John Cusack

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John Paul Cusack (born June 28, 1966) is an American film actor, born in Evanston, Illinois. His father Dick Cusack, as well as his siblings Ann, Bill, Joan, and Susie have also been actors.

Cusack began acting in childhood. He attended the Piven Theatre Workshop in Chicago and he did many voice-overs for commercials and appeared in some stage productions by the age of 12. His first film was the comedy Class in 1983. In 1988, he founded a theatre group ("The New Criminals") for which he has directed several productions.

After success at an early age as the star of several teen-oriented films, Cusack has generally sought roles which cast him as an ethically conflicted Everyman. He is often cast as an anti-hero, but has played a wide variety of characters. He frequently appears in films with members of his family (particularly Joan) and with Jeremy Piven, whose parents, Byrne and Joyce Piven, founded and continue to run the Piven Theatre Workshop.

After playing mostly character roles for a number of years, Cusack became an A-list star in 1997 with the black comedy Grosse Pointe Blank and the action movie Con Air, both of which were very commercially successful. He continues to choose roles in movies outside the mainstream, however, such as Being John Malkovich and High Fidelity.

Since May 2005 he's been a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post.

He is not married, but has been romantically linked to a number of women.

Selected filmography

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