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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 28 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015/I Dominion (filming)
Dr. Felton
 2014 Penguins of Madagascar
Dave (voice)
 2014 Casanova Variations
Giacomo
 2014 Cut Bank
Sheriff Vogel
 2014 Cesar Chavez
Bogdanovich Senior
 2013 RED 2
Marvin
 2010 Drunkboat
Mort
 2010 RED
Marvin Boggs
 2008 Afterwards
Kay
 2008 Gardens of the Night
Michael
 2007 Beowulf
Unferth
 2006 Klimt
Klimt
 2003 A Talking Picture
Comandante John Walesa
 2002 The Dancer Upstairs
Abimael Guzman (uncredited)
 2001 Savage Souls
Monsieur Numance
 2001 I'm Going Home
John Crawford, Film Director
 1999/II Ladies Room
Roberto
 1995 Beyond the Clouds
The Director
 1995 The Convent
Michael
 1993 Alive
Old Carlitos / Narrator (uncredited)
 1992 Jennifer 8
St. Anne
 1991 Shadows and Fog
Clown
 1991 The Object of Beauty
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 The Killing Fields
Al Rockoff
 1978 A Wedding
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Other Works:

He acted in the stage production of "Hysteria" 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 »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm not a Method actor. I don't believe acting should be psychodrama. I look within myself and see what I can find to play the role with. If I'm playing a blind man, I don't go around blindfolded for days. A lot of good actors would, but I don't go in for that very much, principally because I'd rather make it up. See more »

Trivia:

He turned down the role played by Timothy Dalton in The King's Whore (1990). See more »

Trademark:

Often plays menacing, sadistic villains

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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