Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work 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.

  1. Spike Jonze


  2. Charlie Kaufman


Top Billed Cast

  1. John Cusack

    John Cusack

    Craig Schwartz

  2. Cameron Diaz

    Cameron Diaz

    Lotte Schwartz

  3. Catherine Keener

    Catherine Keener

    Maxine Lund

  4. Charlie Sheen

    Charlie Sheen


  5. John Malkovich

    John Malkovich

    John Horatio Malkovich

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Being John Malkovich
Being John Malkovich


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Release Information

  • September 30, 1999


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 52m

Budget $13,000,000.00

Revenue $22,863,596.00

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