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Ace of Spader

He's a TV star now, and his surprise hit show, Boston Legal, will be back this fall. But it was the surprises in his 36-film career that turned audiences on to his talent. And his penchant for roles that ooze sexuality.

Less Than Zero (top left) photograph by John Clifford/Twentieth Century-Fox; White Palace (top right) photograph courtesy of the Everett Collection; Secretary (bottom left) photograph by Bruce Birmelin/Lions Gate Films; Boston Legal photograph by Carin Baer/ABC Television
Less Than Zero (top left) photograph by John Clifford/Twentieth Century-Fox; White Palace (top right) photograph courtesy of the Everett Collection; Secretary (bottom left) photograph by Bruce Birmelin/Lions Gate Films; Boston Legal photograph by Carin Baer/ABC Television
By Nelson Handel
September 18, 2005

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Endless Love (1981) His small role as Brooke Shields's brother marked Spader's transition from failed TV pilots and movies-of-the-week to the big screen. (Full article: 334 words)

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