John Malkovich was born on December 9,1953 and is an American actor.
52 Facts About John Malkovich
John Malkovich is the recipient of several accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards, a British Academy Film Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards.
John Malkovich has produced films such as Ghost World, Juno, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
John Malkovich's father, Daniel Leon Malkovich, was a state conservation director, who published the conservation magazine Outdoor Illinois.
John Malkovich grew up with an older brother, Danny, and three younger sisters, Amanda, Rebecca, and Melissa.
John Malkovich attended Logan Grade School, Webster Junior High School, and Benton Consolidated High School.
John Malkovich was active in a folk gospel group, with whom he sang at churches and community events.
John Malkovich then transferred to Illinois State University, where he majored in theater, but dropped out.
John Malkovich 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.
John 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.
John Malkovich won an Emmy Award for this role when the play was adapted for television by CBS in 1985.
John Malkovich made his feature-film debut as Sally Field's blind boarder Mr Will in Places in the Heart.
John Malkovich portrayed Al Rockoff in The Killing Fields.
John Malkovich then starred in Making Mr Right, directed by Susan Seidelman.
John Malkovich gained significant critical and popular acclaim when he portrayed the sinister and sensual Valmont in the film Dangerous Liaisons, a film adaptation of the stage play Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton, who had adapted it from the 1782 novel of the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.
John Malkovich later reprised this role for the music video of "Walking on Broken Glass" by Annie Lennox.
John Malkovich played Port Moresby in The Sheltering Sky, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and appeared in Shadows and Fog, directed by Woody Allen.
John Malkovich was nominated for another Oscar, again in the Best Supporting Actor category, for In the Line of Fire.
John Malkovich was the narrator for the film Alive.
John Malkovich was directed for the second time by Stephen Frears in Mary Reilly, a new adaptation of the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde tale, co-starring Julia Roberts.
John Malkovich appeared in The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, directed by Luc Besson, playing the French king-to-be Charles VII.
John Malkovich played Patricia Highsmith's antihero Tom Ripley in Ripley's Game, the second film adaptation of Highsmith's 1974 novel, the first being Wim Wenders' The American Friend.
In 2000, John Malkovich was approached to play Green Goblin in Spider-Man, but he passed due to scheduling conflicts, Willem Dafoe was cast in the role.
In 2009, John Malkovich was approached and then cast for the role of the Marvel Comics villain Vulture in the unproduced Spider-Man 4.
John Malkovich has hosted three episodes of the NBC sketch show Saturday Night Live.
In 2019, John Malkovich performed in London's West End, starring in David Mamet's new play Bitter Wheat.
John Malkovich starred as the title character in the HBO drama series The New Pope.
On September 26,2019, it was announced that John Malkovich had been cast as Dr Adrian Mallory in the current Netflix comedy series Space Force.
In 2008, John Malkovich directed in French a theater production of Good Canary written by Zach Helm, with Cristiana Realli and Vincent Elbaz in the leading roles.
John Malkovich won the Moliere Award for best director for it.
John Malkovich directed it in Spanish in Mexico, then in English at the Rose Theater in London in 2016.
John Malkovich won the Milton Schulman Award for the best director at the Evening Standard Theater Awards in 2016.
John Malkovich wrote and starred in a movie called 100 Years, directed by Robert Rodriguez.
John Malkovich created his own fashion company, Mrs Mudd, in 2002.
John Malkovich released its John Malkovich menswear collection, "Uncle Kimono", in 2003, which was covered in the international press, and its second clothing line, "Technobohemian", in 2010.
John Malkovich was directed by Austrian director Michael Sturminger in Casanova's Variations and its movie adaptation in 2014.
John Malkovich played the title role in the film The Great Buck Howard, a role inspired by mentalist the "Amazing Kreskin".
In November 2009, John Malkovich appeared in an advertisement for Nespresso with fellow actor George Clooney.
John Malkovich portrayed Quentin Turnbull in the film adaptation of Jonah Hex.
John Malkovich starred in his first video-game role in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in the "Exo Zombies" mode.
John Malkovich was married to actress Glenne Headly from 1982 to 1988, but they divorced after he had an affair with Michelle Pfeiffer.
John Malkovich began dating Nicoletta Peyran in 1989 after meeting her on the set of The Sheltering Sky, on which she was the second assistant director.
John Malkovich has a distinctive voice, which The Guardian describes as "wafting, whispery, and reedy".
John Malkovich is fluent in French, having lived and worked in theater in southern France for nearly 10 years.
John Malkovich is the co-owner of the restaurant Bica do Sapato and Lux nightclub in Lisbon.
John Malkovich lost millions of dollars in the Madoff investment scandal in 2008.
John Malkovich has raised funds for the Steppenwolf Theater Company, his sole charity.
John Malkovich stated in a 2011 interview that he is not a "political person" and that he does not have "an ideology", revealing that he had not voted since George McGovern lost his presidential run in 1972.
At the Cambridge Union Society in 2002, when asked whom he would most like to fight to the death, John Malkovich replied that he would "rather just shoot" journalist Robert Fisk and politician George Galloway, stating that Galloway was not honest.
On June 6,2013, John Malkovich was walking in Toronto when a 77-year-old man named Jim Walpole tripped and accidentally cut his throat on a piece of scaffolding.
John Malkovich applied pressure to Walpole's neck to reduce bleeding before Walpole was rushed to a hospital, where he received stitches and later credited John Malkovich with saving his life.