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  1. Being John Malkovich - Wikipedia › wiki › Being_John_Malkovich

    Being John Malkovich is a 1999 American fantasy comedy film directed by Spike Jonze and written by Charlie Kaufman, both making their feature film debut. The film stars John Cusack , Cameron Diaz , and Catherine Keener , with John Malkovich as a satirical version of himself.

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    (2002), appearing as himself during the filming of Being John Malkovich. The Dancer Upstairs , Malkovich's directorial film debut, was released in 2002. Around the same time, he played Patricia Highsmith 's anti-hero Tom Ripley in Ripley's Game (also 2002), the second film adaptation of Highsmith's 1974 novel, the first being Wim Wenders ' The ...

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    • John Gavin Malkovich, December 9, 1953 (age 67), Christopher, Illinois, U.S.
  3. Being John Malkovich | Moviepedia | Fandom › wiki › Being_John_Malkovich
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    Craig Schwartz is an unemployed puppeteer in a forlorn marriage with his pet-obsessed wife Lotte. Gaining a file clerk job through Dr. Lester at LesterCorp, in the strange Floor 7½ low-ceiling offices of the Mertin-Flemmer Building in New York City, he develops an attraction to his co-worker Maxine, who does not return his affections. Craig enters a small door hidden behind a filing cabinet and finds himself in the mind of actor John Malkovich; able to observe and sense whatever Malkovich does for fifteen minutes before he is ejected and dropped into a ditch near the New Jersey Turnpike. Craig reveals the portal to Maxine and they let others use it for $200 a turn. Craig tells Lotte, who becomes obsessed with the experience, allowing her to live out her transgender desires. Lotte becomes attracted to Maxine and they begin a sexual relationship by having Lotte inside Malkovich while Maxine has sex with Malkovich. Craig, forsaken by both women, locks up Lotte in a cage, then enters Ma...


    Kaufman's idea of Being John Malkovichoriginated simply as "a story about a man who falls in love with someone who is not his wife". Gradually he added further elements to the story which he found entertaining, such as floor 7½ of the Mertin Flemmer building; in his first ideas, Malkovich was "nowhere to be seen". He wrote the script on spec in 1994 and though it was widely read by production company and movie studio executives, all turned it down. Hoping to find a producer, Kaufman sent the...


    Diaz's make-up artist Gucci Westman described styling Diaz in the role as "a challenge, to make her look homely." The script included minimal physical descriptions of characters, and thus when Diaz took up the role she did not know that "people weren't going to recognize me." Cusack read the film's script after he had asked his agent to present him with the "craziest, most unproduceable script you can find." Impressed with the script, he asked his agent to follow its progress and book him an...

    Theatrical release

    Being John Malkovichwas given limited release in U.S. theatres on October 22, 1999 and opened across 25 screens. On its opening weekend, the film grossed US $637,731 across 25 screens with a per-screen average of $25,495. It expanded to another 150 screens the following week, bringing in $1.9 million with a per-screen average of $10,857. In its third week, the film's release widened to 467 locations and grossed $2.4 million, averaging a lower $5,041 per screen with a cumulative gross of $6.1...

    Home media

    Being John Malkovichwas initially released in 2000 on VHS, both as a regular edition and a limited edition collector's set, and on DVD, with special features including a theatrical trailer, TV spots, cast and crew biographies, the director's photo album and featurettes on floor 7½ and puppeteering. A special edition DVD, released later the same year, included the aforementioned features, an interview with Jonze and two behind-the-scenes featurettes. It was released on HD DVD in 2008. The Crit...

    On Rotten Tomatoes, the film received a 93% "Certified Fresh" rating, based on 126 reviews, with an average rating of 8.1/10. The site's critical consensus reads: "Being John Malkovich is both funny and smart, featuring a highly original script." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 90 out of 100, based on 36 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim." The film ranked 441st on Empire magazine's 2008 list of the 500 greatest films of all time. In his review, Roger Ebert awarded the film a full four stars; he would later name it the best film of 1999. His comments of praise included: "Rare is the movie where the last half hour surprises you just as much as the first, and in ways you're not expecting. The movie has ideas enough for half a dozen films, but Jonze and his cast handle them so surely that we never feel hard-pressed; we're enchanted by one development after the next" and he also felt that "Either Being John Malkovich gets nominated for best picture, or the members of the Acad...

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  5. John Malkovich – biography, photos, facts, family, kids ... › biography-john-malkovich

    He loves to paint, crochet, and embroider. In the early 2000s, Malkovich turned his hobby into a multimillion business, when he created his own fashion line. John Malkovich today John Malkovich is actively acting in films and continues to be a sought-after actor. So, in 2019, two films were released with his participation.

  6. John Malkovich Compares 'Being John Malkovich' to a Blowjob ... › movies › movie-features

    Nov 24, 2015 · Rapper, Dead at 52. John Malkovich explains why 'Being John Malkovich' is like a blowjob. At the 2013 Toronto Film Festival, director Spike Jonze spoke of John Malkovich’s initial reluctance at ...

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  7. List of John Malkovich Movies & TV Shows: Best to Worst ... › john-gavin-malkovich-1938

    FIRST MOVIE. A Wedding (1978) BEST MOVIE. The Killing Fields (1984) WORST MOVIE. Dominion (2016) John Malkovich is an American actor, producer and director. He was highly appreciated for his roles in ‘Places in the Heart’ and ‘In the Line of Fire’. He is also remembered for his roles in ‘Being John Malkovich’ (1999) and ‘Burn ...

  8. Being John Malkovich (1999) - Goofs - IMDb › title › tt0120601

    When Maxine enters Malkovich's subconscious for the gun chase, when the first smashes into the bedroom through the closet, there is a man in a green shirt on the left side by the chest of drawers. You can see his hands in one shot, then his whole body. 1 of 4 found this interesting.

  9. Movies Like Being John Malkovich | 10 Must See Similar Movies › movies-like-being-john-malkovich

    May 27, 2019 · It requires some bizarre imagination to create a film about the mind of John Malkovich. American filmmaker Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman did just that. A fantasy comedy, ‘Being John Malkovich’ follows a failing puppeteer who discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of the movie star John Malkovich. On the surface, […]

    • Synecdoche, New York (2008)
      Synecdoche, New York (2008)
      And now we finally come to Charlie Kaufman’s unforgettable directorial debut. ‘ Synecdoche, New York’ is a postmodern drama film about a struggling theatre director Caden Cotard, essayed by the magnetic Philip Seymour Hoffman, whose extreme commitment to the elaborate stage production and intrinsic realism begins to blur his vision of between fiction and reality.
    • The Truman Show (1998)
      The Truman Show (1998)
      ‘The Truman Show’ (1998) is, without a doubt, one of the most original and idiosyncratic films ever made. Directed by Australian filmmaker Peter Weir, ‘The Truman Show’ is the story of Truman Burbank, an insurance salesman who slowly comes to the realization that his whole life is a reality T.V.
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      Tropic Thunder (2008)
      An action comedy, ‘Tropic Thunder’ (2008) features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Jay Baruchel, and Brandon T. Jackson as a group of prima donna actors who want to reinvent their careers by making a Vietnam War film.
  10. May 21, 2020 · Perhaps Malkovich’s best-known film is Being John Malkovich – the brilliant absurdist comedy in which a puppeteer discovers a portal into the actor’s head and then flogs tickets for it to ...

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