Fact: John Malkovich is taking his production of Zach Helm's play Good Canary to Britain following runs in Paris, France and Mexico City, Mexico. The show, directed by the Hollywood actor, is to open at the Rose Theatre in Kingston, England in the autumn (16).
Quote: "At first, I had this idea that I was going to get a donkey, and I was on Donkeyrescue.com for weeks in my trailer making Red 2. But then John Malkovich persuaded me to get dwarf goats instead - they are way less maintenance than a donkey." Actress Mary-Louise Parker credits her Red 2 co-star John Malkovich with helping her to pick out her new pets.
Quote: "Helen is a boy's girl. She's smart, she is bawdy, she is sexy, he is refined and obviously talented, but she's the original boy's girl. Helen is who she is; she is the age she is. I wish more women did that." Actor John Malkovich is a big fan of his sexy Red and Red 2 co-star Helen Mirren.
Quote: "I wasn't even aware that pirates have a pirate voice... so I'm gonna have to look at some pirate films." Actor John Malkovich on perfecting his Blackbeard character for a new Tv project.
Quote: "I was much bigger than I am now when I was 13 years old; I was already, like, six-one-and-a-half (feet tall), 220 pounds, and I eventually got up to about 230 and I eventually decided I would lose a lot of weight and... I went on a diet, where I just ate Jello once a day - the whole bowl... I lost about 70 pounds in four months." John Malkovich on his bizarre teenage diet.
Quote: "I hate it. When I hear myself... to me it sounds like someone who's kind of laboured under heavy narcotics for years and years and years. I think most people don't like their voice, and I could never stand it... When I'm acting I always think, 'Who is this person?'" John Malkovich hates the sound of his own voice.
Quote: "It's not very pleasant. I mean, life ends badly. This is the same for me as for everyone in the history of humanity... I have the normal aches and pains but I can't complain because I've enjoyed just absolutely spectacular health. You know, a lot of people spend their whole lives just beset by problems that can't be overcome - and I've never really had any problems." John Malkovich is embracing the ageing process.
Fact: John Malkovich has been cast as historical womaniser Casanova in a new Austrian theatre production. He'll lead the cast in The Giacomo Variations. The actor jokes, "It's the closest I'll ever get to realising my boyhood dream of being in the Vienna Boys' Choir." The production will debut in January (11).
Fact: DAME Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman and John Malkovich have teamed up to play retiRed special agents in action comedy RED.
Quote: "It was an unbelievable opportunity to work with Josh Brolin and John Malkovich and I just wanted to be in. I could have been a hot dog - I just wanted to work with these people." Megan Fox was quick to sign up to star in JONAH HEX when she discovered who her co-stars would be.
Fact: Hollywood actor John Malkovich has joined the cast of Transformers 3. The IN THE LINE OF FIRE star will appear alongside SHIA LaBEOUF and Megan Fox in director Michael Bay's second TRANSFORMERS sequel, which begins pre-production in April (10).
Fact: John Malkovich is bringing his controversial play The Infernal Comedy to London's West End. The actor plays real-life Austrian serial killer Jack Unterweger, who was convicted of murdering a string of prostitutes in Austria and the USA between 1974 and 1992 before committing suicide in prison in 1994. The play, which previously ran in California and Austria, will open at London's Barbican theatre next year (11).
Fact: "He's amazing. He's a fascinating guy. You know, he does his own clothes, he designs his own clothes." Josh Brolin is impressed at his JONAH HEX co-star John Malkovich's versatility. The IN THE LINE OF FIRE actor launched his Italian fashion range for men, Uncle Kimono, in 2002.
Fact: Actor John Malkovich is set to launch his second mens' fashion collection - entitled Technobohemian. The eccentric star first designed his own clothing line, Uncle Kimono, in 2002.
Fact: Actor John Malkovich was presented with the Cinema Honor Prize at the 23rd Istanbul Film Festival in Turkey on Friday (10Apr09).
Fact: Oscar-nominee Michael Shannon and comedic actor Will Arnett are the latest big name stars to sign up for upcoming comicbook blockbuster JONAH HEX. The duo will join Josh Brolin and John Malkovich in the big-screen adaptation of the popular 1970s DC Comic. The movie is slated to begin shooting this month (Apr09).
Fact: Meg Ryan's one-time boyfriend Craig Bierko has launched a quirky new online chat show, called BATHING WITH BIERKO. The first episode features the actor chatting to pal John Malkovich while the two naked men take a bath together.
Quote: "It was like watching the cast of TRON performing bad SHAKESPEARE in the round." BEOWULF screenwriter Neil Gaiman on watching the film's stars, SIR Anthony Hopkins, Crispin Glover, John Malkovich and Robin Wright PENN first tackle their lines while wearing motion-capture bodysuits.
Fact: John Malkovich look-a-likes will sit on a double bed for hours in a bid to promote a British flower show Cheltenham in Bloom.
Quote: <p>"I saw him on television bragging about his great American accent, which sounded like a South African crossed with somebody from North Korea with a little bit of Yiddish thrown in doing something to a cat." Actor John Malkovich on playing British Stanley Kubrick pretender ALAN CONWAY in movie COLOR ME KUBRICK. </p>