As an aspiring actor with a killer Johnny Carson impression, big things would soon come for Kevin Spacey after leaving high school. But for a couple of years, the Oscar-winning actor was auditioning for everything to no avail.
As he recounted on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” last night, “I auditioned for ‘The Gong Show’ during this period of time!” And he also, as the late night host unveiled via a long-buried 1979 clip, tried out for Tiger Beat Magazine, a hotspot for young actors.
You can watch the full interaction between Spacey and Kimmel above, which also includes tidbits as to why Spacey thinks he didn’t get the gig and how he’s since enacted his revenge. It’s a worthy watch, especially if you’re experiencing “House of Cards” withdrawal.