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of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- kevin spacey. bill and melinda gates. musical guest kygo. and featuring the legendary roots crew. >> questlove: 423 tennessee. >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you! thank you very much! thank you! oh! oh. oh, my goodness!
welcome, welcome, welcome. welcome to "the tonight show." this is it. come on, you made it. you're here. [ cheers and applause ] it's happening. this is happening. you guys, we have kevin spacey on the show tonight. [ cheers and applause ] that's right. the man who plays a scheming diabolical president, frank underwood, or as we call him in this election, the safe choice. [ laughter and applause ] we also have bill gates on the show tonight. [ cheers and applause ] we wanted to have a soft spoken, thoughtful billionaire who is trying to make the world a better place -- [ laughter ] but since donald trump wasn't available, we went with bill gates. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] i can't make it. i'm busy. [ laughter ] actually tonight the republican candidates have their nevada caucus and caucus officials use their smartphones to report the
which is weird, 'cause usually officials get in trouble for using their phones to send pictures of their caucus. [ laughter ] i mean, you don't -- [ applause ] [ laughter ] >> jimmy: while campaigning in nevada yesterday, senator marco rubio said he's anti-prostitution, and said he won't be visiting any brothels. [ laughter ] even weirder, he said that alone into a bathroom mirror. [ laughter and applause ] can't do it. all right, ten minutes, ten minutes. that's it. i'm just gonna -- [ laughter ] meanwhile, ben carson held a a town hall event at a casino in reno and despite polling in last place, he said it's too early to give up. even the old lady sitting at the slot machine said, this is just depressing. [ laughter and applause ] i saw that ted cruz's dad said that god sent a message to ted cruz's wife giving his
president. i'm not sure that's what god meant when he told cruz's wife, run. [ laughter and applause ] some more election news, yesterday a group of more than 20 unions released a statement supporting hillary clinton for president including the brick layers union. then donald trump was like, et tu wall builders. [ laughter and applause ] poor uric. [ laughter ] juliet. [ laughter ] this is a crazy story here, you guys. this is true. the cuban government released a -- recently returned a u.s. missile that was sent to europe for training, it was accidentally shipped to cuba. [ laughter ]
missile was returned to america. the bad news is that can happen. [ laughter and applause ] i mean, wait. what? sorry, my bad. what was the address on that missile? sure, i'll sign for it. what is it? [ laughter ] finally joe biden is in a a little trouble over an old video from 1992 that shows him saying a president shouldn't nominate a new supreme court justice during his final year in office, even though that's exactly what president obama is trying to do right now. biden claims his remarks were taken out of context, but really when does biden ever say anything that can be taken out of context? >> well i tell you what, having been a receiver, i like a a softer ball. [ laughter ] >> and neil smith, an old butt buddy, are you here, neil? neil, i miss you, man. >> i promise you, the president has a big stick. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: we have a great show, everybody! give it up for the roots right there!
>> jimmy: we have a big week of shows ahead. tomorrow night, she's an emmy and academy award nominated actress, taraji p. henson will >> steve: yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we love taraji. >> steve: nobody like taraji. >> jimmy: plus we'll have a a performance from fka twig. that's a good show. [ cheers and applause ] later this week, gerard butler and nathan lane will be joining us. it will be a good week. [ cheers and applause ] but first, we have a great show tonight. we love it, love it, love it when this man stops by. he's a great actor. he's a phenomenal human being. funny, funny, funny, funny guy as well. we're gonna talk season four of "house of cards." no spoilers. and then we're gonna hear about the new acting class that he's teaching. kevin spacey's here tonight. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: master class. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: master class. >> jimmy: masterclass.com. kevin spacey. yeah, he's teaching you acting.
