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THE BRAND NEW Jersey-based punk quartet of Lanemeyer began in later 1997 using the lineup of Chris Barker (vocals/guitar), Mike Doyle (vocals/bass), Casey Morgan (guitar), and Sean Smith (drums). Leading to an intense pop-punk audio, their initial self-released EP, Tales from the SILVER SCREEN, arrived in 1999 prior to the music group agreed upon to the Washington, D.C.-structured Too Hep Records. The next calendar year, Lanemeyer released their initial full-length, If There is a Will, There’s Still Nothing at all. But stuff didn’t last longer, since the music group eventually announced its dissolution in 2001. Associates went on to try out in several groupings, including Trip to the Good and Arcade Academy; Lanemeyer briefly reunited in past due 2005 for a small number of local shows.

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Music Songs Another Lonely Winter, For Britt, My Very Own Winnie Cooper, Me and You on the Big Screen, Fuck You and Your Boyfriend, Broken Dream November, Grovers Corners, New Jersey, Socko in the Ring, Long Letter Goodbye, What a Shitty Summer, Where's My Letter, Don’t Hate Me, If There's a Will, There's Still Nothing, Figure It Out, Alarm, Take 2, With or Without You, Energy
Albums Stories for the Big Screen, If There's a Will, There's Still Nothing, Lanemeyer / Emanuel Nice


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1 Big fan of punk rock music, his favorite band being the Clash.
2 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6644 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 24, 2012.
3 Has worked six times with fellow actor/stuntman/fight coordinator Benny Urquidez in Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), Con Air (1997), The Contract (2006), 1408 (2007), War, Inc. (2008) and Tian jiang xiong shi (2015).
4 Has worked twice with Nicolas Cage in the films Con Air (1997) and The Frozen Ground (2013). In the first film, Cusack played a law enforcement officer and Cage played a criminal; in the latter film, the roles were reversed.
5 Has appeared in two movies as a limo driver, Identity (2003) and 2012 (2009), both with co-star Amanda Peet.
6 Was named "Stoner of the Year" by High Times magazine in 2010 (for his performance in Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)).
7 He was awarded the 1990 Joseph Jefferson Award Citation for Director of a Play for "Methusalem" at the New Crime Productions Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
8 Was a supporter and follower of U2 frontman Bono's DATA campaign (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa).
9 Has homes in Malibu, California, and Chicago, Illinois.
10 Good friends with professional volleyball player, Gabrielle Reece.
11 In 1994, he attended his 10th year high school reunion in Illinois. He and the producers of the film had made a bet that if they came up with financing for Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), they would all attend their high school reunions.
12 In 2006, when Total Film magazine asked him for a "Top 5" list of his movies, he answered with The Grifters (1990), Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), The Thin Red Line (1998), High Fidelity (2000) and Max (2002).
13 Was considered for the role of Billy Flynn in Chicago (2002). However, he ended up losing the role to Richard Gere.
14 Choosen by Empire Magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Movie Stars in the World (#70) (2007).
15 Beat out Christian Slater for the role of Lloyd Dobler in Say Anything... (1989).
16 Featured as #22 on VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars countdown.
17 Considers the scripts to Max (2002) and Being John Malkovich (1999) the best he has read.
18 Growing up John and his siblings often put on plays at their home. He has mentioned that his older sister Ann once staged a production of "Cinderella" in their living room in which she played Cinderella, sister Joan played the Ugly Stepsister, brother Bill played Prince Charming and John played the dog.
19 During the famous "boom box serenade" scene in Say Anything... (1989), he is actually playing his favorite Fishbone tape on the boom box, while Peter Gabriel's song "In Your Eyes" is played in the movie (source: Cameron Crowe commentary on the DVD).
20 Apocalypse Now (1979) is one of his favorite films.
21 His performance as Lloyd Dobler in Say Anything... (1989) is ranked #72 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
22 Was considered for the role of Paul Brenner in The General's Daughter (1999), but was deemed too young at the time, so the role went to John Travolta instead.
23 Was good friends with Hunter S. Thompson and nearly got to play him in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998).
24 Was originally the actor chosen to play John Bender in The Breakfast Club (1985). At the last minute, things changed and the role went to Judd Nelson.
25 For a long time, he was attached to play the role of Nite Owl in the doomed movie adaptation of Alan Moore's comic-book miniseries, Watchmen (2009).
26 He and his good friend Tim Robbins made six movies together: Bob Roberts (1992), Cradle Will Rock (1999), High Fidelity (2000), The Player (1992), The Sure Thing (1985) and Tapeheads (1988).
