25.03.2012 - The UNESCO Courier

Being John Malkovich on the stage

John Malkovich at UNESCO, on the 22nd of March 2012, before delivering his message for the 50th World Theatre Day.

“I can’t pretend to understand most of the world’s problems, I’ve never presumed to, and I can’t certainly pretend to solve any of them”, says American actor John Malkovich in an interview for The UNESCO Courier, given just before delivering his message for the 50th World Theatre Day.

"All I can do is theatre. In other words, show scenes from the life of an individual or a group of people who lived in a certain way at a certain time. By doing this, I can encourage spectators to think about themselves – who they are and what they feel.  And I think that if it is not invaluable, it’s pretty valuable."

John Malkovich answers questions put by Marie-Christine Pinault Desmoulins and Jasmina Šopova. Read the interview in French

John Malkovich celebrates World Theatre Day (video)

John Malkovich delivers his message at UNESCO (video)

World Theatre Day 2012 (27th of March)




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