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  • Orson Bean

    Born on December 31, 1969 in Burlington, Vermont

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Being John Malkovich (1999)

Orson Bean as "Dr. Lester"

In this quirky cult-favorite comedy, unemployed New York City puppeteer Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) reluctantly takes a temp job as a filing clerk for the eccentric Dr. Lester (Orson Bean). While at work, Craig discovers a portal that leads into the mind of renowned actor John Malkovich. When he lets his attractive co-worker Maxine (Catherine Keener) in on the secret, they begin both an unusual business scheme and an odd relationship that involves Craig's restless wife, Lotte (Cameron Diaz).

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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