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Actor Kevin Spacey to Speak at U.Va. in October

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    Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at the special screening of Netflix's "House of Cards" Season 2 at the Directors Guild of America, Feb. 13, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

    Kevin Spacey is taking center stage at the University of Virginia this fall.

    The acclaimed actor will be in Charlottesville on Oct. 18 at the second annual President's Speaker Series for the Arts. The university says more than 5,000 people are expected to attend.

    Trained as a stage actor, Spacey possesses two Academy Awards, one for best supporting actor for "The Usual Suspects,'' the other for best actor in "American Beauty.''

    More recently, he stars in the Netflix series "House of Cards.'' Spacey is also artistic director of The Old Vic in London, a 195-year-old theater.