Plenty of serious Hollywood actors choose to hone their acting skills in live theatre. Some of them cross the Atlantic to do so - but not many actually end up running the theatre.
Kevin and Eve in Moon for the Misbegotten
That's what Hollywood A-lister Kevin Spacey has been doing for the past three years.
The star of American Beauty, The Shipping News and K-Pax has been running the Old Vic Theatre - one of London's most illustrious venues.
Reviews have been mixed - but the Old Vic's latest production - Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten - is a winner.
Starring Spacey himself, it's collected a string of superlatives from a notoriously difficult audience.
This morning on Breakfast, we talked to Kevin Spacey and his co-star Eve Best.
"Eugene O'Neill wrote the play as an act of redemption for his own brother. This is the same character as in Long Day's Journey into night - Jimmy Tyrone." Kevin explained.
"He always felt he hadn't been quite fair to his brother in that. This is a way of trying to understand him."
The production has been very well received by the critics - but Kevin says he doesn't read reviews until after the run of a show.
His co-star, Eve, is even more superstitious: as we found out when we ran a clip of the show, she doesn't like watching her own performances at all.