John Malkovich

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

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

John Gavin Malkovich (born December 9, 1953) is an American actor, producer, and fashion designer. He has appeared in more than 70 films.

For his roles in Places in the Heart and In the Line of Fire, he received Academy Award nominations. He has appeared in such films as 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, as well as producing films such as Ghost World, Juno, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Early life

Malkovich was born in Christopher, Illinois. His paternal grandparents were Croatian, from Ozalj.[1][2][3][4] His mother was of French, German, Scottish and English ancestry.[5]

He grew up in Benton, Illinois, where his next door neighbor was future basketball star Doug Collins. 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.[6][7][8] Malkovich has three younger sisters and an older brother.[9]

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.[10]

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