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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 & 18 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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 2018 Distorted (post-production)
Vernon Sarsfield
 2017 Singularity
Elias Van Dorne
 2017/IV Blood Money
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 Dragon Blade
Lucius
 2014 Wall Street (TV Movie)
Ted
 2014 Reclaim
Benjamin
 2014 Love & Mercy
Brian - Future
 2014/I The Prince
Sam
 2014 Drive Hard
Simon Keller
 2014 Maps to the Stars
Dr. Stafford Weiss
 2014/I The Bag Man
Jack
 2013 We're No Animals
Tony Lovecraft
 2013 Doll & Em (TV Series)
John
- Three (2013) ... John
 2013 Adult World
Rat Billings
 2013 Grand Piano
Clem
 2013/I Lee Daniels' The Butler
Richard Nixon
 2013 The Frozen Ground
Robert Hansen
 2013 The Numbers Station
Emerson Kent
 2012/V The Factory
Mike
 2012 The Paperboy
Hillary Van Wetter
 2012/I The Raven
Edgar Allan Poe
 2010 Shanghai
Paul Soames
 2010 Hot Tub Time Machine
Adam
 2009/I 2012
Jackson Curtis
 2008 Igor
Igor (voice)
 2008 War, Inc.
Hauser
 2008 Summerhood
Narrator (uncredited)
 2007 Martian Child
David
 2007 1408
Mike Enslin
 2007 Grace Is Gone
Stanley Phillips
 2006 The Contract
Ray
 2005 The Ice Harvest
Charlie Arglist
 2005 Must Love Dogs
Jake
 2003 Runaway Jury
Nicholas Easter
 2003 Identity
Ed
 2002 Adaptation.
John Cusack (uncredited)
 2002/I Max
Max Rothman
 2001 Serendipity
Jonathan Trager
 2001 America's Sweethearts
Eddie Thomas
 2000 High Fidelity
Rob Gordon
 1999 Being John Malkovich
Craig Schwartz
 1999 Cradle Will Rock
Nelson Rockefeller
 1999 Pushing Tin
Nick Falzone
 1999 The Jack Bull (TV Movie)
Myrl Redding
 1998 The Thin Red Line
Capt. John Gaff
 1998/I This Is My Father
Eddie Sharp
 1997 Anastasia
Dimitri (voice)
 1997 Chicago Cab
Scary Man
 1997 Con Air
Vince Larkin
 1997 Grosse Pointe Blank
Martin Q. Blank
 1996 Frasier (TV Series)
Greg
- Our Father Whose Art Ain't Heaven (1996) ... Greg (voice)
 1996 City Hall
Deputy Mayor Kevin Calhoun
 1994 The Road to Wellville
Charles Ossining
 1994 Bullets Over Broadway
David Shayne
 1994 Floundering
JC
 1993 Money for Nothing
Joey Coyle
 1992 Bob Roberts
Cutting Edge Host
 1992 Map of the Human Heart
The Mapmaker
 1992 The Player
John Cusack
 1992 Roadside Prophets
Caspar
 1991 Shadows and Fog
Student Jack
 1991 True Colors
Peter Burton
 1990 The Grifters
Roy Dillon
 1989 Elvis Stories (Short)
Corky
 1989 Fat Man and Little Boy
Michael Merriman
 1989 Say Anything...
Lloyd Dobler
 1988 Eight Men Out
George 'Buck' Weaver
 1988 Tapeheads
Ivan Alexeev
 1987 Broadcast News
Angry Messenger (as John Cusak)
 1987 Hot Pursuit
Dan Bartlett
 1986 One Crazy Summer
Hoops McCann
 1986 Stand by Me
Denny Lachance
 1985 Better Off Dead...
Lane Meyer
 1985 The Sure Thing
Walter 'Gib' Gibson
 1984 Grandview, U.S.A.
Johnny Maine
 1984 Sixteen Candles
Bryce
 1983 Class
Roscoe
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Other Works:

He appeared in the Dutch TV commercial/Trailer for "2012". Voice-over by Jeroen Nieuwenhuize. 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' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

Dated Susannah Melvoin. See more »

Trademark:

Offbeat, quirky characters See more »

Nickname:

Johnny

Star Sign:

Cancer

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