Who is Keyser Soze? He is supposed to be Turkish. Some say his father was German. Nobody believed he was real. Nobody ever saw him or knew anybody that ever worked directly for him, but to hear Kobayashi tell it, anybody could have worked for Soze. You never knew. That was his power. The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And like that, poof. He’s gone.
Verbal Klint (Kevin Spacey) in the hugely thrilling The Usual Suspects (1995). Winner of an Academy Award for Spacey as well as for Best Original Screenplay, it features one of cinema’s most famous endings.
Love this film!
It’s incredible. An astonishing film.
I bonded some people at a dinner party, who can’t speak English well. That line, “Who is Keyzer Soze?!” is an awesome line, because it made me friends of life. Love the film and have watched it tons of times. xo
It’s just incredible. And especially that finale. Glad you’ve got so much out of it 🙂
Great actor! One of my favourites.
He really is. I saw him in a one man show and he was just superb. He’s just got this fantastic presence. In House of Cards too, especially when he talks to the camera.
Oooooh, such a good choice. Thinking it is time for a revisit.
When I studied it as part of my college film course I chewed up the tape as I did an editing analysis on the final scene. But it was worth it. That finale is one of the most dramatic in cinema.
Good post about a great movie.
Thanks. Even in Kevin Spacey’s much lauded career I would still consider it his Hollywood highlight. Mind you his breakthrough in Se7en would be near the top too.
Aw, Se7ven another great movie. But I agree with you wholeheartedly. This was his best.