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Every Movie that Joan and John Cusack Have Been in Together .. The idea of a relationship working in movies is one that is best described a. Rumor has it that John Cusack was in a brief relationship with Rebecca She is best known for her role as Mystique in the X-Men films and Joan from The. Then the director John Hughes [The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off] came along, doing movies with kids. I had all this creative training.
We would watch Mel Brooks movies and Monty Python and he would always find some humour in everything. He made home movies of us, and he would show them in the backyard.
He was great fun. My parents had no relatives in Chicago so they became very close to their friends, some of whom were a famous Chicago theatre family — the Pivens. Joyce Piven started the Story Theatre Company.
I was very shy but my sister Ann was involved in the theatre and I tagged along — that's how I got interested in drama.
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I was eight or nine. It was great training because it was the 60s and all about theatre games and humanising people — the creative process. You had to be unselfconscious, and that was perfect for me because I was very shy. When we played these games, I suddenly felt free.
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They exposed us to JD Salinger and Chekhov, and it was amazing and magical. I had all this creative training and it just clicked. There's a lot of serendipity involved in both my brother John and I becoming actors. I was in the right place at the right time. John has a place out in Los Angeles and I have another brother and a sister who also live out there. Whenever I come out for work, I see them. John is a great uncle to my kids.
He's incredibly loving and always surprising. As a parent, you have to figure out how to shape your kid's character. You want to have human beings who learn about good character. You have to be able to see your child with clarity, see the good side and the bad side of them, and work on the bad side and make them better so they fulfil their potential. You have to make them do stuff they don't want to do, like take out the trash, while instilling in them all those difficult virtues that are not just about impulse gratification.
Considers the scripts to Max and Being John Malkovich the best he has read. Was considered for the role of Billy Flynn in Chicago However, he ended up losing the role to Richard Gere. Inhe attended his 10th year high school reunion in Illinois. He and the producers of the film had made a bet that if they came up with financing for Grosse Pointe Blankthey would all attend their high school reunions. Good friends with professional volleyball player, Gabrielle Reece.
Has homes in Malibu, California, and Chicago, Illinois. Has appeared in two movies as a limo driver, Identity andboth with co-star Amanda Peet. In the first film, Cusack played a law enforcement officer and Cage played a criminal; in the latter film, the roles were reversed.
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Big fan of punk rock music, his favorite band being the Clash. Born on the same date as Mary Stuart Masterson. Personal Quotes 24 I was a teen star. I'm not into the celebrity culture aspect of being an artist. To me it represents extinction. The more people know about you, the less they want to try to figure out what you have to say in your movies, and the less credibility you have. To me it seems: Go do your thing, then get out.
That's the best way to do it. January 14, Nope, no sex scandals yet. But I am open to offers! January 14, I won't call myself a child actor because that sounds psychotic. I'm aware of the affection those characters inspired. I feel close to Lloyd in Say Anything He was like a super-interesting version of me.
Only I'm not as good as him. Whatever part of me is romantic and optimistic, I reached into that to play Lloyd.
Of course, now it's all gone. Now I'm just bitter. The ones that suck I tend to blank out. It's like I never even made them. Well, there aren't 40 that are great, put it that way.
Ten is a good batting average. You think about the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who have died and all the soldiers who have come back wounded and maimed. You read the paper and four more soldiers last week died and mercenaries have killed 27 people in Baghdad, mercenaries who are getting money from our tax dollars that should be going to protect the troops, and I'm depressed about the Cubs game.
There's a disconnect there. My point in all seriousness is that it's such an abstraction, and this government has asked us to sacrifice nothing for this. The troops are sacrificing everything. It just seems like an obscenity. I love my work, I love my friends, I love my family. There was a period when I didn't work for about two years when I was about 25, 26, and I couldn't imagine what I would do with my life and that was scary.
But now I have other things I love. I'm a pretty good kick boxer; I'm a pretty good writer; there are things I could fall back on. And you know how it is--the minute you realize that your options are unlimited, things just start falling into place all around you.
But that's where the work is, and I ended up making a lot of friends there, and my old friends moved out to Los Angeles too.
And also, I think when you're famous, its hard to live in a small town. Not that Chicago is a 'small' town, but when I'm there, which I am it lot because I love it and I still have an apartment there, people stare at me. It's like I'm more famous in Chicago. But I'm more at home in L.
I mean, I feel at home in both. What's hard in Chicago is that I'm more conspicuous when I'm there. It's harder to coast around.
Martian Child was just a movie the studio [New Line Cinema] offered me and it was the best job I could get at the time. It was about a relationship between a guy and another kid, and I thought that was good.
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It was a sweet movie. They offered it to me and that was the extent of that. If it was up to me, I'd just put the movies out there. Or maybe I'd do a couple - I'd think of some smart things to say so people think, "Oh, he's cool. I don't even know if I was invited in to begin with. I'm well aware that I might have worn out my welcome already.