John Malkovich recreates famous photographs in Sandro Miller’s exhibition

'Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage To Photographic Masters' runs in Chicago from November 7

The actor John Malkovich will take centre stage in a series of transformations into famous figures from Einstein to Marilyn Monore in a new exhibition of photographs from Sandro Miller.

The exhibition at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago is titled Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage To Photographic Masters and runs from November 7 to January 31, 2015.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Miller’s starting point was a series of iconic photographs with the name of the series alluding to a classic scene in the Charlie Kaufman-scripted film Being John Malkovich. Malkovich mimics Arthur Sasse’s 1951 shot Albert Einstein Sticking His Tongue Out and Bert Stern’s 1962 composition Marilyn in Pink Roses.

The exhibition also includes Miller’s interpretations of classic images of icons including the revolutionary Che Guevara, Andy Warhol’s self portrait, surrealist painter Salavador Dali, the Annie Leibovitz portrait of John Lennon and Yoko Ono and Jack Nicholson as Batman’s nemesis The Joker originally snapped by Herb Ritts.

Malkovich will appear next on screen in Steven Bernstein’s drama Dominion which looks at the final days of Welsh writer Dylan Thomas, played by Rhys Ifans.

The actor also voices Dave the octopus in Madagascar spin-off Penguins of Madagascar in cinemas December 5.