In Conversation With... John Malkovich

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One of the most prolific and versatile actors in contemporary cinema, John Malkovich (Dangerous Liaisons, In the Line of Fire, Being John Malkovich) joins us at TIFF Bell Lightbox to look back at his impressive career and discuss his role as Casanova in his most recent project, The Giacomo Variations, a perfect liaison between theatre and music running June 7 to June 9 at the Elgin Theatre.
Actor, director, and producer John Malkovich is one of the most versatile and acclaimed stars of his generation. He began his career on Broadway before landing his breakout role in the 1984 television adaptation of Death of a Salesman, which earned him an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor. His film debut came shortly after, with his Academy Award-nominated turn as a blind lodger in Places in the Heart, followed closely by a leading role in The Killing Fields. He has since appeared in more than sixty-five feature films, earning a reputation for his chameleon-like transformations-shifting from youthful dreamer (The Glass Menagerie) to rakish seducer (Dangerous Liaisons) to cold-blooded assassin (In the Line of Fire, for which Malkovich received both Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations). His championing of independent film led him to his most bizarre role-himself-in the Spike Jonze-helmed odyssey Being John Malkovich. Malkovich is never far from the stage, and periodically returns to Chicago to both act and direct. This summer, he appears as Casanova in The Giacomo Variations, a perfect liaison between theatre and music, running June 7 to June 9 at Toronto's Elgin Theatre.