AP: Kevin Spacey offers poetic tribute to Greek statue at Rome Museum (video)

American actor Kevin Spacey recited a poem about a battered boxer as he stood next to an iconic statue of a fighter during a surprise performance at a Rome museum on Friday night, according to an Associated Press report. Spacey’s appearance at the National Roman Museum had not been announced. The museum had only posted a cryptic notice on its website noting that a two-time Oscar winner would be reading works by Italian poet Gabriele Tinti, in a “rare event.” Spacey stood next to the ancient Greek bronze statue known as the “Boxer at Rest,” while reciting a poem by Tinti titled “The Boxer.” The poem is about a fighter left bleeding and dejected at ringside, scorned by the crowd in spite of his glorious past. Video clips published in Italian media show Spacey dramatically intoning the verses, including the following: “The more you are wounded, the greater you are. And the more empty you are. They used me for their entertainment, fed on shoddy stuff. Life was over in a moment.” The public recitation of Tinti’s “The Boxer” came just weeks after a criminal sexual misconduct case against Spacey collapsed in Massachusetts. One could claim to see parallels to the actor’s fall from grace following the serious accusations of sexual harassment and assault. Watch video of Spacey reciting the poem about The Boxer in the link below: https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2019/08/kevin-spacey-recite-poem-dejected-boxer-rome RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons License: CC-BY-SA Copyright: Carole Raddato  Let's block ads! (Why?)