"I was a teen star. That's disgusting enough."John Cusack
(June 28, 1966-) is an American actor and the brother of actress Joan Cusack
. He started off as a teen idol in The Eighties
before he progressed into playing quirky offbeat characters in various films, including broader comedy roles.
He has appeared in such films as Grosse Pointe Blank
, Being John Malkovich
, and Fourteen Oh Eight
. He was also in Con Air
, although given his refusal to discuss it in interviews
, he apparently wishes he wasn't.
John Cusack's roles provide examples of the following tropes:
- Author Appeal: Cusack is a big fan of The Clash, and often sports a Clash t-shirt, especially in his earlier films.
- Production Posse: Cusack has appeared in 11 films each with his sister Joan and Jeremy Piven (not all the same films), plus 9 with Tim Robbins and 4 with Jack Black. (To date, no one film has featured all five of them.)
- What Could Have Been: He was approached by AMC to take the role of Walter White, the protagonist of Breaking Bad, but declined, leaving the role to Bryan Cranston.