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John Malkovich


John Gavin 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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Dangerous Liaisons
Dangerous Liaisons Vicomte de Valmont
(1988)
Being John Malkovich
Being John Malkovich John Horatio Malkovich
(1999)
Burn After Reading
Burn After Reading Osborne Cox
(2008)
Empire of the Sun
(1987)

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 2017 Supercon (filming)
Sid
 2017 Valley of the Gods (filming)
Wes Tauros
 2017 Wilde Wedding (post-production)
Laurence
 2016/I Dominion (post-production)
Dr. Felton
 2115 100 Years
Hero
 2016 Zoolander 2
Chazz Spencer
 2014 Penguins of Madagascar
Dave (voice)
 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
 1985 Eleni
Nick
 1984 The Killing Fields
Al Rockoff
 1978 A Wedding
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Other Works:

TV commercial, "Find Warm Bodies on Blu-ray and DVD starting June 4, 2013," with Analeigh Tipton (portraying Nora), John Malkovich (portraying Grigio), Nicholas Hoult (portraying R), and Teresa Palmer (portraying Julie), directed by Jonathan Levine for the Blu-ray and DVD release of Warm Bodies (2013) from Summit Entertainment. See more »

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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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[on Dangerous Liaisons (1988)] The movie should appeal to everyone. It's sleazy, elegant, vicious and mean, and it's about people doing hideous things to each other. If that weren't enough, it has a tragic end. What more could people ask for? See more »

Trivia:

Offered the role of Green Goblin/Norman Osborn in Spider-Man (2002). See more »

Trademark:

Often plays menacing, sadistic villains

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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