Malkovich was born in Christopher, Illinois. His paternal grandparents were Croatian , from Ozalj. His father, Daniel Leon Malkovich — , was a state conservation director and publisher of Outdoor Illinois, a conservation magazine. 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. Upon graduating from high school, he entered Eastern Illinois University , and then transferred to Illinois State University , where he majored in theater.
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He garnered significant critical and popular acclaim when he portrayed the sinister and sensual Valmont in the film Dangerous Liaisons , a film adaptation of the stage play Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton ,  who had adapted it from the novel of the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. In , he was nominated for another Oscar, in the same category, for In the Line of Fire.
Though he played the title role in the Charlie Kaufman -penned Being John Malkovich , he played a slight variation of himself, as indicated by the character's middle name of "Horatio". He made a cameo appearance in Adaptation. The Dancer Upstairs , Malkovich's directorial film debut, was released in In the same year he took the title role in Ripley's Game. The first occasion was in January with musical guest Anita Baker ; the second in October with musical guest Billy Joel and special appearance by former cast member Jan Hooks ; and the third was in December with musical guest T.
In he was also the narrator for the film Alive. The company released its John Malkovich menswear collection, "Uncle Kimono", in ,  which was subsequently covered in international press,  and its second clothing line, "Technobohemian", in The show has since been performed in , , and throughout Europe , North America and South America.
Colin Hanks co-starred and his father, Tom Hanks, appeared as his on-screen father. In November , Malkovich appeared in an advertisement for Nespresso with fellow actor George Clooney. He portrayed Quentin Turnbull in the film adaption of Jonah Hex. Advanced Warfare in the "Exo Zombies" mode.
In , he appeared in some humorous Super Bowl commercials portraying himself attempting to gain control of the johnmalkovich. They divorced after Malkovich became involved with Michelle Pfeiffer on the set of Dangerous Liaisons. They have two children, Amandine and Lowry. He and his family left France in a dispute over taxes in ,  and he has since lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I don't have an ideology". He said that he had not voted since George McGovern lost his presidential run in I wouldn't say I'm without spiritual belief particularly, or rather, specifically.
Maybe I'm agnostic , but I'm not quite sure there's some great creator somehow controlling everything and giving us free will. I don't know; it doesn't seem to make a lot of sense to me. The man was rushed to a hospital, where he received stitches and later credited Malkovich with saving his life.