An extract on #nisantasi
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Spacey is a Democrat and a friend of Bill Clinton. Having met the former U.S. President before his presidency began, Spacey once described Clinton as a "one of a shining light" of the political process. According to Federal Election Commission, Spacey had contributed $42,000 to Democratic candidates and committees as of 2006. . He additionally made a cameo appearance in the short film President Clinton: Final Days, a light-hearted political satire produced by the Clinton administration for the White House Correspondents Dinner.
An article in the Sunday Times, it was once stated that Spacey's love affair with acting, and the absence of a visible partner in the life of an attractive 40-year-old, has resulted in misunderstanding and Esquire magazine's "bet-hedging" assertion two years ago that he must be gay. He responded to such rumors by telling Playboy and other interviewers that he was not gay, and telling Lesley White of the Sunday Times, "I chose for a long time not to answer these questions because of the "manner" in which those questions were asked. and because I was never talking to someone I really trusted, so why should I do now? I chose to participate because I realized it's a little hard on the people I loved. "
In 2007, Gotham magazine quoted Spacey saying that : "I've never believed in pimping my personal life out for publicity. Although I'm might be interested in doing it, I will never do it. People can gossip all they want; they can speculate all they want. I just happened to believe that there's a separation between the public life and the private life. Everybody has the right to a private life no matter what their professions are."
In 2000, Spacey took -what he considered- his girlfriend to the Academy Awards, and he thanked her during the awards' acceptance speech for his Best Actor award. Reports in 1999 and 2000 suggested that she was a script supervisor named Dianne Dreyer.
In September 2006, Spacey said that he intends to take up British citizenship when it's offered to him.
Spacey met Venezuelan president Hugo Chvez in September 2007, and he never spoke to the press about their encounter. However; a few hours later, he visited the Venezuela government to fund the film studio Villa del Cine. In December 2007, Spacy cohosted the Nobel Peace Prize Concert along with Uma Thurman. This was the year when Al Gore was awarded the Nobel peace prize for his proposal on studying and raising awareness on Climate Change through an "intergovernmental panel".
In March 2011 - following Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko's crackdown on the Belarusian democracy movement - Spacey joined the movie Jude Law crew on the street in a protest against Lukashenko's regime.