John Malkovich is an eminent and award-winning actor, producer, director and fashion designer. He was born on December 9, 1953 at Christopher, Illinois in U.S. to Daniel Leon Malkovich and Joe Anne. He was raised up in the South Main Street at Benton, Illinois. John studied at Logan Grade School and later attended Webster Junior High School. He also went to a public high school in Benton, the Benton Consolidated High School. When he was in high school, he used to play in several plays and Carousel. John is also an active member of a church group and they sang in community events and churches. He is also a member of a local theatre where he was co-starred in a satirical play, America Hurrah by Jean-Claude van Itallie in year 1972. When he’s about to graduate high school, he went to Eastern Illinois University but later on, he transferred to Illinois State University with a major in theatre. 
John became a member of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1976. In 1980, he shifted to New York to perform in True West, a play by Sam Shepard where he received the Obie Award. He was also part of A Streetcar Named Desire in early 1982. John also directed the revival of Balm in Gilead by Lanford Wilson, which was co-produced by Steppenwolf. John got another Obie Award for this and a Drama Desk Award. He was debuted in Broadway in Death of a Salesman together with Dustin Hoffman. He got an Emmy Award for bagging the role of Biff when the play was converted in television and aired on CBS in year 1985.
One of John’s first film appearance was from the comedy film, A Wedding in 1978 where he played a small role together with Terry Kinney and Laurie Metcalf. His first starring film was from the drama film, Places in the Heart where he essayed the role of Mr. Will. John was nominated for the first time for Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Award for his role in the film. He also acted as Al Rockoff in the 1984 British film, The Killing Fields. He also appeared in films like Empire of the Sun by Steven Spielberg and the 1987 film, The Glass Menagerie which was based on the Tennessee Williams’ play with the same title. Few years after, he gained more popularity after essaying the role of the ominous and sensual, Vicomte de Valmont in the historical drama film, Dangerous Liason in 1988.

John was featured in the film adaptation of the novella, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck in 1992. He also appeared as Mitch Leary, an assassin who have a deep intention of killing the United States’ President in the thriller film, In the Line of Fire. John received another nomination in the Oscars for his performance in the film. He played as John Horatio Malkovich in the fantasy comedy film, Being John Malkovich by Charlie Kaufman. He also made a cameo appearance on another film by Kaufman entitled, Adaptation from which he appeared as himself while filming the Being John Malkovich. John’s directorial debut, The Dancer Upstairs was launched in year 2002. Some of his recent films are Beowulf, Changeling, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and more.

Besides acting and directing, he also hosted the three episodes of Saturday Night Live. The first episode was in January 1989 and the musical guest at that time was Anita Baker, the next episode happens on October 1993 with Billy Joel and the third episode was in December 2008 with T.I and guest appearances by Molly Sims, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and the very popular, Justin Timberlake. In 2002, John started Mrs. Mudd, a fashion company and it releases his very own men’ s clothing collection. The Uncle Kimono which was enclosed in the international press and the Technobohemian. Both were designed by John Malkovich himself.

In 2008, he played the main lead in The Great Buck Howard together with Tom Hanks and his daughter, Colin Hanks. In 2009, he did a Nespresso ad along with George Clooney. He also played as Quentin Turnbull in the Western film, Jonah Hex. He also directed the play, A Celebration of Harold Pinter in 2011.
John Malkovich got married to Glenne Headly and later, they had divorce when the actor became involved with the popular actress, Michelle Pfeiffer. Subsequently, John met his partner, Nicoletta Peyran while filming The Sheltering Sky in year 1989. The couple have two children namely, Loewy and Amandine. John is also eloquent in speaking French language since he lived in Southern France for over 10 years where he also worked in a theatre.
Kevin Spacey English Actor

