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Kevin Spacey Prank Calls Hillary Clinton as Frank Underwood (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/17/2014 06:30PM

This one gets complicated, so bear with us: The Clinton Foundation just released this video of Kevin Spacey as his House of Cards character Frank Underwood phoning Hillary Clinton as Bill Clinton, and it's hilarious. Still with us? Okay, read on.

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Inside the Actors Studio Turns 20: 5 of Our Favorite Interviews

UpdatePosted 08/14/2014 07:45PM

Inside the Actors Studio Turns 20: 5 of Our Favorite Interviews

Originally posted 08/14/2014 04:00PM

The very first episode of Inside the Actors Studio aired Aug. 14, 1994.

Hosted by former brothel worker and Arrested Development star James Lipton, the show has gone on to become a cultural institution, both for Lipton's ah, specific, delivery and persona, and for its watchable, occasionally riveting looks into the craft of acting.

Here are five great moments from the show's 20-year-and-counting run.

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Your New House Majority Leader Prepped Kevin Spacey for House of Cards – But Don't Be Alarmed | Kevin McCarthy

Meet Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House's New No. 2

Originally posted 07/31/2014 04:45PM

When Kevin Spacey was preparing to play ruthless House majority whip Frank Underwood on House of Cards, he turned to then-actual House majority whip Kevin McCarthy.

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Kevin Spacey Stops Show to Scold Audience Member for Ringing Phone | James McAvoy, Kevin Spacey, Neil Patrick Harris

Kevin Spacey (in Character) Stops Show to Scold Audience Member for Ringing Cell Phone

Originally posted 06/05/2014 03:45PM

Attention, theatergoers: Do not annoy Kevin Spacey when he's onstage – or prepare to incur his wrath.

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House of Cards President Michel Gill Talks the Evil of Frank Underwood | House of Cards

House of Cards President Michel Gill Talks the Evil of Frank Underwood

Originally posted 03/04/2014 08:00AM

It's not easy going up against Frank Underwood.

As the newly minted Vice President on Netflix's House of Cards, Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey) is the worst kind of political shark – he has to keep moving upward, or else he dies. In the second season, Underwood's main target is his own commander in chief, Garrett Walker, played by Broadway veteran Michel Gill. A mild-mannered pushover, Walker spends the season caught in the middle of a political war between Underwood and his longtime mentor, energy titan Raymond Tusk ...

(Major House of Cards spoilers below!)

… until the two men eventually team up and force him to resign from office, leaving Underwood the most powerful man in the world. It's an ignominious end for any pol, made doubly ironic by the fact that Walker was one of the few House of Cards operatives to show any sign of a conscience.

We spoke to Gill about playing the president, how House of Cards is like Shakespeare, and why viewers might be a little too tough on his character.

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Does House of Cards Have Political Cred? Kevin Spacey Has the Answer

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Kevin Spacey Says Political Insiders Call House of Cards '99 Percent True'

Originally posted 02/16/2014 03:20PM

Acclaimed political drama House of Cards counts a huge, loyal fan base, but star Kevin Spacey gets a special thrill when it comes a particular set of die-hards: real-life Beltway insiders who've given the show a big thumbs-up.

"This is my favorite comment I've heard: 'It's 99 percent accurate,' " Spacey, 54, told PEOPLE before the season 2 premiere Thursday, held at the Directors Guild of America headquarters in Los Angeles.

Of the 1 percent who aren't sold, Spacey said they gripe, among other things, "that you could never get an education bill passed that fast," referring to a key plot line in season 1 of the show, whose sophomore outing debuted Friday.

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PEOPLE Critic Praises Kevin Spacey in House of Cards Season 2

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UpdatePosted 02/14/2014 08:00PM

House of Cards: Kevin Spacey Sparkles in Season 2

Originally posted 02/14/2014 02:00PM

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Politics, as the saying goes, is the art of the possible, the attainable, but cable shows have to aim and hit higher than that – especially if they star Kevin Spacey and happen to be season 2 of House of Cards.

The political melodrama that launched original programming on the House of Netflix is back – all 13 episodes are available Friday – but the first four episodes made available for review suggest that show is off its game, at least initially. And the game is everything here.

Oh, before we get started: Netflix has been very concerned about spoilers, and with good reason. There's at least one thwopping surprise, and you'll want it to fall on you like an angrily resistant turkey dropped unsuspectingly on your head. So those odd crackles and thumps you hear will be me beating about the bush.

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Ranked: The 7 Worst Sinners from House of Cards | House of Cards, Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright

Ranked: The 7 Worst Sinners from House of Cards

Originally posted 02/12/2014 05:00PM

SPOILER ALERT: This post divulges key plot details from season 1 of Netflix's House of Cards

Don't have Valentine's Day plans? Now you do! Netflix's House of Cards returns for its second season on Feb. 14.

Granted, Francis Underwood's Washington, D.C., isn't brimming with the best relationship material, but you're sure to find someone you'll love ... to hate. Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and the rest of the House of Cards cast make the misdeeds of The West Wing look like a Bingo game.

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