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John Cusack (I)


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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Filmography

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 2016 Kickback (pre-production)
Detective Ivanov
 2016 Cell (completed)
Clay Riddell
 2015 Chi-Raq
Father Mike Corridan
 2015 Dragon Blade
Lucius
 2014 Untitled Wall Street Project (TV Movie)
Ted
 2014 Reclaim
Benjamin
 2014 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/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
 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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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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Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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Personal Quote:

(On why he lives in L.A.) 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 still ... See more »

Trivia:

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 »

Trademark:

Tall but often hunched frame See more »

Nickname:

Johnny

Star Sign:

Cancer

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