JOHN MALKOVICH (Marvin Boggs) is an industry legend and one of the most compelling minds in
entertainment. With a body of work spanning over nearly 30 years, his celebrated performances traverese
every possible genre, and range from roles in thought-provoking independent films to big-budget
franchises. In addition to being an Academy Award -nominated actor, Malkovich is also a director,
producer, clothing designer and artist.
Malkovich and his producing partners Lianne Halfon and Russ Smith formed the production
company Mr. Mudd in 1998. Their debut film was the celebrated adaptation Ghost World, directed by
Terry Zwigoff. A decade later, Mr. Mudd landed its biggest box office and critical success with indie hit
Juno, starring Ellen Page, Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman. The film became the third-biggest indie
release of all time.
Malkovich's recent producing credits include The Perks of Being A Wallflower; the Duplass
brothers' comedy Jeff, Who Lives at Home, staring Ed Helms and Jason Segel; and Jason Reitman's Young
Adult, written by Diablo Cody and starring Charlize Theron, Patton Oswald and Patrick Wilson. Coming
soon are Reitman's Labor Day, a drama starring Tobey Maguire, Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin; and Diego
Luna's biopic Chavez, starring Rosario Dawson and America Ferrera.
Malkovich served as executive producer on the documentary How to Draw a Bunny, a cinematic
portrait of artist Ray Johnson that won the Jury Prize at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, and Which Way
Home, a 2009 Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature.
Other Mr. Mudd credits include The Libertine, starring Johnny Depp and Samantha Morton, and
Art School Confidential, directed by Terry Zwigoff and written by Dan Clowes (Ghostworld).
One of cinema's most in-demand actors, Malkovich works frequently in both American and
international productions, alongside many of the world's leading directors. He has twice been nominated
for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, once for Robert Benton's Places in the Heart (1985)
and again for Wolfgang Petersen's In the Line of Fire (1994). His performance in Places in the Heart also
earned him Best Supporting Actor honors 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
More recently, he was seen in the third installment of a blockbuster franchise, Transformers:
Dark of the Moon, opposite Shia LaBeouf, for director Michael Bay; Secretariat, opposite Diane Lane; the
Coen brothers' comedy Burn After Reading, with Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Frances McDormand; and
Clint Eastwood's critically acclaimed drama Changeling, alongside Angelina Jolie and Amy Ryan.
Other film credits include Raoul Ruiz's Klimt, Liliana Cavani's Ripley's Games, Jane Campion's The
Portrait of a Lady, 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,
Sean McGinly's The Great Buck Howard, Robert Zemeckis' Beowulf and Roland Joffe's The Killing Fields.
Malkovich's television work includes an Emmy -winning performance as Biff in the 1985 telefilm
"Death of a Salesman," directed by Volker Schlondorff and co-starring Dustin Hoffman. This role also
earned him a Golden Globe nomination. In 1995, he received another Golden Globe nomination for his
supporting role in "Heart of Darkness."
Other notable credits include the miniseries "Napoleon" and the acclaimed HBO telefilm "RKO
281," both of which garnered Malkovich Emmy nominations.
The actor made his feature directorial debut with The Dancer Upstairs (2003), starring Javier
Bardem. He has directed three film shorts for London fashion designer Belle Freud: Strap Hangings, Lady
Behave and Hideous Man.
Between 1976 and 1982, Malkovich acted in, directed or designed sets for more than 50
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. 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 as well as 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. He recently received a Moliere Award as Best Director for his production of Zach Helm's Good
Canary in Paris. Other notable stage credits include Slip of the Tongue, Sam Shepard's State of Shock and
Lanford Wilson's Burn This in New York, London and Los Angeles.
Malkovich has also delved into the world of fashion design as the creative force behind the
menswear line Technobohemian.
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