John CUSACK
cusack* 28.06.1966, Evanston, Illinois, USA

Schauspieler * Bruder von Joan Cusack * ab 1974 besucht den Piven Theatre Workshop in Evanston * tritt in lokalen Theateraufführungen auf und macht Radio- und Fernsehwerbung * 1982 Filmdebüt * 1984 spielt seine erste Hauptrolle in The Sure Thing und avanciert in folgenden Jahren zum beliebten Teenie-Star (letzter Teeniepart in Say Anything, 1988/89) * mit Parts in Tapeheads (1987), Eight Men Out (1988) und The Grifters (1990) etabliert sich als (erwachsener) wandlungsfähiger leading man * 1988 Gründung der New Criminals (Theater Company) in Chicago - inszeniert experimentelle Bühnenprojekte (After the Dog Years; Methusalem) * ab 1990 übernimmt des öfteren markante Gast- (The Player; Bob Roberts) und Nebenrollen (Shadows and Fog; Map of the Human Heart; The Road to Wellville) * Mitgründer der Produktionsfirma New Crime Productions und Debüt als (Co-)Produzent mit Grosse Pointe Blank (1996/97) * 1999 erster und (bis dato) einziger TV-Film (The Jack Bull)
"I haven't sold out so far, although I have made bad movies. By selling out, I mean crashing cars, pulling out guns, killing people, idiotic stories."
FILMS

Class (Class, 1982-USA * Lewis John Carlino ... Roscoe) (09-?; 8307)

Sixteen Candles (Das darf man nur als Erwachsener, 1983-USA; R+B: John Hughes, K: Bobby Byrne, M: Ira Newborn, D: Molly Ringwald, Paul Dooley, Justin Henry, Anthony Michael Hall / John Cusack: Bryce) 93m-Teenagerkomödie (07-09; 8405)

Grandview, U.S.A. (Speedway Trio, 1984-USA; R: Randal Kleiser, B: Ken Hixon, K: Reynaldo Villalobos, M: Thomas Newman, D: Jamie Lee Curtis * C. Thomas Howell * Patrick Swayze / John Cusack: Johnny Maine) 97m-Jugenddrama (8408)

The Sure Thing (Der Volltreffer, 1984-USA; R: Rob Reiner, B: Steven L. Bloom, Jonathan Roberts, K: Robert Elswit, M: Tom Scott, D: John Cusack: Walter "Gib" Gibson * Daphne Zuniga) 95m-Liebeskomödie (03-?; 8503)

Better Off Dead (Lanny dreht auf, 1984/85-USA; R+B: Savage Steve Holland, K: Isidore Mankofsky, M: Rupert Hine, D: John Cusack: Lane Myer, David Ogden Stiers, Diane Franklin, Kim Darby) 98m-Jugendkomödie (11-02; 8510)

The Journey of Natty Gann (Natty Gann, 1985-USA; R: Jeremy Paul Kagan, B: Jeanne Rosenberg, K: Dick Bush, M: James Horner, D: Meredith Salenger, John Cusack: Harry, Ray Wise) 100m-Familienabenteuer (8509)

Stand by Me (Stand by Me - Das Geheimnis eines Sommers, 1985-USA; R: Rob Reiner, B: Raynold Gideon, Bruce A. Evans, K: Thomas Del Ruth, M: Jack Nitzsche, D: Wil Wheaton * River Phoenix * Corey Feldman * Jerry O'Connell / John Cusack: Denny Lachance) 87m-Jugenddrama (novella The Body von Stephen King, 1982) (06-08; 8608)

One Crazy Summer (One Crazy Summer * Ein ganz verrückter Sommer, 1985-USA; R+B: Savage Steve Holland, K: Isidore Mankofsky, M: Cory Lerios, D: John Cusack: Hoops McCann, Demi Moore, Curtis Armstrong, Bobcat Goldthwait) 93m-Komödie (08-?; 8608)

Hot Pursuit (Mr. Alligator... See You Later, 1986-USA; R: Steven Lisberger, B: Steven Lisberger, Steven Carabatsos, K: Frank Tidy, M: Rareview, D: John Cusack: Dan Bartlett, Robert Loggia, Wendy Gazelle, Jerry Stiller) 93m-Abenteuerkomödie (09-?; 8705)

Broadcast News (Nachrichtenfieber - Broadcast News, 1987-USA * James L. Brooks ... cameo) (02-10; 8712)