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey is a film writer, producer and director. He is also an actor and a comedian. He was born as Kevin Spacey Fowler on July 26, 1959 at South Orange, New Jersey to Kathleen Ann and Thomas Geoffrey Fowler. He came from the lineage of Swedish, English and Welsh. He studied at the Northridge Military Academy, Canoga Park High School and attended Chatsworth High School in L.A where he graduated as a valedictorian. He was also featured in Chatsworth’ The Sound of Music and played the role of Captain Georg von Trapp. Initially, he tried his luck as a comedian before he went to Juilliard School in New York. From there, he studied drama and during this time, he was also a stand-up comedian in the bowling alley talent competition.His first official stage performance was from the history play, Henry VI, Part 1; followed by his debut in the Broadway in the play, Ghost by Henrik Ibsen. Then he also performed in The Misanthrope, or the Cantankerous Lover. Kevin did numerous stage performances and has made a name in the theater world.He was first appeared on television through the television drama, Crime Story where he essayed the role of Kennedy-esque, a senator. His passion later turned to doing films but Kevin continued his involvement in the theater world. In year 1991, he played as Louie in Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers and his performance earned him the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play at the Tony Award. Kevin’s early roles came from the legal drama series, L.A. Law on NBC, where he played as a millionaire, and the miniseries, The Murder of Mary Phagan where he essayed the role of West Brent and the 1989 comedy film, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, where he played as Kirgo. Kevin played as Mel Profitt in the crime drama series, Wiseguy. Shortly after, he developed his name as a character actor and later cast in bigger roles such as the black comedy film, The Ref in 1994. He played the main lead role as Buddy Ackerman, a powerful movie tycoon in the comedy-drama film, Swimming With Sharks. In 1992, he joined the cast of the drama film, Glengarry Glen Ross and bagged the role of John Williamson, a nasty office manager. The film gained him positive responses from the critics. In 1995, Kevin played the role of Roger ‘Verbal’ Kint, a con artist who suffers from cerebral palsy in the crime thriller film, The Usual Suspects where he won the Best Supporting Actor in the Academy Awards. In the same year, the actor appeared in another thriller film, Seven where he plays as John Doe, a serial killer. The films Seven, Outbreak and The Usual Suspects gained him the Best Supporting Actor at the Society of Texas Film Critics Awards in 1995.He also played as a self-centered district lawyer in the 1996 film, A Time to Kill and later, he started the Trigger Street Productions with an aim to produce and develop entertainment in different media sectors. He was also debuted as a director in the film, Albino Alligator. The film failed to make it a success in the box-office but he received praises for his direction. He voiced Hopper’s character, the head of the nasty group of grasshoppers in the animated film, A Bug’s Life by Pixar’s.Kevin receive a worldwide praise and the Best Actor award at the Academy Awards for his role as Lester Burnham, an employee who is captivated with the best friend of his teenage daughter in the drama film, American Beauty in 1999. He also made his Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in the same year. In the play, The Iceman Cometh, Kevin received the Best Actor award at the Laurence Olivier Award in 1999. He is also the co-host of the Unite for the Future Gala along with Judi Dench. The show is a fundraiser for the 9/11 victims of UK.In year 2000, Kevin bagged the role of Eugene Simonet, a professor of social studies in the drama film, Pay It Forward. He also played as a mental patient who could be an alien in the mystery film, K-Pax. In 2004, he essayed the role of Bobby Darin, a member of the most popular band in the biographical film, Beyond the Sea. This film is a dream come true for Kevin Stacey who is the co-writer, director, co-producer and starrer of the film. He also hosted the popular Saturday Night Live in year 1997 and 2006. He also played the character of Lex Luthor in Superman Returns in 2006. He also made an appearance as Detective Levon Wallace in the thriller film, Edison in 2005 and got its direct-to-video release in year 2006. In 2008, he did a wonderful job as a MIT lecturer who is an expert in using mathematical probability to win in the casino game, blackjack. He went to china in the early 2010 to play as Chuck in the Chinese film, Inseparable under the direction of Dayyan Eng.Kevin was known to the Hollywood industry for his unique impressions. The first time he appeared in the television show, Inside the Actors Studio, he impersonate James Stewart, Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Katharine Hepburn and John Gielgud. In 2011, he played as Frank Underwood in the political drama series, House of Cards where he received many nominations at the Primetime Emmy Award, Critics Choice Television Award and more.

