8 Brilliant Life Lessons From John Malkovich
Though he claimed he didn’t want to give anyone advice, famous actor and acclaimed weirdo John Malkovich was full of it when he took to Reddit for an AMA on Wednesday. Not only did the Being John Malkovich and Con Air star claimed weight in on best practices for a host of topics — he also expressed sadness about having never seen Helen Mirren’s breasts and recorded a voicemail greeting for a redditor named Benjamin.
But most importantly, he gave redditors eight very important life lessons.
1. How to Get a Bat out of Your Apartment:
i had one in my house once. i think i just opened all the windows and kind of gently broomed it out. just make sure it’s in your apartment and not in your head.
2. How to Have Bad Pot-Smoking Etiquette
sometimes my best friend russ makes me smoke ganja, but i become a bit insane and normally eat a couple hundred dollars worth of say, ice cream sandwiches or dilly bars or what have you. even worse, i won’t share any of it.
3. How to Consider Privacy in This Day and Age
i think, sadly, that privacy is finished. no such thing. if you’re a known person, you learned to live without it long ago. that’s very,very unfortunate, but such is life. i think there’s no going back as that particular horse has left the barn. i have at times spoken with my peers and the head of the actors union about why we’re not paid when we appear in say a tmz production, but there seems to be no real interest in combatting it. for the nsa, i’ve always assumed they listen to everything and read everything and see everything. france, where i’ve also lived for a number of years is exactly the same-possibly worse. i think it’s too late.
4. How to Deal With Going Bald
it’s ok. michael jordan made it stylish. don’t worry, life goes on.
5. How to Pick up Mary-Louise Parker
marie louise is my hero. sharp, sad, funny, extremely gifted and quick. i love to be around her and i adore working with her. we had a beautiful vomiting in tandem on the car windshield scene in red 2, ungratefully removed by the powers that be. for the pick up line, i’m not to sure. i would counsel the direct approach. i wouldn’t use the schwarzenegger pick up line “baby your bangability is very high tonight.” on 2nd thought, if you have a good styrian acccent, maybe it would be perfect.
6. How to Politely Decline a Terrible Script
one night, a woman came in to our yard in france around 2:00 am. i was outside on the phone talking to my producing partners in los angeles. she gave me a script called elle tue,(she kills!) which was about the lead character killing a movie star. it was written like it had been done with a butcher knife in red ink. also, it wasn’t very good.
7. How to Decline an Offer to Go to Space
don’t you have to go to the bathroom in your space suit and everything? i’m just not sure i could do that?
8. How to Lose Weight Eating Nothing but Jell-O
i lost seventy pounds eating nothing but jello for 4 months. but of course there is great variety in the colors! i think, if i remember correctly it’s 230 calories for a whole bowl. maybe 270? in the 5th month i added fruit.
Image via Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images
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