5.11.2009

Cusack happy fans still love 'Anything'

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. film star John Cusack says he is happy people still love his classic teen romance "Say Anything" two decades after he made it.
A 20th anniversary edition DVD version of the movie, co-starring Ione Skye, Lili Taylor, Jeremy Piven and Joan Cusack, was released this week.
"I have great fondness for it," Cusack told UPI in New York Thursday. "It was a great collaboration with (writer-director) Cameron Crowe and I was really proud of the movie, so it's really nice that people are still remembering it this many years later. I'm always kind of delighted that people still like it."
Told there were groups of guys marauding around Manhattan this week dressed as his character Lloyd Dobler -- complete with his trademark trench coat and boom box -- to celebrate the release of the "Say Anything" DVD, Cusack cringed and quipped, "I thought that was just on Halloween, no?"
The actor will be seen next week playing a nice-guy novelist trying to save his family during a global catastrophe in "2012."
http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/Movies/2009/11/05/Cusack-happy-fans-still-love-Anything/UPI-47291257456769/

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Cusack excited about Emmerich's '2012'
LOS ANGELES, March 28 (UPI) -- U.S. actor John Cusack says his upcoming role in director Roland Emmerich's apocalyptic epic "2012" should be a good career boost.The 42-year-old actor, who is coming off the straight-to-DVD movie "War, Inc.," said the new action film will mark his first big budget production since 1997's "Con Air," The Times of London reported Saturday."The rationale is it's good to be in a big hit movie!" Cusack said of the Emmerich film. "Good for your career, and it's nice to be wanted."Cusack did suggest it was difficult at times to adapt to the big-budget planning associated with the Hollywood production."It's one of those scripts where they have one line: 'Rome burns.' An entire city! I was like: 'How would you show that?' But Roland says: 'Oh yeah, it'll be great,'" Cusack said.The actor also offered his take to The Times on new U.S. President Barack Obama."I sure wouldn't want to swap places with him, but he seems to be doing a reasonable, thoughtful job so far," the "Say Anything" star said.http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/2009/03/28/Cusack-excited-about-Emmerichs-2012/UPI-13541238259285/
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Cusack set for 'Hot Tub' comedy

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. actor John Cusack is set to star in and produce the big-screen comedy, "Hot Tub Time Machine," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Comedian Rob Corddry is co-starring in the movie, which is to be directed by Steve Pink in Vancouver, British Columbia, starting in April.
The movie is about a group of longtime friends who miss the good old days and end up being transported back to 1987 by a hot tub that turns out to be a time machine, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said.
Cusack's film credits include "Say Anything," "Grosse Pointe Blank," "Con Air," "High Fidelity" and "America's Sweethearts."
Corddry has appeared in the films "W." and "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay."
http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/2009/02/23/Cusack-set-for-Hot-Tub-comedy/UPI-29271235437364/
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Alleged stalker admits calling Cusack

LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- A woman who allegedly stalked John Cusack has admitted in a Los Angeles court she attempted to contact the actor while incarcerated.
Emily Leatherman, 33, admitted calling the "Identity" star while being held by authorities pending a Friday court hearing, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Ann Ambrose had accused Leatherman of making the phone calls, a violation of a restraining order issued against her.
The accusation and ensuing confession came during a hearing to see if Leatherman is mentally fit to stand trial for related stalking charges.
As a result of the confession by Leatherman, who is acting as her own attorney, Ambrose said she would attempt to revoke the defendant's phone privileges if she violates the order again.
The Times said the presiding judge in the case postponed a ruling on Leatherman's mental state until a later date.
http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/2008/07/12/Alleged-stalker-admits-calling-Cusack/UPI-66751215879010/

FILMOGRAPHY

Shanghai(2009) (pre-production) (in negotiations)
The Factory (2009) (filming)
Igor (2008) (post-production) (voice) .... Igor
Summerhood (2008) (post-production)
(uncredited) .... Narrator
War, Inc. (2008) (completed) .... Brand Hauser
Martian Child (2007) .... David
1408 (2007) .... Mike Enslin
Grace Is Gone (2007) .... Stanley Philipps
The Contract (2006/I) .... Ray Keene
The Ice Harvest: Alternate Endings (2006) (V) .... Charlie
The Ice Harvest (2005) .... Charlie
Must Love Dogs (2005) .... Jake
Runaway Jury (2003) .... Nicholas Easter
Identity (2003) .... Ed
Max (2002/I) .... Max Rothman
Serendipity (2001) .... Jonathan Trager
America's Sweethearts (2001) .... Eddie Thomas
High Fidelity(2000) .... Rob Gordon
Being John Malkovich (1999) .... Craig Schwartz
Cradle Will Rock (1999) .... Nelson Rockefeller
Pushing Tin (1999) .... Nick Falzone
The Jack Bull (1999) (TV) .... Myrl Redding
The Thin Red Line (1998) .... Capt. Gaff
This Is My Father (1998/I) .... Eddie Sharp, the Pilot
Chicago Cab (1998) .... Scary Man
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) .... John Kelso
Anastasia (1997) (voice) .... Dimitri
Con Air (1997) .... U.S. Marshal Vince Larkin
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) .... Martin Q. Blank
"Frasier" .... Greg (1 episode, 1996)
- Our Father Whose Art Ain't Heaven (1996) TV episode (voice) .... Greg
City Hall (1996) .... Deputy Mayor Kevin Calhoun
The Road to Wellville (1994) .... Charles Ossining
Bullets Over Broadway (1994) .... David Shayne
Floundering (1994) .... JC
Money for Nothing (1993) .... Joey Coyle
Map of the Human Heart(1993) .... The Mapmaker
Bob Roberts (1992) .... Cutting Edge Host
Roadside Prophets (1992) (as John Cusak) .... Casper
Shadows and Fog(1992) .... Student Jack
True Colors(1991) .... Peter Burton
The Grifters(1990) .... Roy Dillon
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989) .... Michael Merriman
Say Anything... (1989) .... Lloyd Dobler
Elvis Stories (1989) .... Corky
Tapeheads (1988) .... Ivan Alexeev
Eight Men Out (1988) .... George 'Buck' Weaver
Broadcast News (1987) (as John Cusak) .... Angry Messenger
Hot Pursuit (1987) .... Dan Bartlett
One Crazy Summer (1986) .... Hoops McCann
Stand by Me (1986) .... Denny Lachance
The Journey of Natty Gann (1985) .... Harry
Better Off Dead... (1985) .... Lane Meyer
The Sure Thing (1985) .... Walter (Gib) Gibson
Grandview, U.S.A. (1984) .... Johnny Maine
Sixteen Candles (1984) .... Bryce
Class(1983) .... Roscoe Maibaum