Kevin Spacey's impressions of Johnny Carson and Jack Lemmon are so good it's ridiculous

Jack Lemmon was Spacey's acting mentor at a very early age. Here's his tribute:

Published March 10, 2015 1:32PM (EDT)

   (Late Show With David Letterman)
(Late Show With David Letterman)

Kevin Spacey has said before that he owes much of his success to Jack Lemmon. The legendary actor became Spacey's mentor at the age of 13 when he enrolled in a summer acting workshop -- and much later, they'd become BFFs while acting in a play together.

Spacey paid tribute to the late actor on Letterman Monday night in the only way that made sense: a spot-on celeb impression. (Remember Spacey's next-level Christopher Walken and Al Pacino?)

But he wasn't done: Spacey also brought back his equally impressive Johnny Carson. When Spacey stands for an impression, you know he means business.

By Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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