Being John Malkovich (1999) Poster


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Edited from 

1998 MTV Video Music Awards (1998) (TV Special)
Footage of Winona Ryder, Andy Dick and Hansen in the audience is interwoven with John Malkovich performing a puppet show on stage.


The Play House (1921) (Short)
The Sorcerers (1967)
Carny (1980)
Frankie (Gary Busey) uses the same trick to guess Donna's name as Craig uses on Maxine in "Being John Malkovich"
Better Off Dead... (1985)
Maxine holds up a photograph depicting John Cusack skiing downhill
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Movie poster shown in John Malkovich's TV biography.
Rain Man (1988)
Of Mice and Men (1992)
A man in a restaurant compliments John Malkovich in "that movie where you play that retard".
Forrest Gump (1994)
The Crossing Guard (1995)
Sean Penn is interviewed sitting in front of a poster for this in John Malkovich's TV biography.
G.I. Jane (1997)
Animorphs (1998) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Hollywood Profile: John Malkovich (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in discussing John Malkovich's acting career.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Superstar (2000) (TV Episode)
The movie playing at the Sun Cinema is "Being Jonathan Levinson".
The 7 1/2 Floor Orientation (2000) (Video)
reference to 7 1/2 floor in the film
An Interview with Director Spike Jonze (2000) (Video)
this is an interview with the director of that film
An Intimate Portrait of the Art of Background Driving (2000) (Video)
documentary about driving scenes for this film
World of Pub: Caine (2001) (TV Episode)
there is a portal into Michael Caine's head
Being Dom Joly (2001) (TV Movie)
Title reference
Adaptation. (2002)
The set of the movie (also directed by Spike Jonze and written by Charlie Kaufman) is shown with three of the main actors (John Malkovich, John Cusack and Catherine Keener).
Oldeuboi (2003)
The location of the prison being on 7 1/2 floor of the building. Lester Corps in Being John Malkovich is also on 7 1/2 floor.
Silent Hill 4: The Room (2004) (Video Game)
Portals in the wall that lead to other places
Less Like Me (2004)
Title mentioned many times
The Holiday (2006)
DVD is shown in Amanda's house.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Friday Night Slaughter (2007) (TV Episode)
When Matt first meets Simon he shows him a script for "Being Neve Campbell", a sketch in which characters jump inside Neve Campbell's head.
Medium: Being Joey Carmichael (2008) (TV Episode)
title reference
I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (2008) (TV Movie)
"Being John Craven"
Warten auf Angelina (2008)
Dialogue on the terrace after Julia left
Saturday Night Live: John Malkovich/T.I. (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Vinny Vedecci
Coraline (2009)
Coraline enters the portal to the other world the same way John Cusack enters the mind of John Malkovich.
Cleanflix (2009)
Onscreen crawl of movies edited by Cleanflix
Collaborators (2009) (Short)
Documents past collaborative work on this film
No Smoking in the Waiting Area (2009) (Short)
representation of limbo as seen from outside world
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.170 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $7,500 question
30 Rock: College (2010) (TV Episode)
Jack throws a beer can at Liz's head and shouts "Lemon, think fast!"
Prozhektorperiskhilton: John Malkovich/Ingeborga Dapkunaite (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Urgant.
Face Off: Triple Threat (2012) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
The Cinema Snob: Mother's Day 2010 (2012) (TV Episode)
when discussing Charlie Kaufman, who directed the original Mother's Day, Snob says it was not this one.
The Cinema Snob Movie (2012) (Video)
Referenced in dialogue
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Lucy begins hallucinating and imagines everyone on board her flight to be Gru, much like Malkovich sees everyone as himself when he enters the portal.
Film '72: Episode dated 11 February 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Danny Leigh when reviewing Her (2013)
BoJack Horseman: Downer Ending (2014) (TV Episode)
During his trip, Bojack imagines a diner entirely populated by Mr Peanutbutter, who can communicate only by speaking his own name.
Inside Out (2015)
The emotions are seeing the world through the eyes of Riley.
Gotta Go (2015) (Short)
"Malkovich Realty"
Significant Mother: Not About Bob (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Being Frank (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.81 (2016) (TV Episode)
Camelia is asked a question about the director of the film during her Cash Builder round.
Crisis (2017)
director's influence
Colossal: Behind the Scenes (2017) (Video)
This film is referred to by actress Anne Hathaway.
The Cinema Snob: The Cinema Snob Movie: Part 1 (2018) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it more than once.
The Cinema Snob: The Cinema Snob Movie: Part 2 (2018) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it and it's mentioned in The Cinema Snob Movie (2012).


American Playhouse: True West (1984) (TV Episode)
Clip of John Malkovich and Gary Sinise in this is featured in John Malkovich's TV biography.
Death of a Salesman (1985) (TV Movie)
Clip of John Malkovich and Dustin Hoffman in this is featured in John Malkovich's TV biography.

Featured in 

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (2000) (TV Special)
Sideways (2004)
Music from the soundtrack is used
I Love the '90s: Part Deux: 1999 (2005) (TV Episode)
Shown as part of the 1999 episode of this show on VH1.
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #10.12 (2006) (TV Episode)
Jonathan Ross shows a clip of this when talking about Jonathan Ross' favourite films.
Inside the Actors Studio: John Cusack (2007) (TV Episode)
uses footage.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.15 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of John Cusack films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.177 (2013) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of John Malkovich films
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
WatchMojo: Top 10 Meta Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Ranks at #10
Mr. Robot: eps2.6_succ3ss0r.p12 (2016) (TV Episode)
The movie is seen on Trenton's TV.
Renegade Cut: Being John Malkovich: What is Mind? (2018) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed

Spoofed in 

Being with Juli Ashton (2000) (Video)
similar title/same plot
The Holly Wood Project (2001) (Short)
Shot for shot recreation of Being John Malkovich trailer.
Ha-Pijamot: Lihyot Tal Mussari (2003) (TV Episode)
Tal Mussari is a parody of John Malkovich
Being Ron Jeremy (2003) (Short)
Pizza: The Movie (2004)
'Kevin' is hit in the head with a soda/beer can when walking at night while being adressed "Hey Malkovich!"
My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005)
driving down the road, there is a sign that has a picture of a man with an open door in his head (after passing this sign, two people fall from out of nowhere like in this movie)
Arrested Development: Mr. F (2005) (TV Episode)
George Sr. finds a tunnel behind the refrigerator which he crawls into, becoming trapped, while "Malkovich"-esque music plays. Meanwhile, Buster takes control of his father's "surrogate" and pretends to be him.
Rush: R30 (2005) (Video)
During a video interlude between songs, a TV listing is displayed which includes "Burning John Malkovich".
Screen Wars: Being Camerahead (2007) (TV Episode)
Opening Homage spoofed Being John Malkovich.
Burn After Reading (2008)
When John Malkovich answers the phone call he asks who the hell it is and where he got the number.
Difficult People: Sweet Tea (2017) (TV Episode)
Marilyn's trip.

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