Fact: Actor John Cusack had to miss his nephew Dylan's graduation ceremony on Thursday (04Jun15) to promote his new Brian Wilson biopic LOVE & MERCY on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in New York. He explains, "I sort of screwed up, my office screwed up, and this is the same day that my nephew is graduating from high school but I can't cancel on The Tonight Show, so I'm in a little bit of a bind..." The movie star subsequently asked host Fallon to send the teen a congratulatory message on air and sign a greeting card, which he was also encouraged to stuff a little money into.
Fact: John Cusack, Gene Simmons and Debbie Harry will be among the stars insulting Jack Black at the funnyman's upcoming Friars Club Roast in New York City. The event will take place on Friday night (05Apr13).
Quote: "I keep calling my agent, asking if there's anything I can do with her again. He's now sick of my calls." John Cusack is keen to work with his The Paperboy co-star Nicole Kidman again.
Fact: Actor John Cusack joined Peter Gabriel onstage for a second time in a week by appearing at the rocker's show in Santa Barbara, California on Tuesday night (09Oct12). Cusack's Say Anything... director Cameron Crowe also took to the stage with the actor, who posted pictures of the moment on his Twitter.com page.
Quote: "My star is right next to The Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry and I'm right across the street from Musso & Frank's, where (writer, Charles) Bukowski got drunk and where F. Scott Fitzgerald got drunk." John Cusack likes the placement of his new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Quote: "My family came out... and then I had the great Dan Aykroyd, one of the smartest, greatest guys, and Billy Bob Thornton and Jack Black... That's a good group." John Cusack was thrilled by the celebrity turn-out when he unveiled the 2,469th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday (24Apr12).
Quote: "A lot of people don't know that Sherlock Holmes was based on a character that Poe created, called Inspector Dupin." John Cusack reveals U.S. writer Edgar Allen Poe, who he portrays in new film The Raven, inspired the most famous literary sleuth.
Fact: John Cusack is to be honoured with the 2,469th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The actor's sister Joan and High Fidelity co-star Jack Black will salute Cusack when he unveils his star outside Larry Edmunds Bookshop on Hollywood Boulevard on 24 April (12).
Fact: Rapper/actor 50 Cent is set to executive produce a new thriller about a real-life serial killer portrayed by John Cusack. Frozen Ground is based on the true story of Robert Hansen, who murdered at least 24 women in three years from 1980. The film, which will also feature Nicolas Cage and Vanessa Hudgens, will begin shooting in Alaska next month (Oct11).
Quote: "It's such a stupid name and it goes around the world and it becomes a great name." Actor John Cusack on the title of his new movie HOT TUB TIME MACHINE.
Quote: "I remember the '85 (Chicago) Bears won the Super Bowl, and I was there, I think, on mushrooms... That was my problem." John Cusack on his hazy memories about 1986, where his new movie, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE, is set.
Quote: "A hot hand with dice is my idea of heaven. I can't describe it. Anyone who thinks gambling isn't for them would instantly change if they caught a winning streak playing craps." Actor John Cusack on his gambling habit.
Quote: "It's very chaotic and then there's usually a game show element where somebody runs into the audience and slaps someone... bells go off; you start to feel like you're in a little children's Vietnam or something." American actor John Cusack recalls the oddball antics he's witnessed on foreign talk shows while promoting his films worldwide.
Quote: "I was on Bob Dylan's radio show. He has this Theme Time Radio Hour and he'd interview people; he pretends he hangs out with people and he said, 'I went to the farmer's market with John Cusack...' and I thought, 'Wow, I really made it'." John Cusack was thrilled to get namechecked by his hero.
Quote: "I would say f**k, motherf**ker and c**t. They're the best. They sound like what they mean. They're very satisfying". Actor John Cusack on his top three expletives.
Quote: "I didn't want to look back and say during this time that I didn't do anything. At least I tried to enter into the debate and not stand passive." John Cusack is proud he signed up to star as a man whose soldier wife died in Iraq in new movie GRACE IS GONE.
Fact: Colin Farrell, John Cusack, William Shatner and DANNY DeVITO were among the A-list stars who turned out to watch the return performances of Carole King and James Taylor at Los Angeles' legendary music venue The Troubadour. The singer-songwriters gave six performances over three nights (28-30Nov07) on the stage that propelled their careers in the 1970s.
Quote: "I couldn't hit him. I think I would just try to wait for the knock out because what if you hit him and he couldn't sing or he couldn't do that album he wanted to do... I couldn't fight (BOB) DYLAN." John Cusack would never step into the ring with fellow boxing fan Bob Dylan, his hero.
Fact: Actor John Cusack will be honoured with the Star Of The Year award at film industry festival ShowEast in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday (17Oct07).
Quote: "When I came out, it was night and I had to walk home by myself. And I remember that being one of the scariest 25 minutes of my young life. I was freaked out." John Cusack recalls watching The Shining as a 14-year-old.