John Malkovich Biography
John Malkovich, born John Gavin Malkovich, is an American actor, Fashion Designer, and producer. He has played in over 70 films over the years. He has performed in films such as Places in the Heart, In the Line of Fire, Empire of the Sun, The Killing Fields, Johnny English, Con Air, Of Mice and Men, Rounders, Ripley’s Game, Being John Malkovich, Shadow of the Vampire, Burn After Reading, Red, Mulholland Falls, Dangerous Liaisons, Warm Bodies, and Bird Box.
Along with these, he has also produced Ghost World, Juno and The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.
John Malkovich Age
He was born on the 9th of December, 1953 in Christopher, Illinois. Despite this, he was raised in Benton, the county seat of Franklin in Illinois. He attended the Logan Grade Webster Junior High School. After a while, he transferred to the Benton Consolidated High School. During this time, he was a frequent personality in various school plays most notably the musical, Carousel. He was also active in the school’s folk-gospel group.
Occasionally, they went singing in area churches and community events. In 1972, he co-starred in American Hurrah as a member of a local summer theater/comedy project. After graduating from high school, he attended Eastern Illinois University. After some time there, he transferred to the Illinois State University majoring in theatre. As of 2018, he is 65 years old.
John Malkovich Height
He stands at a height of 6ft or 1.83m as of 2018.
John Malkovich Family
His father, Daniel Leon Malkovich, was a director and publisher of The Outdoor Illinois Magazine whereas his mother, Joan Anne, was owned the Benton Evening News and Outdoor Illinois. He was raised along with three younger sisters and one older brother. His brother is Danny Malkovich, and his sisters are Melissa, Rebecca and Amanda Malkovich.
He first married Glenne Headly in 1982. In 1988, they got divorced after he started having an affair with Michelle Pfeiffer in the Dangerous Liaisons set. Later he met Nicoletta Peyran in 1989.
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The couple has two children, Amandine and Loewy.
John Malkovich Career
John is first known to have started his acting career in 1976 as a charter member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company along with Joan Allen, Gary Sinise, and Glenne Headly. About 4 years later, he moved to New York to play in “Tru West”, a Steppenwolf production by Sam Shepard. He was awarded an Obie Award for his performance in the play. Next, he appeared in A Streetcar Named Desire in 1982 with the Wisdom Bridge Theatre in Chicago.
John then debuted as a producer with the 1984 revival of “Balm in Gilead”. His work here gained him his second Obie Award as well as a Drama Desk Award. That same year, he debuted at Broadway as Biff in “Death of a Salesman”. He won an Emmy award for this role when the play was adapted into a film by CBS some years later.
After this, he started his career in film. One of his first roles was as an extra in the 1978 film “A Wedding”. In 1984, he debuted in a feature film with an appearance in “Places in The Heart”. After this, he kept on getting film roles like in “Empire of the Sun”, “The Glass Menagerie”, and “Making Mr. Right” among others. He has also been featured in TV shows such as Saturday Night Live among others.
In 2002, John introduced his fashion company, Mrs. Mudd. The year after, the company released the “Uncle Kimono” menswear collection. The collection received a lot of coverage from the press upon inception. In 2010, he received his second collection, Technobohemian”. In this second collection, he designed all of the clothes himself.
John’s first known directing role came in 2008 where he directed in French a theater production of Good Canary. His work here got him the Molière Award for best director. He also directed the Spanish and English versions of the play in Mexico and England respectively. He managed to get the Milton Schulman Award for best director at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in 2016 for his direction of the play’s English version. Next, he directed Julian Sands in A Celebration of Harold Pinter in the Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
In 2012, John directed a production of a newly adapted French-Language version of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” for the Théâtre de l’Atelier in Paris. The play, however, was released to very limited engagement at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on July 2013. John is also noted to have written and starred in the 2016 science fiction film “100 Years: The Movie You Will Never See”. The movie is locked in a vault in the south of France, not to be seen before 2115.
John Malkovich Net Worth
As of 2019, John Malkovich has an estimated Net Worth of $50 million. This was gotten through his various works in the film, television, and fashion industries over the years of his career.
John Malkovich Quotes
If you don’t interfere with me, I’ll always do something really good.
The world is ruled by violence, or at least the imminent threat of violence. It always has been.
Failure’s a natural part of life.
People get up, they go to work, they have their lives, but you’ll never see the headlines say, ‘Six billion people got along rather well today.’ You’ll have the headline about the 30 people who shot each other.
I wouldn’t describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that – the ghosts you chase you never catch.
Imagine how asleep or utterly unperceptive and clueless you would have to be not to see yourself as absurd for the most part
People always say life is short. I’ve never been convinced of that – mine seems to have a tendency to go on and on.
John Malkovich Awards
- 2008: St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Burn After Reading
- 2008: Globe de Cristal Award for Good Canary
- 1999: New York Film Critics Award for Being John Malkovich
- 1985: Primetime Emmy Award for Death of A Salesman
- 1984: Boston Society of Film Critics Circle Award for Places in the Heart
- National Society of Film Critics Award for Places in the Heart in 1984
- 1984: National Board of Review Award for Places in the Heart
- Boston Society of Film Critics Award for The Killing Fields in 1984
- 1984: National Society of Film Critics Award for The Killing Fields
- Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1984
- Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 1985
- Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male in 1985
- Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1991
- BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 1993
- Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture in 1993
- MTV Movie Award for Best Villain in 1993
- Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1993
- Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 1994
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie in 1994
- Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1999
- Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1999
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture in 1999
- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie in 1999
- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie in 2002
- Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in 2010
- Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2010
John Malkovich Interview
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