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John Cusack ACTOR

John Cusack was born on June 28th, 1966 in Evanston, Illinois with the middle name Paul.  He was born into a family already involved in the industry.  His father, Dick Cusack was an actor and all his siblings also pursued acting.  As a young boy he was already performing in a number of stage productions and also was doing voice over work for commercials as well as adding small film roles to his resume.
He graduated from Evanston Township High School and by the age of seventeen he made his first feature film debut in, "Class" (1983) followed by roles in, "Sixteen Candles" (1984), "The Sure Thing" (1985), "Better Off Dead…" (1985), "Say Anything" (1989) and "The Gifters" (1990).  He studied for one year at New York University before dropping out and deciding to pursue a fulltime career in acting.
Along with working as a film actor, Cusack also returned to the theater industry and produced as well as directed a couple shows for a Chicago-based theater group, The new Criminals.  In addition, he started a film company with two old friends called, New Crime productions.  His company produced such films as, "Grosse Pointe Blank" (1997), "Chicago Cab" (1997), "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (1998) "High Fidelity" (2000) and "Grace Is Gone" (2007) among others. 
Other film credits he has added to his resume over he course of his career are roles in, "Con Air" (1997), "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (1997), "Being John Malkovich" (1999) and "High Fidelity" (2000).
Throughout his career he has received a number of honors such as being chosen by Empire Magazine as, "One of the 100 Sexiest Movie Stars in the World" in 2007.
His most recent film roles include, "War, inc" (2008), "Igor" (2008), "Hot Tub Time Machine" (2010), "The Factory" (2011) and soon to release in 2012, "The Raven", "The Paperboy", "The Numbers Station", "The Frozen Ground", "Adult World" and "Carnaval".
Cusack currently has homes in Chicago and Malibu, California.  he has not married nor does he have any children.  For over twenty years, he has trained in kick boxing and holds the rank of Level 6 black belt.   


2012   Carnaval

2012   Adult World

2012   The Frozen Ground

2012   The Numbers Station

2012   No somos animales

2012   The Paperboy

2012   The Raven

2011   The Factory

2010   Shanghai

2010   Hot Tub Time Machine

2009   2012

2008   Igor

2008   War, Inc.

2008   Summerhood

2007   Martian Child

2007   1408

2007   Grace Is Gone

2006   The Contract

2005   The Ice Harvest

2005   Must Love Dogs

2003   Runaway Jury

2003   Identity

2002   Max

2001   Serendipity

2001   America's Sweethearts

2000   High Fidelity

1999   Being John Malkovich

1999   Cradle Will Rock

1999   Pushing Tin

1999   The Jack Bull

1998   The Thin Red Line

1998   This Is My Father

1997   Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

1997   Anastasia

1997   Chicago Cab

1997   Con Air

1997   Grosse Pointe Blank

1996   Frasier

1996   City Hall

1994   The Road to Wellville

1994   Bullets Over Broadway

1994   Floundering

1993   Money for Nothing

1993   Map of the Human Heart

1992   Bob Roberts 

1992   Roadside Prophets 

1991   Shadows and Fog 

1991   True Colors

1990   The Grifters

1989   Fat Man and Little Boy

1989   Say Anything...

1989   Elvis Stories 

1988   Eight Men Out 

1988   Tapeheads

1987   Broadcast News 

1987   Hot Pursuit 

1986   One Crazy Summer 

1986   Stand by Me 

1985   The Journey of Natty Gann 

1985   Better Off Dead... 

1985   The Sure Thing

1984   Grandview, U.S.A.

1984   Sixteen Candles

1983   Class 

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