>> jimmy: and we're gonna play a game later where kids judge our acting skills. [ light laughter ] i made -- i made several films. >> steve: yes, you have. you have made several films. >> jimmy: thank you very much. i appreciate that. also, they published the annual gates letter last night. bill gates and melinda gates are dropping in. [ cheers and applause ] bill -- belinda. >> steve: belinda. >> jimmy: we call 'em belinda. like a celebrity couple. belinda are here. yeah. we're gonna do something fun with those guys. and then this guy, i am just -- i'm just psyched that he's here. this is him right here. this is what he looks like there. and this is his album right here. [ cheers and applause ] he was the fastest artist in history to hit one billion -- one billion streams on spotify. he's definitely someone you should know. we have music from kygo, everybody! [ cheers and applause ]
boink, boink, boink, boink. boink, boink. boink, boink, boink, boink. [ applause ] >> kygo! >> jimmy: guys, it is time to take a look at the stories making headlines today and weigh the good with the bad. it's time for "pros & cons." here we go. [ cheers and applause ] pros and cons and pros >> jimmy: tonight we will be taking a look at the pros and cons of the academy awards. >> steve: oh. >> jimmy: right. it's this sunday. it's hollywood's biggest night. let's take a look at the pros and cons right now of the academy awards. here we go. pro, it's two hours of excitement, glamour, and suspense. con, followed by another three hours. i mean, it's a long show. [ laughter ] but first two are, like, wow. [ applause ] >> steve: fantastic.
pro, it's black tie only. con, it's white guy only. [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> steve: hey. >> jimmy: i didn't know the rules. >> steve: hey. >> jimmy: pro, seeing leonardo dicaprio win for his [ cheers ] con, seeing an angry grizzly bear immediately tweet out #oscarssohuman. [ laughter and applause ] a lot of humans -- a lot of humans nominated. >> jimmy: pro, the rock and kevin hart will present together. [ cheers ] con, which is another way of seeing "the big short." [ laughter and applause ] pro, wondering who will win best director. con, wondering how john travolta will pronounce alejandro gonzalez inarritu. [ cheers and applause ] the great gonzeres febreeze. >> steve: funny. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: pro, winning the oscar and thanking your family. con, losing the oscar and turning to your family and
[ laughter and applause ] you did this. pro, hearing an oscar winner shout, i feel like a million bucks. con, hearing kanye ask them for a loan. [ laughter and applause ] he's asking. >> steve: he's asking. >> jimmy: hey. man. >> steve: he needs 53 of those. >> jimmy: donda. >> steve: yeah, that's it. >> jimmy: donda. >> jimmy: pro, brie larson is nominated for her performance in "room." con, ben carson is nominated for his performance in "hallway." [ laughter ] right this way, mr. carson. [ cheers and applause ] just go, go, go mr. carson. finally, pro, and the winner for best actor is -- con, you for pretending you've seen any of this year's nominated films. there you go. that is the pros and cons. we'll be right back with kevin spacey!
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outstanding for his work on "house of cards," which premieres its fourth season march 4th on netflix. i cannot wait. and now, you also can learn from the best, kevin's teaching his very own master class in acting, and it's available now at masterclass.com. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome kevin spacey! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: the great kevin spacey! [ cheers ] >> thank you. >> jimmy: kevin, nice to see you. >> thank you. i brought a book just in case
>> jimmy: no, no, kevin, no. this time it won't, i promise. this time it won't. >> you sure? because "ride with me" is a a heck of a book. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i'm sorry. that must have came from my dressing room. >> it did. it came from your dressing room. >> jimmy: good to see you. how have you been? everything good? >> very, very good. >> jimmy: you look good. you're a stud every time you come on we always have fun. >> thank you. [ cheers ] thank you. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i get a -- i get a a little concerned because you said you had a story about your doctors, and i said, "save it for the show." >> i did. >> jimmy: was it a scary thing? >> no, well, it was a little scary. i woke up christmas day, and it felt like, you know, like when you're landing on a plane, and you can't pop your ears? >> jimmy: mm-hmm. >> i had a sudden and dramatic loss of hearing in my right ear. now, it's come back fully, but the next day i went to see the nose, eye, throat, toe guy and -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you got to get a new doctor. [ laughter ] yeah, i know him. he's cool and everything. >> so anyway, he checks me. he does all his things. "open your mouth. blah, blah, blah. now, sit down."