Tapeheads (Tapeheads - Verrückt auf Video, 1987-USA; R: Bill Fishman, B: Bill Fishman, Peter McCarthy, K: Bojan Bazelli, M: Fishbone, D: John Cusack: Ivan Alexeev ° Tim Robbins) 97m-Musikkomödie (02-03; 8803, NY)

Eight Men Out (Acht Mann und ein Skandal, 1987-USA; R+B: John Sayles, K: Robert Richardson, M: Mason Daring, D: John Cusack: Buck Weaver, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd, John Mahoney, Charlie Sheen, David Strathairn, D.B. Sweeney) 120m-Sportdrama (Buch von Eliot Asinof, 1963) (09-?; 8809)

Say Anything... (Teen Lover, 1988-USA; R+B: Cameron Crowe, K: Laszlo Kovacs, M: Richard Gibbs, Anne Dudley, D: John Cusack: Lloyd Dobler ° Ione Skye ° John Mahoney) 100m-Tragikomödie (09-11; 8904)

Fat Man and Little Boy (Die Schattenmacher, 1988/89-USA * Roland Joffé ... Michael Merriman) (10-01; 8910)

The Grifters (Grifters, 1989-USA * Stephen Frears ... Roy Dillon) (Roman von Jim Thompson) (9012)

True Colors (Der Preis der Macht, 1990-USA * Herbert Ross ... Peter Burton) (03-?; 9103)

Roadside Prophets (Asphalt-Propheten, 1990-USA; R+B: Abbe Wool, K: Tom Richmond, M: Pray for Rain, D: John Doe ° Adam Horovitz / John Cusack: Caspar) 96m-Roadmovie (09-?; 9203, NY)

Shadows and Fog (Schatten und Nebel, 1991-USA * Woody Allen ... Jack) (01-03; 9203)

Map of the Human Heart (Flucht aus dem Eis, 1991-GB/AUS/F/CDN; R: Vincent Ward, B: Louis Nowra, K: Eduardo Serra, M: Gabriel Yared, D: Jason Scott Lee * Anne Parillaud * Patrick Bergin, John Cusack: Kartenzeichner) 109/26m-Drama (04-07; 9304-AUS)

The Player (The Player, 1991-USA * Robert Altman ... er selbst) (06-08; 9204)

Bob Roberts (Bob Roberts, 1991-USA * Tim Robbins ... special appearance=cameo) (11-12; 9209)

Money for Nothing (Money for Nothing, 1993-USA; R: Ramon Menendez, B: Ramon Menendez, Tom Musca, Carol Sobieski, K: Tom/Newton Thomas Sigel, M: Craig Safan, D: John Cusack: Joey Coyle, Michael Madsen) 100m-Tragikomödie (02-03; 9309, LA)

Floundering (Haltlos, 1993-USA; R+B: Peter McCarthy, K: Denis Maloney, M: Pray for Rain, D: James Le Gros, John Cusack: JC, Ethan Hawke, Steve Buscemi, Lisa Zane, Kim Wayans, Billy Bob Thornton, Sy Richardson, Maritza Rivera) 97m-Drama (9411)

Bullets over Broadway (Bullets over Broadway, 1993-USA * Woody Allen ... David Shayne) (09-12; 9410)

The Road to Wellville (Willkommen in Wellville, 1993/94-USA * Alan Parker ... Charles Ossining) (Roman von T. Coraghessan Boyle) (9410)

City Hall (City Hall, 1994/95-USA * Harold Becker ... Kevin Calhoun) (10-02; 9602)

Grosse Pointe Blank (Ein Mann - Ein Mord, 1996-USA; R: George Armitage, B: Tom Jankiewicz, D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, John Cusack, K: Jamie Anderson, M: Joe Strummer, D: John Cusack: Martin Q. Blank * Minnie Driver * Alan Arkin & Dan Aykroyd) 108m-Schwarze Komödie (01-03; 9704)

Con Air (1996-USA * Simon West ... Vince Larkin) (07-10; 9706)

Chicago Cab (1997-USA; d: Mary Cybulski, John Tintori, B: Will Kern, K: Hubert Taczanowski, M: Page Hamilton, D: Gillian Anderson, John Cusack: schrecklicher Mann, Paul Dillon, Michael Ironside, Laurie Metcalf, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly) 96m-Tragikomödie (Bühnenstück Hellcab von Will Kern, 1992) (03-04; 9809)

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (Mitternacht im Garten von Gut und Böse, 1997-USA * Clint Eastwood ... John Kelso) (Buch von John Berendt) (05-07; 9711)

