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John Cusack

Born: 1966

Biography

John Paul Cusack (born June 28, 1966 - Height: 6' 2½") is an American film actor and screenwriter. He has appeared in more than 50 films, including The Journey of Natty Gann, Say Anything..., Grosse Point Blank, Con Air, High Fidelity, and 2012. His father, Richard Cusack (1925–2003), was an actor, as are his siblings: Ann, Joan, Bill, and Susie. His father was also a documentary filmmaker, owned a film production company, and was a friend of activist Philip Berrigan. Cusack spent a year at New York University before dropping out, saying that he had "too much fire in [his] belly". Cusack is a fan of both the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox, for which, he says, he is "in trouble there". He has led the crowd in a performance of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at Wrigley Field. He has also been spotted at multiple Chicago Bears games, and attended many of the Stanley Cup Finals games in support of the Chicago Blackhawks. Cusack has trained in kickboxing for over 20 years, under former world kickboxing champion Benny Urquidez. He began training under Urquidez in preparation for his role in Say Anything... and currently holds the rank of a level 6 black belt in Urquidez's Ukidokan Kickboxing system.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Evanston, Illinois, USA

Resources

Movies

Stand by Me

Denny Lachance in Stand by Me

High Fidelity

Rob Gordon in High Fidelity

Being John Malkovich

Craig Schwartz in Being John Malkovich

The Contract

Ray in The Contract

Con Air

Agent Vince Larkin in Con Air

Say Anything...

Lloyd Dobler in Say Anything...

The Player

John Cusack in The Player

Identity

Ed in Identity

The Road to Wellville

Charles Ossining in The Road to Wellville

1408

Mike Enslin in 1408

City Hall

Kevin Calhoun in City Hall

Martian Child

David in Martian Child

Grace Is Gone

Stanley Philipps in Grace Is Gone

Class

Roscoe in Class

Runaway Jury

Nicholas Easter in Runaway Jury

Bullets Over Broadway

David Shayne in Bullets Over Broadway

America's Sweethearts

Eddie Thomas in America's Sweethearts

Hot Tub Time Machine

Adam in Hot Tub Time Machine

Must Love Dogs

Jake in Must Love Dogs

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

John Kelso in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

The Thin Red Line

Capt. John Gaff in The Thin Red Line

Tapeheads

Ivan Alexeev in Tapeheads

Cradle Will Rock

Nelson Rockefeller in Cradle Will Rock

The Sure Thing

Walter (Gib) Gibson in The Sure Thing

The Ice Harvest

Charlie in The Ice Harvest

Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride

Self in Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride

Grosse Pointe Blank

Martin Q. Blank in Grosse Pointe Blank

Anastasia

Dimitri (voice) in Anastasia

Pushing Tin

Nick Falzone in Pushing Tin

Serendipity

Jonathan Trager in Serendipity

Fat Man and Little Boy

Michael Merriman in Fat Man and Little Boy

War, Inc.

Brand Hauser in War, Inc.

Eight Men Out

Buck Weaver in Eight Men Out

Max

Max Rothman in Max

True Colors

Peter Burton in True Colors

Better Off Dead...

Lane Meyer in Better Off Dead...

The Journey of Natty Gann

Harry in The Journey of Natty Gann

Roadside Prophets

Caspar in Roadside Prophets

2012

Jackson Curtis in 2012

Igor

Igor (voice) in Igor

Hot Pursuit

Dan Bartlett in Hot Pursuit

Map of the Human Heart

The Mapmaker in Map of the Human Heart

Sixteen Candles

Bryce in Sixteen Candles

Shanghai

Paul Soames in Shanghai

The Jack Bull

Myrl Redding in The Jack Bull

Breakfast with Hunter

Self in Breakfast with Hunter

The Grifters

Roy Dillon in The Grifters

One Crazy Summer

Hoops McCann in One Crazy Summer

Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

Self in Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe in The Raven

Woody Allen: A Documentary

Self in Woody Allen: A Documentary

The Paperboy

Hillary Van Wetter in The Paperboy

Money for Nothing

Joey Coyle in Money for Nothing

Grandview, U.S.A.

Johnny Maine in Grandview, U.S.A.

The Numbers Station

Emerson in The Numbers Station

Adult World

Rat Billings in Adult World

Chicago Cab

Scary Man in Chicago Cab

The Butler

Richard Nixon in The Butler

Maps to the Stars

Dr. Stafford Weiss in Maps to the Stars

The Factory

Mike Fletcher in The Factory

The Frozen Ground

Robert Hansen in The Frozen Ground

The Prince

Sam in The Prince

Drive Hard

Simon Keller in Drive Hard

Grand Piano

Clem in Grand Piano

The Bag Man

Jack in The Bag Man

Love & Mercy

Brian Wilson 1980s in Love & Mercy

Reclaim

Benjamin in Reclaim

We're No Animals

Tony Lovecraft in We're No Animals

Dragon Blade

Lucius in Dragon Blade

Shadows and Fog

Student Jack in Shadows and Fog

This Is My Father

Eddie Sharp in This Is My Father

Chi-Raq

Fr. Mike Corridan in Chi-Raq

Arsenal

Sal in Arsenal

Adaptation.

Self (uncredited) in Adaptation.

Cell

Clayton 'Clay' Riddell in Cell

Bob Roberts

Cutting Edge Host in Bob Roberts

Broadcast News

Angry Messenger in Broadcast News

Blood Money

Miller in Blood Money

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Adam (uncredited) in Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Distorted

Vernon Sarsfield in Distorted

All Noncombatants Please Clear the Set

Self in All Noncombatants Please Clear the Set

Guyville Redux

in Guyville Redux

Elvis Stories

Corky in Elvis Stories

Singularity

Elias Van Dorne in Singularity

Summerhood

Narrator (uncredited) in Summerhood

Never Grow Old

Christopher 'Dutch' Albert in Never Grow Old

Boom Bust Boom

Self in Boom Bust Boom

The Concert for New York City

Self in The Concert for New York City

River Runs Red

Horace in River Runs Red

2012: Roland Emmerich - Master of the Modern Epic

Self in 2012: Roland Emmerich - Master of the Modern Epic

The End of the World: The Actor's Perspective

Self in The End of the World: The Actor's Perspective

Eastwood on Eastwood

Narrator (voice) in Eastwood on Eastwood

America: A Tribute to Heroes

Self in America: A Tribute to Heroes

Salinger

Self - Actor in Salinger

The Road to The Sure Thing

in The Road to The Sure Thing

Pursuit

John Calloway in Pursuit

Paul McCartney: Back in the U.S.

Self in Paul McCartney: Back in the U.S.

Floundering

JC in Floundering

The Fog Bowl

Narrator (voice) in The Fog Bowl

My Only Sunshine

in My Only Sunshine

Fog of War

Robert in Fog of War

TV Shows