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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 & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Being John Malkovich
Being John Malkovich Craig Schwartz
(1999)
2012
2012 Jackson Curtis
(2009)
High Fidelity
High Fidelity Rob Gordon
(2000)
1408
1408 Mike Enslin
(2007)

Filmography

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 2017 Misfortune (post-production)
Miller
 2017 Arsenal
Sal
 2016/I Cell
Clay Riddell
 2015 Chi-Raq
Father Mike Corridan
 2015 Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Adam (unrated version, uncredited)
 2015 Tian jiang xiong shi
Lucius
 2014 Wall Street (TV Movie)
Ted
 2014 Reclaim
Benjamin
 2014/I The Prince
Sam
 2014/I The Bag Man
Jack
 2013 Doll & Em (TV Series)
John
- Three (2013) ... John
 2013 Grand Piano
Clem
 2012/V The Factory
Mike
 2009/I 2012
Jackson Curtis
 2008 Igor
Igor (voice)
 2008 War, Inc.
Hauser
 2008 Summerhood
Narrator (uncredited)
 2007 1408
Mike Enslin
 2006 The Contract
Ray
 2003 Identity
Ed
 2002 Adaptation.
John Cusack (uncredited)
 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)
Greg
- Our Father Whose Art Ain't Heaven (1996) ... Greg (voice)
 1994 Floundering
JC
 1992 Bob Roberts
Cutting Edge Host
 1992 Map of the Human Heart
The Mapmaker
 1992 The Player
John Cusack
 1989 Elvis Stories (Short)
Corky
 1987 Broadcast News
Angry Messenger (as John Cusak)
 1985 The Sure Thing
Walter 'Gib' Gibson
 1983 Class
Roscoe
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Other Works:

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 »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Alternate Names:

John Cusak

Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm aware of the affection those characters inspired. I feel close to Lloyd in Say Anything... (1989). He was like a super-interesting version of me. Only I'm not as good as him. Whatever part of me is romantic and optimistic, I reached into that to play Lloyd. Of course, now it's all gone. Now I'm just bitter. See more »

Trivia:

Considers the scripts to Max (2002) and Being John Malkovich (1999) the best he has read. See more »

Trademark:

Tall but often hunched frame See more »

Nickname:

Johnny

Star Sign:

Cancer

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