|Residence Chicago, Illinois|
Height 1.87 m
|Name John Cusack|
Years active 1983–present
|Full Name John Paul Cusack|
Born June 28, 1966 (age 57) (1966-06-28) Evanston, Illinois, United States
Occupation Actor, producer, screenwriter
Relatives Joan Cusack (sister)Ann Cusack (sister)Bill Cusack (brother)Susie Cusack (sister)
Siblings Joan Cusack, Ann Cusack, Bill Cusack, Susie Cusack
Parents Ann Paula Cusack, Dick Cusack
Grandparents Margaret Cusack, Dennis Joseph Cusack
Movies Say Anything, High Fidelity, Love & Mercy, Grosse Pointe Blank, Better Off Dead
Similar People Joan Cusack, Ann Cusack, Adrien Brody, Bill Cusack, Susie Cusack
John cusack receives star on hollywood walk of fame ceremony
John Paul Cusack (; born June 28, 1966) is an American actor, producer and screenwriter. He began acting on films during the 1980s. Cusack was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in High Fidelity (2000). Other films including Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), Being John Malkovich (1999), 1408 (2007), 2012 (2009), Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), and The Raven (2012).
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- Early life
- Personal life
John cusack ottawa comiccon live panel
John Paul Cusack was born into on June 28, 1966 at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood and grew up in Evanston, Illinois. He is Irish Catholic and fourth of five children. His mother, Ann Paula "Nancy" (née Carolan), is a former mathematics teacher and political activist. His father, Richard Cusack (1925–2003), was an actor, along with John's siblings Ann, Joan, Bill and Susie. They left from Manhattan, New York and moved to Illinois. Richard was also a documentary filmmaker who owned a film production company and was a friend of activist Philip Berrigan. Cusack graduated from Evanston Township High School in 1984, where he met Jeremy Piven, and spent a year at New York University before dropping out, saying that he had "too much fire in his belly".
Cusack began acting in films and made his breakout roles during the 1980s. After establishing New Crime Productions, he experienced box office success for Grosse Pointe Blank and Con Air. Cusack starred in other films, including Pushing Tin, Being John Malkovich, High Fidelity and Max. He starred in the film adaptation of 1408 based on Stephen King's short story. He played a widowed father in the Iraq War film Grace Is Gone, the assassin in the political film War, Inc., a family novelist and limo driver in the disaster film 2012, Adam Yates in Hot Tub Time Machine, Edgar Allan Poe in The Raven, Richard Nixon in The Butler and Stafford Weiss in Maps to the Stars.
Cusack is a fan of both the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox, for which he says he is "in trouble" in Chicago. He led the crowd in a performance of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at Wrigley Field. He was in attendance, along with fellow Cubs fans: Bill Murray, Eddie Vedder and Bonnie Hunt, during the Cubs' historic Game Seven victory during the 2016 World Series. Cusack appeared in multiple Chicago Bears games and attended many Stanley Cup Finals games in support of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Cusack once told NBC Nightly News, "I'm not lazy. I just enjoy gradually waking up in the morning. If that means sleeping in and walking around the house in my crocs and a bathrobe 'til three in the afternoon, I welcome that appealing lifestyle—all day."
He trained in kickboxing under former world kickboxing champion Benny Urquidez for over two decades. He began training under Urquidez in preparation for his role in Say Anything... and currently holds the rank of a level six black belt in Urquidez's Ukidokan Kickboxing system.
Between 2005 and 2009, Cusack wrote blogs for The Huffington Post, which included an interview with Naomi Klein. He blogged on his opposition to the war in Iraq and his disdain for the Bush administration, calling its worldview "depressing, corrupt, unlawful, and tragically absurd". He also appeared in a June 2008 MoveOn.org advertisement, where he made the claim that George W. Bush and John McCain have the same governing priorities.
Cusack criticized President Barack Obama's administration for its drone policy in the Middle East and its support of the National Defense Authorization Act, and became one of the initial supporters of the Freedom of the Press Foundation in 2012. In June 2015, he stated in an interview with The Daily Beast that "when you talk about drones, the American Empire, the NSA, civil liberties, attacks on journalism and whistleblowers, [Obama] is as bad or worse than Bush". However, he later scolded the publication for misquoting him in order to make an interesting headline.
In March 2008, police arrested Emily Leatherman outside Cusack's Malibu, California home for stalking him. On October 10, 2008, Leatherman pleaded no contest and received five years' probation and mandatory psychiatric counseling, and was ordered to stay away from Cusack, his home, and business for the next ten years.
In 2015, Cusack, Edward Snowden, Daniel Ellsberg and Arundhati Roy organized a meeting at the Moscow hotel room. This meeting was converted into a book co-authored with Roy titled Things That Can and Cannot Be Said. The book is mainly a transcript of the conversation had between Snowden, Roy, and Cusack, with a selection of relevant photos and illustrations as well as a detailed list of references.
Cusack is a follower of the Transcendental Meditation movement, introduced in the mid-1950s by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He stated that he is able to more thoroughly explore the depths of his characters through the use of TM.