STARmeter
Top 5000
Up 52 this week

John Malkovich


John Malkovich was born in Christopher, Illinois, to Joe Anne (Choisser), who owned a local newspaper, and Daniel Leon Malkovich, a state conservation director. His paternal grandparents were Croatian. In 1976, Malkovich joined Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, newly founded by his friend Gary Sinise. After that, it would take seven years before ... See full bio »

Fiercest Femmes Fatales

Here's a look at some unforgettable female characters who never had a problem mixing pleasure with danger.

View the whole gallery

IMDb Asks With Host Ben Lyons: Mike Colter and Rachael Harris

Join host Ben Lyons for our live conversation with Mike Colter, star of "Jessica Jones," and Rachael Harris, star of "Lucifer," as we discuss their latest projects and history in Hollywood. Tune into Amazon.com/IMDbAsks on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT to watch, live chat, and even ask a question yourself! This livestream is best viewed on laptops, desktops, and tablets.

Tune in for the interviews

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 people
created 30 Sep 2010
 
a list of 48 people
created 17 Jun 2011
 
a list of 21 people
created 29 Nov 2011
 
a list of 35 people
created 30 Dec 2011
 
a list of 40 people
created 16 Apr 2012
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of John Malkovich's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (94 credits)
 2017 Wilde Wedding (post-production)
Laurence
  Dominion (post-production)
Dr. Felton
 2115 100 Years
 2015 Eminem: Phenomenal (Video short)
Mysterious Man
 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Exo Zombies (Video Game)
Oz (voice)
 2014 Penguins of Madagascar
Dave (voice)
 2014 Cesar Chavez
Bogdanovich Senior
 2013 RED 2
Marvin
 2013/I Ecstasy (Short)
Vinny
 2011/I Butterflies (Short)
 2010 Drunkboat
Mort
 2010 Cubed (TV Series)
John Malkovich
- Episode #2.6 (2010) ... John Malkovich
 2010 RED
Marvin Boggs
 2008 Afterwards
Kay
 2008 Gardens of the Night
Michael
 2007 Beowulf
Unferth
 2006 Pilots (Short)
Hotel Clerk
 2006/I The Call (Short)
Exorcist - The Priest
 2006 Klimt
Klimt
 2003 A Talking Picture
Comandante John Walesa
 2002 Hideous Man (Short)
Narrator
 2002 The Dancer Upstairs
Abimael Guzman (uncredited)
 2001 Savage Souls
Monsieur Numance
 2001 I'm Going Home
John Crawford, Film Director
 2000 Les Misérables (TV Mini-Series)
Javert
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Javert
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Javert
 1999/II Ladies Room
Roberto
 1999 RKO 281 (TV Movie)
Herman Mankiewicz
 1995 Beyond the Clouds
The Director
 1995 The Convent
Michael
 1993 Heart of Darkness (TV Movie)
Kurtz
 1993 Alive
Old Carlitos / Narrator (uncredited)
 1992 Jennifer 8
St. Anne
 1991 Shadows and Fog
Clown
 1991 Performance (TV Series)
Deeley
- Old Times (1991) ... Deeley
 1991 Screen Two (TV Series)
Jake
- The Object of Beauty (1991) ... Jake
 1991 Queens Logic
Eliot
 1990 The Sheltering Sky
Port Moresby
 1988 Miles from Home
Barry Maxwell
 1987 Making Mr. Right
Dr. Jeff Peters / Ulysses
 1984-1986 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Ben Stark / Lee
- Rocket to the Moon (1986) ... Ben Stark
- True West (1984) ... Lee
 1985 Eleni
Nick
 1985 Death of a Salesman (TV Movie)
Biff
 1984 The Killing Fields
Al Rockoff
 1983 Say Goodnight, Gracie (TV Movie)
 1981 American Dream (TV Series)
- American Dream (1981)
 1981 Word of Honor (TV Movie)
Gary
 1978 A Wedding
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (21 credits)
Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (106 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (22 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in the stage productions of "Say Goodnight, Grace," "Waiting for Lefty," "The Glass Menagerie," and "The Caretaker (Remount)" at the Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | 12 Interviews | 11 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

|

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

From the start I was relaxed onstage. It's home to me. See more »

Trivia:

His favorite films include: Citizen Kane (1941), It's a Wonderful Life (1946), High Noon (1952), The 400 Blows (1959), The Battle of Algiers (1966), The Conformist (1970) and This Is Spinal Tap (1984). See more »

Trademark:

Often plays menacing, sadistic villains

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

Message Boards

Recent Posts
So painfully overrated spaceyfandon
anybody ever met him? NaC2112
My least favorite actor in hollywood Pr1ceisright
Whom is he dating cri03
can anyone recommend movies? julia-merritt
He was great in that jewel thief movie... rjxsapri17-1
Discuss John Malkovich on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page