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John Cusack is, like most of his characters, an unconventional hero. Wary of fame and repelled by formulaic Hollywood fare, he has built a successful career playing underdogs and odd men out--all the while avoiding the media spotlight. John was born in Evanston, Illinois, to an Irish-American family. With the exception of mom Nancy (née Carolan), ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Kickback (pre-production)
Detective Ivanov
 2016 Cell (completed)
Clay Riddell
 2015 Chi-Raq (post-production)
Fr. Mike Corridan
 2015 Dragon Blade
 2014 Untitled Wall Street Project (TV Movie)
 2014 Reclaim
 2014 The Prince
 2014/I The Bag Man
 2013 Doll & Em (TV Series)
- Three (2013) ... John
 2013 Grand Piano
 2012/V The Factory
 2009/I 2012
Jackson Curtis
 2008 Igor
Igor (voice)
 2008 War, Inc.
 2008 Summerhood
Narrator (uncredited)
 2007 1408
Mike Enslin
 2006 The Contract
 2003 Identity
 2002/I Max
Max Rothman
 1999 The Jack Bull (TV Movie)
Myrl Redding
 1997 Anastasia
Dimitri (voice)
 1997 Chicago Cab
Scary Man
 1997 Con Air
Vince Larkin
 1996 Frasier (TV Series)
- Our Father Whose Art Ain't Heaven (1996) ... Greg (voice)
 1994 Floundering
 1992 Bob Roberts
Cutting Edge Host
 1992 Map of the Human Heart
The Mapmaker
 1991 Shadows and Fog
Student Jack
 1989 Elvis Stories (Short)
 1987 Broadcast News
Angry Messenger (as John Cusak)
 1985 The Sure Thing
Walter 'Gib' Gibson
 1983 Class
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He directed Nanette M. Acosta's play, "Methusalem", at the New Crime Productions Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. The crew included Jeff Beck (musical director). See more »

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5 Interviews | 11 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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6' 2½" (1.89 m)

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[on celebrity] "I have a healthy fear of it. I'm not into the celebrity culture aspect of being an artist. To me it represents extinction. The more people know about you, the less they want to try to figure out what you have to say in your movies, and the less credibility you have. To me it seems: Go do your thing, then get out. That's the best way to do it." (January 14, 2004) See more »


Is Irish-American. The name Cusack is not Slavic as many may believe. It is a Norman name, brought to Ireland when the Normans invaded in 1169. "Cussac" is a city in South Central France. See more »


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