John Malkovich Biography & Other Interesting Facts

John Malkovich is a Hollywood actor who has appeared in over 100 movies in a glittering career spanning more than four decades. Here is a closer look at the life of John Malkovich, including several fun and interesting facts about one of the world’s most eccentric and brilliant actors of our time.

John Malkovich
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Quick Facts
Real Name:John Malkovich
Date of Birth:December 9, 1953
Place of Birth:Illinois, United States
Parents:Nicoletta Peyran
Partner:Glenne Headly (m. 1982-1988)
Height:1.83 m
Net Worth:$25 million

Who is John Malkovich?

John Malkovich is a professional actor who was born in Christopher, Illinois, on December 9, 1953. The veteran movie star has over 100 credits to his name, and it all began back in 1978 when he appeared as an uncredited extra in a movie called A Wedding.

As well as acting, he has dipped his toes in producing films like the iconic 2007 Indie film Juno, 2012’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Libertine (2007), and Ghost World (2001).

Some of the most iconic roles he will be remembered for were in The Killing Fields (1984) when he played Al Rockoff, Empire of the Sun (1987) when he starred as Basie alongside a young Christian Bale, and the hugely successful adaptation of the novel Of Mice and Men (1992) when he played the mentally challenged Lennie Small.

Other hit movies John Malkovich starred in are the following:

  • Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
  • The Object of Beauty (1991)
  • Alive (1993)
  • Mulholland Falls (1996)
  • Con Air (1997)
  • The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
  • Being John Malkovich (1999)
  • Red (2010)
  • Red 2 (2013)

In recent years, he has appeared in numerous successful television series and movies, such as The Line, Space Force, Ava, Arkansas, Billions, The ABC Murders, Bird Box, and Mile 22.

What was the famous casino movie John Malkovich starred in?

The famous casino movie John Malkovich starred in was the hit 1998 movie Rounders – arguably one of the best casino movies ever made. He played Teddy KGB and starred alongside Matt Damon as Mike McDermott, Edward Norton as Worm, Gretchen Mol as Jo, and John Turturro as Joey Knish.

Bizarre and interesting facts about John Malkovich

Before he hit the big time as a movie star, Malkovich had several other jobs, one of which was driving a school bus for a private school in the suburbs of Chicago, although speaking about it once in an interview, he claimed he wasn’t very good at it.

He was offered the role of the Green Goblin in the hit 2002 movie Spider-Man, which he reportedly turned down. One of his most iconic movie roles was playing himself in the 1999 Being John Malkovich movie. Before the movie was made, he suggested that it be changed to Being Tom Cruise.

According to reports, when he was sixteen years old, he ended up losing 70 lbs over four months by eating only Jell-O. In Toronto, Canada, in 2013, Malkovich had stumbled across a 77-year-old man who had fallen on a sharp piece of glass and sliced his throat.

The actor applied pressure to the wound before help arrived, preventing the man’s condition from worsening. He also once confronted a stalker who had been verbally abusing him in Central Park, New York.

In his spare time, he enjoys a spot of cooking, flower arranging, and even embroidering and knitting. Malkovich plays a Zombie character in an add-on to the hit video game Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

John Malkovich once said while being interviewed by Conan O’Brien, he could not stand the sound of his own voice. He even compared it to sounding like someone who had spent years under the influence of certain substances. 

To avoid the limelight, he steered well clear of places like New York and Los Angeles and preferred the peace and relative anonymity of living in France and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

He also starred in a movie in 2015 called 100 Years. However, only a handful of carefully selected people were able to watch the movie in full. It has been locked securely in a vault and will not be released until the year 2115.

Where can I watch Rounders?

You can purchase the Rounders movie starring John Malkovich right now on the Amazon Prime Video website.

Other trusted television series and movie streaming sites you can also try for renting or purchasing the movie are Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Paramount+, Hulu, Apple TV+, Google Play, iTunes, FuboTV, Showtime, and Vudu, to name just a few. To rent Rounders right now in HD, you are looking at around £3.40 (or equivalent currency value), and to buy the HD movie outright, it will set you back £5.99. If you decide to rent on Prime, you get 30 days to start watching it and then 48 hours to finish once you have started watching it.

Net Worth

John Malkovich earn his career as an actor. He has an estimated net worth of $25 million.

Who is John Malkovich?

He is a an American actor.

How old is John Malkovich

He was born on December 9, 1953.

Where is John Malkovich from?

He is from Illinois, United States.

Who is John Malkovich wife?

He got married to Glenne Headly in 1982 and they parted ways in 1988.

What is John Malkovich net worth?

He has an estimated net worth of $25 million.

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