John Malkovich

John Malkovich
John Malkovich at a screening of "Casanova Variations" in January 2015.jpg
Malkovich in 2015
Born
John Gavin Malkovich

(1953-12-09) December 9, 1953 (age 65)
ResidenceCambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actor
  • director
  • producer
  • fashion designer
Years active1976–present
Spouse(s)
Glenne Headly
(m. 1982; div. 1988)
Partner(s)Nicoletta Peyran (1989–present)
Children2

John Gavin Malkovich (born December 9, 1953) is an American actor, producer, and fashion designer. He received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Places in the Heart (1984) and In the Line of Fire (1993). He has appeared in more than 70 films, including The Killing Fields (1984), Empire of the Sun (1987), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Of Mice and Men (1992), Con Air (1997), Rounders (1998), Being John Malkovich (1999), Shadow of the Vampire (2000), Ripley's Game (2002), Johnny English (2003), Mulholland Falls (1996), Burn After Reading (2008), Red (2010), Warm Bodies (2013), and Bird Box (2018), as well as producing films such as Ghost World (2001), Juno (2007), and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012).

Early life

Malkovich was born in Christopher, Illinois, and grew up in Benton, Illinois. His father, Daniel Leon Malkovich (1926–1980), was a state conservation director and publisher of Outdoor Illinois, a conservation magazine. His mother, Joe Anne (née Choisser; 1928–2009), owned The Benton Evening News, as well as Outdoor Illinois.[1][2][3] Malkovich has three younger sisters and an older brother.[4] His paternal grandparents were from Ozalj in Croatia,[5][6][7][8] and according to his mother they were of Montenegrin ancestry.[9] His mother was of French, German, Scottish and English ancestry.[10]

Malkovich attended Logan Grade School, Webster Junior High School, and Benton Consolidated High School. During his high school years, he appeared in various plays and the musical Carousel. He was active in a folk gospel group, singing in area churches and community events. As a member of a local summer theater/comedy project, he co-starred in Jean-Claude van Itallie's America Hurrah in 1972. Upon graduating from high school, he entered Eastern Illinois University, and then transferred to Illinois State University, where he majored in theater.[11][better source needed]

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