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John Cusack

John Cusack is currently shooting Hot Tub Time Machine for MGM and his own New Crime Productions, the production company he founded in 1997. He will next be seen in The Factory. Also set for release in 2009 is Shanghai in which he stars opposite Gong Li and Chow Yun-Fat.

Previously Cusack wrote, produced, and starred in the political satire War Inc. Also for New Crime Productions, he starred in Grace Is Gone, which was distributed by The Weinstein Company.

Cusack recently starred in the romantic comedy Martian Child, with Amanda Peet and Oliver Platt; and the box office hit 1408, directed by Mikael Hafstrom.

Other credits include Harold Ramis' dark comedy The Ice Harvest, based on Scott Phillips' novel; and Runaway Jury, in which he starred opposite Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman. In 2003, Cusack joined Amanda Peet, Alfred Molina and Ray Liotta in the thriller Identity; and 2002 saw the release of Max, directed by Menno Meyjes and which Cusack also produced.

The actor was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for his work in High Fidelity, which was based on Nick Hornby's novel of the same name. In addition to starring in the film, Cusack also co-produced and co-wrote the script with Steve Pink and D.V. DeVincentis. For his work in Being John Malkovich, the actor earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actor. That same year, he starred in Cradle Will Rock, which was written and directed by Tim Robbins.

Other film work includes Pushing Tin, The Thin Red Line, Grosse Pointe Blank, Con Air, Midnight in Garden of Good and Evil, which was directed by Clint Eastwood; City Hall, Woody Allen's Shadows and Fog and Bullets Over Broadway; The Road to Wellville, True Colors, Broadcast News, Stand by Me, The Grifters, Adaptation, Eight Men Out and Better Off Dead. Cusack also starred in several romantic comedies, including Serendipity and America's Sweethearts.

Cusack first gained attention of audiences in a number of 1980's film classics such as The Sure Thing, Say Anything and Sixteen Candles.

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John Cusack Facts

Birth NameJohn Paul Cusack
OccupationActor, Screenwriter
BirthdayJune 28, 1966 (57)
BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA
Height6' 2½" (1m89)  How tall is John Cusack compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Runaway Bride
Toy Story 3
Love & Mercy
America's Sweethearts
Small Fry
Hawaiian Vacation
Partysaurus Rex
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