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John Gavin Malkovich born December 9, 1953 in Christopher, Illinois, and is of Croatian, German, and Scottish ancestry. He grew up in Benton, Illinois, in a large house on South Main Street. His father, Daniel Malkovich, was a state conservation director and publisher of Outdoor Illinois, a conservation magazine. His mother, Joanne, owned the "Benton Evening News" (a local newspaper in Benton), as well as Outdoor Illinois. Because of his father's work, the Malkovich family is widely acknowledged as one of the founding families of the environmental movement in Illinois. He was an athlete in high school. He transferred to Illinois State University from Eastern Illinois University, where he only spent one semester with an interest in ecology, but he soon changed his major to Theatre.

In 1976, Malkovich became a charter member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois. He moved to New York City, New York in 1983 and appeared in the play True West. He appeared on Broadway with Dustin Hoffman in Death of a Salesman (1984). Malkovich won an Emmy Award for this role when the play became a television movie. One of his first forays into film was as an extra alongside Terry Kinney, George Wendt, Joan Allen, and Laurie Metcalf in Robert Altman's A Wedding (1978). He made his film debut in Places in the Heart (1984) for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. In 1994, he was nominated for another Oscar in the same category for In the Line of Fire (1993). Though he played the title role in the Charlie Kaufman-penned Being John Malkovich, he is playing a slight variation of himself, as indicated by the character's middle name of "Horatio". Malkovich has a cameo in the movie Adaptation.—also written by Kaufman—appearing as himself during the filming of Being John Malkovich. The Dancer Upstairs, Malkovich's directorial debut, was released in 2002.

John Malkovich was considered to join the cast of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation after William Petersen aka Gil Grissom leaves in the next series.



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Actor John Malkovich is pictured on the red carpet at the 24th annual Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California February 21, 2009.




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Transformers 3 To Get Its Oscar On

Twilight isn’t the only franchise looking for some Oscar luster. While Transformers 3 won’t be replacing trash-tastic director Michael Bay with Ang Lee or Kathryn Bigelow, the on-screen talent is going to get a lot classier. “We just locked in Frances McDormand and John Malkovich,” reported Bay on his website. “Both amazing actors I’ve always wanted to work with.” Yes, after watching an Autobat urinate gasoline on John Turturro in the first movie, we’ve always wondered what movie magic Bay could wrangle out of an Oscar winner like McDormand. And who can wait to see a tete-a-tete between Malkovich and Megan Fox? With those acting fireworks, giant killer robots will only get in the way!

Despite the critical drubbing last year’s Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen received, it sounds like no expense will be spared on the 2011 follow-up. Crows Bay, “We are going to shoot in LA, Chicago, Washington DC, Florida, Texas, Africa, Moscow, and China.” And by shoot, we assume they mean “blow the crap out of stuff.”


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