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Biography #2 (for Beowulf)

John Malkovich is one of cinema's most in-demand actors, and works frequently in both American and international productions. He has worked with many of cinema's leading directors, making indelible impressions in such films as: Liliana Cavani's Ripley's Game, Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich, Jane Campion's The Portrait of a Lady, Wolfgang Petersen's In the Line of Fire, Gary Sinise's Of Mice and Men, Bernardo Bertolucci's The Sheltering Sky, Stephen Frears' Dangerous Liaisons, Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun, Paul Newman's The Glass Menagerie, Roland Joffé's The Killing Fields and Robert Benton's Places in the Heart. He has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, in 1985 for Places in the Heart and in 1994 for In the Line of Fire. His performance in Places in the Heart also earned him the Best Supporting Actor Award from the National Society of Film Critics and the National Board of Review. In 1999, he won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor for Being John Malkovich. He recently starred in the epic adventure Eragon based on the bestselling novel. Upcoming are such films as The Great Buck Howard with Tom Hanks, Drunkboat, Gardens of the Night, In Tranzit, Disgrace, The Mutant Chronicles and Afterwards."

Malkovich is a longstanding member of the groundbreaking Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. He joined the company immediately upon completing college, and between 1976 and 1982 he acted in, directed or designed sets for more than fifty Steppenwolf productions. Malkovich's debut on the New York stage in the Steppenwolf production of Sam Shepard's True West earned him an Obie Award. Other notable plays include Death of a Salesman, Slip of the Tongue, Sam Shepard's State of Shock and Lanford Wilson's Burn This, which he performed in New York, London and Los Angeles. He has directed numerous plays at Steppenwolf, including the celebrated Balm in Gilead in Chicago and off-Broadway, The Caretaker in Chicago and on Broadway, Hysteria and Libra, which Malkovich adapted from Don DeLillo's novel.

Bio courtesy Paramount for "Beowulf" (18-Nov-2007)


Biography #3 (for Art School Confidential)

John Malkovich is a leading figure of both stage and screen, as an actor, director and producer. Long one of cinema's most sought after actors, Malkovich has worked with many of the world's leading directors, in such films as: Liliana Cavani's Ripley's Game, Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich, Jane Campion's The Portrait of a Lady, Wolfgang Petersen's In the Line of Fire, Gary Sinise's Of Mice and Men, Bernardo Bertolucci's The Sheltering Sky, Stephen Frears' Dangerous Liaisons, Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun, Paul Newman's The Glass Menagerie, Roland Joffé's The Killing Fields, and Robert Benton's

Places in the Heart. He has was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1985 for Places in the Heart and again in 1994 for In the Line of Fire. His performance in Places in the Heart also earned him the Best Supporting Actor Award from the National Society of Film Critics and the National Board of Review. In 1999, he won New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor for Being John Malkovich.

In 1998, John Malkovich joined producing partners Lianne Halfon and Russ Smith in forming the production company Mr Mudd, whose first production was Terry Zwigoff's celebrated Ghost World. Malkovich made his feature film directing debut with The Dancer Upstairs (2003), starring Javier Bardem, in 2003.

Malkovich is a longstanding member of the groundbreaking Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. Between 1976 and 1982 he acted in, directed or designed sets for more than fifty Steppenwolf productions. Malkovich's debut on the New York stage in the Steppenwolf production of Sam Shepard's True West earned him an Obie Award.

Malkovich has also acted in several acclaimed television productions and won an Emmy Award for his performance in Death of a Salesman, co-starring Dustin Hoffman. He also won Emmy nominations for the miniseries Napoleon and RKO 281. Currently being seen in The Libertine, Malkovich recently played the title role in Klimt, and is currently filming Beowulf for director Robert Zemeckis.

Bio courtesy Sony Classics for "Art School Confidential" (20-Nov-2006)


Biography #4 (for Knockaround Guys)

John Malkovich won the National Society of Film Critics Awards for best supporting actor for his first two motion pictures - Robert Benton's Places In The Heart (his feature film debut which also earned him his first Academy Award nomination) and Roland Joffe's The Killing Fields. He also earned Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for his work in Wolfgang Peterson's In The Line of Fire, opposite Clint Eastwood.

Malkovich's film credits cover a wide variety of roles in some of the most noted and eclectic features in the last 15 years. They include: Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun, Peter Yates' Eleni, Paul Newman's The Glass Menagerie, and Stephen Frears' Dangerous Liaisons, opposite Glenn Close, Michelle Pfeiffer and Uma Thurman. Also The Accidental Tourist, with William Hurt and Kathleen Turner, Bernardo Bertolucci's The Sheltering Sky, Queens Logic, The Object of Beauty, Jennifer Eight, Woody Allen's Shadows and Fog and Of Mice and Men, directed by and co-starring Gary Sinise.

More recently he starred as a fantasy version of himself in Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich, with John Cusack and Cameron Diaz, and in Luc Besson's The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, as well as in Manoel de Oliveira's The Convent, Michelangelo Antonioni's Beyond The Clouds, Volker Schlondorff's The Ogre and Jane Campion's The Portrait of a Lady.

Upcoming films include Borgia, Johnny English and Ripley's Game.

Knockaround Guys reunites Malkovich with writer-directors Brian Koppelman and David Levien, who wrote Rounders, the 1998 feature in which he starred opposite Matt Damon and Edward Norton.

Born in Christopher, Illinois, Malkovich co-founded Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theatre with his friend, actor Gary Sinise. Between 1976 and 1982, he acted in, directed or designed the sets for more than 50 Steppenwolf productions. He then made his New York stage debut in Steppenwolf's legendary production of Sam Shepard's True West and went on to star in a Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, with Dustin Hoffman, receiving an Emmy award for his performance in a subsequent telefilm adaptation.

Bio courtesy New Line Cinema for "Knockaround Guys" (04-Sep-2002)


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