars alongside Emilio Estevez, Cuba Gooding Jr, Denis Leary, and Stephen Dorff.
This movie did not do very well financially but I remember seeing this movie in the theater and I also remember the soundtrack to this movie being aaaamaaazing! It paired up hard rock/heavy metal bands with rap bands. For instance, it paired up Helmet and House of Pain on "Just Another Victim" (interestingly enough, Everlast from House of Pain has a small part in this movie); Slayer and Ice-T on "Disorder"; and "Another Body Murdered" with Faith No More and Boo-Ya Tribe;
Anyway, it was a good movie.
This movie is like a modern version of National Lampoon's Animal House but in my opinion is actually a better movie. Piven stars as head of a pseudo-fraternity called "The Pit." Also starring in this film was Jon Favreau (who was also the director and starred in Iron Man) and David Spade. There is also a cameo by George Clinton. This film also did not do so well financially......or critically for that matter.
Grosse Point Blank (1997)
In this film starring John Cusack as a professional hitman who goes back to his high school reunion during which he runs into one of his high school chums, Paul, played by Piven. The film also starred Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd, Alan Arkin, Joan Cusack, and Hank Azaria.
This film actually did do pretty well financially and was voted 21st greatest comedy of all time by Total Film magazine.
It also boasts an awesome soundtrack. In fact, 2 soundtrack albums were released for this film including songs by Violent Femmes, The Clash, Faith No More, Pete Townshend, The Specials, Echo & the Bunnymen, Pixies, and Joe Strummer, among others.