THE THIN RED LINE
JOHN CUSACK plays Captain John Gaff, Colone Tall's young
exec, who heroically offers to lead one of the more dangerous
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
That same year, Cusack starred in the blockbuster "Con Air,"
the Clint Eastwood directed "Midnight in the Garden of Good
and Evil," and was directed "Midnight in the Garden
of Good and Evil," and was heard as the voice of 'Dimitri'
in the animated feature "Anastasia," released by Twentieth
Cusack previously earned notice for his portrayal of a clever
young con artist in Stephen Frears' "The Grifters,"
and received accolades for his performance in "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 Weilville" and Tim Robbins' "Bob
Upcoming films include "Pushing Tin," a dramatic comedy
about the world of air traffic controllers, to be released by
Twentieth Century Fox, "Being John Malkovich," "The
Cradle Will Rock," written and directed by Tim Robbins, and
"The Jack Bull," with John Goodman, directed by John
Badham and written by his father, Dick Cusack.
In addition to his film work, Cusack founded New Criminals Theater
Company, which is the foremost avant-garde theater company next
to 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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