John Malkovich
Academy Award-nominated American actor, producer and director
John Malkovich
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.
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Watch John Malkovich 'Leave' Acting To Pursue A Fashion Career
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Just a few months after John Malkovich partnered with Squarespace to perform homages to various David Lynch characters ― such as the log lady from “Twin Peaks” ― Malkovich is now debuting another eclectic acting project with the website creation company. In a new short film, Malkovich plays himself as he leaves his career as an actor to pursue a passion for fashion design. The movie, “Journey,” shows Malkovich trying to overcome his reputation as an actor in order to have his designs taken more seriously. At one point, he reads an email titled, “John Malkovich 2017,” that only has one line ― “Is this a joke?” Malkovich, sitting up in bed alone, sends the email to the trash. The plot of this project slightly mirrors the 1999 Charlie Kaufman movie “Being John Malkovich.” In that full-length feature, the main character finds a way to control the mind of the Malkovich-played character, John Malkovich, and forces Malkovich to abandon his acting career to become a successful puppete ...
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Aisle View: <em>Liaisons</em>, What's Happened to Them?
Huffington Post - 4 months
Liev Schreiber and Janet McTeer in Les Liaisons Dangereuses Photo: Joan Marcus Christopher Hampton's 1985 stage adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos' 1782 epistolary novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses last appeared locally in a middling 2008 production starring Laura Linney and Ben Daniels at the Roundabout that was, despite the dazzling dialogue and amorous action, pretty much dull as ditchwater. Compared to which, this new production at the Booth--which originated at the Donmar Warehouse in London starring Janet McTeer, and with Liev Schreiber added to the mix for New York--rehabilitates the play's reputation. This new Liaisons, directed by the Donmar's artistic director Josie Rourke, is intelligent, colorful, and lively (mostly). Call it a solid B+. It is questionable--or perhaps dangereus?--to compare an all-new production with the original; one has to assume that the majority of the potential audience is coming to the play innocent. (In this particular case, it is al ...
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Actor Malkovich wins libel suit over Le Monde tax story
Reuters.com - 5 months
PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. actor John Malkovich won libel damages from French daily Le Monde on Friday over an article in which the newspaper suggested he had held a secret Swiss bank account.
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Watch John Malkovich Perform As A 'Lady' In David Lynch Homage
Huffington Post - 5 months
You certainly haven’t seen John Malkovich like this before, but given the actor’s impressively eclectic career, it should come as no surprise. This last week, Malkovich has been performing homages to the filmmaker David Lynch’s most memorable characters as part of a video-series titled “Playing Lynch.” So far, Malkovich has taken on the “Twin Peaks” characters of agent Dale Cooper and the log lady, as well as Frank Booth from “Blue Velvet.” Today, HuffPost is debuting Malkovich’s take on the lady in the radiator from Lynch’s 1977 movie, “Eraserhead.” Photographer Sandro Miller directed the series as a partnership with Squarespace ― who is hosting the project online ― and the David Lynch Foundation. Miller and Malkovich have collaborated numerous times in the past, including on the 2014 photo series, “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters.” For that project, Malkovich posed as the subjects of various famous photographs in history, such as Che Guevara ...
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Watch John Malkovich Play Dale Cooper From ‘Twin Peaks’
Wall Street Journal - 5 months
The video is included in a seven-part homage to filmmaker David Lynch.
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First look at "Deepwater Horizon"
CBS News - 6 months
Dylan O'Brien and John Malkovich discover that they're moments away from disaster in the upcoming movie "Deepwater Horizon" based on the events of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig disaster.
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This movie releases in 100 years
CNN - 9 months
A new film starring John Malkovich was showcased at Cannes Film Festival, even though it will be locked in a safe until 2115. CNN's Lisa France explains.
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This movie will release in 100 years
CNN - 9 months
A new film starring John Malkovich was showcased at Cannes Film Festival, even though it will be locked in a safe until 2115. CNN's Lisa France explains.
