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John Malkovich young

John Malkovich young

Birth Date

December 9, 1953


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


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6 ft 0 in | 183 cm

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78 kg | 172 lbs

Shoe size

11 US | 44 EU

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

John Gavin Malkovich was born in Christopher, Illinois, United States, on December 9, 1953, is an American actor.

Young John Malkovich first started performing during his years of college in school theater productions.

He began his professional acting career on 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 landed his Broadway debut in a play "Death of a Salesman" (1984) in role as Biff.

He made his big screen debut in comedy film A Wedding (1978) in uncredited role as extra.

He got his television debut in thriller drama film Word of Honor (1981) in role as Gary.

John's breakthrough performance came as Mr. Will in drama film Places in the Heart (1984), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

New Movies

A Winter's Journey (2022) animation drama music in role as Leiermann

Eve (2020) action crime drama, opposite Jessica Chastain, Geena Davis and Colin Farrell

Valley of the Gods (2019) drama in role as Wes Tauros, with Josh Hartnett and Jaime Ray Newman

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) biographical crime thriller in role as Judge Edward Cowart, opposite Zac Efron, Lily Collins and Kaya Scodelario

Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) supernatural horror in role as Piers, with Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Toni Collette

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Mitch Leary in political thriller film In the Line of Fire (1993).

Dangerous Liaisons (1988) romantic drama in role as Vicomte de Valmont opposite Glenn Close and Michelle Pfeiffer

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

Mile 22 (2018) espionage action thriller with Mark Wahlberg, Iko Uwais and Lauren Cohan

Bird Box (2018) post-apocalyptic thriller with Sandra Bullock

TV Shows

He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role as Herman J. Mankiewicz in historical drama film RKO 281 (1999).

He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role as Charles Talleyrand in historical miniseries Napoléon (2002).

He won a Primetime Emmy Award and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Biff Loman in television film Death of a Salesman (1985).

He hosted Saturday Night Live (1989-2008) in 3 episodes.

Crossbones (2014) NBC series in role as Blackbeard

Billions (2018-2019) Showtime drama series in role as Grigor Andolov

The ABC Murders (2018) BBC One mystery thriller television serial in role as Hercule Poirot

The New Pope (2019) drama television series in role as Pope John Paul III

Space Force (2020) Netflix comedy series in role as Dr. Adrian Mallory


Attended Logan Grade School, Webster Junior High School and Benton Consolidated High School.

Attended Eastern Illinois University and Illinois State University.

Has three younger sisters and an older brother.

He created his own fashion company Mrs. Mudd in 2002.

Good friend with Gérard Depardieu.

Featured in music videos for: Annie Lennox "Walking on Broken Glass" (1992) and Eminem "Phenomenal" (2015).

Lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.


He was married to actress Glenne Headly (1982-1988).

He dated Michelle Pfeiffer (1988).

He is in a relationship with Nicoletta Peyran, since 1989, they have two children.


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.