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John Malkovich wishes he had more years to spend with his granddaughter

John Malkovich wishes he had more time on earth to spend with his granddaughter credit:Bang Showbiz
John Malkovich wishes he had more time on earth to spend with his granddaughter credit:Bang Showbiz

John Malkovich wishes he was younger so he could spend more time with his granddaughter.

The 70-year-old 'Being John Malkovich' actor has no qualms about getting older but wishes he had more years with his young granddaughter.

He told Closer US magazine: "I wish I was younger, only because we have a granddaughter, who's not quite 2 years old. I wish I would have had more time with her, but such is life. Everything else is great. I couldn't have ever dreamed of the life I've had."

The 'New Look' star insists that when he has gone onto the next life, he only cares that his loved ones remember him.

He said: "I don't want to be! I want to be remembered by my family and friends as somebody who loved them and not some kind of gloomy, existential lonely figure.

I like to laugh in life. I've had a beautiful life. I've met wonderful people. You are remembered by the people who care about you, as I remember the people I care about."

In December 2008, the 'Con Air' star lost his life savings to financier Madoff, who defrauded thousands of investors out of an estimated $64.8 billion in a Ponzi scheme and was given a 150-year jail sentence in 2009.

Malkovich previously revealed how he and his long-term partner Nicoletta Peyran had to make changes to their lifestyle and he had to accept as many roles that came his way to become financially secure again.

In an interview with The Guardian newspaper in 2020, he said: "Our then business manager had invested pretty much everything we'd ever made with somebody called Bernie Madoff. Everything I'd ever made was gone.

"I saw a picture of Bernie Madoff in handcuffs and said, 'I'm going to go to the corner to get a packet of cigarettes. I think we have a little problem with Madoff.'"

When asked how much money in total he lost, he added: "Oh, I don't know. A lot. But I don't think it mattered that much. We just made changes to the way we lived and the money we spent.

"I had to do more work that paid for a number of years, and work all the time. And I stopped paying for everything. I just stopped paying for friends and family for a time. And we used to spend a lot of money producing movies that lost quite a lot of money. That stopped."