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27 Doors to Walk Through in New Orleans
The Huffington Post - about 1 year
New Orleans is a city of made of equal parts magic, music, and lovers of life. When walking down the streets of the French Quarter, Frenchman Street, and the Garden District, you can't help but stroll among the spirits of yesterday - each one filled with a variety of emotions ranging from love, light, and strength to sorrow, darkness and despair. New Orleans is a city with a history like no other, a city that embodies strength and perseverance, a city that continually rebuilds. New Orleans has shown the world time and time again that no matter how fierce the storms are that cross it's path, it will continue to shine because brass never rusts, and when one song ends, it's time for the next one to begin. St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, LA. (c) Michelle Moore I was in New Orleans a week ago, for the first time in over ten years, accompanied by two lovely girlfriends who have a gift for capturing picturesque moments. Our adventure mantra was threefold: (1) have an open mind and b ...
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Time to kill? Here are 130 riveting movies you can watch on Netflix right now
Yahoo News - about 1 year
This list is updated monthly to reflect recent availability and to showcase films currently streaming on Netflix, whether talking classics or modern gems. Netflix offers roughly a gazillion different movies available through its streaming platform — well, approximately a gazillion. However, while the landmark service might become surprisingly accurate with its suggestions once you’ve been using it for a while, it’s still often tough to find something worth watching amid the trove of terrible choices.That being the case, we’ve taken the time to wade through the ridiculous amount of content in order to bring you a list of some of the best films currently available on Netflix Instant. Planning your weekend has never been easier. Related: Here’s what’s new on Netflix in December, and what’s going away Choose a genre: Recent Additions Documentaries Comedies Dramas Thrillers &amp; Action Adventure Foreign Sci-Fi &amp; Fantasy Kids Horror Romance New for December 2015 A League of Their Own Pl ...
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John Malkovich, Plato, And The Vampire Life
NPR - about 1 year
The actor and his collaborators talk about creating trippy vision for a vinyl special release.
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John Malkovich Compares His Hit Movie To Bad Oral Sex
Huffington Post - about 1 year
John Malkovich recently sat down for an, um, interesting interview with Rolling Stone.  The movie star and director spoke with the magazine about making the trippy cult classic, "Being John Malkovich," as well as the effect it had on his own reputation. The 1999 film, which follows a puppeteer who discovers a portal to movie star John Malkovich's brain, was written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Spike Jonze in his feature film directorial debut. Malkovich told Rolling Stone that he was not only hesitant to film the actual movie, but also cautious about having his real name in the title of it.  "I never thought anybody would be goofy enough to actually film [the script]," the actor told Rolling Stone. "But I hadn't met Spike. And when they asked me to do it, I was slightly worried. Not at all about the tone or content, but the feeling of, if you do a film where your name is not above the title but in the title, then you may have some serious narcissistic tendencies which ...
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John Malkovich compares 'Being John Malkovich' to a sex act
Chicago Times - about 1 year
Actor-director John Malkovich said he was slightly worried ahead of the filming of the 1999 movie "Being John Malkovich," which he didn't think would ever get made. "I never thought anybody would be goofy enough to actually film (the script)," Malkovich told Rolling Stone in an article posted online...
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John Malkovich film that won’t be seen for 100 years
Houston Chronicle - over 1 year
“What Just Happened”: John Malkovich and director Robert Rodriguez shot a film for Remy Martin that will be locked away for 100 years in the House of Louis XIII in France. The reason for the century-long delay is because the Louis XIII Cognac is also aged 100 years. It’s hard to tell if the movie
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Morphing John Malkovich
CBS News - over 1 year
Photographer Sandro Miller and John Malkovich collaborate to recreate famous photographs in history
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Chicago International Film Festival programmers focus on directors
Chicago Times - over 1 year
The late additions have been added, including two of the best American films of the year: "Spotlight," about the Boston Globe investigation of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, and "Anomalisa," a stop-motion animation wonder co-directed by "Adaptation" and "Being John Malkovich" screenwriter...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Malkovich
    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 59
    The production has a limited engagement in July 2013 at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details Malkovich is known for his distinctive voice, which The Guardian describes as "a reedy, faintly orgasmic drawl". He also does not consider himself to be a method actor. Malkovich stars in his first video game role in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare alongside Bill Paxton, Jon Bernthal and Rose McGowan in the "Exo Zombies" mode. Malkovich appeared with Randall Park in the music video for Eminem single "Phenomenal".
