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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)

Filmography

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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
 2015 Eminem: Phenomenal (Video short)
Mysterious Man
 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Exo Zombies (Video Game)
Oz (voice)
 2014 Penguins of Madagascar
Dave (voice)
 2014 Cesar Chavez
Bogdanovich Senior
 2013 RED 2
Marvin
 2013/I Ecstasy (Short)
Vinny
 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)
 2001 Savage Souls
Monsieur Numance
 2001 I'm Going Home
John Crawford, Film Director
 2000 Les Misérables (TV Mini-Series)
Javert
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Javert
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Javert
 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
 1987 Making Mr. Right
Dr. Jeff Peters / Ulysses
 1984-1986 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Ben Stark / Lee
- Rocket to the Moon (1986) ... Ben Stark
- True West (1984) ... Lee
 1985 Eleni
Nick
 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 played Lee in Sam Shepard's play, "True West," at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City with Gary Sinise (Austin); Francis Guinan (Saul Kimmer) and Laurie Metcalf (Mom) in the cast. The play ran for 762 performances. 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 was sitting in Piccadilly, when a guy came up and asked some directions. So I told him where to go and I went back to reading my book. But he kept saying, 'Don't I know your face?' 'Aren't you an actor?' 'What have you done?' And finally I said, 'Look, why don't you go wherever it is you're trying to find'. Which might sound kinda snotty. But, by the 60,000th time, it really starts to be a drag... See more »

Trivia:

Legend has it that he was told by the head of the Theatre Department at Illinois State University that he would not have a career as an actor. Even though he did not graduate from ISU (he never took the constitution test), the Theatre Department still claims him as an alumnus. On April 4, 2005, he returned to visit the Theatre Department where he was presented with an official diploma for his ... See more »

Trademark:

Often plays menacing, sadistic villains

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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