the hearing thing in a minute, but let me ask you a question." i said, "yes." he said, "do you know you have a broken nose?" [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's when i would have left the building. i said, well, yeah. >> and i said, "what?" he said, "do you know you have a broken nose?" i said, "i don't have a broken nose." a broken nose." i said, "how could you have a a broken nose and not know it?" he goes, "a lot of people have a broken nose and not know it." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: how could you break -- did you fall? >> this is my point. i said, "when could i have broken my nose?" he said, "well, it could have happened at birth, you know? the doctor crushed it. or --" [ laughter ] and i'm thinking -- >> jimmy: i got to get this guy's number. he sounds fantastic. [ laughter ] i just wanna hang out with him. "hey, you home? hey, i'm here to see you." >> or he said, "you could have broken it more recently, like, maybe four and a half years ago. i think that's when you broke it." he said, "can you recall anything you could have done in which you could have broken your nose?" and i immediately knew what. i instantly knew what i did. >> jimmy: bonnaroo? >> no. [ laughter ] overacting. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: wait, what? >> oh, i'm not kidding. overacting big time.
"richard iii." i was playing the hunchback king. and i had a cane. and i was wildly gesturing to the two actors next to me. [ laughter ] and i knocked myself in the nose with my cane so hard that blood came out of both nostrils. i had to literally back off stage while they talked to get kleenex to shove it up my nose so i wouldn't bleed all over the stage. and it hurt like hell, but i didn't think i broke my nose. so, i never checked it out. [ laughter ] now, come in close to my face. come in close. now, look, this is what the doctor said. he said, "breathe through your nose." and i went -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: oh, yeah, i see that. >> only breathing through one nostril. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. >> so, just let me say this. all the stuff i've been doing for the last four years, running, tennis, concerts, "house of cards." >> jimmy: "house of cards," yeah. >> without my full capacity, you just wait until i get this sucker fixed! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: yes! that's it! that's what i'm talking about!
or maybe you shouldn't get it fixed because it seems to be working pretty well. [ laughter ] >> working alright, yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, because you have the "house of cards" premiering march 4th. you had this big shindig over at the smithsonian. >> last night. >> jimmy: beautiful. giant thing. one of the coolest things i think i could even consider, you go in character, as frank underwood. >> yes, last night, what's happened is a wonderful artist from britain has done a a portrait of me as frank underwood. and last night, we unveiled it like it was a real presidential portrait being unveiled at the smithsonian where it's going to hang. >> jimmy: look at this thing. this is -- >> oh, there it is. >> jimmy: is this hanging right now or not yet? [ laughter ] >> it starts tomorrow morning. >> jimmy: tomorrow morning. >> so this will be in the front hall as you walk into the smithsonian, and if they hang it just high enough, you're gonna think i'm going to kick you in the face. [ cheers ] >> jimmy: yeah. it's giant.
thing i'm most proud of. millions of people from all over the world are gonna be coupled to come into this museum and see how well hung i am. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's how -- because that's how great they are. if you see it, take your photo in front of it and #frankishung, and there you go. [ laughter ] it starts tomorrow. >> nice. if you haven't seen "house of cards," you're making a a mistake, 'cause it is so fun. oh, my gosh. >> by the way. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: it is so fun. >> i did something else yesterday. >> jimmy: yeah. >> i joined -- i joined instagram for first time. [ cheers ] >> jimmy: instagram? >> so i wanna do an instagram of you and me so i can -- [ laughter ] okay, you can't cover your face. >> jimmy: no, but that's funny. it's like a filter. >> oh, you think that's funny? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i wish i could throw up rainbows. [ laughter ] >> nice, that's good. >> jimmy: yeah, that's good. >> that's good. let me -- just my eye. [ laughter ] okay, that'll go up for later. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's perfect. under your name? what is it under? >> kevin spacey, yes. >> jimmy: kevin spacey. i knew you were one of the first people on twitter.
the one right there. >> jimmy: look at it. look at it. that gets the winner right there. [ laughter and applause ] okay. i want to talk to you about master class 'cause i'm gonna sign up for this. >> you could use a masterclass. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: no, no, i did -- no, that's not my question. my question is everyone's welcome, right? >> everyone is welcome. >> jimmy: masterclass.com. you go to it, and they choose kevin spacey, and you will teach me how to act. >> what i did was, i did a a workshop in august with 20 actors who auditioned. they all do monologues. i give them directions, and then, we cut it up into about 20 -- more than 20 chapters. and they're all about maybe 10, 15, 20 minutes long. and i love doing workshops. i've been doing it for 20 years. but this is the first time i ever allowed one to be completely filmed. and serena williams did one. a whole lot of people have done them. and it's a great way for -- >> jimmy: acting classes? >> no, no, serena did a tennis class. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i like to see her take the acting. that'd be funny. >> actually, that would be pretty cool. >> jimmy: that would be not bad. yeah, yeah, yeah. no, but i would do that. i totally would sign up. i'm excited about this. this is the future right here.
