In his Golden Globes acceptance speech on Sunday, Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) told a story about Academy Award winning filmmaker Stanley Kramer. Kramer was known to make “message movies” about racism (Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner), greed (It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World), creationism vs. evolution (Inherit the Wind), and fascism (Judgment at Nuremberg). Kramer once said, “I tried to make movies that lasted about issues that would not go away.”
Spacey said the last time he saw Kramer (he died in 2001), he took the opportunity to tell Kramer how much he appreciated his work. Kramer was moved and thanked him. "I just wish my films could have been better," Kramer said, according to Spacey. "I just want to be better, but this is very encouraging. Thank you very much."
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