This Is My Father (1997-CDN/IRL; d+B: Paul Quinn, K: Declan Quinn, M: Donal Lunny, D: Aidan Quinn * James Caan * Stephen Rea & John Cusack: Eddie Sharp) 119m-Drama (06-07; 9901-IRL)

The Thin Red Line (Der schmale Grat, 1997-USA; R+B: Terrence Malick, K: John Toll, M: Hans Zimmer, D: Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, James Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, George Clooney, John Cusack: Captain John Gaff, Woody Harrelson, Elias Koteas, Nick Nolte, John C. Reilly) 170m-Kriegsdrama (Roman von James Jones, 1962) (06-11; 9812)

Pushing Tin (Turbulenzen und andere Katastrophen, 1998-USA; R: Mike Newell, B: Glen Charles, Les Charles, K: Gale Tattersall, M: Anne Dudley, D: John Cusack: Nick Falzone * Billy Bob Thornton * Cate Blanchett * Angelina Jolie) 124m-Komödie (Artikel Something's Got to Give von Darcy Frey, 1996) (02-06; 9904)

Cradle Will Rock (Das schwankende Schiff, 1998-USA; R+B: Tim Robbins, K: Jean-Yves Escoffier, M: David Robbins, D: Hank Azaria, Ruben Blades, Joan Cusack, John Cusack: Nelson Rockefeller, Cary Elwes, Philip Baker Hall, Cherry Jones, Angus MacFadyen, Bill Murray, Vanessa Redgrave, Susan Sarandon, Jamey Sheridan, John Turturro, Emily Watson) 134m-Gesellschaftsdrama (05-?; 9912)

Being John Malkovich (Being John Malkovich, 1998-USA * Spike Jonze ... Craig Schwartz) (07-09; 9910)

High Fidelity (High Fidelity, 1999-USA; R: Stephen Frears, B: D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, John Cusack, Scott Rosenberg, K: Seamus McGarvey, M: Howard Shore, D: John Cusack: Rob Gordon, Jack Black, Lisa Bonet, Joelle Carter, Joan Cusack, Sara Gilbert, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso, Lili Taylor, Natasha Gregson Wagner) 114m-Komödie (Roman von Nick Hornby, 1995) (04-07; 0003)

Serendipity (Weil es Dich gibt, 2000-USA; R: Peter Chelsom, B: Marc Klein, K: John de Borman, M: Alan Silvestri, D: John Cusack: Jonathan Trager * Kate Beckinsale) 92m-Liebeskomödie (07-10; 0110)

America's Sweethearts (America's Sweethearts, 2001-USA; R: Joe Roth, B: Billy Crystal, Peter Tolan, K: Phedon Papamichael, M: James Newton Howard, D: Julia Roberts * Billy Crystal * Catherine Zeta-Jones * John Cusack: Eddie Thomas) 102m-Liebeskomödie (01-03?04; 0107)

Max (2001/02-H/GB/CDN; d+B: Menno Meyjes, K: Lajos Koltai, M: Dan Jones, D: John Cusack: Max Rothman, Noah Taylor, Molly Parker, Ulrich Thomsen & Leelee Sobieski) 109m-Drama (11-01 ? IMDB: 04-06.01; 0306-GB)

Identity (2002-USA * James Mangold ... Ed) (03-05; 0304)

Runaway Jury (2002/03-USA * Gary Fleder ... Nicholas "Nick" Easter) (Roman von John Grisham) (09-01; 0310)

The Ice Harvest (The Ice Harvest, 2004-USA; R: Harold Ramis, B: Richard Russo, Robert Benton, K: Alar Kivilo, M: David Kitay, D: John Cusack: Charlie Arglist * Billy Bob Thornton * Connie Nielsen * Randy Quaid & Oliver Platt) 88m-Thrillergroteske (Roman von Scott Phillips, 2000) (04-06; 0511)

Must Love Dogs (Frau mit Hund sucht... Mann mit Herz, 2004/05-USA; R+B: Gary David Goldberg, K: John Bailey, M: Craig Armstrong, D: Diane Lane * John Cusack: Jake) 98m-Liebeskomödie (Roman von Claire Cook, 2002) (11-04; 0507)

The Martian Child (Mein Kind vom Mars, 2005-USA; R: Menno Meyjes, B: Seth E. Bass, Jonathan Tolins, K: Robert Yeoman, M: Aaron Zigman, D: John Cusack: David, Amanda Peet, Sophie Okonedo, Oliver Platt, Bobby Coleman & Joan Cusack) 108m-Drama (Roman von David Gerrold, 2002) (05-07; 0711)

