fictional characters The Greatest Characters Played by Kevin Spacey, Ranked  

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This list contains information on the best characters played by Kevin Spacey ranked from best to worst by user votes. The top Kevin Spacey characters come in many forms. Some compelling Spacey roles personify intensity while other iconic Spacey characters are cool, calm, and collected. A few great Kevin Spacey characters are even downright evil.

Which Kevin Spacey roles are the best? Francis Underwood has to be near the top of the list. As the ever-scheming politician on the hit Netflix series House of Cards, Underwood will stop at nothing to land on top. Spacey has been nominated for several Primetime Emmy Awards for playing the role of President Underwood. Spacey won an Oscar for Best Actor for his 1999 American Beauty character Lester Burnham.

Spacey terrified and tormented those who he viewed as sinners as the deadly John Doe in Seven. Other great characters portrayed by Kevin Spacey include Verbal in The Usual Suspects and Buddy Ackerman in Swimming with Sharks.

Which Kevin Spacey character do you think is the best? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any great roles we may have missed.

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Francis Underwood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Kevin Spacey, Ranked
Francis Underwood House of Cards

Kevin Spacey Loves and Hookups The Best Tasting Whiskey

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Lester Burnham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Kevin Spacey, Ranked
Lester Burnham American Beauty

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Roger 'Verbal' Kint is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Kevin Spacey, Ranked
Roger 'Verbal' Kint The Usual Suspects

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John Doe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Kevin Spacey, Ranked
John Doe Seven

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Jack Vincennes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Kevin Spacey, Ranked
Jack Vincennes L.A. Confidential, L.A. Confidential

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Chris Sabian is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Kevin Spacey, Ranked
Chris Sabian The Negotiator

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Buddy Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Kevin Spacey, Ranked
Buddy Ackerman Swimming with Sharks

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Eddy Otis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Kevin Spacey, Ranked
Eddy Otis Consenting Adults

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Jim Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Kevin Spacey, Ranked
Jim Williams Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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Micky Rosa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Kevin Spacey, Ranked
Mickey Rosa 21

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Bob Speck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Kevin Spacey, Ranked
Bob Speck Working Girl

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Maj. Casey Schuler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Kevin Spacey, Ranked

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Eugene Simonet is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Kevin Spacey, Ranked
Eugene Simonet Pay It Forward

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Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Kevin Spacey, Ranked
Lex Luthor Superman Returns

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John Williamson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Kevin Spacey, Ranked
John Williamson Glengarry Glen Ross, Glengarry Glen Ross

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Prot is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Kevin Spacey, Ranked
Prot K-PAX

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Hopper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Kevin Spacey, Ranked
Hopper A Bug's Life

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David Gale is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Kevin Spacey, Ranked
David Gale The Life of David Gale

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D.A. Rufus Buckley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Kevin Spacey, Ranked
D.A. Rufus Buckley A Time to Kill

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Dave Harken is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Kevin Spacey, Ranked
Dave Harken Horrible Bosses

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Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Kevin Spacey, Ranked
Richard Nixon Elvis & Nixon