>> jimmy: imagine how many people you can teach, i mean, around the world. >> for me, one of the reasons i love doing it is because i was somebody who got to go to these kind of classes when i was a a kid. and i did one with jack lemon when i was 13 years old. and it was almost a a life-changing moment for me. >> jimmy: can you tell the story about al pacino and "glengarry glen ross"? he told this backstage. this is the truth. >> this is a great story. this is a story about how an actor can be incredibly generous to another actor. so, i did this movie with pacino called, "glengarry glen ross." [ cheers and applause ] sheep applause, thank you. i had this scene where pacino had to chew me out. he had to call me every name in the book. and so, we come to shoot the scene. i have no dialogue. i'm just standing there while he walks like this around the room and just tears into me. and so, i didn't know this, but he told the sound department not to record because he was off camera. it's just my close-up. and he started saying stuff that was about me. like, "oh, kevin, we know how you got this job. don't we?" [ laughter ] and he kept going on and going
>> jimmy: personal and mean. >> he got personal and mean. i was like -- literally, i looked like a car wreck. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and we cut. and al walked over and went, "oh, that was so good. your reaction was so real. that was terrific." [ laughter ] "they didn't record that. i just -- i just wanted you to -- you know, i was giving you that because if you saw me tomorrow, on the street, and yelled across the street, 'hey, al, i hear about what you did last night!' i would jump, because, you know, we're all guilty." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i mean, that's a a fantastic story. and they use that footage -- >> so that i would react the way my character was supposed to react. and it was fantastically generous. >> jimmy: there's lessons like that you can learn from masterclass.com. but i wanted to play a game with you tonight if you don't mind. i was wondering if we could have kids judge our acting, and i'll explain. >> certainly. >> jimmy: is that cool? after the break. i'll explain more with kevin spacey when we come back.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back. we're hanging out with the one and only kevin spacey. [ cheers and applause ] oh, my gosh. we love you so much. they love you. we all love you. now, as we were saying, in masterclass, your students perform for you and you give them feedback, and i'm sure they learn a lot. but it got me thinking, i'd like to turn the tables and test you out a little bit. see what you got. >> okay. >> jimmy: so tonight i thought we would perform a few scenes >> oh. >> jimmy: but here's the catch. the scenes we're reading are not from the actual show. they were all written by elementary school kids. [ laughter ] and we gave them no direction. we just asked them to write scenes based on the title "house of cards." [ laughter ] it is time for masterclass jr. here we go. [ cheers and applause ] yeah masterclass junior >> jimmy: now, first, let's
judges -- angus, kian, and jasmine! [ cheers and applause ] >> are you kian? what are you doing there? >> jimmy: he was doing -- kian yeah. >> interesting. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: look he's tough. already, he's tough. [ laughter ] >> okay, remember what i said to you backstage? vote for me. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: there you go, yeah. now guys, we'll be performing three scenes. at the end, you decide who is the better actor. is it multiple academy award-winner kevin spacey, or is it teen choice award- winner, jimmy fallon? [ laughter ] i mean, it's up to you. [ cheers and applause ] all right, first one -- >> i -- i -- i also have a a golden globe. >> jimmy: ha ha, i know you have a golden globe. i'm sorry about that. >> and two s.a.g. awards. [ light laughter ] >> jyeah. do you have a grammy? >> do you have an mtv? >> jimmy: do you have a grammy? >> i don't have a grammy yet. >> jimmy: that's fun. [ laughter ] >> what did you get a grammy for? >> jimmy: best comedy album, dude. >> how 'bout that. [ cheers and applause ] >> that was -- when was that? like 15 years ago?
