Being John Malkovich
The Criterion Collection
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1999
Director: Spike Jonze
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 715515-095310
Running time: 1:53 (113 Min.)
Casetype: HD Keep Case
Format: 1.85:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: May 15, 2012
Collection type: Owned (#3822)
Status: Available
Purchase date: June 06, 2013
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 9 / 10
Overview
Have you ever wanted to be someone else? Or, more specifically, have you ever wanted to crawl through a portal hidden in an anonymous office building and thereby enter the cerebral cortex of John Malkovich for fifteen minutes, before being spat out on the side of the New Jersey Turnpike? Then director Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman have the movie for you. Melancholy marionettes, office drudgery, a frizzy-haired Cameron Diaz-but that's not all! Surrealism, possession, John Cusack, a domesticated primate, Freud, Catherine Keener, non sequiturs, and absolutely no romance! But wait: get your Being John Malkovich now and we'll throw in emasculation, slapstick, Abelard and Heloise, and extra Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich!
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Misc.
 • Profile Contributors
 • Invelos Profile Links
 • US IMDb
Genres
Comedy
Drama
Fantasy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Gramercy Pictures
 • Propaganda Films
 • Single Cell Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Universal Studios Home Entertainment
 • The Criterion Collection
Audio format
English  DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Tags
Criterion
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Interviews
 • Gallery
 • A booklet featuring a conversation between Jonze and pop-culture critic Perkus Tooth
Crew
Direction
Spike Jonze....Director
Writing
Charlie Kaufman....Writer
Production
Michael Stipe....Producer
Sandy Stern....Producer
Steve Golin....Producer
Vincent Landay....Producer
Charlie Kaufman....Executive Producer
Michael Kuhn....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Lance Acord....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Eric Zumbrunnen....Film Editor
Music
Carter Burwell....Composer
Sound
Forrest Brakeman....Production Sound Mixer
Richard Anderson....Supervising Sound Editor
Elliott Koretz....Supervising Sound Editor
Matthew Iadarola....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Gary Gegan....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
K. K. Barrett....Production Designer
Casey Storm....Costume Designer
Peter Andrus....Art Director
Gucci Westman....Make-up Artist
Debra L. Ferullo....Make-up Artist
Lynn Barron....Make-up Artist
John Vulich....Make-up Effects
Daniel Radford....Visual Effects
Gray Marshall....Visual Effects
Cast
John Cusack....Craig Schwartz
Cameron Diaz....Lotte Schwartz
Ned Bellamy....Derek Mantini
Eric Weinstein....Father at Puppet Show
Madison Lanc....Daughter at Puppet Show
Octavia L. Spencer....Woman in Elevator
Mary Kay Place....Floris
Orson Bean....Dr. Lester
Catherine Keener....Maxine
K. K. Dodds....Wendy
Reggie Hayes....Don
Byrne Piven....Captain Mertin
Judith Wetzell....Tiny Woman
John Malkovich....John Horatio Malkovich
Kevin Carroll....Cab Driver
Willie Garson....Guy in Restaurant
W. Earl Brown....First J.M. Inc. Customer
Charlie Sheen....Charlie
Gerald Emerick....Sad Man in Line
Bill M. Ryusaki....Mr. Hiroshi
Carlos Jacott....Larry the Agent
James Murray....Student Puppeteer
Richard Fancy....Johnson Heyward
Patti Tippo....Malkovich's Mother
Daniel Hansen....Boy Malkovich
Mariah O'Brien....Girl Creeped Out by Malkovich
Gregory Sporleder....Drunk at Bar
Kelly Teacher....Emily
Lester's Friends
Jacqueline Benoit
William N. Buck
Christine D. Coleman
Jeanne Diehl
Audrey Gelfand
Yetta Ginsburg
Sylvester Jenkins
Roy C. Johnson
Eddie J. Low
Ralph W. Spaulding
David Wyler
Flori Wyler
Ballet Dancers
Kevin Lee
Marlowe Bassett
Jennifer Canzoneri
Kristie Cordle
Denise Dabrowski
Kristin D'Andrea
Charlene Grimsley
Christine Krejer
Erica Long
Yvonne Montelius
Jessica Neuberger
Sara Rifkin
Elizabeth Rivera
Chelsa Sjostrom
Featured Character Voices
Pamela Hayden.... (voice)
Jayne Hess.... (voice)
Michelle Madden.... (voice)
Greg O'Neill.... (voice)
Neil Ross.... (voice)
Bill Wittman.... (voice)
Kacee DeMasi....Cab Driver (uncredited)
Andy Dick....Himself (uncredited)
David Fincher....Christopher Bing (uncredited)
Jester Hairston....Lester's Friend (uncredited)
Isaac Hanson....Himself (uncredited)
Taylor Hanson....Himself (uncredited)
Zac Hanson....Himself (uncredited)
Dustin Hoffman....Willy Loman (uncredited)
Victor Z. Isaac....Student (uncredited)
Spike Jonze....Derek Mantini's Asst E. Dickinson (uncredited)
Sean Penn....Himself (uncredited)
Brad Pitt....Himself (uncredited)
Winona Ryder....Herself (uncredited)
Gary Sinise....Stage Role (uncredited)