(Nick Falzone) most recently starred in the Academy Award-nominated
World War II epic The Thin Red Line, based on the James
Jones novel about the battle of Guadalcanal. The film was directed
by Terrence Malick for release by Twentieth Century Fox.
In 1997, Cusack received rave reviews for his portrayal of a hit
man who goes through a spiritual crisis during his high school
reunion in the hit comedy Grosse Pointe Blank. He also
co-wrote and produced the film under the aegis of his New Crime
That same year, Cusack starred in the blockbuster Con Air,
the Clint Eastwood directed Midnight in the Garden of Good
and Evil, and voiced the role of Dimitri in the animated feature
Anastasia, released by Twentieth Century Fox.
Cusack previously received accolades for his portrayal of a clever
young con artist in Stephen Frears' The Grifters, as well
as Eight Men Out, Say Anything and Rob Reiner's The Sure
Thing. Cusack later worked with Reiner again in a supporting role
in Stand By Me.
Other film credits include City Hall opposite Al Pacino,
True Colors, Roland Joffe's Fat Man and Little Boy,
Woody Allen's Shadows and Fog and Bullets Over Broadway,
Robert Altman's The Player, Alan Parker's The Road
to Wellville and Tim Robbins' Bob Roberts.
Upcoming films include Being John Malkovich, The Cradle Will
Rock, written and directed by Tim Robbins, and The Jack
Bull for HBO, starring with John Goodman, which Cusack will
also executive produce under his New Crime Productions banner,
with a script written by his father, Dick Cusack. This spring
Cusack begins filming High Fidelity, in which he will star
In addition to his film work, Cusack founded New Criminals Theater
Company, which is the foremost avant-garde theater company next
to the Steppenwolf Company based in Chicago. He has directed four
plays with the group there, including Alagazam...After the
Dog Year and Methusalem, which won him a Jeff Citation for
Best Director at Chicago's famed Joseph Jefferson Awards. He also
directed for the theater company Hunter S. Thompson's Fear
and Loathing in Las Vegas.
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