Five Favorite Films with John Malkovich
The star of Disgrace recommends five movies for fim buffs.
Actor, producer, and director John Malkovich has had a long career spanning several decades, beginning on stage in high school. Malkovich, who went on to be a founding member of the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, has also earned praise for several of his film roles, including supporting turns in 1984's Places in the Heart and 1993's In the Line of Fire.
This week, Malkovich stars in a new independent film, Disgrace, which opens in limited release on Friday. Based on a critically-acclaimed novel by J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace is the story of a professor in post-Apartheid South Africa who becomes embroiled in controversy when he enters into an affair with a mixed-race student of his. When we asked John for his Five Favorite Films, he responded by saying, "I can't really say that I have five favorite films; somehow my mind just doesn't work that way." As an alternative, we present to you John Malkovich's list of five recommendations he would make to any cinephile:
The Battle of Algiers (1966, 99% Tomatometer)
Abraham's Valley (1993, 86% Tomatometer)
Night Train to Munich (1940, 92% Tomatometer)
The Conformist (1970, 100% Tomatometer)
Elite Squad (2008, 53% Tomatometer)
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