Being John Malkovich

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Ever wanted to be someone else? Now you can.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
  • Release Date: 1999-10-29
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 2252 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 53min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Gramercy Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
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One day at work, unsuccessful puppeteer Craig finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters it's mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.

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  • John Cusack

    as Craig Schwartz
  • Cameron Diaz

    as Lotte Schwartz
  • Catherine Keener

    as Maxine Lund
  • John Malkovich

    as John Horatio Malkovich
  • Charlie Sheen

    as Charlie
  • Orson Bean

    as Dr. Lester
  • Mary Kay Place

    as Floris
  • W. Earl Brown

    as First J.M. Inc. Customer
  • Carlos Jacott

    as Larry the Agent
  • Willie Garson

    as Guy in Restaurant
  • Byrne Piven

    as Captain Mertin
  • Gregory Sporleder

    as Drunk at Bar
  • Octavia Spencer

    as Woman in Elevator
  • Ned Bellamy

    as Derek Mantini
  • Eric Weinstein

    as Father at Puppet Show
  • Madison Lanc

    as Daughter at Puppet Show
  • K. K. Dodds

    as Wendy
  • Judith Wetzell

    as Tiny Woman
  • Kevin Carroll

    as Cab Driver
  • Reginald C. Hayes

    as Don
  • Gerald Emerick

    as Sad Man in Line
  • Bill M. Ryusaki

    as Mr. Hiroshi
  • Richard Fancy

    as Johnson Heyward
  • Patti Tippo

    as Malkovich's Mother
  • Daniel Hansen

    as Boy Malkovich
  • Mariah O'Brien

    as Girl Creeped Out by Malkovich
  • Kelly Teacher

    as Emily
  • Jacqueline Benoît

    as Lester's Friend
  • William Buck

    as Lester's Friend
  • Christine D. Coleman

    as Lester's Friend
  • Jeanne Diehl

    as Lester's Friend
  • Audrey Gelfund

    as Lester's Friend
  • Yetta Ginsburg

    as Lester's Friend
  • Sylvester Jenkins

    as Lester's Friend
  • Roy C. Johnson

    as Lester's Friend
  • Eddie J. Low

    as Lester's Friend
  • Ralph W. Spaulding

    as Lester's Friend
  • David Wyler

    as Lester's Friend
  • Flori Wyler

    as Lester's Friend
  • Kevin Lee

    as Ballet Dancer
  • Marlowe Bassett

    as Ballet Dancer
  • Jennifer Canzoneri

    as Ballet Dancer
  • Kristie Cordle

    as Ballet Dancer
  • Denise Dabrowski

    as Ballet Dancer
  • Kristin Condon

    as Ballet Dancer
  • Charlene Grimsley

    as Ballet Dancer
  • Christine Krejer

    as Ballet Dancer
  • Erica Long

    as Ballet Dancer
  • Yvonne Montelius

    as Ballet Dancer
  • Jessica Neuberger

    as Ballet Dancer
  • Sara Rifkin

    as Ballet Dancer
  • Elizabeth Rivera

    as Ballet Dancer
  • Chelsa Sjostrom

    as Ballet Dancer
  • Pamela Hayden

    as Featured Character Voice (voice)
  • Jayne Hess

    as Featured Character Voice (voice)
  • Michelle Madden

    as Featured Character Voice (voice)
  • Greg O'Neill

    as Featured Character Voice (voice)
  • Neil Ross

    as Featured Character Voice (voice)
  • Bill Wittman

    as Featured Character Voice (voice)
  • David Fincher

    as Christopher Bing (uncredited)
  • Sean Penn

    as Himself (uncredited)
  • Brad Pitt

    as Himself (uncredited)
  • James Murray

    as Student Puppeteer (uncredited)
Production Charlie Kaufman Executive Producer
Writing Charlie Kaufman Writer
Production Steve Golin Producer
Sound Richard L. Anderson Supervising Sound Effects Editor
Sound Carter Burwell Original Music Composer
Camera Lance Acord Director of Photography
Art K.K. Barrett Production Design
Directing Spike Jonze Director
Art Peter Andrus Art Direction
Art Gene Serdena Set Decoration
Production Michael Kuhn Executive Producer
Production Vincent Landay Producer
Production Sandy Stern Producer
Production Michael Stipe Producer
Editing Eric Zumbrunnen Editor
Production Justine Baddeley Casting
Costume & Make-Up Casey Storm Costume Design
Sound Joseph A. Brennan Sound Engineer
Crew Ryan Arndt Special Effects
Crew John E. Gray Special Effects
Crew John Ziegler Special Effects
Crew Jason Barnett Special Effects
Sound Ren Klyce Sound Designer
Sound Marvin Walowitz Sound Effects Editor
Sound Gary Gegan Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Peter Ramsey Storyboard Artist
Production Kim Davis-Wagner Casting
Sound Matthew Iadarola Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Elliott Koretz Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Malcolm Fife Sound Designer
Sound David Abrahamsen Sound Designer
Sound B.J. Lehn Sound Mixer
Sound Nick Peck Sound Designer