History Trivia / BeingJohnMalkovich

7th Dec '16 7:54:39 AM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The whole movie was shot in L.A., but set in New York. When Lotte falls out onto the New Jersey Turnpike for the second time, look in the background for some palm trees that shouldn't exist.
23rd Nov '16 8:10:49 PM kyeo
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* ThrowItIn: The scene where Malkovich is hit in the head by a [[BuffySpeak drive-by beer canning]] wasn't in the script, and was the result of a drunk extra having some fun while the camera happened to be rolling. Director Spike Jonze found it hilarious and left it in the finished product, [[KarmaHoudini earning the extra a pay rise for having a line, and a SAG card in the process.]]

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* ThrowItIn: The scene where Malkovich is hit in the head by a [[BuffySpeak drive-by beer canning]] wasn't in the script, and was the result of a drunk extra having some fun while the camera happened to be rolling. Director Spike Jonze found it hilarious and left it in the finished product, [[KarmaHoudini earning the extra a pay rise for having a line, and a SAG card in the process.]]]] Though there is some [[https://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/2eutgq/you_know_that_improvised_scene_from_being_john/ debate]] as to whether this is actually true or just the work of a TrollingCreator.
13th Apr '16 12:07:54 PM Morgenthaler
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** {{Jossed}}. Spike Jonze made it up - it was actually John Cusack's writing partner who threw the can, and it was Jonze's idea to do it in the first place.
27th Mar '16 4:20:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Creator/JohnMalkovich, who had the recognisable-but-not-a-superstar profile of a character actor and occasional popcorn villain. Also in-universe, everybody recognizes him from various movies they can't name, some of which he was never in.
** Octavia Spencer as the woman in the elevator who shows Craig how the 7 1/2 floor works.
29th Sep '15 2:40:15 PM Sabrewing
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* ActingForTwo: John Malkovich plays himself, but also plays [[spoiler: Craig, when he's permanently taken over Malkovich's body and assumed his identity.]]

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* ActingForTwo: John Malkovich plays himself, but also plays [[spoiler: Craig, when he's permanently taken over Malkovich's body and assumed his identity. And then he plays Lester once Craig has been kicked out.]]
14th Jun '15 5:45:36 PM nombretomado
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* {{Defictionalization}}. A lot of people in the film compliment John Malkovich for his role as a jewel thief. However, as the character repeatedly pointed out, he'd never played a jewel thief by 1999. In 2003, he played a jewel thief in ''JohnnyEnglish''.

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* {{Defictionalization}}. A lot of people in the film compliment John Malkovich for his role as a jewel thief. However, as the character repeatedly pointed out, he'd never played a jewel thief by 1999. In 2003, he played a jewel thief in ''JohnnyEnglish''.''Film/JohnnyEnglish''.
23rd Apr '15 2:13:31 PM DougSMachina
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* HeyItsThatGuy: John Malkovich, better known as Cyrus in ''Film/ConAir''. Also in-universe, everybody recognizes him from various movies they can't name, some of which he was never in.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: John Malkovich, better known as Cyrus in ''Film/ConAir''.Creator/JohnMalkovich, who had the recognisable-but-not-a-superstar profile of a character actor and occasional popcorn villain. Also in-universe, everybody recognizes him from various movies they can't name, some of which he was never in.
22nd Apr '15 10:52:50 PM cynicalwhovian
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* ActingForTwo: John Malkovich plays himself, but also plays [[spoiler: Craig, when he's permanently taken over Malkovich's body and assumed his identity.]]
1st Apr '15 2:54:58 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* DyeingForYourArt: One of the more memorable aspects of this film is that it cast Creator/JohnCusack and Creator/CameronDiaz--two of the most iconic actors in Hollywood at the time--and managed to make both of them practically ''unrecognizable''. Cusack appears with ponytail-length hair, a full-grown beard and nebbish glasses, while Diaz appears as a homely, frizzy-haired brunette. The makeup artists personally said that making Diaz look unattractive was one of the most challenging parts of the movie.
6th Jul '14 11:06:58 AM jewelia13
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** {{Jossed}}. Spike Jonze made it up - it was actually John Cusack's writing partner who threw the can, and it was Jonze's idea to do it in the first place.
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