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Spacey appeals for peace
Kevin Spacey
Spacey joins George Clooney and Sean Penn in opposing war
Hollywood star Kevin Spacey joined the growing list of celebrities against a war with Iraq as he called for a diplomatic solution.

Spacey said he hoped the United States' history of finding a peaceful end to tensions would prevail.

"I don't feel like going to war," Spacey said in an interview in OM, the Observer Magazine on Sunday.

"I would hope that George Bush doesn't feel like going to war," he added.

Spacey, who is the new artistic director of London's Old Vic theatre, is the latest celebrity to add his voice to the anti-war clamour.

In January, George Clooney accused President Bush of running the US government "like the Sopranos".

And in December last year more than 100 entertainers including Martin Sheen, Kim Basinger and Samuel L Jackson sent a letter to Mr Bush urging him not to start a war.

The UK's Poet Laureate has written an anti-war poem in which he casts doubts over the motives behind a possible war and director Martin Scorsese has also questioned America's stance.

The Gangs of New York director said many Americans were cynical about the US administration's intentions and its relationship with the oil industry.

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