What is Kevin Spacey doing in Tel Aviv?

The former House of Cards star was spotted walking through the trendy Nahalat Binyamin neighborhood in Tel Aviv on Wednesday night.

October 4, 2019 16:43
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Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright

Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright 390. (photo credit: Reuters/Melinda Sue Gordon/Neftlix/Handout)

A kippah is a new look for Kevin Spacey, the two-time Oscar-winning actor who weathered a major sexual harassment scandal in recent years, but he donned one on a visit to Jerusalem on Thursday with his manager, Evan Lowenstein, on a condolence call.

Spacey visited the Jerusalem Gardens Hotel, in a skullcap and a suit to mourn the passing of Rabbi Jaeger, Lowenstein's brother-in-law and the hotel's rabbi, according to Reshet reporter Gil Mishali.

Spacey also visited the upscale Happy Fish kosher restaurant at the Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem, reported Israel Hayom's Eran Swissa.

Spacey and Lowenstein were spotted walking through the trendy Nahalat Binyamin neighborhood in Tel Aviv  on Wednesday night. The actor checked out the menus at a number of bars and restaurants before choosing to have dinner at the popular Coco Bambino restaurant, which is run by Tom Aviv.

Spacey starred in the popular Netflix series House of Cards as a politician who becomes the US president, but his character was abruptly killed off after he was accused by several men of sexual misconduct.

Lowenstein, who was once a musician, recently had a court battle with his ex-wife, who does not want their children anywhere near Spacey, according to a report in Mail Online. Spacey has been accused of propositioning underage teens on multiple occasions.

Lowenstein was raised as an Orthodox Jew in Georgia and gained fame about 20 years ago in a singing duo with his identical twin brother. The two called themselves Evan & Jaron and had a hit called “Crazy for this Girl,” which peaked at 15 on Billboard’s Top 100 in 2000. He has been managing Spacey for about three years.

Spacey was back in the headlines in the US this week after the alleged victim in a civil sexual battery lawsuit against him, a masseur, died. A federal judge will need to determine if the case can proceed.

The actor, who won Oscars for his roles in The Usual Suspects and American Beauty, had perhaps the most dramatic fall from grace in the #MeToo era. In addition to being written off House of Cards, which was based around his character, he was removed from Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World, a fact-based drama about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III. Spacey played billionaire J. Paul Getty, the victim’s grandfather, but most of his scenes were re-shot with Christopher Plummer after the scandal broke and in some sections, Plummer was digitally inserted into footage with Spacey.

Spacey’s most recent project is Gore, a movie about a young man who meets his idol, writer Gore Vidal. Spacey plays the title role, but no release date has been announced.

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