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Oscar winner Kevin Spacey to speak at U.Va. in October

Kevin Spacey at Academy Awards presentation. (AP file photo)
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Kevin Spacey is taking center stage at the University of Virginia this fall.

The acclaimed actor will be in Charlottesville on Oct. 18 at the second annual President's Speaker Series for the Arts. The university says more than 5,000 people are expected to attend.

Trained as a stage actor, Spacey possesses two Academy Awards, one for best supporting actor for "The Usual Suspects," the other for best actor in "American Beauty."

More recently, he stars in the Netflix series "House of Cards." Spacey is also artistic director of The Old Vic in London, a 195-year-old theater.

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