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Malkovich applied pressure to the man's neck before the man was rushed to a hospital, where he received stitches. Malkovich left as soon as the man was safe in the hands of paramedics. He is known for his wish to maintain a private life and often travels under different aliases.
  • 2011
    Age 57
    Malkovich stated in a 2011 interview that "I'm not a political person actually, and I don't have an ideology".
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  • 2008
    Age 54
    Malkovich lost millions of dollars in Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme when it collapsed in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details He has raised funds for the Steppenwolf Theater Company, his sole charity.
    In a 2008 interview on the Late Show with David Letterman, Malkovich said he had just spent five weeks that summer living in France.
    More Details Hide Details He is also the co-owner of a restaurant called "Bica do Sapato", located in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Also in 2008, Malkovich played the title role in the film "The Great Buck Howard," a role inspired by the mentalist The Amazing Kreskin.
    More Details Hide Details Colin Hanks co-starred and his father, Tom Hanks, appeared as his on-screen father. 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. In 2011, Malkovich directed Julian Sands in A Celebration of Harold Pinter in the Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2012, he directed a production of a newly adapted French-language version of Les Liaisons Dangereuses for the Théâtre de l'Atelier in Paris.
    In 2008, Malkovich portrayed the story of Jack Unterweger in a performance for one actor, two sopranos, and period orchestra entitled Seduction and Despair, which premiered at Barnum Hall in Santa Monica, CA.
    More Details Hide Details A fully staged version of the production, entitled The Infernal Comedy premiered in Vienna in July 2009. The show has since been performed in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 throughout Europe, North America and South America.
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2003
    Age 49
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Malkovich designed the outfits himself.
  • 2002
    Age 48
    Malkovich created his own fashion company, Mrs. Mudd, in 2002.
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    The Dancer Upstairs, Malkovich's directorial film debut, was released in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details In the same year he took the title role in Ripley's Game. Other film roles include The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Beowulf, Eragon, The Man in the Iron Mask, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Changeling, Secretariat, RED and RED 2. 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 1993 he was also the narrator for the film Alive.
  • 1994
    Age 40
    In 1994, he was nominated for another Oscar, in the same category, for In the Line of Fire.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1992
    Age 38
    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.
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  • 1990
    Age 36
    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?".
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  • 1988
    Age 34
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He later reprised this role for the music video of "Walking on Broken Glass" by Annie Lennox.
  • 1987
    Age 33
    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.
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  • 1984
    Age 30
    He made his feature film debut in 1984 as Sally Field's blind boarder Mr. Will in Places in the Heart.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1982
    Age 28
    Malkovich was married to actress Glenne Headly from 1982 to 1988.
    More Details Hide Details They divorced after Malkovich became involved with Michelle Pfeiffer on the set of 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 and Loewy. 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 he has since lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    In early 1982, he appeared in A Streetcar Named Desire with Chicago's Wisdom Bridge Theatre.
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  • 1980
    Age 26
    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.
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  • 1978
    Age 24
    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.
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  • 1976
    Age 22
    In 1976, Malkovich, along with Joan Allen, Gary Sinise and Glenne Headly, became a charter member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1972
    Age 18
    He also said that he had not voted since George McGovern lost his presidential run in 1972.
    More Details Hide Details However, according to actor William Hootkins, Malkovich is "so right-wing you have to wonder if he's kidding". When asked in an interview with the Toronto Star whether it was necessary to have spiritual beliefs to portray a spiritual character, Malkovich said: "No, I'd say not... I'm an atheist. I wouldn't say I'm without spiritual belief particularly, or rather, specifically. Maybe I'm agnostic, but I'm not quite sure there's some great creator somehow controlling everything and giving us free will. I don't know; it doesn't seem to make a lot of sense to me." 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 Scottish politician George Galloway, apparently motivated by the latter's outspoken criticism of Israeli military actions in Palestinian territories and his opposition to the imminent war in Iraq. Both Fisk and Galloway reacted with outrage.
    As a member of a local summer theater/comedy project, he co-starred in Jean-Claude van Itallie's America Hurrah in 1972.
    More Details Hide Details Upon graduating from high school, he entered Eastern Illinois University, and then transferred to Illinois State University, where he majored in theater.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Born
    Born on December 9, 1953.
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