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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 23 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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 2115 100 Years (completed)
 2017 Wilde Wedding (post-production)
 2015/I Dominion (filming)
Dr. Felton
 2014 Penguins of Madagascar
Dave (voice)
 2014 Cesar Chavez
Bogdanovich Senior
 2013 RED 2
 2010 Drunkboat
 2010 RED
Marvin Boggs
 2008 Afterwards
 2008 Gardens of the Night
 2007 Beowulf
 2006 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
 1995 Beyond the Clouds
The Director
 1995 The Convent
 1993 Alive
Old Carlitos / Narrator (uncredited)
 1992 Jennifer 8
St. Anne
 1991 Shadows and Fog
 1991 The Object of Beauty
 1991 Queens Logic
 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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He directed Lynn Siefert's play, "Coyote Ugly", at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois, with Laurie Metcalf and Glenne Headly in the cast. 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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6' (1.83 m)

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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 »


As of 2014, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Killing Fields (1984), Places in the Heart (1984) and Dangerous Liaisons (1988). See more »


Often plays menacing, sadistic villains

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