(FOX 11) - Kevin Spacey honored his former drama teacher Sunday at Chatsworth High School, an early mentor who helped launch the actor toward his two-time Academy Award career.
Robert Carrelli was inducted into the Walk of Hearts, a distinguished award given to teachers in recognition of their dedication and the impact they have on a student’s life.
"Mentors, parents, friends, teachers can sometimes say just the right words at just the right time, and it can be life-changing for a young person," the actor told the crowd. "So we should honor teachers always."
Spacey added that his former teacher left a lasting impression on him into his adult life.
"The way that Mr. Carrelli taught means that he will always be a teacher, my teacher, and I will always be a student and his student."
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