John Malkovich quotes

Born
December 9, 1953, Christopher, Illinois, U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

John Malkovich is an American actor.

If you don’t interfere with me, I’ll always do something really good.
– John Malkovich

I wouldn’t say anything I ever did in film would be something I’d use the word proud about. I’ve done better work in the theater.
– John Malkovich

You have to do things people see or you don’t get to do anything.
– John Malkovich

I wasn’t really raised to be the type of person to have doubts.
– John Malkovich

I don’t understand how somebody wouldn’t have a sense of humor about themselves.
– John Malkovich

My life before children I don’t really remember. I’ve heard references to it, but I really don’t remember.
– John Malkovich

I don’t care what other people think. I don’t think it matters.
– John Malkovich

My life before children I don’t really remember. I’ve heard references to it, but I really don’t remember.
– John Malkovich

Scary monsters are like Hula Hoops. They come in and out of fashion.
– John Malkovich

I believe in humans.
– John Malkovich

Well, I like to have fun at work.
– John Malkovich

People always say life is short. I’ve never been convinced of that – mine seems to have a tendency to go on and on.
– John Malkovich

I still have a temper, I suppose.
– John Malkovich

Theater is so ephemeral, and I love that.
– John Malkovich

I’d hate to see any film I’m involved in fail, especially artistically but also business-wise.
– John Malkovich

Every country has their problems.
– John Malkovich

If you’re too smart it can limit you because you spend so much time thinking that you don’t do anything.
– John Malkovich

I am inspired by the appearance of a bohemian of the new millennium.
– John Malkovich

I don’t like things too overstated in the cut or too perfect.
– John Malkovich

I don’t throw things or yell.
– John Malkovich

Failure’s a natural part of life.
– John Malkovich

I wouldn’t describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that – the ghosts you chase you never catch.
– John Malkovich

A dog that has rabies probably will do things it wouldn’t do if it didn’t have rabies. But that doesn’t change the fact that it has rabies.
– John Malkovich

I’m a little bit of a fabric lunatic.
– John Malkovich

Most films, it doesn’t matter if you see them or not.
– John Malkovich

I think with actors, if you just don’t set about trying to crush their confidence immediately, you’re usually OK.
– John Malkovich

My father was a very contradictory man.
– John Malkovich

I haven’t physically attacked anyone in a couple of years.
– John Malkovich

I’m an atheist.
– John Malkovich

We’re all animals.
– John Malkovich

I never really did a western western.
– John Malkovich

I’ve done quite a few big American films.
– John Malkovich

I’m supposed to be a pretty good theater actor.
– John Malkovich

I don’t want to be boring. But that’s not always easy.
– John Malkovich

I love to watch good actors who surprise and amuse me.
– John Malkovich

I’m more likely to lose my temper on a film set than almost anywhere. Often the level of idiocy is so exalted that it’s impossible to comprehend.
– John Malkovich

I don’t lose my temper very often now, and if I do, it’s well deserved.
– John Malkovich

There’s a reason screens are only this thick.
– John Malkovich

Anybody doing something brings something to it.
– John Malkovich