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Malkovich Upbeat Despite Losing Money in Madoff Scam

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Mar 16, 2009 | 5:26am EDT

Actor John Malkovich lost a huge chunk of his personal fortune to Wall Street scam artist Bernie Madoff.

Financier Madoff was arrested in December, accused of siphoning billions of dollars from his wealthy clients.

A number of stars have been affected by the scandal, including Kevin BaconSteven Spielberg and Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Malkovich reveals he too lost money to Madoff -- but he is refusing to let the financial hit get him down.

The star tells the New York Daily News, “I wouldn’t say I feel flush.

"But I wouldn’t pretend to have less than the most spectacular life. I’m more worried about people who don’t have jobs.”

Malkovich also reveals he has resolved a tax dispute with the French government that forced him to leave his home in the country.

The 55-year-old claims a mix-up left him with a $36,500 tax bill resulting from a Paris play he lost money producing.

Malkovich vowed to challenge the bill and now insists French authorities are "making an arrangement with the IRS.”

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