26 Facts About John Cusack

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John Paul Cusack is an American actor, producer, screenwriter and political activist.

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John Cusack then started appearing in independent films such as Eight Men Out, The Grifters, True Colors, and Bullets Over Broadway.

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John Cusack starred in Runaway Jury, Grace Is Gone, Martian Child, Hot Tub Time Machine, The Butler, Maps to the Stars, and Chi-Raq.

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4.

John Cusack portrayed Brian Wilson in the critically acclaimed musical biopic Love and Mercy.

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5.

John Cusack was born in Evanston, Illinois into an Irish Catholic family.

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John Cusack's parents are writer-actor-producer and documentary filmmaker Richard J "Dick" Cusack, originally from New York City, and Ann Paula "Nancy" Cusack, originally from Massachusetts, a former mathematics teacher and political activist.

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John Cusack graduated from Evanston Township High School in 1984, where he met Jeremy Piven, and spent a year at New York University before dropping out, saying that he had "too much fire in his belly".

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8.

John Cusack made his breakout role in Rob Reiner's The Sure Thing.

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9.

John Cusack starred in Cameron Crowe's directorial debut film, Say Anything.

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10.

John Cusack played a con artist in Stephen Frears' 1990 neo-noir film The Grifters.

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11.

John Cusack was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in High Fidelity, based on Nick Hornby's novel, and appeared in America's Sweethearts, Serendipity, Identity, Runaway Jury, Must Love Dogs, The Ice Harvest, The Contract, Grace Is Gone, 1408, Martian Child, War, Inc.

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12.

John Cusack starred as Jackson Curtis in Roland Emmerich's epic disaster film 2012, which the struggling novelist had attempts to survive the apocalypse and save mankind.

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13.

John Cusack played Edgar Allan Poe in James McTeigue's biopic film The Raven and starred in David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars.

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14.

In 2014, John Cusack criticized Hollywood saying the mega-corporations have stepped in with 50-producer movies, franchises are king, and stars are used as leverage.

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John Cusack is anti-war, having tweeted, "Being anti-war — is pro-troops — pro-human".

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16.

Between 2005 and 2009, John Cusack wrote blogs for The Huffington Post, which included an interview with Naomi Klein.

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17.

John Cusack voiced his opposition to the war in Iraq and Bush's administration, calling the government's worldview "depressing, corrupt, unlawful, and tragically absurd".

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John Cusack 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.

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19.

John Cusack later criticized the publication for misquoting him in order to make an interesting headline.

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20.

John Cusack endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders in his 2016 and 2020 presidential bids.

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21.

John Cusack is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

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22.

John Cusack tweeted from the region a number of pro-Gaza articles.

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23.

In 2018, after Lorde cancelled performances in Israel after a request from the BDS movement, John Cusack was among more than a hundred writers, actors, director, and musicians who signed a letter defending Lorde's freedom of conscience.

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In June 2019, John Cusack wrote a tweet featuring an image of a large fist with a blue Star of David crushing a small crowd of people next to a quote often misattributed to Voltaire: "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize".

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25.

John Cusack trained in kickboxing under former world kickboxing champion Benny Urquidez for over twenty years.

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26.

John Cusack began training under Urquidez in preparation for his role in Say Anything.

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