Birth Name: John Malkovich
Birth Place: Benton, Illinois, USA
Born on Dec. 9, 1953 in the small coal mining town of Benton, IL, Malkovich was raised one of five children by Daniel, conservation director for the State of Illinois and the publisher of Outdoor Illinois, and J Anne, owner of the Benton Evening News, who was affectionately known as "Frog" by her children because of her deep voice. With his father routinely away on business and his mother unwilling to discipline her children, the Malkovich brood essentially ran wild. As a boy, Malkovich was both literally and figurative a punching bag for his older brother, who chided him for being overweight. When he was 16, Malkovich dropped a good 70 pounds after eating nothing but Jell-O for two months...
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