'I choose to live as a gay man': Kevin Spacey confirms he is homosexual after three decades of rumor control
13:05, Monday, 30 October, 2017
The Oscar-winning actor, who has fiercely guarded his personal life for years, announced his homosexuality on Twitter as he responded to allegations by actor Anthony Rapp that Spacey had tried to seduce him when he was 14 years old. The House of Cards star, 58, tweeted: 'I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man.' Spacey became a bona fide Hollywood star with his Oscar-winning turn as Verbal in Bryan Singer's thriller the Usual Suspects, released in 1995. He went on to win a second Academy Award for his role in American Beauty opposite Annette Bening and Mena Suvari in 1999.