The 25 Most Memorable Portrayals of Real Artists in Movie History

23. John Malkovich as Klimt

Character: Gustav Klimt

Film: Flimt

Year Released: 2006

John Malkovich shines at the larger than life, snuggie wearing, art nouveau pioneer, and despite the films lack of direction, gives it a sufficient amount of life. The form obsessed painter runs around Vienna with a child-like curiosity, discovering the marvels of the times, in rapture with bits of gold flake, with fabric swings, and most of all with moving pictures. At the same time, he finds himself at odds with the very serious men and women of the times. Malkovich, is certainly the strong song on a sinking ship here.

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