The Contract (The Contract, 2005-USA; R: Bruce Beresford, B: Stephen Katz, John Darrouzet, K: Dante Spinotti, M: Normand Corbeil, D: Morgan Freeman * John Cusack: Ray Keene) 96m-Thrillerdrama (07-6 Drehwochen; 0704-D)

Grace Is Gone (Grace Is Gone * Die Zeit ohne Grace, 2006-USA; R+B: James C. Strouse, K: Jean-Louis Bompoint, M: Clint Eastwood, D: John Cusack: Stanley Philipps, Alessandro Nivola) 85/92m-Drama (04-05; 0712)

1408 (Zimmer 1408, 2006-USA * Mikael Håfström ... Mike Enslin) (Kurzgeschichte von Stephen King) (07-09; 0706)

War, Inc. (War Inc. - Sie bestellen Krieg: Wir liefern, 2006-USA; R: Joshua Seftel, B: Mark Leyner, Jeremy Pikser, John Cusack, K: Zoran Popovic, M: David Robbins, D: John Cusack: Hauser, Hilary Duff, Marisa Tomei, Joan Cusack & Ben Kingsley) 106m-Satire (10-12; 0805)

Shanghai (Shanghai, 2008-USA; R: Mikael Håfström, B: Hossein Amini, K: Benoit Delhomme, M: Klaus Badelt, D: John Cusack: Paul Soames, Li Gong, Yun-Fat Chow, Franka Potente, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Rinko Kikuchi, Benedict Wong, Hugh Bonneville & David Morse & Ken Watanabe) 105m-Mysterythriller (05-08; 1109-D)

2012 (2012, 2008-USA * Roland Emmerich ... Jackson Curtis) (08-10?01; 0911)

Hot Tub Time Machine (Hot Tub - Der Whirlpool... ist ne verdammte Zeitmaschine!, 2009-USA; R: Steve Pink, B: Josh Heald, Sean Anders, John Morris, K: Jack N. Green, M: Christophe Beck, D: John Cusack: Adam, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Crispin Glover, Lizzy Caplan & Chevy Chase) 99m-Zeitreisekomödie (04-08; 1003)

The Raven / El enigma del cuervo (The Raven, 2010/11-USA/E; R: James McTeigue, B: Hannah Shakespeare, Ben Livingston, K: Danny Ruhlmann, M: Lucas Vidal, D: John Cusack: Edgar Allan Poe, Luke Evans, Alice Eve & Brendan Gleeson) 110m-Thriller (11-02; 1204)

The Paperboy (The Paperboy, 2011-USA; R: Lee Daniels, B: Pete Dexter, Lee Daniels, K: Roberto Schaefer, M: Mario Grigorov, D: Matthew McConaughey * Zac Efron * David Oyelowo * Macy Gray & John Cusack: Hillary Van Wetter & Nicole Kidman) 107m-Thrillerdrama (Roman von Pete Dexter, 1995) (07-09; 1210)

The Frozen Ground (2011-USA; d+B: Scott Walker, K: Patrick Murguia, M: Lorne Balfe, D: Nicolas Cage * John Cusack: Robert Hansen * Vanessa Hudgens) 105m-Thrillerdrama (10-26 Tage; 1308)

The Numbers Station (2011/12-USA/GB; d: Kasper Barfoed, B: F. Scott Frazier, K: Ottar Gudnason, M: Paul Leonard-Morgan, D: John Cusack: Emerson Kent * Malin Akerman * Liam Cunningham) 89m-Actionthriller (11-?; 1304)

Adult World (2012-USA; d: Scott Coffey, B: Andrew Cochran, K: James Laxton, M: BC Smith, D: Emma Roberts * Evan Peters & John Cusack: Rat Billings) 93m-Komödie (02-03; 1402)

The Bag Man (2012-USA; d: David Grovic, B: David Grovic, Paul Conway, K: Steve Mason, M: Tony Morales & Edward Rogers, D: John Cusack: Jack * Rebecca Da Costa & Robert De Niro) 108m-Krimithriller (nach Originaldrehbuch von James Russo) (06-?; 1402)

The Butler (Der Butler, 2012-USA; R: Lee Daniels, B: Danny Strong, K: Andrew Dunn, M: Rodrigo Leão, D: Forest Whitaker * Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack: Richard Nixon, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, Robin Williams & Clarence Williams III) 132m-Biopicdrama (Artikel von Wil Haygood) (08-10; 1308)

Grand Piano (Grand Piano - Symphonie der Angst, 2012-E; R: Eugenio Mira, B: Damien Chazelle, K: Unax Mendía, M: Víctor Reyes, D: Elijah Wood * John Cusack: Clem) 80m-Thriller (09-?; 1310)

