Being James Brown

John Malkovich shakes his groove thang

Alterna-Icon for a generation John Malkovich shakes his moneymaker in trademark endearingly enigmatic fashion in preparation for an upcoming appearance on Dancing With the Grumpy Old Men Down the Street.

7 Responses to “Being James Brown”

  1. Meg Q October 14, 2007 at 6:09 pm #

    Oh my. He’s got on nice leather slippers, a paisley dressing gown, and boxer shorts, and has a 123-type Mercedes and a lovely red-brick wall in the background. If only we could see what’s in his hand – I bet it’s a Wusthof knife (or, knowing his preference for France, a Laguiole). Yes, even when he’s bringing teh crazy, Malkovich does it with elan.

  2. Merry October 14, 2007 at 6:57 pm #

    Is that Alan Alda he’s beating up?

  3. raincoaster October 15, 2007 at 12:54 am #

    You know, I think it is! RUN, HAWKEYE!

    It’s a hammer in his hand; if you click on the image, you can see the whole series of shots.

    He does seem to be enjoying himself. Like Christopher Walken, I don’t think he’ll lose his marbles in old age; it just might slow him down enough to make him normal.

  4. Phyllis October 16, 2007 at 6:22 pm #

    Meg the whole scene is pretty typical for Cambridge MA (where he lives.)

  5. raincoaster October 16, 2007 at 6:24 pm #

    I can just hear “Get off my lawn” in a preppy accent.

  6. Meg Q October 17, 2007 at 12:18 am #

    Mmmm, I love Cambridge, my uncle’s lived there for 25 years.

    Are they shooting this movie there?

  7. raincoaster October 17, 2007 at 2:27 am #

    Apparently, it’s being filmed in Brooklyn Heights.