awards & nominations

Being John Malkovich (1999)

John Malkovich as "John Horatio Malkovich"

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)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

In the Line of Fire (1993)

John Malkovich as "Mitch Leary"

A Secret Service agent is taunted by calls from a would-be killer who has detailed information about the agent - including the fact that he failed to save President John F. Kennedy from assassination. The caller is revealed as an ex-CIA assassin, and the agent, who is investigating a threat to the current president, is determined not to let history repeat itself.

Academy Award (1993)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1993)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Death of a Salesman (1985)

John Malkovich as "Biff"

This made-for-TV adaptation of Arthur Miller's revered stage drama focuses on Willy Loman (Dustin Hoffman), an aging traveling salesman in the midst of a major crisis. Burdened by financial woes and distanced from his wife, Linda (Kate Reid), and two grown sons, Biff (John Malkovich) and Happy (Stephen Lang), the increasingly unstable Willy dwells on various memories of his family and his career as he looks back to find out what went wrong with his life.

Emmy (Primetime) (1986)WonOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Golden Globe (1985)NominatedBest Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Places in the Heart (1984)

John Malkovich as "Mr. Will"

In 1935 rural Texas, recently widowed Edna Spaulding (Sally Field) struggles to survive with two small children, a farm to run and very little money in the bank -- not to mention a deadly tornado and the unwelcome presence of the Ku Klux Klan. Edna is aided by her beautician sister, Margaret (Lindsay Crouse) ; a blind boarder, Mr. Will (John Malkovich) ; and a would-be thief, Moze (Danny Glover), who decides to stick around to teach Edna how to plant and harvest cotton.

Academy Award (1984)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role