John Cusack was born on June 28, 1966 in Evanston, Illinois. He has made a career of playing sympathetic losers and off-beat characters.
His father Dick Cusack
is an actor and filmmaker, and John's siblings Joan Cusack,
Ann Cusack, Bill Cusack, and Susie Cusack are all thespians
by trade. Joan Cusack has made a career of playing quirky roles with a certain memorable je ne sei qua.
In 1983 John Cusack made his feature film debut at 17, acting
alongside Rob Lowe and Andrew McCarthy in the romantic
comedy CLASS. He played in various teen flicks until his first adult role in the GRIFTERS, where he played a weaselly conman to acclaim, along with powerhouse actors Angelica Huston, who played his mother, and Annette Benning, who played his girlfriend.
Cusack founded the production company, New Crime Productions. Their first production was GROSS POINTE BLANK, in which he played a hitman rekindling an old flame at his 10th year high school reunion. Cusack played the entangled investigating reporter in Clint Eastwood's production of MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL. In the inventive film, BEING JOHN MALCOVICH, he played a two-timing office schlumpf whose lovers get the better of him. He played the loser lead in HIGH FIDELITY who recounts, in the most engaging way, how he screwed up his last 5 love relationships.
John Cusack's production company also made FEAR AND LOATING IN LAS VEGAS.
John's sister Joan Cusack appeared in 8 of his movies:
Class (1983), Sixteen Candles (1984), Grandview, U.S.A.
(1984), Broadcast News (1987), Say Anything... (1989),
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), Cradle Will Rock (1999) and
High Fidelity (2000).
Celebs Cusack has dated include Neve Campbell, Lili Taylor, Alison Eastwood and Minnie Driver.
John Cusack was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2001 for HIGH FIDELITY and many other awards.