[ laughter ] by the way, i've seen you with your pants off. you also have a couple sag awards. [ laughter ] [ applause ] sorry, sorry, kids. kids, i'm so sorry. i didn't realize. >> steve: screen actors guild. screen actors guild awards. >> you're from new jersey, right? >> yeah. >> so am i. i'm from new jersey, too. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: don't butter them up. don't butter them up! >> i'm not buttering them up. >> jimmy: i love you guys. each and every one of you. [ laughter ] so much. >> from the same place, you know. >> jimmy: time for uncie jimmy to have a fun time here tonight. [ laughter ] here we go. first one -- [ talking over each other ] [ laughter ] >> jimmy: phillip is eight years old. he's from boston, massachusetts. now here, i will be playing the role of wizzy and you will be playing the role of garbage man. [ laughter ] higgins -- higgins, will you set the scene, please? >> steve: garbage man knocks on the door of the house. wizzy answers. [ knocking ] >> jimmy: who is it? [ light laughter ] >> the garbage man.
[ cheers and applause ] are you -- are you wizzy? >> jimmy: yes, this is my house. what's up, tuna butt? [ laughter ] >> i heard there are, like, a a trillion cards in your house. according to the mayor of the united states of america, you have to clean up those cards, or else you get arrested. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: what happens if i get arrested? >> they put you in the smelly jail. it is like a regular jail, only it smells. [ light laughter ] really bad. [ applause ] >> jimmy: pause for dramatic effect. well, i'm not going to clean anything up. >> yes, you are. >> jimmy: no, i'm not.
>> jimmy: yeah, let's fight. >> steve: wizzy kicks the garbage man in the hand. the garbage man punches wizzy in the butt. [ laughter ] the garbage man bites wizzy in the shoulder. wizzy screams. [ screaming ] >> jimmy: okay, okay, all right. i'll clean up the cards. [ laughter ] >> garbage men are the secret heroes. >> jimmy: there we go. and scene. [ cheers and applause ] that's just the first one. here we go. second one is written by tacoma. he's five years old, from seattle, washington. thank you, tacoma, for sending this in. for this we're gonna be -- >> is he from tacoma? >> jimmy: no, he's from seattle. >> oh, he's from seattle. >> jimmy: this one, you'll be playing johnny, i'll be playing mike. higgins, set the scene. >> steve: johnny knocks on mike's door. [ knocking ] >> knock, knock. [ light laughter ] well, i'm johnny. what the heck? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: who's there? >> johnny. >> jimmy: johnny who? >> can you just please let me in?
>> steve: mike stands up and opens an imaginary door. >> i'm sorry, the handle's on this side. [ laughter ] i'm sorry, if he showed up at rehearsal, he'd be better at it. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: johnny, i thought you were telling me a knock-knock joke. >> no, i wasn't. >> steve: johnny comes in and looks around. >> hey, i like your house. >> jimmy: thanks, it's made of cards. don't touch anything. it will fall over and my mom will yell at me. [ laughter ] >> steve: johnny takes a card out from the wall. the house falls over. >> jimmy: johnny, i just told you -- don't do that. now our house is ruined. [ laughter ] >> oops. >> jimmy: there you go, and scene. [ cheers and applause ] >> wow. wow. >> jimmy: all right this last one, here. judges? angus, you paying attention, buddy? you having fun? [ light laughter ] >> yeah, thanks, guy. yeah. >> jimmy: two thumbs up. >> you're the best, man. how about you? >> jimmy: way up! >> angus, did that last one almost put you to sleep when that big pause happened?
>> i could actually hear the freeway in that pause. [ laughter ] freeway. >> i don't -- person. >> what? >> i don't get you. >> you don't get me. [ laughter ] well -- well -- well, let me just tell you, you can get in line. [ laughter ] >> steve: okay. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: okay. >> set the scene, higgins. >> steve: yeah, yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: this one's sent in from olivia. she's seven from thompson, connecticut. for this one, you'll be playing the role of tyler and i'll be playing katie. [ laughter ] >> oh, katie. >> steve: katie and tyler walk home from school every day. they always play at tyler's house, and he is sick.
