Why Hollywood Won't Cast John Cusack Anymore

Why Hollywood Won’t Cast John Cusack Anymore

John Cusack has played some of the most iconic roles of all time. From Say Anything to High Fidelity, Bullets Over Broadway to Being John Malkovich, Cusack has charmed audiences for decades. But although the talented, versatile actor has been in the business over 30 years, his career isn’t what it used to be. Why? Let’s take a look back and see why John Cusack hasn’t graced our screens for a while…

He called Hollywood “a whorehouse” | 0:23
Writing films | 1:02
Politically active | 1:43
Aging out of the rom-com | 2:55
Straight to DVD | 3:59
Critically ignored | 4:40
Things to come | 5:13



John Paul Cusack (/ˈkjsæk/, born June 28, 1966) is an American actor, producer and screenwriter. He appeared in several teen films in the mid-1980s, most notably Better Off Dead (1985), before he starred in Cameron Crowe‘s romantic comedy-drama Say Anything… in 1989, for which he gained teen idol status. He later starred in High Fidelity (2000), for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe. Cusack is also known for his performances in the films Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), Being John Malkovich (1999), 1408 (2007), 2012 (2009), Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) and The Raven (2012).