John Malkovich

John Malkovich (born 1963) has become a household name in the world of international film, as confirmed by the numerous awards that have honoured his career. He studied acting at the William Esper Studio, becoming a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago in 1976 (until 2020), alongside which he appeared in many productions. In 1984 he makes his feature-film debut in Robert Benton’s Places in the Heart, for which he receives an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In 1985 he makes his debut on Broadway as Biff in Death of a Salesman, alongside Dustin Hoffman, and wins an Emmy Award for his portrayal. From this moment on, his career grows increasingly impressive as he starts collaborating with directors such as Steven Spielberg, Bernardo Bertolucci, Woody Allen, or Luc Besson. He has worked alongside other important names in the international film scene, such as Glenn Close, Uma Thurman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daniel Day-Lewis, Alain Delon, or Johnny Depp. For his work he has received many awards and nominations at the most notable theatre and film festivals in the world.

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