[ laughter ] how come we never play at your house? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: we couldn't have got a better wig? this is the wig that we want to go with? [ laughter ] >> it would have been better if it was like a robin wright wig, actually. it would have been better. >> jimmy: yeah. >> yeah. maybe you can make it look like that. [ laughter ] ooh. now you just look like katy perry drunk. [ laughter ] katie, how come we never play at your house? [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: it's raining. >> okay. but how come we never play at your house? >> jimmy: tyler, shh, you ask too many questions. [ laughter ] >> steve: katie puts her hand over his mouth. >> that was only one question. >> jimmy: okay, fine. i live in a house of cards. [ laughter ] is that what you wanted to
[ laughter ] >> i'm so sorry. >> jimmy: don't talk to me. [ laughter ] >> are you -- are you crying? [ light laughter ] [ clears throat ] >> jimmy: no, it's raining. [ laughter ] >> but -- but we're inside. >> jimmy: well, my eyes are outside. i don't know. leave me alone. [ laughter ] >> i -- i -- i love you. >> jimmy: i don't care. [ laughter ] i'm going home. >> you can't. >> jimmy: why not? >> because it's raining. your house is wet and soggy. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you're right. >> okay. you can live with me right now. >> jimmy: good, because every time the wind blows, i have to rebuild my home. [ laughter ] >> i love you.
[ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] and scene. oh! >> steve: oh, my. >> uh-oh. >> jimmy: all right. it is now time. my man, angus, it's time for the moment of truth. [ drum roll ] guys, what do you think? who is the better actor? let's start with angus. [ laughter ] >> well, honestly, um -- i think kevin did better voices. >> oh! [ cheers ] >> jimmy: what? [ laughter ] okay. kian? you're next, buddy. >> well, both of you did great. but the person that was most believable was -- kevin. just kidding. jimmy! [ audience ohs ] >> jimmy: no, he's right. you were more believable. he likes me better.
>> okay. well, i love both you guys. you guys did really amazing, but -- kevin, you did better. [ cheers and applause ] >> i get my award. do i get an award? >> jimmy: yeah, you get an award. we'll get you one back there. it looks like kevin spacey is the winner. [ cheers and applause ] he's a good actor. my thanks to kevin spacey, our three kid directors -- angus, kian, jasmine. season four of "house of cards" premiers march 4th on netflix. you can take kevin's master class now on masterclass -- angus, stop! -- masterclass.com. we'll be right back with bill and melinda gates. angus! [ cheers and applause ] folks, you can't make this stuff up. four bandits chose a prius as their getaway car. bravo-niner, in pursuit of a toyota prius. over. how hard is it to catch a prius? over. this thing is actually
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child mortality and malaria deaths have halved. 17 million lives have been saved from malaria, aids and tuberculosis. wow. [ cheers and applause ] thank you. thank you, thank you, thank you. this year, gatesletter.com, check it out, it is based on you're talking to high school kids in kentucky. and they say, "if you had a a superpower what would it be?" and you split this letter up into two. melinda, you answered, and bill, you answered separately, but still kind of connected. what was your answer? >> my answer is if i could have any superpower, it would be time. you know, we all we only have 24 hours in the day. >> jimmy: yeah. and i fundamentally have come to believe through this work that to empower women to reach their potential, we need to give them back time. if you look at what women do all over the world -- [ cheers and applause ] at home they do all this unpaid work that we don't call work, whether it is caring for a a child, which they like to do
also chores. and in the u.s., women spend four hours a day of unpaid work that we don't think of as work, and around the world it is four and a half hours and some places, six. and i think if we could give them that time back or some of it, redistribute it so husbands help them do some of the work. [ cheers and applause ] yes! they would really reach their full potential. >> jimmy: that's great, right? bill? [ laughter ] >> absolutely. >> jimmy: in a nut shell, what was your answer? >> energy. energy is pretty fundamental. the idea you can just flip that light switch comes on or sets the temperature. there's still a lot of people who don't have that. over a billion, and yet, we need to build out all this energy in a way that avoids climate change. so we need a lot of innovation, so i'd talk about the fact that we got to invest in it, and the next generation has to come along and do the science, so we move quickly to get a a breakthrough in energy innovation. >> jimmy: you're always up for -- any new ideas or some
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: my thanks to kevin spacey, bill and melinda gates, kygo! parson james! and the roots right there from philadelphia, ladies and gentlemen. [ cheers and applause ] stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thank you for watching. have a great night. i hope to see you tomorrow. bye-bye thank you!
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