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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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Being John Malkovich
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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 Untitled Wall Street Project (TV Movie)
 2014 Reclaim
 2014/I 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
 1992 The Player
John Cusack
 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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Voice-over for a Volkswagen Eos TV commercial, that also features Wilco's "Sky Blue Sky". See more »

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6' 2½" (1.89 m)

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[on if he prefers Chicago or Los Angeles] Chicago's a great city - definitely my favorite. But I'm more at home in L.A. because so many of my old friends are here now. I mean, I feel at home in both. What's hard in Chicago is that I'm more conspicuous when I'm there. It's harder to coast around. See more »


Has worked six times with fellow actor/stuntman/fight coordinator Benny Urquidez in Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), Con Air (1997), The Contract (2006), 1408 (2007), War, Inc. (2008) and Dragon Blade (2015). See more »


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