June 28, 1966
Piven Theatre Workshop
Actor, Director, Writer, Producer
Feature Film -- "Class"
Claim to Fame:
Sweetheart Lloyd Dahbler in 'Say Anything.'
- The Cusack family received an award in Chicago for their outstanding contribution to film-making.
- Was considered for the role of John Bender in THE BREAKFAST CLUB (1985) (Judd Nelson took the role).
- Vintage Vinyl, another record store mentioned in HIGH FIDELITY (2000), is a real store in Evanston, his hometown.
- In 1978, when John was 12, he was taken to see the X-rated 'Apocalypse Now.' He described the experience as 'like having the back of my head blown off.'
- John spent his adolescence getting into 'soft' drugs, ska, movies and Salinger.
- Called himself (after graduating high school) a 'bullshit white suburban punk.'
- He's turned down roles in 'Apollo 13,' 'Sleeping with the Enemy,' and 'Indecent Proposal.'