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K-Fed Plays The Thug, Exquisitely

10/13/2006 9:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kevin Federline made his long-awaited debut as an actor on Thursday night's "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," and if this is what he can do with a few scant minutes, imagine what he could do with an entire feature film.

K-Fed packed an entire season's worth of acting chops into his brief guest-starring appearance. There was raw sneer, for one, as he delivered the line "This little piggy went wee, wee, wee all the way home" with seething, Spacey-esque brilliance. He flexed his animal-impersonation skills with a highly convincing porcine impression equally compelling for its accuracy and its minimalism. And he even makes a clever, knowing, and sincerely-expressed encapsulation of his own existence with wife Britney Spears: "Free shower, free food, free sleep," he says, in a casual sing-song.

Even though, as he perceptively noted yesteday, the lines were "catered" to his thespian sensibilities, there's no doubt that K-Fed brought the wealth and weight of his own experience to this performance.

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