1999 Certificate: 15


Director Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman put themselves on the map with this landmark in surreal cinema. John Cusack stars as Craig Schwartz, a puppeteer who stumbles upon a portal into the brain of the distinguished actor. This is obviously disconcerting for both Craig and Mr Malkovich (gamely playing himself). But Craig's scheming colleague (Catherine Keener) is happy to play them both. With Cameron Diaz as Craig's pet-obsessed wife and Charlie Sheen enjoying himself as himself, it's a mind-bending mix of funny peculiar and funny ha-ha.


  • Spike Jonze


  • John Cusack

  • Catherine Keener

  • Cameron Diaz

  • Orson Bean

  • John Malkovich