Being John Malkovich
1999
*****
Director: Spike Jonze
Cast: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich

An unemployed puppeteer who works on the 7½th floor of an office building discovers a portal to John Malkovich’s head, which allows the person to see, hear and feel what the actor does for 15 minutes at a time. Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman made his name with this completely outlandish storyline, which results in an ingeniously inventive comedy that deals with identity and people’s obsession with celebrity. John Malkovich gives a courageous and hilarious performance as “himself”.