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With an impressive body of work spanning the course of two decades, JOHN CUSACK has evolved into one of Hollywood's most accomplished, and respected actors of his generation. He has garnered both critical acclaim as well as prestigious accolades for his dramatic as well as comedic roles.

This summer Cusack will be seen starring in two major motion pictures- "Martian Child” for New Line Cinema and "1408” for Dimension Films. In the romantic comedy "Martian Child,” Cusack stars opposite Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt and Joan Cusack as a writer who, crushed by the death of his fiance, adopts a six year old boy who is convinced he is from Mars. The film is directed by Menno Meyjes and written by Seth Bass and Jonathan Tolins. In The Weinstein company's "1408,” Cusack stars as Mike Enslin, a supernatural phenomena specialist who sets out to prove that a haunted New York hotel is just urban legend. As research for his novel, Enslin stays in the notorious room 1408 only to discover the hard way that these myths and coincidences are in fact anything but. The film is directed by Mikael Hafstrom and the story has been adapted by Matt Greenberg, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski from the Stephen King novel of the same title.

Later this year, Cusack will be seen in the independent feature "Grace Is Gone,” which he recently starred in and produced under his New Crime Productions banner with Plum Pictures. "Grace Is Gone” premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was recognized with an "Audience Award.” The film was bought by The Weinstein Company for distribution and will be released later this year. Cusack plays Stanley Phillips, a young father who takes his two daughters on an impulsive road trip upon learning that his wife, Grace, has been killed in service in Iraq. The film is written and directed by James C. Strouse.

Cusack will also voice the title character of Igor in Exodus Film Group's CG-animated feature comedy. The Weinstein Company will distribute the film, which is being directed by Tony Leondis. "Igor” will be released on October 24, 2008.

Cusack most recently finished production on "Brand Hauser: Stuff Happens” with Joan Cusack, Marissa Tomei, Hilary Duff and Sir Ben Kingsley, which he also produced under New Crime Productions. The film was shot in Sofia, Bulgaria and is directed by Joshua Seftel. Cusack wrote the screenplay with Jeremy Pikser and Mark Leyner. In the film, Cusack plays the role of a hit man hired to kill the CEO of major corporation. Set in the future in the desert town of Turagistan, Cusack finds himself torn between obligation and love.

In 2005, Cusack starred opposite Billy Bob Thornton in the dark comedy, "The Ice Harvest.” Based on a Scott Phillips novel, Harold Ramis-directed the film for Focus Features. The previous year in "Runaway Jury,” he stared opposite Hollywood legends Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman. The film was based on John Grisham's best selling novel of the same title and was directed by Gary Fleder. In 2003, Cusack joined Amanda Peet, Alfred Molina and Ray Liotta in the thriller "Identity," directed by James Mangold for Columbia Pictures.

In the controversial film, "Max,” directed by Menno Meyjes and released by Lions Gate in December 2002, Cusack portrayed Max Rothman, an elegant, sophisticated former cavalry officer who returns to his native Munich to set up an art gallery, when he meets another aspiring artist, a young Adolf Hitler (played by Noah Taylor). The film, which Cusack also produced, garnered strong reactions at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival and has been debated extensively throughout the country because of its controversial subject matter.

In 2001, Cusack was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for his role in the feature ve

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