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Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Mikkelsen is an eminent Danish actor. He was born as Mads Dittmann Mikkelsen on November 22, 1965 at Østerbro, Copenhagen in Denmark to Bente Christiansen and Henning Mikkelsen. Mads grew up in Nørrebro. During his childhood, he was trained to become a gymnast and he aims to pursue athletics. However, he studied in Gotherburg where he become articulate in speaking Swedish language. He became a professional dancer for almost ten years until he quits and decided to study at the Århus Theatre School to start a career in acting.   He was debuted as a film actor through the Danish crime film, Pusher in 1996, where he played as the sidekick of Frank (played by Kim Bodnia). The film made a success internationally and later, two sequels were produced. He continued to play small roles and most often, he did comic roles in popular Danish films. But later, he bagged the lead role of Lenny in the crime drama film, Bleeder in 1999. In 2000, he essayed the role of Arne, a gangster in the black comedy film, Flickering Lights. A year later, the actor gained more fame after portraying a gay role opposite with Troels Lyby in the black comedy film, Shake It All About. In 2002, he was starred he did his award winning performance as a doctor who fell in love with one of his patient’s girlfriend in the film, Open Hearts. His performance gained Mads Robert and Bodil nominations for Best Actor in year 2003. He also received the Best Actor award at the Rouen Nordic Film Festival. In 2003, he was featured in the short picture film, Nu as a husband who leaves his family. Later, he bagged the role of Svend, assistant of a butcher where they serve human meat in The Green Butchers. Mads received the Best Actor award at the Fantasporto Award. Subsequently, he was cast as Magnus in the Spanish/Danish film, Torremolinos 73. In 2004, he did a recurring role in Pusher II, a sequel of his the 1996 film, Sequel from which he received acclaim and accolades such as Best Actor Award at the Bodil Award, Zulu Award and Robert Festival Award. In 2005, the brilliant actor played the role of Ivan Fjesldsted in the black comedy film, Adam’s Apples. Mads’ breakthrough was from the television crime series, Rejseholdet where he played as Allan Fischer, a detective inspector from which he gained the Best Actor Award at the TvFestival.dk. This is his longest running character which runs for 32 episodes. He became a renowned actor internationally after donning the role of Tristan in the2004 film, King Arthur. This film received negative reviews but commercially successful.   In 2006, he was starred as Christoffer in the award-winning film, Prag opposite with Stine Stengade. He gained the Best Actor at the Zulu Award and nomination at the Robert Festival. In the same year, his portrayal of Le Chiffre’s character in the popular film, Casino Royale was extensively acclaimed. Later, he was cast in the lead role as Jacob Petersen in the drama film, After the Wedding from which he also earned many nominations in different festivals. In 2008, he played as Jørgen Haagen Schmith, a resistance fighter in the drama-action film, Flame & Citron. The film is nearly based on the real-life events about the two most active fighters in World War II. He also voiced Le Chiffre’s character in the video game, 007: Quantum of Solace. The following year, he bagged the lead role as Igor Stravinsky in the critically acclaimed French film, Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky. A story about the relationship of a fashion designer and a composer. He returned to doing aggressive roles in the adventure drama film, Valhalla Rising in 2009. He acted as Draco in the 2010’s fantasy-adventure film, Clash of the Titans.   In 2011, the actor played the villainous character of Captain Rochefort in the 3D film, The Three Musketeers. This film received negative reviews from the critics. He was starred as Lucas in the drama film, The Hunt in 2012, from which he gained the Best Actor Awards at the Bodil Awards, Robert Award and Cannes Film Festival. In the same year, he was featured in the historical highest budget drama film, A Royal Affair and essayed the role of Johann Friedrich Struensee, a physician who had an affair with Caroline Mathilda of Great Britain (played by Alicia Vikander) while healing his mentally ill husband, Christian VII (played by Mikkel Følsgaard). In the same year, Mads received the American Society’s Person of the Year. He was also starred in the thriller-horror television series, Hannibal. He donned the role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter on NBC. He also appeared as Nigel in the American-Romanian adventure film, Charlie Countryman in 2013. Recently, Mads has done the film, The Salvation which is set to release this year. He is also set to voiced one of the characters in Kung Fu Panda 3 in 2015 and will star in the remake of the 1972 film, Cut – Throats Nine together with Jordi Mollá and Harvey Keitel.   The non-religious actor got married to Hanne Jacobsen in year 2000. They have been dating since 1987. The couple has two children namely, Viola and Carl.   Another Version Mads Mikkelson is a very known Danish actor, born on November 22, 1965. He started his career in acting in the year 1996, although, originally he is a gymnast and a dancer. Mads rose to fame with the Pusher film trilogies first two films in the role of Tonny, who was a drug dealer. Also his role as Alan Fischer, a brash yet sensitive policeman in Rejseholdet (Unit One), a popular television series was received well by the audiences. Mads was born to Henning Mikkelsen and Bente Christiansen in Østerbro, Copenhagen. He was the second child of his parents. Both he and his elder brother Lars are actors and were raised in Norrebro. During his time of learning dance, he started dating Hanne Jacobsen, a choreographer herself and later married her in 2000. They both have two children, a daughter, and a son. He was a professional dancer but left it behind to become an actor and study drama in 1996 at Århus Theatre School.  He made his debut in the internationally acclaimed movie Pusher in the year 1996. The movie was then spawned into two sequels. Mads then went onto play many comic roles in his successive films. Also, in 2000 he played a gangster in Flickering Lights, a movie by Anders Thomas Jenson. Later in 2001, he became very popular when he started working in the gay comedy, Shake It All About. In 2003, he won the title of best actor at the Rouen Nordic Film Festival. Often, he has been voted as the sexiest man in Denmark. In the year 2010, he also starred as Draco, in the remake of popular Clash of Titans. He did this alongside Sam Worthington. In 2012, he won the most prestigious award at the Cannes Film Festival for the Best Film Actor for the very successful film The Hunt. Also, the same year his film A Royal Affair was nominated in the Oscars. The movie was a historical drama. He portrayed the role of physician Johann Friedrich Struensee, who was in love with Queen Caroline Mathilda while he was treating the ill monarch Christian VII. The film had used many extravagant costumes and was created with a huge budget and also was well received by the public. He has lent his voice to the Kung Fu Panda 3 movie. His upcoming projects include Doctor Strange and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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