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JOHN CUSACK (Hillary Van Wetter) has evolved into one of the most accomplished and respected actors of his generation, garnering prestigious accolades for his dramatic and comedic roles spanning the course of two decades. Most recently, Cusack teamed with Nicolas Cage for the psychological thriller The Frozen Ground, scheduled for a November release. Based on true events, the film has Cusack take on the role of serial killer Robert Hansen.

Cusack will also appear in the upcoming films Adult World, The Numbers Station and No Somos Animales. He is currently in production alongside Robert De Niro in the crime thriller Motel. Another thriller, Grand Piano, is in the works with co-star Elijah Wood.

Earlier this year Cusack was seen in the independent thriller The Raven, for which he portrayed Edgar Allen Poe. The film, directed by James McTeigue, offers a fictionalized account of the last days of the writer's life in which he pursues a serial killer whose murders mirror those in Poe's stories.

Cusack also starred in Hot Tub Time Machine, a comedy costarring Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Clark Duke. Cusack produced the film through his New Crime Productions banner, which has produced several of his recent cinematic outings.

He also starred in Roland Emmerich's apocalyptic epic 2012, which grossed more than $766 million worldwide and co-starred Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton and Woody Harrelson.

In 2008 Cusack voiced the title character in the animated family film Igor. He also starred in, wrote and produced the political satire War, Inc. with co-stars Marissa Tomei, Hilary Duff and Joan Cusack. The previous year, he starred in James C. Strouse's Grace is Gone, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was recognized with the Audience Award. Cusack also starred in Menno Meyjes' romantic comedy Martian Child, opposite Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt and his sister, Joan Cusack.

Previously Cusack was seen in Mikael Håfström's horror hit 1408, with Samuel L. Jackson; Harold Ramis' dark comedy The Ice Harvest, alongside Billy Bob Thornton; Gary Fleder's Runaway Jury, opposite Hollywood legends Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman; James Mangold's Identity, with Amanda Peet, Alfred Molina and Ray Liotta; Menno Meyjes' controversial drama Max, opposite Noah Taylor; Tim Robbins' Cradle Will Rock, an ensemble drama featuring Emily Watson, Susan Sarandon and John Turturro; and Mike Newell's comedy Pushing Tin, with Billy Bob Thornton, Angelina Jolie and Cate Blanchett.

Cusack first gained the attention of audiences by starring in a number of 1980s film classics such as The Sure Thing, Say Anything, Sixteen Candles and Better Off Dead. The actor would shed his teen-heartthrob image by starring in a wide range of dramas, thrillers and comedies including The Grifters, Eight Men Out, Adaptation, Being John Malkovich, High Fidelity and Grosse Pointe Blank.

In 1999 Cusack starred in the dark comedy Being John Malkovich, receiving an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actor. In 2001, Cusack was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Comedy or Musical for his role in High Fidelity, the feature-film adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel.

Other film credits include Peter Chelsom's Serendipity, Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line, Simon West's Con Air, Clint Eastwood's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Harold Becker's City Hall, Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway and Shadows and Fog, Joe Roth's America's Sweethearts, Alan Parker's The Road to Wellville, Herbert Ross' True Colors, James L. Brooks' Broadcast News and Rob Reiner's Stand By Me.

On the small screen Cusack starred in HBO's telefilm "The Jack Bull," a traditional Western written by his father, Dick Cusack. He also served as executive producer on the film.

Cusack currently divides his time between Los Angeles and Chicago.


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