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John Cusack

John Cusack, May 2006
Born John Paul Cusack
June 28, 1966 (1966-06-28) (age 43)
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Screenwriter
Years active 1983–present
.John Paul Cusack (born June 28, 1966) is an American film actor and screenwriter.^ John Paul Cusack ) 28 June 1966, Evanston, Illinois, USA (Yengeç burcu- Cancer) .

^ More Details for John Cusack: Email Address Address History Reverse Phone Search Description: John Paul Cusack (born June 28, 1966) is an American film actor and writer.
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^ Actor Reviews Birthdate: June 28, 1966 John Cusack .
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He won the 1990 Most Promising Actor CFCA Award for Say Anything..., the 1998 Favorite Supporting Actor Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Con Air, and the 2000 Commitment to Chicago Award.[1]

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Early life

.Cusack was born in Evanston, Illinois, to an Irish American Catholic family.^ Cusack was born in Evanston, Illinois, to an Irish American Catholic family.
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^ Born June 28, 1966 in Evanston, IL, Cusack into an Irish Catholic family.
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^ Cusack was born June 28, 1966 in Evanston, IL into an Irish Catholic family.
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[2][3] .His father, Dick Cusack (1925–2003), and siblings Ann, Joan, Bill, and Susie are also actors; his father was also a documentary filmmaker,[4] owned a film production company,[5] and was a friend of activist Philip Berrigan.^ His father Dick Cusack, as well as his three sisters Ann, Susie, and Joan, and as his brother Bill, all of them have also been actors, some of the still are.
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^ His father Richard is an actor and a documentary film maker.
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^ Son of Dick Cusack (actor, documentary filmmaker) and Nancy Cusack (teacher).
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[6] .Cusack's mother, Nancy, is a former mathematics teacher and political activist.^ Cusack's mother, Nancy, is a former mathematics teacher and political activist.
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^ His mother Nancy is a teacher.
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^ His mother, Nancy, is a former teacher and political activist.
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Cusack spent a year at New York University before dropping out, saying that he had "too much fire in his belly".[7]

