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Born June 28, 1966, in Evanston, Ill., John Cusack has amassed an impressive list of movies. He's played everything from a geeky playwright in Bullets Over Broadway (1994) to a commitment-phobic record store owner in High Fidelity (2000), for which he scored a Golden Globe nomination.

But Cusack will forever rule the hearts of hopeless romantics for his flawless portrayal of a charming underachiever in the teen movie sensation Say Anything (1989). The maverick actor got his start in a decidedly less suave role in 1983's Class and graduated to adult fare in 1988 with his affecting performance in the acclaimed Eight Men Out.

Cusack's versatility has led him down diverse paths, from drama (The Grifters) to animation (Anastasia) to -- of course -- romantic comedies (The Sure Thing). His later work includes the gripping thriller Identity (2003), the Iraq war film Grace Is Gone (2007) and the doomsday epic 2012.

John Cusack in Arsenal

Arsenal

2017 R

In this absorbing crime thriller, a successful businessman is forced to take matters into his own hands when his deadbeat brother is abducted and held for a hefty ransom by a ruthless mobster.

  • John Cusack in Cell Cell
  • John Cusack in Frozen Ground Frozen Ground
  • John Cusack in The Prince The Prince
  • John Cusack in Love & Mercy Love & Mercy
  • John Cusack in Lee Daniels' The Butler Lee Daniels' The Butler
  • John Cusack in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • John Cusack in The Numbers Station The Numbers Station
  • John Cusack in Better Off Dead Better Off Dead
  • John Cusack in Say Anything... Say Anything...
  • John Cusack in 2012 2012
  • John Cusack in Hot Tub Time Machine Hot Tub Time Machine
  • John Cusack in Reclaim Reclaim
  • John Cusack in The Thin Red Line The Thin Red Line
  • John Cusack in Sixteen Candles Sixteen Candles
  • John Cusack in The Player The Player
  • John Cusack in City Hall City Hall
  • John Cusack in Chi-Raq Chi-Raq
  • John Cusack in Maps to the Stars Maps to the Stars
  • John Cusack in One Crazy Summer One Crazy Summer
  • John Cusack in Runaway Jury Runaway Jury
  • John Cusack in Dragon Blade Dragon Blade
  • John Cusack in The Paperboy The Paperboy
  • John Cusack in The Contract The Contract
  • John Cusack in Con Air Con Air
  • John Cusack in Being John Malkovich Being John Malkovich
  • John Cusack in Anastasia Anastasia
  • John Cusack in The Sure Thing The Sure Thing
  • John Cusack in High Fidelity High Fidelity
  • John Cusack in The Jack Bull The Jack Bull
  • John Cusack in Identity Identity
  • John Cusack in Grace Is Gone Grace Is Gone
  • John Cusack in The Raven The Raven
  • John Cusack in The Grifters The Grifters
  • John Cusack in Grosse Pointe Blank Grosse Pointe Blank
  • John Cusack in Serendipity Serendipity
  • John Cusack in America's Sweethearts America's Sweethearts
  • John Cusack in The Ice Harvest The Ice Harvest
  • John Cusack in Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
  • John Cusack in Max Max
  • John Cusack in Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride
  • John Cusack in Drive Hard Drive Hard
  • John Cusack in The Journey of Natty Gann The Journey of Natty Gann
  • John Cusack in True Colors True Colors
  • John Cusack in Map of the Human Heart Map of the Human Heart
  • John Cusack in Martian Child Martian Child
  • John Cusack in War, Inc. War, Inc.
  • John Cusack in Igor Igor
  • John Cusack in Woody Allen: A Documentary Woody Allen: A Documentary
  • John Cusack in The Factory The Factory
  • John Cusack in Adult World Adult World
  • John Cusack in Grand Piano Grand Piano
  • John Cusack in The Bag Man The Bag Man
  • John Cusack in Shanghai Shanghai
  • John Cusack in Roadside Prophets Roadside Prophets
  • John Cusack in Hellcab Hellcab
  • John Cusack in Must Love Dogs Must Love Dogs