Being John Malkovich

Being John Malkovich

Director: Spike Jonze Cast: John Cusack
John Cusack
, Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz
, Catherine Keener
Catherine Keener
, John Malkovich
John Malkovich
Spike Jonze
Being John Malkovich

Being John Malkovich

Director: Spike Jonze Cast: John Cusack
John Cusack
, Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz
, Catherine Keener
Catherine Keener
, John Malkovich
John Malkovich
Spike Jonze


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Would you pay money to journey into the mind of the star of Con Air, The Killing Fields, and In The Line of Fire? Puppeteer Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) is having money problems, so he takes a temporary job as a file clerk on the seventh-and-a-half floor of a large office building. One day, while rummaging behind a cabinet, he finds a small door that leads to the center of the mind of actor John Malkovich (played by, you guessed it, John Malkovich). Craig discovers that entering the portal allows him to become John Malkovich for a brief spell, and in time he and his beautiful but aloof co-worker Maxine (Catherine Keener) get the bright idea to charge admission for the privilege of spending 15 minutes inside the head of a well-known actor. Malkovich realizes that something strange is happening to him, but can do little to stop it, as strangers take over his mind for a quarter-hour at a time. Craig's wife, Lotte (Cameron Diaz), eventually takes a trip into Malkovich's psyche, and she soon finds herself in love with Maxine, with whom Malkovich has an affair; meanwhile, Maxine in time becomes infatuated with both Craig and Lotte, but only when they're inside Malkovich. Being John Malkovich marked the feature-length debut of director Spike Jonze, who previously made acclaimed music videos for Weezer, the Beastie Boys, and the Breeders, among others.

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/15/2012
UPC: 0715515095310
Original Release: 1999
Source: Criterion Collection
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 1,461

Special Features

New selected-scene audio commentary featuring Jonze's friend and competitor the filmmaker Michel Gondry; New behind-the-scenes documentary by filmmaker Lance Bangs; New conversation between actor John Malkovich and humorist John Hodgman; New interview with Jonze in which he discusses his on-set photos; Two films within the film: 71/2 Floor Orientation and "American Arts & Culture" Presents John Horatio Malkovich: "Dance of Despair and Disillusionment"; An Intimate Portrait of the Art of Puppeteering, a documentary by Bangs; Trailer and TV Spots; Plus: a Booklet featuring a conversation between Jonze and pop-culture critic Perkus Tooth

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Cusack Craig Schwartz
Cameron Diaz Lotte Schwartz
Catherine Keener Maxine Lund
John Malkovich John Malkovich
Orson Bean Dr. Lester
Mary Kay Place Floris
Charlie Sheen Charlie Sheen
Carlos Jacott Larry the Agent
W. Earl Brown Erroll
Willie Garson Guy In Restaurant
Byrne Piven Captain Mertin
Gregory Sporleder Drunk At Bar
Ned Bellamy Derek Mantini
Eric Weinstein Father at Puppet Show
Madison Lanc Daugher at Puppet Show
Octavia Spencer Woman In Elevator
Reggie Hayes Don
K.K. Dodds Wendy
Judith Wetzell Tiny Woman
Kevin Carroll Cab Driver
Gerald Emerick Sad Man In Line
Bill M. Ryusaki Mr. Hiroshi
James Murray Student Puppeteer
Richard Fancy Johnson Heyward
Dan Hansen Boy John Malkovich
Patti Tippo John Malovich's Mother
Mariah O'Brien Girl Creeped Out By John Malkovich
Kelly Teacher Emily
Jacqueline Benoit Doctor Lester's Friend
Audrey Gelfand Doctor Lester's Friend
Eddie J. Low Doctor Lester's Friend
William Nichols Buck Doctor Lester's Friend
Yetta Ginsburg Doctor Lester's Friend
Ralph W. Spaulding Doctor Lester's Friend
Christine Coleman Doctor Lester's Friend
Sylvester Jenkins Doctor Lester's Friend
David Wyler Doctor Lester's Friend
Jeanne Diehl Doctor Lester's Friend
Roy C. Johnson Doctor Lester's Friend
Flori Wyler Doctor Lester's Friend
Kevin Lee Ballet Dancer
Marlowe Bassett Ballet Dancer
Kristin D'Andrea Ballet Dancer
Jessica Neuberger Ballet Dancer
Jennifer Canzoneri Ballet Dancer
Charlene Grimsley Ballet Dancer
Sara Rifkin Ballet Dancer
Kristie Cordle Ballet Dancer
Christine Krejer Ballet Dancer
Elizabeth Rivera Ballet Dancer
Denise Dabrowski Ballet Dancer
Erica Long Ballet Dancer
Chelsa Sjostrom Ballet Dancer
Yvonne Montelius Ballet Dancer
Pamela Hayden Featured Character Voices
Michelle Madden Featured Character Voices
Neil Ross Featured Character Voices
Jayne Hess Featured Character Voices
Greg O'Neill Featured Character Voices
Bill Wittman Featured Character Voices
Christopher Bing Himself [uncredited]

Technical Credits
Spike Jonze Director
Fanee Aaron Set Decoration/Design
Lance Acord Cinematographer
Peter Andrus Art Director
Justine Baddeley Casting
California Ballet Choreography
KK Barrett Production Designer
Lynn Barron Makeup
Björk Songwriter
Forrest Brakeman Sound Mixer,Sound/Sound Designer
Carter Burwell Score Composer
Elisa Bussetti Set Decoration/Design
Mark S. Constance Asst. Director
Kimberly Davis-Wagner Casting
Debra L. Ferullo Makeup
Steve Golin Producer
Peter Gulla Camera Operator
Charlie Kaufman Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Ren Klyce Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Kuhn Executive Producer
Vincent Landay Producer
Maxine Mahon Choreography
Malcolm Fife Sound/Sound Designer
Tony Maxwell Choreography
Optic Nerve Studios Makeup Special Effects
Nick Peck Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas Patrick Smith Asst. Director
Dawn Solér Musical Direction/Supervision
Mit Out Sound Sound/Sound Designer
Sandy Stern Producer
Michael Stipe Producer
Casey Storm Costumes/Costume Designer
Sloane U'ren Set Decoration/Design
John Vulich Makeup Special Effects
Eric Zumbrunnen Editor

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