John Cusack Wiki – John Cusack Biography
John Paul Cusack is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. He began acting in films during the 1980s and has since starred in a number of movies, including Better Off Dead (1985), Say Anything… (1989), Bullets over Broadway (1994), Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), Being John Malkovich (1999), High Fidelity (2000), 1408 (2007), Igor (2008), 2012 (2009), The Raven (2012) and Love & Mercy (2014). The son of filmmaker Dick Cusack, his sisters are actresses Joan and Ann Cusack.
As protests demanding justice following the death of George Floyd take place in major cities across America, peaceful rallies turned violent in Chicago on Saturday. Videos shared on social media showed protestors clashing with police and people looting numerous shops located in The Magnificent Mile area on May 30.
Walking the streets of Chicago as a peaceful protestor, actor John Cusack, who’s been sharing personal videos on Twitter of the Windy City getting ripped apart by violence. On Saturday night, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a city-wide curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. until further notice, however, Cusack ignored the order to film a car burning in streets.
The 53-year-old actor, who was born in Evanston, Illinois tweeted, “Cops didn’t like me filming the burning car so they came at me with batons. Hitting my bike. Ahhm [here’s] the audio.”
Cops didn’t like me filming the burning car so they came at me with batons. Hitting my bike.
Ahhm here’s the audio pic.twitter.com/tfaOoVCw5v”
— John Cusack (@johncusack) May 31, 2020
Facts You Need to Know
28 June 1966 (age 53 years), Evanston, Illinois, United States
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John Cusack Age
He is 53 years old.
Cusack was born in 1966 in Evanston, Illinois. He was born into an Irish Catholic family, the son of writer-actor-producer and documentary filmmaker Richard J. Cusack, originally from New York City and Ann Paula “Nancy” (née Carolan) Cusack, originally from Massachusetts, a former mathematics teacher and political activist. His father, Richard Cusack (1925–2003), was an actor, along with John’s siblings Ann and Joan and a documentary film maker. Cusack has two other siblings Bill and Susie. They had moved from Manhattan, New York, to Illinois. 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 in the early 1980s. He made his breakout role in Rob Reiner’s The Sure Thing (1985). He also starred in Cameron Crowe’s directorial debut film, Say Anything… (1989). Cusack played a con artist in Stephen Frears’ 1990 neo-noir film The Grifters. After establishing New Crime Productions, Cusack co-wrote the screenplay for and starred in George Armitage’s crime film Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), in which he played an assassin who goes to his 10-year high school reunion to win back his high school sweetheart.
In Spike Jonze’s fantasy film Being John Malkovich (1999), Cusack played a puppeteer who finds a portal leading into the mind of the eponymous actor, John Malkovich. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Director (Jonze), Best Original Screenplay (Charlie Kaufman) and Best Supporting Actress (Catherine Keener). Cusack was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in High Fidelity (2000), based on Nick Hornby’s novel. In Roland Emmerich’s disaster film 2012 (2009), he played a struggling novelist who attempts to survive the apocalypse and save mankind. Cusack played Edgar Allan Poe in James McTeigue’s biopic film The Raven (2012) and starred in David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars (2014).
Later, he starred in video on demand films, including The Factory, The Numbers Station, The Frozen Ground, Drive Hard (2014), The Prince (2014), Reclaim (2014), Cell (2016), Arsenal (2017), Blood Money (2017) and Singularity (2017).
In 2014, Cusack criticized Hollywood saying the mega-corporations have stepped in with 50-producer movies, franchises being king, and stars being used as leverage. He called Hollywood, “a whorehouse and people go mad.”
Cusack trained in kickboxing under former world kickboxing champion Benny Urquidez for over twenty years. He began training under Urquidez in preparation for his role in Say Anything… and holds the rank of a level six black belt in Urquidez’s Ukidokan Kickboxing system.
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.
When asked in 2009 why he had never married, he answered, “society doesn’t tell me what to do.”