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JOHN MALKOVICH (Unferth) – John Malkovich is one of cinema's most in-demand actors, and works frequently in both American and international productions. He has worked with many of cinema's leading directors, making indelible impressions in such films as: Liliana Cavani's "Ripley's Game,” Spike Jonze's "Being John Malkovich,” Jane Campion's "The Portrait of a Lady,” Wolfgang Petersen's "In the Line of Fire,” Gary Sinise's "Of Mice and Men,” Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Sheltering Sky,” Stephen Frears' "Dangerous Liaisons,” Steven Spielberg's "Empire of the Sun,” Paul Newman's "The Glass Menagerie,” Roland Joffé's "The Killing Fields” and Robert Benton's "Places in the Heart.” He has twice been nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor, in 1985 for "Places in the Heart” and in 1994 for "In the Line of Fire.” His performance in "Places in the Heart” also earned him the Best Supporting Actor Award from the National Society of Film Critics and the National Board of Review. In 1999, he won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor for "Being John Malkovich.” He recently starred in the epic adventure "Eragon” based on the bestselling novel. Upcoming are such films as "The Great Buck Howard” with Tom Hanks, "Drunkboat,” "Gardens of the Night,” "In Tranzit, "Disgrace,” "The Mutant Chronicles” and "Afterwards.”

Malkovich is a longstanding member of the groundbreaking Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. He joined the company immediately upon completing college, and between 1976 and 1982 he acted in, directed or designed sets for more than fifty Steppenwolf productions. Malkovich's debut on the New York stage in the Steppenwolf production of Sam Shepard's "True West” earned him an Obie Award. Other notable plays include "Death of a Salesman,” "Slip of the Tongue,” Sam Shepard's "State of Shock” and Lanford Wilson's "Burn This,” which he performed in New York, London and Los Angeles. He has directed numerous plays at Steppenwolf, including the celebrated "Balm in Gilead” in Chicago and off-Broadway, "The Caretaker” in Chicago and on Broadway, "Hysteria” and "Libra,” which Malkovich adapted from Don DeLillo's novel.

Malkovich has also acted in several acclaimed television productions and won an Emmy Award for his performance in the telefilm "Death of a Salesman” directed by Volker Schlöndorff and co-starring Dustin Hoffman. Other television credits including the recent miniseries "Napoleon” and the acclaimed HBO telefilm "RKO 281,” both of which garnered him Emmy Award nominations.

In addition to directing "The Dancer Upstairs,” Malkovich directed three fashion shorts ("Strap Hangings,” "Lady Behave,” "Hideous Man”) for London- based designer Bella Freud. In 2003, his French stage production of "Hysteria” was honored with five Moliere Award nominations, including best director.


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