• Publication date: February 1, 2012

Being John Malkovich

An office worker discovers a portal leading directly into the mind of actor John Malkovich.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1999

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July 13, 2017 16:30 (KSA) ~ July 13, 2017 15:30 (CLT)

(mbc.net) Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) is a struggling puppeteer whose success is limited.  When he accepts a tedious office job -- that for some reason has just a 7-foot celling, Schwartz discovers a strange door behind his filing cabinet.  The door is a portal into the mind of actor John Malkovich.

Those who enter have 15 minutes before they're ejected into an amusing place: a ditch alongside the New Jersey Turnpike.  Although he's married, Craig is infatuated with his new coworker Maxine (Catherine Keener); together, they charge $200 for strangers to enter Malkovich's world.

Being John Malkovichwas produced under a conservative $13 million budget, but managed to earn $32 million internationally.  The picture was nominated for 3 Oscars, 4 Golden Globes, an MTV Movie Award, and a Teen Choice Award.


  • John Cusack
  • Cameron Diaz
  • Catherine Keener
  • Orson Bean
  • Mary Kay Place
  • John Malkovich