Career

.Cusack gained fame in the mid-1980s after appearing in teen movies such as Better Off Dead, The Sure Thing, One Crazy Summer, and Sixteen Candles.^ The one thing it didn't have, according to Cusack?
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^ Better Off Dead 228 Reviews .
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^ Better Off Dead was the worst thing I have ever seen.
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.Cusack made a cameo in the 1988 music video for "Trip At The Brain" by Suicidal Tendencies.^ The writer-producer-director Peter McCarthy, with whom Cusack made four films including the 1988 cult comedy Tapeheads, remembers the clan with fondness.
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^ The writer-producer-director Peter McCarthy , with whom Cusack made four films including the 1988 cult comedy Tapeheads, remembers the clan with fondness.
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^ The film featured Cusack and Robbins as enterprising motormouths trying to bust into the music-video business.
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.His biggest success in that genre is arguably his starring role as Lloyd Dobler in Cameron Crowe's Say Anything.^ Tags cameron crowe , john cusack , Say Anything .
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^ Last teen role as cult icon Lloyd Dobler in Cameron Crowe's "Say Anything"; sister Joan also starred in film .
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^ His biggest success in that genre is arguably his starring role as Lloyd Dobler in Cameron Crowe's Say Anything.
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.His roles broadened in the late 1980s and early 1990s with more serious-minded fare such as the political satire True Colors and the film noir thriller The Grifters.^ His roles broadened in the late 1980s and early 1990s with more serious-minded fare such as the political satire True Colors and the film noir thriller The Grifters.
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^ Cusack gained recognition in the mid-1980s in small roles in films like the teen comedy "Sixteen Candles."
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^ Next, Cusack appeared in True Colors with James Spader, a film about friendship and betrayal and he appeared in a cameo role in The Player.
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.Cusack became a proven box office success with his roles in the dark comedy Grosse Pointe Blank and the Jerry Bruckheimer blockbuster Con Air.^ Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) Producer .
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^ The success of Grosse Point Blank in 1997 seemed to reinvigorate Cusack.
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.In the years since, his range of films has diversified, appearing in roles such as an obsessive puppeteer in Being John Malkovich, a lovelorn record store owner in High Fidelity, and a Jewish art dealer mentoring a young Adolf Hitler in Max.^ John Cusack played Rob Gordon in High Fidelity What role did John Cusack portray in Being John Malkovich ?
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^ Being John Malkovich (1999) .
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^ John Cusack, with Todd Louiso (right), is an underachieving record-store owner in High Fidelity (2000).
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.He starred in the horror film 1408, based on Stephen King's short story of the same name.^ NEW CLIPS AND INFORMATION Based on a short story by Stephen King, 1408 really does have horror inscribed in....
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^ Based on a short story by Stephen King, "1408" really does have horror inscribed in its soul.
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^ It is a horror thriller flick which actually is the adaptation of the Stephen King short story.
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He next appeared as a widowed father in the Iraq War-themed drama Grace is Gone and as assassin Brand Hauser in the dark political satire, War, Inc., along with Hilary Duff and Marisa Tomei.
.His sister Joan Cusack and close friend Jeremy Piven have appeared in many of his films.^ Frequently works with his sister Joan Cusack .
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^ He has appeared in several films with his sister Joan.
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^ How many films have joan cusack been in?
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.The siblings appeared as two geeks in Sixteen Candles: John as one of Farmer Ted's posse, and Joan as the geek with the neck brace.^ Was one of the main nerds featured in "Sixteen Candles"; sister Joan also appeared in film .
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^ I liked him as one of Farmer Ted's dweebs in Sixteen Candles.
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^ In 1984, Cusack was one of the main "nerds" featured in "Sixteen Candles"; sister Joan also appeared in film.
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They also appeared together in High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank, Cradle Will Rock, Martian Child, Say Anything, and War, Inc.. .Piven and Cusack played opposite one another in One Crazy Summer, Serendipity, and Grosse Pointe Blank.^ Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) Producer .
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^ The success of Grosse Point Blank in 1997 seemed to reinvigorate Cusack.
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^ One Crazy Summer (1986) .
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.Cusack also had a brief cameo, seen from behind but speaking a line of dialogue, in Broadcast News, in which Joan also appeared.^ Is john cusack in broadcast news?
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^ In 1984, Cusack was one of the main "nerds" featured in "Sixteen Candles"; sister Joan also appeared in film.
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^ Cusack is from a family of actors, most notably his sister, the comic actress Joan Cusack , who has appeared with him in several films, including Say Anything (1989).
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.Piven also had roles in Say Anything, The Grifters, Runaway Jury[8] and Grosse Pointe Blank.^ Todd commented on Nov 11 09 at 11:36 pm Grosse Pointe Blanke is too awesome.
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^ He is best known for his roles in the films Say Anything , Sixteen Candles , Gross Point Blank and High Fidelity .
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^ Actually, true story, I wrote a report on why Grosse Point Blank would revive Akroyd's career.
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.Cusack was next seen in Roland Emmerich's disaster film, 2012, which was released in theaters November 13, 2009; he played Jackson Curtis, a book writer and limo driver, with his Identity and Martian Child co-star Amanda Peet.^ Played Jackson Curtis, a book writer and limo driver, in Roland Emmerich's disaster film, "2012" .
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^ John Cusack, star of the disaster film 2012, names his favorite disaster flic...
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^ John Cusack signs on for Roland Emmerich's 2012 .

Personal and political life

.Since May 2005, Cusack has been an occasional contributing blogger at The Huffington Post, including an interview with Naomi Klein.^ John Cusack and Naomi Klein continued.

^ Posted May 13, 2005 .

^ Cusack occasionally blogs on his opposition to the Iraq war at The Huffington Post.
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.He has written extensively on his opposition to the war in Iraq and his disdain for the Bush administration, calling its worldview "depressing, corrupt, unlawful, and tragically absurd".[9] He also appeared in a June 2008 MoveOn.org ad, where he made the claim that George W. Bush and John McCain have the same governing priorities.^ In June 2008, John came out against John McCain, comparing him to George W. Bush, and has pledged his support to Barack Obama.
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^ How depressing, corrupt, unlawful and tragically absurd the administration's world view actually is...how low the moral bar has been lowered...and (though I know I'm capable of intellectually lazy notions of collective guilt)...

