John Malkovich young
December 9, 1953
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
78 kg | 172 lbs
11 US | 44 EU
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.
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
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
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.