Kevin Spacey au volant du Renault Espace V.

Kevin Spacey, Glory, Space and Regression

He was the one we loved to hate, the one who embodied the politician ready for anything and even crime paper houseThe father of the family deserted fromAmerican beauty Or Kayser Söze, the devil incarnate The usual suspects. Then came the time when revelations followed each other, a time when we really hated them.

The talented actor, who has been crowned with two Oscars, Kevin Spacey was accused in 2017 of sexual assault by a young actor, before several others filed a complaint in turn. Netflix that produces files house of paper He kicks him out of the show and demands $31 million in damages. American Justice Intervene, a few months ago, give up on prosecution. But now, last Thursday, British justice is also involved, and it has been decided to open a criminal investigation, still into sexual assault, after several new complaints. space predator? In any case, the actor does not intend to escape the accusations and states that he will go to London and appear in court.

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It may not be the last step in a long descent into a five-year-long hell, but it is in any case the end of his career that propelled him from the boards of Shakespeare’s theater to the very closed club of a few dozen. international stars bankable. And Spacey hasn’t only been on TV and in movies, but in ads as well.

Kevin Spacey, The Space Museum and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

In the 2000s, at the height of his activity, he became an inspiration to the Dutch bank ING, and he did not hesitate to get his shirt wet by going to home conferences, and to the general meeting of shareholders. Then, in 2015, Renault came up with an idea: a guy named Spacey would fit in perfectly with the Espace 5, which launched that year. And not just because of the somewhat similar name. The roles he played are definitely mainstream, but he doesn’t attract the same audience on TV as Commissioner NavarroAnd in the cinema, her audience is not from camping. The products it appears in are top of the range, such as the position of the latest pickup truck model and now it’s moving towards SUVs. Additionally, at this time, Kevin Spacey is 56 years old. The ideal age, close to the ideal client who can perfectly identify with the actor.

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The case was signed and Spacey filmed a commercial where he leads Space by remembering his career and notable roles. This site is broadcast in the main countries where Renault is present, and it has been a huge success. But two years later, the sinister relationship broke out. An American comedian accuses Spacey of sexually assaulting him when he was just 14 years old.

In House of Cards, Kevin Spacey plays Frank Underwood, who is on his way to the presidency of the United States
In House of Cards, Kevin Spacey plays Frank Underwood, who is on his way to the presidency of the United States

The scandal is huge. Netflix suspends the actor’s contract and creates in disaster a (disastrous) sixth season without the main hero house of paper. For her part, still in disaster, Reno withdraws her ad and denounces the contract that bound her to the actor. ING Bank will be the last to back it, before it fires its American muse. Today, Espace 5 is slowly fading out and will not be renewed, after a somewhat secretive career. A somewhat lost profession, it is associated with the end of the genre, the minivan, rather than the scandal caused by its muse.

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