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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 »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 27 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015/I Dominion (filming)
Dr. Felton
 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Exo Zombies (Video Game)
Oz (voice)
 2014 Penguins of Madagascar
Dave (voice)
 2014 Casanova Variations
Giacomo
 2014 Cut Bank
Sheriff Vogel
 2014 Cesar Chavez
Bogdanovich Senior
 2013 RED 2
Marvin
 2013 Ecstasy (Short)
Vinny
 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 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)
 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
 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 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 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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Other Works:

He directed Lanford Wilson's play, "Balm in Gilead", at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois with Debra Engle, Laurie Metcalf, Gary Sinise, Glenne Headly in the cast. Kevin Rigdon was the costume & lighting designer. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm not prone to talk much about what I do. But then I never have been. I mean, I don't think hookers rush home from work and say, "Honey! I had the most incredible hand-job today! See more »

Trivia:

His performance as himself in Being John Malkovich (1999) is ranked #90 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays menacing, sadistic villains

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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