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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 25 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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Being John Malkovich John Horatio Malkovich
In the Line of Fire Mitch Leary
Dangerous Liaisons Vicomte de Valmont


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 2019 Valley of the Gods (post-production)
Wes Tauros
 2019 Velvet Buzzsaw (completed)
 2115 100 Years
 2019 The New Pope (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (2019)
- Episode #1.3 (2019)
- Episode #1.2 (2019)
- Episode #1.1 (2019)
- Episode #1.10 (2019)
 2018 The ABC Murders (TV Mini-Series)
Hercule Poirot
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... Hercule Poirot
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Hercule Poirot
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... Hercule Poirot
 2018 Bird Box
 2018 Mile 22
 2018 Billions (TV Series)
Grigor Andolov
- Elmsley Count (2018) ... Grigor Andolov
- Redemption (2018) ... Grigor Andolov
- Icebreaker (2018) ... Grigor Andolov
 2018 Supercon
Sid Newberry
 2018 Casanovagen
 2017 Bullet Head
 2017 I Love You, Daddy
 2017 The Wilde Wedding
 2017/I Unlocked
Bob Hunter
 2016 Psychogenic Fugue (Short)
 2016/I Dominion
Dr. Felton
 2016 Deepwater Horizon
 2016 Hell (Short)
The Soldier
 2016 Zoolander 2
Chazz Spencer
 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Exo Zombies (Video Game)
Oz (voice)
 2015 Eminem: Phenomenal (Video short)
Mysterious Man
 2014 Penguins of Madagascar
Dave (voice)
 2014 Casanova Variations
 2014 Crossbones (TV Series)
Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach
- Crossbones (2014) ... Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach
- Blackbeard (2014) ... Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach
- Beggarman (2014) ... Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach
- A Hole in the Head (2014) ... Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach
- The Return (2014) ... Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach
 2014 Cut Bank
Sheriff Vogel
 2014 Cesar Chavez
Bogdanovich Senior
 2013 RED 2
 2013/I Ecstasy (Short)
 2013 Educazione siberiana
Grandfather Kuzya
 2013 Warm Bodies
 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
 2012 Linhas de Wellington
Duke of Wellington
 2011/I Butterflies (Short)
 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Bruce Brazos
 2010 Nespresso: Cab Driver (Video short)
Man in White
 2010 Drunkboat
 2010 Cubed (TV Series)
John Malkovich
- Episode #2.6 (2010) ... John Malkovich
 2010 Secretariat
Lucien Laurin
 2010 RED
Marvin Boggs
 2010 Jonah Hex
Quentin Turnbull
 2009 Nespresso: The Piano (Video short)
Man in White
 2008 Afterwards
 2008 Disgrace
Professor David Lurie
 2008 Burn After Reading
Osborne Cox
 2008 Mutant Chronicles
 2008 Changeling
Rev. Gustav Briegleb
 2008 In Tranzit
 2008 Gardens of the Night
 2008 The Great Buck Howard
Buck Howard
 2007 Beowulf
 2006 Eragon
 2006 Pilots (Short)
Hotel Clerk
 2006/I The Call (Short)
Exorcist - The Priest
 2006 Klimt
 2006 Art School Confidential
Professor Sandiford
 2005 Color Me Kubrick
Alan Conway
 2004 The Libertine
Charles II
 2003 Um Filme Falado
Comandante John Walesa
 2003 Johnny English
Pascal Sauvage, the Greedy Frenchman
 2002 Napoléon (TV Mini-Series)
Charles Talleyrand
- 1812-1821 (2002) ... Charles Talleyrand
- 1807-1812 (2002) ... Charles Talleyrand
- 1800-1807 (2002) ... Charles Talleyrand
- 1795-1800 (2002) ... Charles Talleyrand
 2002 Ripley's Game
Tom Ripley
 2002 Hideous Man (Short)
 2002 The Dancer Upstairs
Abimael Guzman (uncredited)
 2001 Hotel
Omar Jonnson
 2001 Knockaround Guys
Teddy Deserve
 2001 Les âmes fortes
Monsieur Numance
 2001 Je rentre à la maison
John Crawford, Film Director
 2000 Les misérables (TV Mini-Series)
- Quatrième épisode (2000) ... Javert
- Troisième épisode (2000) ... Javert
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Javert
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Javert
 2000 Shadow of the Vampire
Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
 1999/II Ladies Room
 1999 RKO 281 (TV Movie)
Herman Mankiewicz
 1999 Being John Malkovich
John Horatio Malkovich
 1999 Marcel Proust's Time Regained
Le Baron de Charlus
 1998 Rounders
Teddy KGB
 1998/I The Man in the Iron Mask
 1997 Con Air
Cyrus The Virus
 1996 Der Unhold
Abel Tiffauges
 1996 The Portrait of a Lady
Gilbert Osmond
 1996 Mulholland Falls
General Thomas Timms
 1996 Mary Reilly
Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Edward Hyde
 1995 Al di là delle nuvole
The Director
 1995 The Convent
 1993 Heart of Darkness (TV Movie)
 1993 In the Line of Fire
Mitch Leary
 1993 Alive
Old Carlitos / Narrator (uncredited)
 1992 Jennifer 8
St. Anne
 1992 Of Mice and Men
Lennie Small
 1992 Annie Lennox: Walking on Broken Glass (Video short)
 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 Dangerous Liaisons
Vicomte de Valmont
 1988 Miles from Home
Barry Maxwell
 1987 Santabear's High Flying Adventure (TV Short)
Santa Claus (voice)
 1987 Empire of the Sun
 1987 The Glass Menagerie
Tom Wingfield
 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
 1985 Death of a Salesman (TV Movie)
Biff Loman
 1984 The Killing Fields
Al Rockoff
 1984 Places in the Heart
Mr. Will
 1983 Say Goodnight, Gracie (TV Movie)
 1981 American Dream (TV Series)
- American Dream (1981)
 1981 Word of Honor (TV Movie)
 1978 A Wedding
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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He played Gus in Harold Pinter's play, "The Dumb Waiter," at the Steppenwolf Theatre, Highland Park, Illinois with H.E. Baccus (Ben) in the cast. Nancy Chris Evans was director. Kevin Rigdon was scenic designer. 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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What we were doing [at Steppenwolf] was better, that's all. We started out to try and do good work for its own sake. That has nothing to do with theatre in New York. Yeah, they want to do good work once they're doing it, but basically it's more to do with where that'll get them. That's perfectly natural, but not necessarily acceptable or right. If you did a good play in New York you got a little ... See more »


He was nominated for a 1996 Joseph Jefferson Award for Director of a Play for "The Libertine", at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois. See more »


Often plays menacing, sadistic villains See more »

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