Known for "Being John Malkovich", "High Fidelity" and “Sixteen Candles”
With an impressive body of work spanning the course of two decades, John Cusack has evolved into one of Hollywood’s most accomplished and respected actors of his generation. In April 2012, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presented Cusack with the 2,469th Hollywood Walk of Fame star, honoring his long, ground-breaking career in film. Cusack first gained the attention of audiences by starring in a number of 1980s film classics such as “The Sure Thing,” “Say Anything” and “Sixteen Candles.” Following these roles, Cusack successfully shed his teen-heartthrob image by demonstrating his ability to expand his film repertoire by starring in a wide range of dramas, thrillers and comedies including “The Grifters,” “Eight Men Out,” “Being John Malkovich,” “High Fidelity” and “Grosse Pointe Blank.” More recently, Cusack starred in the Spike Lee directed drama, “Chi-Raq,” alongside Teyonah Parris, Nick Cannon and Samuel L. Jackson. Cusack also recently starred in Bill Pohland’s “Love and Mercy,” in which he plays iconic Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson. Cusack also starred in David Cronenberg’s latest film, “Maps to the Stars” alongside Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska, which premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. In 2012, Cusack appeared in Lee Daniels’ drama, “The Paperboy,” opposite Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron and Matthew McConaughey as Hillary Van Wetter, an inmate on death row. Cusack also starred in the independent thriller “The Raven,” where he portrayed the infamous author, Edgar Allen Poe. Additionally, in 2009 he starred in Roland Emmerich’s apocalyptic thriller, “2012.” Released by Sony Pictures, the international blockbuster went on to gross more than $766 million worldwide. In 2001, Cusack was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for his role in the feature version of Nick Hornby's English novel, "High Fidelity," for Touchstone Pictures. In addition to starring in the film, Cusack also co-produced and co-wrote the script with Steve Pink and D.V. DeVincentis. The film also stars Jack Black, Lisa Bonet, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Joan Cusack. In 1999, Cusack starred in the dark comedy "Being John Malkovich" for USA Films. Cusack’s performance earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination in the category of Best Actor.