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JOHN MALKOVICH (General Grigio) With a body of work spanning over twenty‐five years, industry legend John Malkovich is one of the most compelling minds in entertainment. His celebrated performances span every genre, and range from roles in thought-provoking independent films to those in big-budget franchises. In addition to being an accomplished actor, Malkovich is also a director, producer, clothing designer, and artist.

He recently produced Stephen Chbosky's THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, alongside his partners at Mr. Mudd, Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith. The film, which just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, is based on the critically acclaimed novel by the same name and stars Logan Lerman and Emma Watson in a coming of age story about a teenage outsider coping with love, loss, friendship, and heartbreak.

Malkovich was most recently seen in the third installment of the TRANSFORMERS franchise, TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, opposite Shia LaBeouf, for director Michael Bay.

Additionally, Malkovich recently reprised his role as famed Austrian Jack Unterweger in THE INFERNAL COMEDY: CONFESSIOINS OF A SERIAL KILLER, a monologue interspersed with operatic arias. The production toured throughout Europe last summer, in addition to showing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's 29th Annual Next Wave Festival last November.

Malkovich's latest film roles include that of zany ex-CIA agent Marvin Boggs' in Summit Entertainment's RED 2 opposite Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, and Helen Mirren; and famed racehorse trainer Lucien Laurin in Disney's SECRETAROAT opposite Diane Lane. Malkovich was also recently seen in the Coen brothers' comedy BURN AFTER READING opposite Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton. He also re-teamed with Clint Eastwood in the critically acclaimed film CHANGELING, alongside Angelina Jolie and Amy Ryan, produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment.

Previous film acting credits include Sean McGinly's THE GREAT BUCK HOWARD, which had its premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival; Robert Zemeckis' BEOWULF opposite Angelina Jolie; Raoul Ruiz's KLIMT; 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 Joffe's THE KILLING FIELDS; and Robert Benton's PLACES IN THE HEART.

Malkovich has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, once for PLACES IN THE HEART (1985) and then again for IN THE LINE OF FIRE (1994). 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 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor for BEING JOHN MALKOVICH.

In 1998, Malkovich joined Halfon and Smith to create the production company, Mr. Mudd, whose debut film was the celebrated feature GHOST WORLD, directed by Terry Zwigoff. Malkovich followed up in 2003 with his own feature directorial debut, THE DANCER UPSTAIRS, starring Academy Award winner Javier Bardem. Other Mr. Mudd credits include THE LIBERTINE starring Johnny Depp and Samantha Morton and ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL, also directed by Zwigoff and written by Screenwritter/Cartoonist Dan Clowes. In 2008, Mr. Mudd landed its biggest box office and critical success with indie hit JUNO, starring Ellen Page, Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman. The film, distributed through Fox Searchlight, received an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (Diablo Cody) and three nominations for Best Motion Picture, Best Actress (Ellen Page) and Best Director (Jason Reitman). The film also won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature in 2008.

Malkovich also served as Executive Producer on the documentary HOW TO DRAW A BUNNY, a cinematic portrait of artist Ray Johnson, which won the Jury Prize at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival and the Prix de Public at the famed Recontre Film Festival in Paris. The film was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for best documentary in 2003. Malkovich and the team at Mr. Mudd also executive produced the 2009 HBO documentary WHICH WAY HOME. Directed by Rebecca Camissa, the film shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of several unaccompanied children as they endeavor to make it to the United States. The film was nominated for several awards, including a 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Film, and three Emmy Awards for Cinematography, Editing, and Research.

Malkovich's mark in television includes his Emmy Award winning performance in the telefilm DEATH OF A SALESMAN, directed by Volker Schlondorff and co‐starring Dustin Hoffman. This role also earned him a Golden Globe nomination. Malkovich received subsequent Golden Globe nominations for IN THE LINE OF FIRE in 1994 in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in Supporting Role in a Motion Picture; and for HEART OF DARKNESS in 1995 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV. Other notable credits include the miniseries NAPOLEON and the acclaimed HBO telefilm RKO 281, both of which garnered John separate Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Support Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.

As a guiding member of Chicago's landmark Steppenwolf Theatre Company, John Malkovich, as a producer, director and actor, has undoubtedly had a profound impact on the American theatre landscape. Between 1976 and 1982, John acted in, directed or designed sets for more than fifty Steppenwolf Theatre Company productions. His 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 Landford Wilson's BURN THIS in New York, London and Los Angeles. Malkovich has directed numerous plays at Steppenwolf, including the celebrated BALM IN GILEAD in Chicago and Off-Broadway; THE CARETAKER in Chicago and on Broadway; and LIBRA, which he adapted from Don LeLillo's novel. Malkovich's 2003 French stage production of HYSTERIA was honored with five Moliere Award nominations including Best Director. In addition to his film directorial debut on THE DANCER UPSTAIRS, Malkovich has directed three fashion shorts (STRAP HANGINGS, LADY BEHAVE, HIDEOUS MAN) for London designer Belle Freud. He recently received a Moliere Award as Best Director for his production of Zach Helm's GOOD CANARY IN PARIS.

In addition to his many accolades in the world of the performing arts on stage, on the big and small screens, and behind the camera, Malkovich has also delved into the world of fashion design, as he is the creative force behind the menswear line, Technobohemian by John Malkovich.

Malkovich resides with his family in both the United States and France.


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