About

One day at work, unsuccessful puppeteer Craig 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.

7.8
1,192
Directed by

Spike Jonze

Written by

Charlie Kaufman (Writer)

Runtime

113 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Ever wanted to be someone else? Now you can.

Cast

Keywords

witch identity individual pet secret love transvestism sexual identity subconsciousness chimp puppeteer brain new identity externally controlled action pet shop appropriation of another human b

Photos

Lists

#968 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#441 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Catherine Keener

Oscar nomination for Best Director Spike Jonze

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Charlie Kaufman