John Malkovich

Age: 60
Birthplace: Christopher, Illinois, USA

John Gavin Malkovich (December 9, 1953) was born in Christopher, Illinois. Malkovich is an American actor, producer, and director. Over the last 25 years, Malkovich has appeared in more than 70 motion pictures. For his roles in Places in the Heart and In the Line of Fire, he received Academy Award nominations. He has also appeared in critically acclaimed films such as Empire of the Sun, The Killing Fields, Dangerous Liaisons, Con Air, Being John Malkovich, and Changeling. Early life His paternal grandparents were Croats, natives of Ozalj in Karlovac County, Croatia. His mother was of Scottish and German ancestry. He grew up in Benton, Illinois, in a large house on South Main Street. His father, Daniel Malkovich, was a state conservation director and publisher of Outdoor Illinois, a conservation magazine. His mother, Joe Ann (née Choisser), owned the Benton Evening News (a local newspaper in Benton, Il.), as well as Outdoor Illinois. Malkovich attended Logan Grade School, Webster Junior High, and Benton Consolidated High School, in Benton, Illinois. During his high school years, he appeared in various plays and the musical, Carousel. He was also a member of a folk/rock musical trio, and was a member of a local summer theater/comedy project in Benton in 1972, where he co-starred in Jean-Claude Van Itallie's America Hurrah. Upon graduation from high school, he entered Eastern Illinois University, and then transferred to Illinois State University, where he majored in theatre. Career In 1976, Malkovich, along with Joan Allen, Gary Sinise, and Glenne Headly, became a charter member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. He moved to New York City in 1980 to appear in a Steppenwolf production of the Sam Shepard play True West, for which he won an Obie Award. Malkovich then directed a Steppenwolf co-production, the 1984 revival of Lanford Wilson's Balm in Gilead, for which he received a second Obie Award and a Drama Desk Award. His Broadway debut that year was as Biff in Death of a Salesman, alongside Dustin Hoffman as Willy. Malkovich won an Emmy Award for this role when the play was adapted for television by CBS in 1985. One of the actor's first forays into film was as an extra alongside Allen, Terry Kinney, George Wendt, and Laurie Metcalf in Robert Altman's 1978 film A Wedding. He made his feature film debut in 1984, as Sally Field's blind boarder Mr. Will in Places in the Heart; for his portrayal of Mr. Will, Malkovich received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He also portrayed Al Rockoff in The Killing Fields. He continued to have steady work in films like Empire of the Sun, directed by Steven Spielberg, and the 1987 film adaptation of Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. A few years later, Malkovich became a star when he portrayed the sinister and sensual Valmont in the 1988 film Dangerous Liaisons. He later reprised this role for the music video of Walking on Broken Glass by Annie Lennox. Malkovich starred in the 1992 film adaptation of John Steinbeck's award-winning novella Of Mice and Men as Lennie alongside Gary Sinise as George. In 1994, he was nominated for another Oscar, in the same category, for In the Line of Fire. Though he played the title role in the Charlie Kaufman-penned Being John Malkovich, he played a slight variation of himself, as indicated by the character's middle name of "Horatio". Malkovich has a cameo in the movie Adaptation.—also written by Kaufman—appearing as himself during the filming of Being John Malkovich. The Dancer Upstairs, Malkovich's directorial film debut, was released in 2002. Recent film roles include The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Beowulf, Burn After Reading, Changeling and Red. Malkovich has hosted three episodes of the NBC sketch show Saturday Night Live. The first occasion was in January 1989 with musical guest Anita Baker; the second in October 1993 with musical guest Billy Joel (and special appearance by former cast member Jan Hooks); and the third was in December 2008 with musical guest T.I. with Swizz Beatz (and special appearances by Justin Timberlake, Molly Sims, and Jamie-Lynn Sigler). In keeping with his renaissance-man image, he also is a costume designer and has his own line of men's clothing called Technobohemian. In a 2008 interview on College Hour, Malkovich revealed that he has been discussing making a motion picture adaptation of the Arnon Grünberg novel The History of My Baldness. In November 2009, Malkovich appeared in an advertisement for Nespresso with fellow actor George Clooney. He portrayed Quentin Turnbull in the film adaption of Jonah Hex. Malkovich was due to play the role of The Vulture in Spider-Man 4, but the project was canceled in January 2010. Malkovich is known for his distinctive voice, which The Guardian describes as "a reedy, faintly orgasmic drawl". Personal life and political views Malkovich was married to Glenne Headly from 1982 to 1988. They divorced after Malkovich became involved with Michelle Pfeiffer, his co-star in Dangerous Liaisons. He later met his long-term partner Nicoletta Peyran on the set of The Sheltering Sky where she was the second assistant director, in 1989. They have two children; Amandine (born 1990) and Loewy (born 1992). Malkovich is a conservative. Actor William Hootkins, who worked with Malkovich in BBC Television's Rocket to the Moon, stated, "In fact, he's so right-wing you have to wonder if he's kidding." In a 2002 appearance at the Cambridge Union Society, when asked whom he would most like to "fight to the death," Malkovich replied that he would "rather just shoot" journalist Robert Fisk and British MP George Galloway. Fisk reacted with outrage. When interviewed by The Observer, Malkovich elaborated on his comments: "I hate somebody who is supposed to be a Middle Eastern expert who thinks Jesus was born in Jerusalem. I hate what I consider his vile anti-semitism. This being said, I apologize to both Fisk and Galloway; they seem like good men but if they make such a heinous mistake again, I will not hesitate to murder them brutally by way of the gallows." Malkovich later added: "I'm a Christopher Hitchens fan myself, but no one has thinner skins than journalists, in my experience, and I come from a family of them... They can dish it out but they can't take it. But the reason I don't like the topic, why I don't really say anything about a whiner like Fisk, is it gives them more oxygen." Malkovich is fluent in French and for nearly 10 years, lived and worked in a theater in southern France. He and his family left France in a dispute over taxes in 2003, and since then he has lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In a 2008 interview on The Late Show With David Letterman, Malkovich said he had just spent five weeks that summer living in France. Malkovich is a confirmed atheist. In April 2005, while speaking at Illinois State, Malkovich was awarded his bachelor's degree in theatre. When attending the university as a student in the 1970s, he failed to take his last remaining graduation requirement, a test on the United States Constitution; this requirement was waived for Malkovich. Malkovich lost millions to Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme when it collapsed in 2008.  

