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John Malkovich Has a Secret: He Cut His Brother's Throat With a Butcher Knife (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 12th 2010 6:05AM
John Malkovich Has a Secret: He Cut His Brother's Throat With a Butcher KnifeJohn Malkovich is a very intense actor. He excels at playing unconventional roles: loners, doomed romantics, even murderers. He's a bit creepy in real life as well. On the 'Late Late Show' (weeknights, 12:37AM on CBS), John does a good job of freaking Craig Ferguson out. Why is the host so nervous? Because John confesses that he nearly killed his own brother -- and it's a true story.

Ferguson starts off with a totally normal question. He asks what John has been up to lately. Mr. Malkovich replies that he starred in an opera about an Austrian serial killer. Okay, that's weird. Craig wants to know if John can sing -- since singing is a requirement if you're in an opera. "... Um, no," John says. He's in a musical but he can't sing. This is getting weirder.

Since John plays a murderer in the opera, Ferguson asks if the actor has ever "actually killed anyone." Craig's just kidding around. Then, Malkovich pauses to think -- and that's not so good. John says he didn't actually kill anyone. However, there was that one time that he "slit his brother's throat ... with a butcher knife."

Craig looks concerned: "It was probably an accident, right?" " ... Not so much," Malkovich replies. Ferguson is still making jokes, but the actor isn't. In fact, he's telling a totally true story. This really did happen. Here's the story in John's own words:

"I nearly killed my big brother Danny when I slit his throat with a butcher's knife. ... He used to pick on me and hit me for no reason. I chased him with knives, pokers and baseball bats. Then one day I slit his throat ... he had to go to the hospital for stitches. We laugh about it now."

John chuckles while relating this tale. Now, the tables are turned. The actor is laughing ... but Craig seems a little freaked out.

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this is the kind of interview that only craig does.

October 13 2010 at 1:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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