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John Malkovich seeks self-titled web domain in Super Bowl ad

By Wade Sheridan
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John Malkovich seeks self-titled web domain in Super Bowl ad
John Malkovich arrives at the French premiere of the film "The Casanova Variations" on November 3, 2014. Malkovich stars in a new Super Bowl ad for Squarespace about securing a web domain. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- John Malkovich is having a hard time being himself on the internet in Squarespace's upcoming Super Bowl ad.

The comedic short features the actor upset that he is unable to secure the web domain JohnMalkovich.com in order to sell his new fashion collection aptly titled John Malkovich.

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"How is it that JohnMalkovich.com is taken?" he asks while starring directly at the audience while he views his computer screen.

"Somebody already snatched it," a woman explains. "But I'm him," Malkovich responds. "There's a film about me being me."

The Red star then angrily discovers the website using his name by another man with the same name who appears to enjoy fishing.

Malkovich writes him a letter proclaiming "Guess who? What the [expletive] is going on?" which he signs "Also, John Malkovich."

The ad by Squarespace which allows users to build websites, is meant to encourage Super Bowl viewers to grab web domain names before they are taken.

The ad references real-life events as Malkovich had dealt with an online imposter who used his name to sell knockoffs of his fashion line which is now sold on JohnMalkovich.com hosted by Squarespace.

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"The internet is such that it is very difficult if everybody else can use your name and you can't," he said of the ad while speaking with USA Today. "I even had that issue with a film called Being John Malkovich."

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