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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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 2016 Wilde Wedding (filming)
 2015/I Dominion (filming)
Dr. Felton
 2015 Mata Hari (TV Mini-Series) (post-production)
Eugene Guimet
- Episode #1.8 ... Eugene Guimet
- Episode #1.3 ... Eugene Guimet
- Episode #1.2 ... Eugene Guimet
- Episode #1.9 ... Eugene Guimet
- Episode #1.4 ... Eugene Guimet
 2015 Eminem: Phenomenal (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
 2013 Ecstasy (Short)
 2012 As Linhas de Torres Vedras (TV Mini-Series)
General Wellington
- Torres Vedras (2012) ... General Wellington
- Terra Queimada (2012) ... General Wellington
- Depois da Batalha (2012) ... General Wellington
 2011/I Butterflies (Short)
 2010 Drunkboat
 2010 Cubed (TV Series)
John Malkovich
- Episode #2.6 (2010) ... John Malkovich
 2010 RED
Marvin Boggs
 2008 Afterwards
 2008 Gardens of the Night
 2007 Beowulf
 2006 Pilots (Short)
Hotel Clerk
 2006/I The Call (Short)
Exorcist - The Priest
 2006 Klimt
 2003 A Talking Picture
Comandante John Walesa
 2002 Hideous Man (Short)
 2002 The Dancer Upstairs
Abimael Guzman (uncredited)
 2002 Les Misérables (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.4 (2002) ... Javert
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Javert
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Javert
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Javert
 2001 Savage Souls
Monsieur Numance
 2001 I'm Going Home
John Crawford, Film Director
 1999/II Ladies Room
 1999 RKO 281 (TV Movie)
Herman Mankiewicz
 1995 Beyond the Clouds
The Director
 1995 The Convent
 1993 Heart of Darkness (TV Movie)
 1993 Alive
Old Carlitos / Narrator (uncredited)
 1992 Jennifer 8
St. Anne
 1991 Shadows and Fog
 1991 Performance (TV Series)
- Old Times (1991) ... Deeley
 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
 1984-1986 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Ben Stark / Lee
- Rocket to the Moon (1986) ... Ben Stark
- True West (1984) ... Lee
 1985 Death of a Salesman (TV Movie)
 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)
 1978 A Wedding
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He acted in Lanford Wilson's play, "Burn This," at the Lyric Theatre in London, England, UK, with Lou Liberatore, Michael Simkins, and Juliet Stevenson in the cast. Robert Allan Ackerman was the director. 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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[Spike Jonze wanted to borrow photographs from his childhood for Being John Malkovich (1999)] "I gave them my mother's phone number and told them to tell her that I'm an actor and it was for a film. I don't think my parents know what I do." See more »


He was awarded the 1982 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "True West", at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois. See more »


Often plays menacing, sadistic villains

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