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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 »

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 2016/I Cell
Clay Riddell
 2015 Chi-Raq
Father Mike Corridan
 2015 Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Adam (unrated version, uncredited)
 2015 Dragon Blade
 2014 Reclaim
 2014/I The Prince
 2014/I The Bag Man
 2013 Grand Piano
 2012/V The Factory
 2009/I 2012
Jackson Curtis
 2008 Igor
Igor (voice)
 2008 War, Inc.
 2008 Summerhood
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 2007 1408
Mike Enslin
 2006 The Contract
 2003 Identity
 2002/I Max
Max Rothman
 1997 Anastasia
Dimitri (voice)
 1997 Chicago Cab
Scary Man
 1997 Con Air
Vince Larkin
 1994 Floundering
 1992 Bob Roberts
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 1992 Map of the Human Heart
The Mapmaker
 1992 The Player
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 1987 Broadcast News
Angry Messenger (as John Cusak)
 1985 The Sure Thing
Walter 'Gib' Gibson
 1983 Class
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TV commercial about a woman and her horse competing in a rodeo for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Truck (voiceover). 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 why he lives in Los Angeles] I kept saying that I'd never live in L.A., and I didn't think I would. But that's where the work is, and I ended up making a lot of friends there, and my old friends moved out to Los Angeles too. And also, I think when you're famous, its hard to live in a small town. Not that Chicago is a 'small' town, but when I'm there, which I am it lot because I love it and I ... See more »


Was considered for the role of Billy Flynn in Chicago (2002). However, he ended up losing the role to Richard Gere. See more »


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