John Malkovich young
December 9, 1953
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
78 kg | 172 lbs
11 US | 44 EU
John Malkovich was born in Christopher, Illinois, U.S., on December 9, 1953, is an American actor. Young John Malkovich began his acting career on the stage as a member of the Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre in 1976. He won an Obie Award for his role as Lee in a play True West in New York City (1980). He made his big screen debut in drama film Places in the Heart (1984) in role as Mr. Will, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. John's breakthrough role came as Vicomte de Valmont in romantic drama movie Dangerous Liaisons (1988) opposite Glenn Close and Michelle Pfeiffer. He made his Broadway debut in a play Death of a Salesman (1984) in role as Biff.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Mitch Leary in political thriller film In the Line of Fire (1993).
Being John Malkovich (1999) fantasy comedy drama opposite Cameron Diaz, John Cusack and Catherine Keener
Empire of the Sun (1987) drama coming of age directed by Steven Spielberg
The Killing Fields (1984) biographical drama opposite Sam Waterston and Haing S. Ngor
Rounders (1998) drama with Matt Damon and Edward Norton
Con Air (1997) action thriller opposite Nicolas Cage, Steve Buscemi and John Cusack
Shadow of the Vampire (2000) horror with Willem Dafoe
Burn After Reading (2008) black comedy opposite Brad Pitt and George Clooney
Of Mice and Men (1992) drama with Gary Sinise and Sherilyn Fenn
Red (2010) and sequel Red 2 (2013) action comedy opposite Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and Mary-Louise Parker
Changeling (2008) mystery drama with Angelina Jolie
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) action drama opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Jeremy Irons
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999) drama history with Milla Jovovich, Dustin Hoffman and Faye Dunaway
The Sheltering Sky (1990) drama romance opposite Debra Winger
Deepwater Horizon (2016) drama disaster with Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson
Jonah Hex (2010) superhero western opposite Josh Brolin, Megan Fox and Michael Fassbender
He created his own fashion company Mrs. Mudd in 2002.
Good friend with Gérard Depardieu.
He has three younger sisters and an older brother.
Featured in music video for Eminem "Phenomenal".
He was married to actress Glenne Headly (1982-1988).
He is in a relationship with Nicoletta Peyran, since 1989, they have two children.
Lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
I still don't know if I made the right decision when I went into acting. I have driven school buses, sold egg rolls and painted houses, and I have often wondered what my life would have been like if I hadn't gone into acting. Mind you, it's a great life, going around pretending you're other people and getting paid ridiculous sums of money for it.
I've always felt that if you can't make money as an actor, you`re either incredibly stupid or tragically unlucky.
For me, movies are like a quick sketch, a doodle. Theatre is like a painting. It involves more craft. It has more depth, more texture, and it changes every single night because it's a living, breathing organism. It commands my respect that much more.
I'm not a Method actor. I don't believe acting should be psychodrama. I look within myself and see what I can find to play the role with. If I'm playing a blind man, I don't go around blindfolded for days. A lot of good actors would, but I don't go in for that very much, principally because I'd rather make it up.
You can't work in the movies. Movies are all about lighting. Very few filmmakers will concentrate on the story. You get very little rehearsal time, so anything you do onscreen is a kind of speed painting.
I always wanted to be fashionable.
Well, I design costumes because I started with the theater in Chicago, but somehow a few lines just sort of fell to me to do it. And I studied it in school and I always liked it.
I like design, I like details, to me it is just another form of self-expression.