John Malkovich

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Biography

  • Birth Name: John Gavin Malkovich
  • Birth Place: Benton, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/09/1953, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor; director; producer
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John Malkovich Fast Facts:
  • Family is of Croatian heritage.
  • Conquered a weight problem and lost 70 pounds at age 16 by eating only Jell-O for two months.
  • Joined Chicago's newly minted Steppenwolf Theatre in 1976 as one of the company's nine original members.
  • First film appearance was in 1978 as an extra in Robert Altman's A Wedding; first major movie role was in 1984's Places in the Heart, which resulted in his first Oscar nomination.
  • Made Broadway debut opposite Dustin Hoffman in the 1984 revival of Death of a Salesman; won an Emmy for the subsequent TV version of the play.
  • His profile was boosted after appearing in Dangerous Liaisons in 1988.
  • Has played himself twice in films (Being John Malkovich; Adaptation).
  • Made his directorial debut with 2002's The Dancer Upstairs.
  • Lived in France for over 10 years near Provence.
  • Has designed two lines of menswear under the labels Uncle Kimono and Technobohemian.
  • John Malkovich Relationships:
  • Amanda Malkovich - Sister
  • Nicoletta Peyran - Significant Other
  • Rebecca Malkovich - Sister
  • Loewy Malkovich - Son
  • Amandine Malkovich - Daughter
  • Melissa Malkovich - Sister
  • Daniel Malkovich - Father
  • Danny Malkovich - Brother
  • Joe Anne Malkovich - Mother
  • Glenne Headly - Ex-wife
  • John Malkovich Awards:
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special - Winner
  • 1995 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1994 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1986 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1984 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1993 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1993 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1994 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL; attended Illinois State University, Normal, IL

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