BEING JOHN MALKOVICH
Actor-producer-director JOHN MALKOVICH (John Horatio Malkovich) is a two-time Academy
Award nominee (for "In the Line of Fire" and "Places in the Heart"), a two-time Golden Globe
Award nominee (for "In the Line of Fire" and TNT's "Heart of Darkness"), a Screen Actors Guild
Award nominee (for "Heart of Darkness"), an Emmy Award winner (for CBS' "Death of A
Salesman"), and the winner of the 1984 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting
Actor (for his performances in Places in the Heart" and "The Killing Fields").
Malkovich was born in the small town of Charleston, Illinois and raised in nearby Benton. Upon his
graduation from college, he co-founded, with his friend Gary Sinise, Chicago's famed Steppenwolf
Theatre Company. Between 1976 and 1982, he acted in, directed, or designed the sets for more than
50 Steppenwolf productions.
His New York stage debut, in the Steppenwolf production of Sam Shepard's "True West," earned him an Obie Award. Malkovich next starred with Dustin Hoffman in Arthur Miller's "Death of A Salesman." Malkovich received an Emmy Award for his performance in Volker Schlondorffs subsequent telefilm adaptation of the production.
Malkovich's numerous other stage credits include Sam Shepard's "States of Shock"; and the New
York, London, and Los Angeles productions of Lanford Wilson's "Burn This." Over the years, he has directed 16 plays at Steppenwolf, including the celebrated "Balm in Gilead," "Arms and the Man," and "Libra," the latter adapted by Malkovich from Don DeLillo's novel. Malkovich continues to work as an actor and director in legitimate theater.
Malkovich's feature film debut came costarring opposite Sally Field in Robert Benton's 1984 film "Places in the Heart." His performance garnered Malkovich his first Academy Award nomination. Later that same year, Malkovich costarred in Roland Joffe's "The Killing Fields." For those, his first two film performances, Malkovich was honored with the Best Supporting Actor of the Year Award from the National Society of Film Critics.
Subsequent films included Peter Yates' "Eleni," Paul Newman's "The Glass Menagerie," and Steven
Spielberg's "Empire of the Sun." In 1988, Malkovich starred in Stephen Frears' "Dangerous
Liaisons," opposite Glenn Close, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Uma Thurman; and produced Lawrence
Kasdan's award-winning "The Accidental Tourist," staffing William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, and
Malkovich next starred in Bernardo Bertolucci's 'The Sheltering Sky," Steve Rash's "Queens
Logic," Michael Lindsay-Hogg's "The Object of Beauty," Bruce Robinson's "Jennifer Eight,"
Woody Allen's "Shadows and Fog," and "Of Mice and Men" (directed by and costarring Gary
Malkovich received his second Academy Award nomination, and his first Golden Globe nomination, for his role in Wolfgang Petersen's 1993 film "In the Line of Fire," staffing opposite Clint Eastwood. Staffing in Nicolas Roeg's 1994 TNT telefilm "Heart of Darkness" brought Malkovich a second Golden Globe Award nomination, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.
His subsequent films include Manoel de Oliveira's "The Convent" (staffing opposite Catherine Deneuve), Michelangelo Antonioni's "Beyond the Clouds," Stephen Frears' "Mary Reilly," Volker Schlondorffs "The Ogre," Lee Tamahori's "Mulholland Falls," Jane Campion's "The Portrait of A Lady" (opposite Nicole Kidman and Barbara Hershey), Simon West's "Con Air" (which also starred his Being John Malkovich costar John Cusack), Randall Wallace's "The Man in the Iron Mask," and John Dahl's "Rounders."
Malkovich has recently completed roles in Luc Besson's "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc," Raul Ruiz' "Time Regained," Gabriella Cristiani's "Ladies Room," Ben Ro
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