John Gavin Malkovich (born December 9, 1953) is an Academy Award-nominated actor. He is known for playing creepy psychopaths extremely well, and has appeared in films such as The Killing Fields, Empire of the Sun, Con Air, Johnny English, Red and Being John Malkovich. Malkovich is a master of the Creepy Monotone, and can either be quietly understated or be a Large Ham of astronomical proportions. However, as with many great actors, he has appeared in some less-than-luminous films, including Eragon and Jonah Hex. As the titular character in Being John Malkovich, he appears as John Horatio Malkovich, a fictionalized version of himself. He also appears in a cameo in Adaptation, As Himself during the filming of Being John Malkovich.