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John Malkovich

John Malkovich was born in Christopher, Illinois, to Joe Anne (Choisser), who owned a local newspaper, and Daniel Leon Malkovich, a state conservation director. His paternal grandparents were Croatian. In 1976, Malkovich joined Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, newly founded by his friend Gary Sinise. After that, it would take seven years before Malkovich would show up in New York and win an Obie in Sam Shepard's play "True West". In 1984, Malkovich would appear with Dustin Hoffman in the Broadway revival of "Death of a Salesman", which would earn him an Emmy when it was made into a made-for-TV movie the next year. His big-screen debut would be as the blind lodger in Places in the Heart (1984), which earned him an Academy Award Nomination for best supporting actor. Other films would follow, including The Killing Fields (1984) and The Glass Menagerie (1987), but he would be well remembered as Vicomte de Valmont in Dangerous Liaisons (1988). Playing against Michelle Pfeiffer and Glenn Close in a costume picture helped raise his standing in the industry. He would be cast as the psychotic political assassin in Clint Eastwood's In the Line of Fire (1993), for which he would be nominated for both the Academy Award and the Golden Globe. In 1994, Malkovich would portray the sinister Kurtz in the made-for-TV movie Heart of Darkness (1993), taking the story to Africa as it was originally written. Malkovich has periodically returned to Chicago to both act and direct.


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Born:
Dec 9, 1953 In Christopher, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
10
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series Crossbones 2014-05-30

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 27 wins & 29 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Crossbones
Poster of The Colbert Report
Poster of Cartaz Cultural
Poster of The Daily Show
Filmography
Crossbones Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach 9 episodes, 2014 2014-05-30
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
MythBusters Unknown 2003-01-23
Cartaz Cultural Unknown 2003-02-17
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
American Masters Unknown 1986-06-22
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11