JOHN MALKOVICH won the
National Society of Film Critics Awards for best supporting actor for his first
two motion pictures - Robert Benton's Places In The Heart (his feature
film debut which also earned him his first Academy Award nomination) and Roland
Joffe's The Killing Fields. He also earned Academy Award, Golden Globe
and BAFTA nominations for his work in Wolfgang Peterson's In The Line of Fire,
opposite Clint Eastwood.
credits cover a wide variety of roles in some of the most noted and eclectic
features in the last 15 years. They include: Steven Spielberg's Empire of the
Sun, Peter Yates' Eleni, Paul Newman's The Glass Menagerie,
and Stephen Frears' Dangerous Liaisons, opposite Glenn Close, Michelle
Pfeiffer and Uma Thurman. Also The Accidental Tourist, with
William Hurt and Kathleen Turner, Bernardo Bertolucci's The Sheltering Sky,
Queens Logic, The Object of Beauty, Jennifer Eight, Woody
Allen's Shadows and Fog and Of Mice and Men, directed by and
co-starring Gary Sinise.
More recently he
starred as a fantasy version of himself in Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich,
with John Cusack and Cameron Diaz, and in Luc Besson's The Messenger: The
Story of Joan of Arc, as well as in Manoel de Oliveira's The Convent,
Michelangelo Antonioni's Beyond The Clouds, Volker Schlondorff's The
Ogre and Jane Campion's The Portrait of a Lady.
Upcoming films include Borgia,
Johnny English and Ripley's Game.
reunites Malkovich with writer-directors Brian Koppelman and David Levien, who
wrote Rounders, the 1998 feature in which he starred opposite Matt Damon
and Edward Norton.
Born in Christopher,
Illinois, Malkovich co-founded Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theatre with his
friend, actor Gary Sinise. Between 1976 and 1982, he acted in, directed or
designed the sets for more than 50 Steppenwolf productions. He then made his New
York stage debut in Steppenwolf's legendary production of Sam Shepard's
"True West" and went on to star in a Broadway revival of Arthur
Miller's "Death of a Salesman," with Dustin Hoffman, receiving an Emmy
award for his performance in a subsequent telefilm adaptation.
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