Q&A; John Malkovich

John Malkovich plays King Charles II in The Libertine, out Nov. 25.

This is a very dirty movie. Was that its appeal? I liked the take on the period, that whatever's wrong in your life you can blame on the king.

Ever thought of doing TV? I've been talking to Hugh Laurie about doing something on House. We're friends. It's just so hard to find the time. I just finished Beowulf.

Why are so many Beowulf projects under way? Scary monsters are like Hula Hoops. They come in and out of fashion.

I see you have some designs in your sketch...

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