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Acting Legend John Malkovich Took the Stage in Debrecen

Fanni Kaszás 2020.03.11.

American actor John Malkovich has arrived in Hungary and yesterday, the legendary actor took the stage at the Kölcsey Center, with his special program Zenekritikus (Music Critic), organized by the Debrecen Campus Nonprofit Public Benefit Ltd.

During his only performance in Hungary, the actor presented five music critiques with the help of five musicians, which were written about the pieces by some of the most famous composers.

Malkovich told Debrecen Television that he is also often criticized for his acting. Although in Hungary, the actor is primarily known for his films, he prefers to look at himself as a theater actor. He believes that versatility is essential to his work, so it’s no wonder he is also known as a director, producer, and fashion designer.

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Before the performance, on Monday, the actor visited the University of Debrecen, where university Rector Zoltán Szilvássy and Zoltán Bács, the Chancellor of the institution, welcomed him and where Malkovich also admired the beautiful courtyard of the main building.

Malkovich traveled to Debrecen with the assistance of General Electric (GE) and the Institute of Engineering and Business Development Innovation at the University of Debrecen. The University of Debrecen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and GE are working together to bring such influential lecturers and professionals to Debrecen, like John Malkovich, said Endre Ascsillán, vice president of GE Hungary, founder of the Institute of Engineering and Business Development at the University of Debrecen.

featured photo: MTI/Czeglédi Zsolt