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John Malkovich


In 1976, John Malkovich joined Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, newly founded by his friend Gary Sinise. After that, it would take seven years before Malkovich would show up in New York and win an Obie in Sam Shepard's play "True West". In 1984, Malkovich would appear with Dustin Hoffman in the Broadway revival of "Death of a Salesman", which would ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 25 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Cut Bank (filming)
 2014 Cesar Chavez
Bogdanovich Senior
 2013 RED 2
Marvin
 2013 Ecstasy (Short)
Vinny
 2013 Deadly Code
Grandfather Kuzya
 2012 As Linhas de Torres Vedras (TV Mini-Series)
General Wellington
- Torres Vedras (2012) ... General Wellington
- Terra Queimada (2012) ... General Wellington
- Depois da Batalha (2012) ... General Wellington
 2011/I Butterflies (Short)
 2010 Drunkboat
Mort
 2010 Cubed (TV Series)
John Malkovich
- Episode #2.6 (2010) ... John Malkovich
 2010/I Red
Marvin Boggs
 2008 Afterwards
Kay
 2008 Iи Traиzit
Pavlov
 2008 Gardens of the Night
Michael
 2007 Beowulf
Unferth
 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)
 2002 Les Misérables (TV Mini-Series)
Javert
- Episode #1.4 (2002) ... Javert
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Javert
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Javert
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Javert
 2001 Savage Souls
Monsieur Numance
 2001 I'm Going Home
John Crawford, Film Director
 2000 Ladies Room
Roberto
 1999 RKO 281 (TV Movie)
Herman Mankiewicz
 1996 Der Unhold
Abel Tiffauges
 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 Eight
St. Anne
 1991 Shadows and Fog
Clown
 1991 Performance (TV Series)
Deeley
- Old Times (1991) ... Deeley
 1991 The Object of Beauty
Jake
 1991 Queens Logic
Eliot
 1990 The Sheltering Sky
Port Moresby
 1988 Miles from Home
Barry Maxwell
 1984-1986 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Ben Stark / Lee
- Rocket to the Moon (1986) ... Ben Stark
- True West (1984) ... Lee
 1985 Eleni
Nicholas 'Nick' Gage
 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)
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He acted in the stage productions of "A Prayer for My Daughter," "The House," and "True West" at the Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | 12 Interviews | 10 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

The first acting teacher I had taught me the worst sin was to be boring. When it comes to how I think a character views the world, I'm fairly decisive . But for me, there has to be inherent in the act of presenting that view something which didn't exist before. Something an audience won't have seen - commensurate, of course, with the writing. See more »

Trivia:

Legend has it that he was told by the head of the Theatre Department at Illinois State University that he would not have a career as an actor. Even though he did not graduate from ISU (he never took the constitution test), the Theatre Department still claims him as an alumnus. On April 4, 2005, he returned to visit the Theatre Department where he was presented with an official diploma for his ... See more »

Trademark:

Often plays menacing, sadistic villains

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Sagittarius

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