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->''"I was a teen star. That's disgusting enough."''


'''John Cusack''' (June 28, 1966-) is an American actor and the brother of actress Creator/JoanCusack. He started off as a teen idol in TheEighties before he progressed into playing quirky offbeat characters in various films, including broader comedy roles.

He has appeared in such films as ''Film/GrossePointeBlank'', ''Film/BeingJohnMalkovich'', and ''Film/FourteenOhEight''. He was also in ''Film/ConAir'', although given his [[OldShame refusal to discuss it in interviews]], he apparently wishes he wasn't.

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!!Filmography


* ''Film/BetterOffDead'' (1985) -- Lane Myer
* ''Film/StandByMe'' (1986) -- Denny Lachance
* ''Film/SayAnything'' (1989) -- Lloyd Dobler
* ''Film/GrossePointeBlank'' (1997) -- Martin Q. Blank
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' (1997) -- Dimitri (voice)
* ''Film/ConAir'' (1997) -- Vince Larkin
* ''Film/TheThinRedLine'' (1998) -- Capt. John Gaff
* ''Film/BeingJohnMalkovich'' (1999) -- Craig Schwartz
* ''Film/HighFidelity'' (2000) -- Rob Gordon
* ''Film/{{Identity}}'' (2003) -- Ed Dakota
* ''Film/RunawayJury'' (2003) -- Nicholas Easter
* ''Film/FourteenOhEight'' (2007) -- Mike Enslin
* ''Film/WarInc'' (2008) -- Hauser
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Igor}}'' (2008) -- Igor (voice)
* ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'' (2009) -- Jackson Curtis
* ''Film/TheRaven'' (2012) -- Edgar Allen Poe

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!!John Cusack's roles provide examples of the following tropes:
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* AuthorAppeal: Cusack is a big fan of TheClash, and often sports a Clash t-shirt, especially in his earlier films.
* ProductionPosse: Cusack has appeared in 11 films each with his sister [[Creator/JoanCusack Joan]] and Jeremy Piven (not all the same films), plus 9 with Tim Robbins and 4 with Creator/JackBlack. (To date, no one film has featured all five of them.)
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was approached by AMC to take the role of Walter White, the protagonist of ''Series/BreakingBad'', but declined, leaving the role to Creator/BryanCranston.
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