15 Iconic Hollywood Actors You Didn’t Know Mentored Your Favorite Stars
Jack Lemmon and Kevin Spacey
This relationship is fraught, largely because Kevin Spacey has been accused of truly atrocious behavior and has stepped away from the spotlight. Before that happened, though, Kevin had a long-time relationship with Jack Lemmon. Jack wasn’t a traditional leading man, but he’d nonetheless had a very successful career.
“He became sort of a second father to me, particularly when my father passed away,” Kevin told Cranky Critic. “You don’t need any lesson in the world about how to treat other human beings or about professionalism than to be in the presence of Jack Lemmon.” That quote takes on a very different meaning in light of Kevin’s behavior, but it doesn’t necessarily reflect badly on Jack.