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JOHN CUSACK (Nick Easter) is one of Hollywood's most versatile actors. He earned rave reviews for his portrayal of a clever young con-artist in Stephen Frears' "The Grifters" and received critical accolades for his performances in "Eight Men Out," "Say Anything" and "The Sure Thing." He also made memorable cameo appearances in Robert Altman's "The Player" and Tim Robbins' "Bob Roberts."

Earlier this year, Cusack starred in "Identity," a thriller directed by James Mangold and also starring Amanda Peet, Alfred Molina and Ray Liotta. Cusack recently starred in the Lion's Gate release "Max" for director Menno Meyjes. Cusack portrays `Max Rothman,' a celebrated gallery owner who meets a fellow war veteran and aspiring artist, Adolph Hitler, in 1918 Munich and encourages him to paint. The film, which Cusack also produced, had its world premiere at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival. Previously, Cusack starred opposite Kate Beckinsdale in the romantic comedy, "Serendipity," directed by Peter Chelsom and "America's Sweethearts," also starring Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Billy Crystal. In addition to starring in the critically acclaimed film version of Nick Hornby's "High Fidelity," Cusack co-produced the movie and co-wrote the screenplay with his New Crime partners Steve Pink and D.V. DeVicentis.

In 1999, Cusack starred in the critically praised "Being John Malkovich," also starring Catherine Keener and Cameron Diaz. Malkovich portrayed himself in the film directed by Spike Jonze. Cusack's performance garnered an Independent Spirit Award nomination as Best Actor. That year Cusack also co-starred in "Cradle Will Rock," an ensemble drama written and directed by Tim Robbins. Cusack portrayed Nelson Rockefeller in a cast that included Emily Watson, Cary Elwes, Angus McFaadden, Susan Sarandon, Hank Azaria, John Turturro, Ruben Blades and Vanessa Redgrave. He also starred with Billy Bob Thornton, Angelina Jolie and Cate Blanchett in Mike Newell's comedy, "Pushing Tin." He toplined "The Jack Bull," a traditional Western written by his father Dick Cusack, for HBO. In addition to starring in the film, Cusack served as executive producer along with Steve Pink and D.V. DeVicentis under their New Crime Productions banner. John portrayed a Wyoming horse trader who took on a fellow rancher after he abused two of his horses and the ‘Crow Indian' man who cared for them.

In 1998, Cusack appeared in director Terence Malick's World War II combat epic, "The Thin Red Line," with an ensemble cast that included George Clooney, Woody Harrelson, Nick Nolte, Gary Oldman, Sean Penn, Bill Pullman and John Travolta.

In 1997, Cusack starred opposite Joan Cusack, Dan Aykroyd and Minnie Driver in "Grosse Point Blank." He received rave reviews for the comedy that he also produced and co-wrote. This was the first project his company, New Crime Productions, produced under its banner.

That same year Cusack starred with Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich and Steve Buscemi in the blockbuster "Con Air," directed by Simon West, as well as "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," also starring Kevin Spacey, and directed by Clint Eastwood. In addition, Cusack lent his voice to the full-length animated film, "Anastasia," which also featured the voices of Meg Ryan, Christopher Lloyd and Kelsey Grammer.

Cusack has also starred opposite Al Pacino in Harold Becker's "City Hall" and starred in two films for Woody Allen, "Bullets Over Broadway," opposite Chazz Palmintieri, and "Shadows and Fog." His other feature film credits include "Tapeh

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