Drive Hard (2013-AUS; d: Brian Trenchard-Smith, B: Brigitte Jean Allen, Brian Trenchard-Smith, K: Tony O'Loughlan, M: Bryce Jacobs, D: John Cusack: Simon Keller ° Thomas Jane) 92m-Actionkomödie (nach Drehbuch von Chad Law & Evan Law) (06; 1406-PL)

Maps to the Stars (2013-CDN/F/D; R: David Cronenberg, B: Bruce Wagner, K: Peter Suschitzky, M: Howard Shore, D: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams, Evan Bird, Sarah Gadon, Niamh Wilson, Dawn Greenhalgh & John Cusack: Dr. Stafford Weiss & Robert Pattinson) 111m-Drama (07-08; 1405-F)

Love & Mercy (Love & Mercy, 2013-USA; R: Bill Pohlad, B: Oren Moverman, Michael Alan Lerner, K: Robert Yeoman, M: Atticus Ross, D: John Cusack: Brian Wilson * Paul Dano * Elizabeth Banks & Paul Giamatti) 120m-Biopic (07-08; 1506)

Reclaim (Reclaim - Auf eigenes Risiko, 2013-USA; R: Alan White, B: Carmine Gaeta, Luke Davies, K: Scott Kevan, M: Inon Zur, D: John Cusack: Benjamin, Ryan Phillippe, Rachelle Lefevre, Briana Roy, Veronica Faye Foo & Luis Guzmán & Jacki Weaver) 96m-Thriller (10-11; 1409 > limited release)

The Prince (The Prince - Only God Forgives, 2013-USA; R: Brian A. Miller, B: Andre Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore, K: Yaron Levy, M: The Newton Brothers, D: Jason Patric * Bruce Willis * John Cusack: Sam) 91m-Gangsterthriller (12; 1408 > limited release)

Cell (2014-USA; R: Tod Williams, B: Stephen King, Adam Alleca, K: Michael Simmonds, M: Marcelo Zarvos, D: John Cusack: Clay Riddell * Samuel L. Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman, Owen Teague, Clark Sarullo, Anthony Reynolds, Erin Elizabeth Burns & Stacy Keach) 98m-Sci-Fi-Horror (Buch=Roman von Stephen King, 2006) (01-02; 1607)

Tiān Jiāng Xióng Shī / Dragon Blade (2014-VRC; d+B: Daniel Lee, K: Tony Cheung, M: Henry Lai, D: Jackie Chan * John Cusack: Lucius) 127m-Historienaction (04-08; 1502)

Chi-Raq (2015-USA; R: Spike Lee, B: Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee, K: Matthew Libatique, M: Terence Blanchard, D: Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Teyonah Parris, Jennifer Hudson, Steve Harris, Harry Lennix, D.B. Sweeney, Angela Bassett & John Cusack: Pater Mike Corridan & Samuel L. Jackson) 127m-Musikdrama (06-07; 1512)

Arsenal (Arsenal, 2016-USA; R: Steven C. Miller, B: Jason Mosberg, K: Brandon Cox, M: Ryan Franks & Scott Nickoley, D: Adrian Grenier * Johnathon Schaech * Nicolas Cage, Lydia Hull, Christopher Coppola, Megan Leonard, Christopher Rob Bowen, Tyler Jon Olson, Shea Buckner & John Cusack: Sal) 92m-Actionthriller (05 > 3 Wochen; 1701)

Blood Money (2016-USA; R: Lucky McKee, B: Jared Butler, Lars Norberg, K: Alex Vendler, M: Matt Gates, D: Ellar Coltrane ° Willa Fitzgerald ° Jacob Artist & John Cusack: Miller) 85/9m-Actionthriller (10-12; 1710)

Singularity (2013-17-USA; R+B: Robert Kouba, K: Sebastian Cepeda, Jesse Brunt, M: Scott Kirkland & Tobias Enhus, D: Julian Schaffner, John Cusack: Elias Van Dorne, Carmen Argenziano, Jeannine Wacker, Eileen Grubba) 92m-Science-Fiction (1711) > began as a low-budget sci-fi film called Aurora, which was shot in the Czech Republic and Switzerland during the summer of 2013. John Cusack was not involved in the original shoot. Years later, scenes with Cusack were shot and inserted into the new production.


The Factory (2008-USA * Morgan O'Neill ... Mike Fletcher) 108m-Thriller (02-04) > nur Videovertrieb (R; 1302)

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