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John Malkovich

Actor, Writer, Director Date of birth 9th December 1953
Place of birth Christopher, Illinois, USA
Year of debut 1984
First feature film Places In The Heart

Awards

  • Academy Awards nominated2
  • BAFTA Awards nominated1
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated1
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Biography

John Malkovich studied theatre at Eastern Illinois University and Illinois State University. In 1976 he joined the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. In 1980 he moved to New York. In the 80s he developed a successful stage career winning two Obie awards and a Drama Desk award for acting and directing plays. He moved into movies with roles in Places In The Heart in 1984 and Empire Of The Sun in 1987. He has since mixed stage work with movie roles ranging from Being John Malkovich to Changeling.

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John Malkovich's films

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Packshot for the film Lines Of Wellington
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
145 Mins
Released
2012

Subtitled. Portugal, 1810. The Duke Of Wellington (John Malkovich) must defend Lisbon against French invaders. Strong sex, nudity, brief sexual violence, bloody injury detail.

Rent for £3.49
Packshot for the film Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
148 Mins
Released
2011

Two robot armies battle over an object hidden on the moon. With Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel and John Turturro. Computer generated action violence and infrequent strong language.

Rent for £2.99
Packshot for the film The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
109 Mins
Released
2005

Martin Freeman discovers that his best friend (Mos Def) is an alien and the world is about to be destroyed. Contains mild language and moderate fantasy horror.

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Packshot for the film Beowulf
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
110 Mins
Released
2007

Animated. Beowulf (Ray Winstone) rids a village of a terrifying beast. With Angelina Jolie. Contains moderate violence and sex references.

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Packshot for the film RED
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
106 Mins
Released
2010

Retired spies, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich are framed by the CIA. Contains frequent moderate action violence and one use of strong language.

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Packshot for the film Eragon
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
100 Mins
Released
2006

A boy's destiny is to become a dragon rider and save the kingdom. Starring Jeremy Irons. Contains mild fantasy violence and scary moments.

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Packshot for the film RED 2
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
113 Mins
Released
2013

Retired CIA agents (Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren) team up to track down a missing nuclear weapon. Moderate action violence and moderate language.

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Packshot for the film Warm Bodies
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
94 Mins
Released
2013

A zombie (Nicholas Hoult) starts feeling human when he falls in love with a living woman. Moderate violence and horror and one use of strong language.

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Packshot for the film Jonah Hex
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
81 Mins
Released
2010

A machine-gun wielding bounty hunter (Josh Brolin) goes after a terrorist (John Malkovich). With Megan Fox. Strong action violence.

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Did you know?

  • John Malkovich was overweight as a child. At 16, he reportedly lost 70 pounds on a strict diet of lime jelly.
  • In 2002, he directed the feature The Dancer Upstairs and the short movie Hideous Man.
  • In an interview with The Guardian in 2006, he said that he doesn't regret any of his films because he always learns something, even if only that he never wants to work with that director again.
  • He is of Croatian, Scottish and German descent.
  • He was married to Glenne Headly from 1982 to 1988. He married Nicoletta Peyran in 1989. They have two children together.

Awards

  • 2 Academy Awards nominated

    • 1993 Actor In The Supporting Role - In The Line Of Fire
    • 1984 Actor in a Supporting Role - Places In The Heart
  • 1 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 1993 Actor in a Supporting Role - In The Line Of Fire
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 1994 Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - In The Line Of Fire