Jack Lemmon
Kevin Spacey On Meeting His Idol Jack Lemmon

Jack Lemmon was an American actor who appeared in films including Some Like It Hot, Days of Wine and Roses and The Odd Couple. Lemmon won two Academy Awards for his work in the films Mister Roberts and Save The Tiger. In this video, Kevin Spacey talks about meeting his idol Jack Lemmon when he was just thirteen years old, and how Lemmon inspired him to move to New York to pursue acting. The two would later work together in the films Glengarry Glen Ross, Dad, and The Murder of Mary Phagan as well as in the play Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Spacey says of Lemmon: “He became the most important mentor in my life.”

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