Actor Kevin Spacey, who turned 60 last weekend, appeared at Palazzo Massimo in Rome on Friday, one of four buildings that make up the Roman National Museum and recited a poem.
Spacey surprised those present with a reading of the poem “The Boxer” by Italian poet Gabriele Tinti, near a Greek statue, according to Variety.
It is not clear what he hoped to achieve with this moment. The actor’s career was discontinued in 2017 after being accused by several people of sexual assault.
Prosecutors have dropped the sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey, citing the “unavailability” of the prosecution witness. The actor was accused of assaulting an 18-year-old boy at Nantucket premises in 2016. A lawsuit is set to take place in the fall.
The Italian text Gabriele Tinti read in English by an actor, evokes a tired and defeated boxer, and his desire not to give up. A poem that seems to refer to Spacey even more.
“I shook the country, I made the arenas vibrate, I tore my opponents,” Spacey read.
On Twitter, Tinti denied rumors that he would write the poem thinking of Spacey. Rather, he said, he was part of a project in which he wrote poems paying tribute to ancient pieces of art.
Kevin Spacey, born on July 26, 1959, is considered one of the most talented actors of his generation. The Hollywood star has won two Oscars, for roles played in the films “Service Suspects / The Usual Suspects” (1995) and “American Beauty” (1999). He has starred in films such as “Se7en”, “LA Confidential”, “K-Pax” and “The Men Who Stare at Goats”. From 2013 to 2017, she played the lead role in the series “House of Cards”. In addition, he has played numerous roles in the theater.