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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 25 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015/I Dominion (filming)
Dr. Felton
 2014 Penguins of Madagascar
Dave (voice)
 2014 The Casanova Variations
Giacomo
 2014 Cut Bank
Sheriff Vogel
 2014 Cesar Chavez
Bogdanovich Senior
 2013 RED 2
Marvin
 2013 Ecstasy (Short)
Vinny
 2013 Deadly Code
Grandfather Kuzya
 2011/I Butterflies (Short)
 2010 Drunkboat
Mort
 2010 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)
 2001 Savage Souls
Monsieur Numance
 2001 I'm Going Home
John Crawford, Film Director
 1999/II Ladies Room
Roberto
 1996 Der Unhold
Abel Tiffauges
 1995 Beyond the Clouds
The Director
 1995 The Convent
Michael
 1993 Alive
Old Carlitos / Narrator (uncredited)
 1992 Jennifer Eight
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
 1985 Eleni
Nicholas 'Nick' Gage
 1984 The Killing Fields
Al Rockoff
 1978 A Wedding
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Directed English play "Hysteria" in first American production, at the Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA. 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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Personal Quote:

"I'm drawn to a character with a lack of humanity. People give reasons for being cruel or sadistic but I think it is just a lack of humanity and concern for others. I think I'm good at them because I don't like them. Audiences are attracted to them but I hate them. It's strange." - On why he enjoys playing evil characters. See more »

Trivia:

Attended college with Joan Allen who was occasionally a scene partner of Malkovich's in their acting classes. Later attended another acting class years with John Mahoney. He encouraged both actors to join the Steppenwolf Theater Company, which they did. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays menacing, sadistic villains

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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