Ten fun facts about John Malkovich


Fact 1
John Malkovich’s middle name is Gavin.

Fact 2
The actor appeared in the Annie Lennox music video “Walking On Broken Glass”. His costume used in the music video was taken from the set of the film “Dangerous Liaisons”.

Fact 3
While growing up, John Malkovich spent time at a local newspaper located in his hometown of Benton, Illinois. His parents owned and operated the newspaper.


Fact 4
John Malkovich attended Illinois State University. He was heavily involved in the Theatre Department. While there, one of his teachers told him that he was not a good actor and had no future in the industry.

Fact 5
John Malkovich ended up dropping out of college in 1976. He did this so he could begin working at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago.

Fact 6
John Malkovich is the first actor to win an award for playing himself in a film. He was given an award from the New York Film Critics for his role in 1999’s “Being John Malkovich”.

Fact 7
In 2002 John Malkovich was offered the role of the Green Goblin in the blockbuster film “Spider-Man” but somehow that did not come to pass.

Fact 8
In 1990 John Malkovich took on the lead role in the film “Crazy People”. Two weeks into production he ended up dropping out of the production and his part was given to Dudley Moore.

Fact 9
In 2003 he became a partial owner of a restaurant and nightclub in Portugal.

Fact 10
During the Bernard Madoff scandal that rocked the financial world, John Malkovich lost a large sum of money. The total amount has not publicly been revealed but it is believed to be substantial.


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Is a multi-talented actor and filmmaker from Christopher, Illinois.