Movie Character Year
Vdblemvivwinbo4csybossg6u0o Making Mr. Right 1987
3e0rpu06vbyuxabsbpjkalpxuxk The Glass Menagerie Tom Wingfield 1987
Md5bklnspxs8gzdb0vrrri7yv5v Empire of the Sun Basie 1987
Wftk2vlhymtceg7df1mnzdesli0 Miles from Home 1988
W1siziisijiwmtqvmdqvmtevmjivmtyvmzgvotg0lzjywgjrvxpnnxltd2gzrm1zrldtwmrrtwlhuc5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisiju1edc1iyjdxq Dangerous Liaisons Vicomte Sébastien de Valmont 1988
Xvmgggpnuxefcuiothxmunmlieo Queens Logic Eliot 1991
Jbrco6xrnzdwpqovzkvpn7ejo4q Of Mice and Men Lennie Small 1992
Kxygrge99fmaupmyhksphrqo5jy Jennifer Eight Agent St. Anne 1992
Egw59xhxknedhjusmhq8eveofyb Alive Narrator 1993
K96siywl6n9k1unef51un4fzhne In the Line of Fire Mitch Leary 1993
Ycuk6gzknmuidmfbdrkceqrrsdj Heart of Darkness Kurtz 1994
Y3hjo46h7y407avpch2xldnkvno Beyond the Clouds The Director 1995
8rvwbczsbllvb9wqwzlurtg5rf6 Mary Reilly Dr. Henry Jekyll / Edward Hyde 1996
Gmg6615lm3kamfl9kckiijnpudy Mulholland Falls General Thomas Timms 1996
Yhaoq7xxw0plhlvg1w0m9zlpdg6 Con Air Cyrus Grissom 1997
Q4zrssuk84rhcwzthpob3icjkck The Man in the Iron Mask Athos 1998
M6umuow1r9mrevgkkzoqnlkj902 Rounders Teddy KGB 1998
9b3eszi1x3vpcxcfr5irzievg9d Being John Malkovich John Horatio Malkovich 1999
Cr595pzsxbxunq6shnqyg2jbdka The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Charles VII 1999
Cxeftxv15yfvct6zeh4yater13t RKO 281 Herman Mankiewicz 1999
Hmien3igabg8vxzoot91jz9oz62 Shadow of the Vampire F. W. Murnau 2000
B8noqighipanwhnk6eonwhbaotu Ladies Room Roberto 2000
Zk522u9u5wmxplwlzlddf30qcli Ripley's Game Tom Ripley 2002
Ossisflserjjatx5l13jmqdkpwh Johnny English Pascal Sauvage, the Greedy Frenchman 2003
Fob4cjmhnz11bohnuii3vcfo3xu The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Humma Kavula 2005
K0aeqms1hy4m36hbdpdtyrcpzur Eragon König Galbatorix 2006
J90llkvlcpnl6vvolgq0yzpufjv Beowulf Unferth 2007
Daswo0edb0hjxkmebmioslwfvov The Great Buck Howard Buck Howard 2008
Erxvwajjptnqstat2rh4jxffpmu Mutant Chronicles Constanine 2008
Ldijxqcsmkdw6myjgbp7nbtpgf0 Disgrace David Lurie 2008
W1hb2ru2rmhvnbpkrj8kkc4cbmx Burn After Reading Ozzie Cox 2008
Chehelghgox3lxbr6vt7jvgy8bv Afterwards Joseph Kay 2008
Pljo68q000qa12thbidikjy4vzm Changeling Rev. Gustav Briegleb 2008
Bmia6fvtqsqodghg5fsarwnm1bd Gardens of the Night Michael 2008
Fhpl0nycwq8oumur30l0anoay4l Jonah Hex Turnbull 2010
Jbwmpisxtmbmabuz4hpkmukyqen RED Marvin Boggs 2010
Szy3ls18qty0pfbjn2vl2mmautq Transformers: Dark of the Moon Bruce Brazos 2011
Lalpvbr3yqzgldj6nsw7jfc0srd Lines of Wellington General Wellington 2012
Dmfimckatv5d0wc5un5vp0cw0u Warm Bodies General Grigio 2013
W3ih1om2amesiopf1v5kheh3oej Siberian Education Grandfather Kuzya 2013
U2rdotnrh4vzfekid760kh47db2 RED 2 Marvin Boggs 2013
W1siziisijiwmtqvmdmvmtqvmtqvmjgvmzavndixl2e3ykswohz5qw5vrvpirdd3tznlvzj6qvv6di5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisiju1edc1iyjdxq Cesar Chavez Bogdanovitch 2014