Looking into the eyes of one of Hollywood’s greatest villainous actors is a scary ordeal. I first saw John Malkovich in the Clint Eastwood movie “In the Line of Fire” and he scared the heck out of me. That scene where he uses his wooden gun invention on an unsuspecting hunter/fisherman was chilling. Lucky for the President, Clint Eastwood saved the day.
Malkovich then popped up in the action-thriller “Con-Air”. He had the sadistic role of Cyrus The Virus Grissom where he thwarted Nic Cage’s plans of wanting to get home to his beloved family.
“Being John Malkovich” is the movie that took him into legendary status and underlined him as an actor that was to be taken seriously on film, and off it!
Malkovich’s latest role is far from drama, yet he is still the ultimate villain. He plays the role of “Dave the Octopus” in The Penguins of Madagascar, in theatres this Thanksgiving.
In my interview with Mr Malkovich we learn about how he prepared to play a cartoon character and his love for the octopus.