John Malkovich
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John Malkovich

Profession: Actor & film producer
Birthday: 09.12.1953
Born in: Christopher / Franklin County / Illinois
Nationality: USA 
Height: 183cm
Partner: Nicoletta Peyran
Ex-partner: Glenne Headly

Miscellaneous: 
John Gavin Malkovich's mother was a journalist and his father was the principal of a community college. He showed an early interest in acting and appeared in numerous plays during his school years. After graduating, he moved to Chicago to pursue his passion.
 
In the 1980s he co-founded the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, a renowned theater company in Chicago. There he worked closely with other emerging talents such as Gary Sinise and Joan Allen. Their innovative productions and Malkovich's impressive acting performance quickly earned them recognition.
 
Away from the screen, he is a man of many interests. He is a passionate art collector and has even launched his own fashion label called Technobohemian. He is also involved in charitable causes and actively campaigns for human rights.
 
Breakthrough: 
Malkovich's breakthrough did not come until 1984, when he took on the role of photojournalist Al Rockoff in the film "The Killing Fields". His intense performance earned him an Oscar nomination and made him internationally famous.
 
Development:
From then on further outstanding roles followed such as "Dangerous Liaisons" (1988), "Being John Malkovich" (1999) and "Burn After Reading" (2008).
 
Malkovich's talent is not limited to acting. He has also celebrated success as a director and producer. He made his directorial debut in 2002 with the film "The Dancer Upstairs", which was highly praised by critics. He also founded his own production company, Mr. Mudd, which produced films such as "Juno" (2007) and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (2012).
 
Accolades: 
32 awards & 44 nominations
 
A highlight of Malkovich's career, alongside his Oscar nomination, was his portrayal of Valmont in "Dangerous Liaisons" (1988). For this role, he won a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. The film itself won several Oscars and was acclaimed by critics and audiences alike.
 
For the stage performance of the same production ("Les Liaisons Dangereuses") he received a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play in 1987. This award is one of the highest honors in American theater.
 
His work as a director and producer has also been recognized with awards. His directorial debut "The Dancer Upstairs" (2002) won the Audience Award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival.

Filmography

We have listed some of his best and most famous films and series here:
 
2023: Seneca 
2022: Shattered 
2020: Ava 
2017: Unlocked
2014: Cesar Chavez
2014: Crossbones (tv series, nine episodes)
2013: RED 2
2012: Noseland (Documentary)
2010: Secretariat 
2010: RED - Retired Extremely Dangerous
2008: Burn After Reading 
2008: The Great Buck Howard
1999: Being John Malkovich
1998: The Man in the Iron Mask
1996: Portrait of a Lady
1993: In the Line of Fire 
1992: Of Mice and Men
1991: Queens Logic
1988: Dangerous Liaisons
1987: Making Mr. Right
1985: Death of a Salesman
1978: A Wedding

 
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