John Cusack is an American actor, producer and screenwriter. He began acting in films during the 1980s. He starred in films, including ‘Better Off Dead’ in 1985, ‘Say Anything…’ in 1989, ‘Grosse Pointe Blank’ in 1997, ‘Being John Malkovich’ in 1999, ‘High Fidelity’ in 2000, ‘1408’ in 2007, ‘2012’ in 2009 and ‘The Raven’ in 2012. He made his breakout role in Rob Reiner’s ‘The Sure Thing’ in 1985. He also starred in Cameron Crowe’s directorial debut film, ‘Say Anything…’ in 1989. He played a con artist in Stephen Frears’ 1990 neo-noir film ‘The Grifters’. After establishing New Crime Productions, he co-wrote the screenplay for and starred in George Armitage’s crime film ‘Grosse Pointe Blank’ in 1997.
In Spike Jonze’s fantasy film ‘Being John Malkovich’ in 1999, he 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, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in ‘High Fidelity’ in 2000. In Roland Emmerich’s disaster film ‘2012’ in 2009, he played a family novelist who attempts to survive the apocalypse and save mankind. He played Edgar Allan Poe in James McTeigue’s biopic film ‘The Raven’ in 2012 and starred in David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps to the Stars’ in 2014.
Later, he starred in video on demand films, including ‘The Factory’, ‘The Numbers Station’, ‘The Frozen Ground’, ‘Drive Hard’, ‘The Prince’, ‘Reclaim’, ‘Cell’, ‘Arsenal’, ‘Blood Money’ and ‘Singularity’.
Between 2005 and 2009, he wrote blogs for ‘The Huffington Post’, which included an interview with Naomi Klein. He blogged on his opposition to the war in Iraq and his hatred for the Bush administration. He also appeared in a June 2008 MoveOn.org advertisement, where he made the claim that George W. Bush and John McCain have the same governing priorities.
He criticized the Obama administration for its drone policy in the Middle East and its support of the National Defense Authorization Act, and became one of the initial supporters of the Freedom of the Press Foundation in 2012. In 2015, Cusack, Daniel Ellsberg and Arundhati Roy met Edward Snowden, a fugitive from the US because of his leaks of classified information, at a Moscow hotel room. This meeting was converted into a book co-authored with Roy titled ‘Things That Can and Cannot Be Said’. The book is mainly a transcript of the conversation between Snowden, Roy, and Cusack, with a selection of relevant photos and illustrations as well as a detailed list of references. In November 2017, he became a member of the Democratic Socialists of America
At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next John Cusack movie? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the upcoming John Cusack film scheduled to release in 2019. We can only hope that the latest John Cusack movie would be as good as some of his recent ones.