When we started shooting I put my hand on his shoulder and told him to "be himself and try to look cool". Yes, so I facepalmed in my mind right after that. He gave a little chuckle and said he’d do his best though he’s not sure about the cool part.
When I was taking the close ups, he said quietly “how’s my cool factor?”. I just stared. And then blurted “amazing, you’re very beautiful”. Facepalm number 2. 
After the shoot he was very nice and polite, we took a pic together and I told him I saw him in Birdland so he realised I was also a fan.

He’s quite mesmerizing in person. 


When photographer Sandro Miller decided to do a project to honor the photographers who had inspired him and shaped his career, he called on his longtime friend and frequent collaborator John Malkovich to help him. The result is Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters, a brilliant series of 35 recreations of iconic portraits, all starring the actor as the subject.