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Born: December 9, 1953 Cause of Death:
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2000:
Acted opposite Gerard Depardieu in French television adaptation of "Les Misérables"; English language version aired in U.S. 2001 on Fox Family Channel
1984:
Broadway debut, "Death of a Salesman," playing Biff to Dustin Hoffman's Willy Loman
:
Directed and designed sound for the revival of Lanford Wilson's "Balm in Gilead" at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago and subsequently off-Broadway
1993:
Formed Smith-Malkovich Productions with Russell Smith
2003:
Featured in A&E miniseries "Napoleon"; received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
1984:
Made film debut as photojournalist in "The Killing Fields"
1982:
Made off-Broadway debut in Steppenwolf production of "True West," directed by Sinise (who also co-starred)
1999:
Played John Malkovich, a fictionalized version of himself, in Spike Jonze's witty and picaresque "Being John Malkovich"
1996:
Portrayed profligate seducer Gilbert Osmond in "The Portrait of a Lady," adapted from novel by Henry James
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Stage directing debut, "The Rear Column," at the North Light Repertory Theatre, Evanston, IL
1994:
Adapted and directed the Steppenwolf production of Don DeLillo's "Libra," starring Laurie Metcalf and Alexis Arquette
1978:
Appeared in production of Sam Shepard's "Curse of the Starving Class" at Chicago's Goodman Theatre
2006:
Cast as King Galbatorix, a powerful Dragon Rider in "Eragon" a fantasy/adventure movie based on novel of same name
2008:
Cast as Reverend Briegleb in Clint Eastwood's "Changeling"
2003:
Co-starred in spy comedy feature "Johnny English"
1988:
Debuted as executive producer with "The Accidental Tourist"; did not act in film
1985:
First starring role in a feature, as journalist Nicholas Gage in Peter Yates' "Eleni"
2008:
Joined ensemble cast for Coen brothers' "Burn After Reading"
1988:
Offered an intriguing turn as the treacherous French aristocrat Valmont in "Dangerous Liaisons," helmed by Stephen Frears; on-set romance with co-star Michelle Pfieffer led to end of his marriage to Glenne Headly
1987:
Played dual roles of a nerdy scientist and a lookalike android in Susan Seidelman's "Making Mr. Right"
1999:
Played Herman J. Mankiewicz in HBO's "RKO 281," detailing the clash between Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst over production and release of "Citizen Kane"
1992:
Played Lennie to Sinise's George in remake of "Of Mice and Men," directed by Sinise; had first essayed role in a Steppenwolf stage production many years earlier
2007:
Portrayed Austrian artist Gustav Klimt in Raoul Ruiz's "Klimt"
2000:
Portrayed film director F. W. Murnau in "Shadow of the Vampire," a fictionalized account of Murnau's filming of "Nosferatu," based on Bram Stoker's "Dracula"; screened at Cannes
2007:
Portrayed Unferth in Robert Zemeckis' big-budget film version of "Beowulf"
1997:
Reveled in scene-chewing role of Cyrus 'The Virus' Grissom in "Con Air"
1987:
Starred opposite Joan Allen in Broadway production "Burn This"
1990:
Teamed with director Bernardo Bertolucci for vividly atmospheric but torturously slow "The Sheltering Sky"
1994:
Appeared as sinister Kurtz in TNT movie presentation "Heart of Darkness," directed by Nicolas Roeg
1985:
Broadway directing debut, "Arms and the Man"; later assumed leading role, replacing Kevin Kline; production also featured then-wife Glenne Headly
1984:
Earned Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his turn as a misanthropic blind man in Robert Benton's "Places in the Heart"
1998:
Formed Mr. Mudd production company with producers Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith
2002:
Made feature directorial debut with "Dancer Upstairs," a police thriller based on a novel by Nicholas Shakespeare
1993:
Received second Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination as demented assassin Mitch Leary in "In the Line of Fire"
1991:
Returned to New York stage as the bombastic war veteran of Shepard's "States of Shock"
1999:
Staged "Hysteria" at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater Company
2004:
Starred as Comandante John Walesa in Manoel de Oliveira's "Um Filme Falado/A Talking Picture"
1984:
Starred in TV adaptation of "True West" (aired on PBS' "American Playhouse")
2006:
Cast in Terry Zwigoff's adaptation of Daniel Clowes' comic story "Art School Confidential"
2010:
Co-starred with Josh Brolin and Megan Fox in "Jonah Hex"
1976:
Joined Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre (founded 1974 by Gary Sinise), working on more than 50 productions during the years
1998:
Offered over-the-top performance as a Russian mobster in "Rounders," scripted by David Levien and Brian Koppelman
2007:
Portrayed Alan Conway in "Colour Me Kubrick," the true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick
1985:
Reprised stage role of Biff in CBS TV adaptation of "Death of a Salesman," starring Hoffman; received Emmy Award
2001:
Served as one of producers of "Ghost World"
1981:
TV-movie debut, "Word of Honor" (CBS)
2010:
Portrayed trainer Lucien Laurin in "Secretariat," based on horse that won U.S. Triple Crown in 1973
2011:
Appeared in Michael Bay's "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"
2010:
Joined Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, and Morgan Freeman in action comedy "Red"
2013:
Appeared in zombie romance "Warm Bodies," starring Nicholas Hoult
2013:
Featured in "Red 2"

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