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Spacey basks in ‘Sea’ of applause

Oscar winner shines as Darin

HOLLYWOOD — Kevin Spacey received a standing ovation after the Variety screening of “Beyond the Sea,” a film written, produced and directed by the thesp. Spacey also acts, dances and sings his way through the film in his portrayal of performer Bobby Darin.

Working as the film’s director and lead actor gave Spacey “a language and shorthand that makes it easier to get passed those initial stages of fear,” he said.

Spacey tipped his hat toward Kate Bosworth, who plays Darin’s wife Sandra Dee.

“She was so willing to go where I wanted her to go. It’s a shame she doesn’t photograph,” Spacey joked.

Variety‘s Timothy M. Gray moderated the Nov. 10 Q&A session at the ArcLight.

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