By  on August 19, 2009

“Malkovich: Too serious for ‘stardom’” is how WWD titled its 1984 profile of actor and future fashion designer (he's the mind behind the Technobohemian and Uncle Kimono lines of men's wear) John Malkovich. Indeed, Malkovich didn’t veer from the intense-actor script during the course of the interview, in which he discussed his involvement in Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company (he was an early member, along with Gary Sinise), working with Dustin Hoffman (they costarred in the 1984 theatrical revival and 1985 film version of “Death of a Salesman”), and offered his take on Hollywood stardom. He also posed with a signpost for an impromptu photo shoot in Greenwich Village.


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