^ He soon defined the Bush administration as “depressing, corrupt, unlawful and tragically absurd.” He became friends with anti-globalization journalist Naomi Klein, and he raged about the Blackwater military corruption scandal.
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[10]
Cusack has an allegiance to both the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox, for which, he says, he's "in trouble there for that."[11] He has led the crowd in a performance of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at Wrigley Field.[11]
.In 2008, police arrested a woman suspected of stalking Cusack.^ As police were clarifying the situation, Cusack notified police that he recognized the passenger as Leatherman and that she had been stalking him.
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^ LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A woman accused of stalking John Cusack has accepted a plea deal that will let her avoid state prison.
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^ Copyright 2008 Malibu Sheriff Dept / Malibu Sheriff Dept ET confirms that EMILY DIANE LEATHERMAN , the 33-year-old woman arrested over the weekend outside JOHN CUSACK 's home, has been charged with one felony count of stalking the actor from February through the end of March of this year.
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[12] .On October 10, 2008, the woman pleaded no contest and received five years probation and mandatory psychiatric counseling, and was ordered to avoid Cusack, his home and business for the next 10 years.^ Last year, Leatherman was convicted of stalking Cusack and breaking a restraining order; she was given five years’ probation, and ordered to avoid Cusack’s homes and businesses for 10 years.
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^ She was also ordered to stay away from Cusack, his home, and business...
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^ Friday, October 10, 2008 .
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Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1983 Class Roscoe Maibaum
1984 Sixteen Candles Bryce
Grandview, U.S.A. Johnny Maine
1985 The Sure Thing Walter (Gib) Gibson
The Journey of Natty Gann Harry
Better Off Dead Lane Meyer
1986 Stand by Me Denny Lachance
One Crazy Summer Hoops McCann
1987 Hot Pursuit Dan Bartlett
Broadcast News Angry Messenger as John Cusak
1988 Eight Men Out George 'Buck' Weaver
Tapeheads Ivan Alexeev
1989 Elvis Stories Corky short subject
Say Anything... Lloyd Dobler Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Emerging Actor
Fat Man and Little Boy Michael Merriman
1990 The Grifters Roy Dillon
1991 True Colors Peter Burton
1992 Shadows and Fog Student Jack
The Player Self Cameo
Bob Roberts Cutting Edge Host
Roadside Prophets Caspar
1993 Map of the Human Heart The Mapmaker
Money for Nothing Joey Coyle
1994 Floundering JC
Bullets Over Broadway David Shayne
The Road to Wellville Charles Ossining
1996 City Hall Deputy Mayor Kevin Calhoun
1997 Grosse Pointe Blank Martin Q. Blank Screenplay and co-producer
Nominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Con Air U.S. Marshal Vince Larkin Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor — Action/Adventure
Anastasia Dimitri voice
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil John Kelso
1998 Chicago Cab Scary man Executive producer
This Is My Father Eddie Sharp, the Pilot
The Thin Red Line Capt. Gaff Satellite Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble
1999 Pushing Tin Nick Falzone
Cradle Will Rock Nelson Rockefeller Nominated - Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Being John Malkovich Craig Schwartz Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor
Nominated — London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
The Jack Bull Myrl Redding TV film, executive producer
2000 High Fidelity Rob Gordon Screenplay and co-producer
Nominated — American Comedy Award
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominated — Empire Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Hissy Fit
Nominated — USC Scripter Award 2000
Nominated — Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
2001 America's Sweethearts Eddie Thomas
Serendipity Jonathan Trager
2002 Max Max Rothman associate producer
Adaptation. Himself uncredited
2003 Identity Ed Dakota
Breakfast With Hunter Himself documentary
Runaway Jury Nicholas Easter
2005 Must Love Dogs Jake Anderson
The Ice Harvest Charlie Arglist
2006 Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film Himself documentary
The Contract Ray Keene
2007 Martian Child David Gordon
1408 Mike Enslin Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Actor
Grace Is Gone Stanley Philipps Producer
2008 War, Inc. Brand Hauser Writer and producer
Summerhood Narrator uncredited
Igor Igor voice
2009 2012 Jackson Curtis
2010 Shanghai Paul Soames post-production
Hot Tub Time Machine Adam post-production
2011 The Factory Mike Fletcher post-production

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