Who is John Malkovich, you ask? Why, he's only one of the most famous, brilliant, and downright eccentric actors of his generation. Any John Malkovich biography will detail his time as a Hollywood A-lister: he's starred in films including In the Line of Fire, Dangerous Liaisons, and of course, Being John Malkovich. His success on the screen isn't surprising. Malkovich is a highly trained actor, and was a flagship member of Chicago's acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre. With his severe forehead, intense gaze, and a slow voice, it's no wonder he's become one of Hollywood's go-to villains.
But facts about John Malkovich detail a strange and fascinating life off-stage and off-screen. He's notoriously private for a celebrity, but stories about him prove that he's one of the most out-there people in the world. From adopting all-Jell-O diets to saving the lives of strangers, here are some of the oddest facts about the actor.
He Saved An Elderly Man's LifePhoto: Focus Features
He Only Ate Jell-O For Four Months When He Was SixteenPhoto: Focus Features
He Confronted A Stalker In Central Park With A KnifePhoto: EuropaCorp/Magnolia Pictures
He Starred In A Movie You Won't Live To SeePhoto: Columbia Pictures
He Hasn't Voted Since 1972
He Suggested That Being John Malkovich Become Being Tom CruisePhoto: USA Films