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 (Identität, 2002-USA; R: James Mangold, B: Michael Cooney, K: Phedon Papamichael, M: Alan Silvestri, D: John Cusack: Ed * Ray Liotta * Amanda Peet * Alfred Molina * Clea DuVall & Rebecca DeMornay) 90m-Psychothriller (03-05; 0304)

Runaway Jury (Das Urteil - Jeder ist käuflich, 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)


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

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