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Being John Malkovich
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3 Nominations
Year 1999
Director Spike Jonze
Writer Charlie Kaufman
Starring John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich
72nd Academy Awards

Being John Malkovich is a 1999 American comedy-fantasy film written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Spike Jonze. It stars John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, and John Malkovich, who plays a fictional version of himself.

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Plot

Puppeteer Craig Schwartz and animal lover and pet store clerk Lotte Schwartz are just going through the motions of their marriage. Despite not being able to earn a living solely through puppeteering, Craig loves his profession as it allows him to inhabit the skin of others. He begins to take the ability to inhabit the skin of others to the next level when he is forced to take a job as a file clerk for the off-kilter LesterCorp. Behind one of the filing cabinets in his work area, Craig finds a hidden door which he learns is a portal into the mind of John Malkovich, the visit through the portal which lasts fifteen minutes after which the person is spit into a ditch next to the New Jersey Turnpike. Craig is fascinated by the meaning of life associated with this finding.

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Being John Malkovich (1999) - Open-ended Trailer01:50

Being John Malkovich (1999) - Open-ended Trailer

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