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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, and also appeared in America's Sweethearts (2001), Serendipity (2001), Identity (2003), Runaway Jury (2003), Must Love Dogs (2005), The Ice Harvest (2005), The Contract (2006), Grace Is Gone (2007), 1408 (2007), Martian Child (2007), War, Inc. (2008).

Cusack starred as Jackson Curtis in Roland Emmerich's epic disaster film 2012 (2009), a struggling novelist who attempts to save his family during a global cataclysm.

Cusack also 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, Grand Piano (2013), Drive Hard (2014), The Prince (2014), Reclaim (2014), Cell (2016), Arsenal (2017), Blood Money (2017), and Singularity (2017).

Recent credits include Pursuit (2022), Utopia (2020), and Never Grow Old (2019).

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Blank Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival Reveals Winners

Now celebrating its 32nd anniversary year, The Blank Theatre’s Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival (YPF) has chosen 12 plays by playwrights aged 15–19 from nine different states.
BLACK PANTHER In Concert and More On Stage At The Auditorium Theatre This Summer

This summer, the not-for-profit Auditorium Theatre will present an exciting new lineup of events.
The Conspirators Announce The Cast Of VIVA LA MORT At Otherworld Theatre

Discover the cast of THE CONSPIRATORS' latest production, VIVA LA MORT, premiering at the Otherworld Theatre.
Auditorium Theatre Unveils April Lineup Featuring Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater & More

Auditorium Theatre has revealed its April 2024 schedule. See the full lineup.
The Conspirators Present To Present VIVA LA MORT At Otherworld Theatre This May

The Conspirators present the world premiere of Viva la Mort, written by Sid Feldman and directed by Wm. Bullion, at the Otherworld Theatre, May 16 - June 9.
The Conspirators Announce The World Premiere Of VIVA LA MORT Beginning Performances This May

THE CONSPIRATORS present the world premiere of VIVA LA MORT at Otherworld Theatre. A pop-icon returns to wreak havoc on her aging ex in this musical production.
Complexions Contemporary Ballet And More Announced At The Auditorium Theatre This Winter

Experience the best in international, cultural, community, and educational programming at the Auditorium Theatre this winter. Don't miss Complexions Contemporary Ballet and more in January and February 2024.
A LIVE CONVERSATION WITH JOHN CUSACK at Patchogue Theatre

Special Offer: A Live Conversation with John Cusack at the Patchogue Theatre
World Premiere of Ayn Rand's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE to Open at Otherworld Theatre This Week

Experience the world premiere of Ayn Rand's 'It's a Wonderful Life' performed by The Conspirators at Otherworld Theatre in Chicago. Get your tickets now!
An Evening With John Cusack Comes to Lincoln Center and the Paramount Theatre

Comedy Works Entertainment welcomes AN EVENING WITH JOHN CUSACK AND SCREENING OF SAY ANYTHING for two nights.  The first show is at The Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, CO on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 7pm.
Dan Amboyer Joins Ruth Stage's LONE STAR Off-Broadway

DAN AMBOYER joins the cast of 'LONE STAR' off-Broadway at Theatre Row. Performances start on Nov. 25.
The Conspirators Announce The World Premiere Of COMMEDIA DIVINA: IT'S WORSE THAN THAT At Otherworld Theatre

The Conspirators present COMMEDIA DIVINA: It's Worse Than That, written by Sid Feldman and directed by Wm. Bullion, at the Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N. Clark St.
BroadwaySF Adds Second Night of UNSCRIPTED: An Evening with John Cusack + Screening of Being John Malkovich

BroadwaySF has added a second night of UNSCRIPTED: An Evening with John Cusack + Screening of Being John Malkovich, taking place on Sunday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m. at San Francisco’s Curran Theater. Learn more about how to get tickets to the new show here!
The Conspirators Announce Their 2023 - 2024 Season

The Conspirators have announced their 2023-2024 season presenting three original works: Commedia Divinia: It's Worse Than That (November 9 - 19), Ayn Rand's 'It's a Wonderful Life' as Performed by The Conspirators Under the Direction of Diane Feinstein (December 15 - 17) and more. Check out performance information here!
Review: HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING at Rogue Machine-Matrix

The L.A. premiere of Will Arbery’s HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING is an example of Southland live stage at its finest – an intelligent, slickly-cast think play, compellingly directed by Rogue Theatre Company Artistic Director Guillermo Cienfuegos for a company that rarely misfires.
UNSCRIPTED: An Evening with John Cusack + Screening of HIGH FIDELITY Comes to San Francisco

BroadwaySF, part of the Ambassador Theatre Group, announced UNSCRIPTED: An Evening with John Cusack + Screening of High Fidelity, the next installment in BroadwaySF’s Unscripted series where culture-shaping luminaries and innovators bring their singular perspectives to San Francisco for an unforgettable evening of engaging conversation and captivating storytelling, live on stage. 
An Evening With John Cusack Comes to bergenPAC

 bergenPAC presents An Evening with John Cusack (Featuring Screening of Better Off Dead) on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023 at 8 p.m.
An Evening With John Cusack Comes to Chandler Center for the Arts in November

Chandler Center for the Arts will present An Evening with John Cusack With Special Screening of High Fidelity on Friday, November 17 at 7:30 PM. Chandler Center for the Arts is located at 250 N. Arizona Avenue in downtown Chandler.
Hilarious Solo Show BUYER & CELLAR To Open April 7 At Live Arts

The Live Arts 2022/23 Transformations Season continues with Jonathan Tolins' delightfully comic solo show, BUYER & CELLAR, directed by Jude Hansen. BUYER & CELLAR will have 16 performances in the Founders Theater, April 7 through April 29, 2023, at Live Arts Theater.
John Robert Wiltgen Releases Inspirational Memoir THE CANDY IN MY POCKET

With holiday shopping just around the corner, John Robert Wiltgen's riveting memoir 'The Candy in My Pocket,' is now available for the gift giving season.

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