James Spader

James Spader

His role as Steff in 'Pretty in Pink' (1986)
James Spader was born on February 7, 1960 in Boston, Massachusettes. While both of his parents had careers in the teaching profession, James was more interested in pursuing a career in acting. When he was 17 or 18 he moved to New York and enrolled in the Michael Chekhov Studio to study drama. Around that same time he got a tiny part in a little known film entitled, "Team Mates," in 1978. Although his role was miniscule, this lead to his second film, "Endless Love," in which he had a much more substantial part. During the early 1980s James Spader appeared in a few TV-movies, and in 1985 he had the starring role in the film, "Tuff Turf," where he plays a young rebellious high school student. During the latter part of the 1980s Spader had minor roles in such films as Pretty in Pink , "Less Than Zero," and "Mannequin," constantly being typecast as a stuck up yuppie. In 1987 Spader married Victoria Kheel, whom he'd known since 1979. They have two children together, Sebastian and Elijah. In 1989 Spader won the best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival for his portrayal of "Graham," in the film Sex, Lies, and Videotape. This really was a turning point for James Spader in terms of getting the proper recognition he deserved for his work. The year that followed brought him a steamy role in the film, "White Palace," co-starring Susan Sarandon. For the next few years he appeared in various films including,"True Colors," "Bad Influence," "Storyville," and a cameo in "Bob Roberts." In 1994 Spader appeared in the successful science fiction film, Stargate , along with Kurt Russell. This brought additional recognition for the remarkable actor, because of his terrific portrayal of "Dr.Daniel Jackson," a young egyptologist/linguist. In the years that followed since "Stargate," Spader has continued to show off his talents in films like, "Crash," "Two Days in the Valley," and "Critical Care." He most recently appeared in an episode of "Seinfeld," delivering a hilarious performance. James Spader is truly something very special, and I'm sure we will continue to get nothing but the best from any of his future projects!Source: fortunecity.com 
Growing up, I didn't have any comic books, at all. But my friend had a trunk full of them, so comic books were like candy for me. I would go over to his house for a sleep-over, and I would just be devouring everything I could get my hands on. I knew the sleep-over was going to be over, and I was going to go back to my house and it was going to be Kipling.More James Spader quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every film you work on is different, and that's part of what it's like for anybody who works on a film, is to learn how to work with others. Learn from top to bottom. Actors have to learn how to work with the director and the director has to learn how to work with actors, and that's not just those two departments.More James Spader quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'd like to thank the academy and I'd like to thank my mother and I'd like to thank my mother again, because I forgot to thank her last year.More James Spader quotes [11/22/2006 12:11:00]
You know, when you choose to make your living as an actor, it's all fine and good to look at it as some kind of artistic endeavor. At its best, it is that. But the fact is, most of the actors out there don't earn $3 million a picture and can't afford to take two years off between films and look for the right thing. Most of us are tradesmen.More James Spader quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
People who supported Obama felt like they formed a relationship, that they were being spoken to. The way that campaign worked and the way he's worked during his first term is to make people feel like he's grasping their hand, whether it's by tweeting or email, moments after an event, sometimes during an event. It makes people relate to him.More James Spader quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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