OnlyOnAOL: Kevin Spacey speaks out about his large ‘revenge film’

April 23, 2016 - accent chair

By: Donna Freydkin

It’s one of those violent stories a best Hollywood screenwriter can’t prepare up.

Elvis Presley and former President Richard Nixon had a meeting. To plead drug policy. And it’s now a theme of a movie.

Kevin Spacey, who also plays President Francis Underwood in “House of Cards,” tackles Nixon in a movie, that takes place on Dec. 21, 1970 when Presley met with Nixon to plead apropos an clandestine representative in a Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

For Spacey, it wasn’t about impersonating a male who’s been played by actors including Frank Langella and Anthony Hopkins. It was about removing underneath his skin.

“I wanted to find a hint of a male and quite his physicality,” says Spacey. “He manages to demeanour ungainly only sitting in a chair.”

Plus, Spacey wanted to daub into another side of Nixon. “He swore all a time. He was grouchy and everybody was an (expletive),” says Spacey.

On set, Spacey did impressions of Bill Clinton. Whom, it contingency be said, he nails both in accent and tone. But behind to Nixon, who quiescent in 1974.

“Many years ago, we screen-tested to play Richard Nixon in a film ‘Frost/Nixon,’ a purpose we did not (expletive) get. This is fundamentally my punish film,” jokes Spacey.

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