Actor: Kevin Spacey
Role: Jack Abram off in Casino Jack
Synopsis: Jack Abramoff plays in the same game as the highest of rollers and resorts to awe-inspiring levels of conning, scheming and fraudulent antics to get what he wants.
Aided by his business partner Michael Scanlon, Jack parlays his clout over some of the world's most powerful men with the goal of creating a personal empire of wealth and influence.
When the two enlist a mob-connected buddy to help with one of their illegal schemes, they soon find themselves in over their heads, entrenched in a world of mafia assassins, murder and a scandal that spins so out of control that it makes worldwide headlines.
Previous Golden Globe Wins: Kevin Spacey has never won a Golden Globe.
Previous Golden Globe Nominations: However he has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Usual Suspects. Best Actor for American Beauty, The Shipping News. Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for Beyond The Sea and Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie for Recount.
Critics: “Spacey grabs attention and sets the tone for all the sarcastic skullduggery from the start, as he's hauled into jail and demands a private cell and a kosher diet. And zooms into his nonstop rant on auto-spin, between bible classes and golf with Bush.” - NewsBlaze
“Spacey's splendid in this brisk and engaging portrait of the disgraced Washington lobbyist.” - Hollywood Reporter
“'Casino Jack' does an impressive job of displaying Abramoff's good and bad in an enjoyably matter-of-fact fashion.” - Cinematical
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw