John Malkovich

Actor + Producer + Director
Born Dec 9, 1953

John Gavin Malkovich is an American actor, producer, director and fashion designer with his label Technobohemian. Over the last 25 years of his career, 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.… Read More

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    Watch John Malkovich 'leave' Acting To Pursue A Fashion Career
    Huffington Post - Jan 03, 2017
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    Huffington Post - Oct 31, 2016
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    Huffington Post - Sep 30, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of John Malkovich.


1953 Birth Born on December 9, 1953.


1972 18 Years Old 1 More Event
As a member of a local summer theater/comedy project, he co-starred in Jean-Claude van Itallie's America Hurrah in 1972. … Read More


1976 22 Years Old In 1976, Malkovich, along with Joan Allen, Gary Sinise and Glenne Headly, became a charter member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago.
1978 24 Years Old One of his first film roles was as an extra alongside Allen, Terry Kinney, George Wendt and Laurie Metcalf in Robert Altman's 1978 film A Wedding.
1980 26 Years Old 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.
1982 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 1982, he appeared in A Streetcar Named Desire with Chicago's Wisdom Bridge Theatre.


1984 30 Years Old 1 More Event
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. … Read More
1987 33 Years Old He continued to have steady work in films such as 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.
1988 34 Years Old A few years later, Malkovich became a star when he portrayed the sinister and sensual Valmont in the 1988 film Dangerous Liaisons, a film adaptation of the stage play Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton, who in turn had adapted it from the 1782 novel of the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. … Read More
1990 36 Years Old In 1990, he recited, in Croatian, verses of the Croatian national anthem Lijepa naša domovino (Our Beautiful Homeland) in Nenad Bach's song "Can We Go Higher?".
1992 38 Years Old 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.


1994 40 Years Old In 1994, he was nominated for another Oscar, in the same category, for In the Line of Fire. … Read More
2002 48 Years Old 1 More Event
The Dancer Upstairs, Malkovich's directorial film debut, was released in 2002. … Read More
2003 49 Years Old The company released its John Malkovich menswear collection, "Uncle Kimono," in 2003, which was subsequently covered in international press, and its second clothing line, "Technobohemian," in 2010. … Read More


In a 2008 interview on College Hour, Malkovich revealed that he has been discussing making a motion picture adaptation of the Arnon Grunberg novel The Story of My Baldness.
2011 57 Years Old Malkovich stated in a 2011 interview that "I'm not a political person actually, and I don't have an ideology".
2013 59 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 6, 2013, Malkovich saved a 77-year-old man's life after the man tripped in the streets of Toronto and slashed his throat on scaffolding as he fell. … Read More
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