27 Is the most famous member of the Cusack family.
28 Some kind of reference to his favorite bands (usually The Clash, The Ramones or The Specials) makes at least one appearance in most of his films. Most of the time, he wears a T-shirt of one of the bands (Say Anything... (1989), High Fidelity (2000), Must Love Dogs (2005), etc), but sometimes (Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)) he works in a poster of one of the bands. These bands are typically in the soundtracks to his New Criminal's productions, as well.
29 Ranked #15 on Tropopkin magazine's Top 25 Most Intriguing People [Issue #100].
30 Is Irish-American. The name Cusack is not Slavic as many may believe. It is a Norman name, brought to Ireland when the Normans invaded in 1169. "Cussac" is a city in South Central France.
31 Attended a theatre school in Chicago with sisters Joan Cusack and Ann Cusack. The theatre school was managed by the parents of his best friend, Jeremy Piven.
32 Was once roommates with Jeremy Piven.
33 Was originally set to play Walter Eberhart in The Stepford Wives (2004). Due to conflicts, he had to drop out and the role went to Matthew Broderick.
34 Sister Joan Cusack appeared in 10 of his movies:Class (1983), Sixteen Candles (1984), Grandview, U.S.A. (1984), Broadcast News (1987), Say Anything... (1989), Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), Cradle Will Rock (1999), High Fidelity (2000), Martian Child (2007) and War, Inc. (2008).
35 The novel, "Love in the Time of Cholera", by author Gabriel García Márquez, is prominently referenced in two John Cusack movies (High Fidelity (2000) and Serendipity (2001)).
36 Is the subject of the song "Honorable Mention" by the rock band Fall Out Boy.
37 Tested for the role of Madmartigan in Willow (1988) but lost to Val Kilmer.
38 On free time, he likes to go "Helicopter Snowboarding" and kickboxing with stunt coordinator Benny Urquidez. Has a black belt in kickboxing.
39 Is the product of a passionately liberal Irish Catholic family, visited the radical Berrigan brothers when he was growing up, and, like them, his mother still gets arrested for her anti-militarism and pro-human rights protests.
40 Close friends with actor Jeremy Piven. They have done 10 movies together: One Crazy Summer (1986), Elvis Stories (1989), Say Anything... (1989), The Player (1992), Floundering (1994), The Grifters (1990), Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), Serendipity (2001) and Runaway Jury (2003).
41 Turned down the role of Fred Haise in Apollo 13 (1995), which went to Bill Paxton.
42 Turned down the role of David Murphy in Indecent Proposal (1993), which went to Woody Harrelson.
43 Attended and graduated from Evanston Township High School, Evanston, Illinois (1980).
44 Education: Piven Theatre Workshop (Evanston, Illinois), managed by the parents of actor Jeremy Piven. One semester at New York University.
45 Has a production company called New Crime Productions (that produced Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), and The Jack Bull (1999) among various stage productions) which he founded with two of his high school buddies Steve Pink & D.V. DeVincentis.
46 Last name is pronounced Q-zack.
47 Brother of Joan Cusack, Ann Cusack, Susie Cusack and Bill Cusack. Son of Dick Cusack (actor, documentary filmmaker) and Nancy Cusack (teacher).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broken Ridge 2018 pre-production Alan Doran
Distorted 2018 filming Vernon Sarsfield
Blood Money 2017/IV post-production Miller
Arsenal 2017 Sal
Cell 2016/I Clay Riddell
Chi-Raq 2015 Father Mike Corridan
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 2015 Adam (unrated version, uncredited)
Tian jiang xiong shi 2015 Lucius
Wall Street 2014 TV Movie Ted
Reclaim 2014 Benjamin
Love & Mercy 2014 Brian - Future
The Prince 2014/I Sam
Drive Hard 2014 Simon Keller
Maps to the Stars 2014 Dr. Stafford Weiss
The Bag Man 2014/I Jack
No somos animales 2013 Tony
Doll & Em 2013 TV Series John
Adult World 2013 Rat Billings
Grand Piano 2013 Clem
The Butler 2013/I Richard Nixon
The Frozen Ground 2013 Robert Hansen
The Numbers Station 2013 Emerson Kent
The Factory 2012/V Mike
The Paperboy 2012 Hillary Van Wetter
The Raven 2012/I Edgar Allan Poe
Shanghai 2010 Paul Soames
Hot Tub Time Machine 2010 Adam
Designing the End of the World 2010 Short
2012 2009/I Jackson Curtis
Igor 2008 Igor (voice)
War, Inc. 2008 Hauser
Summerhood 2008 Narrator (uncredited)
Martian Child 2007 David
1408 2007 Mike Enslin
Grace Is Gone 2007 Stanley Phillips
The Contract 2006 Ray
The Ice Harvest 2005 Charlie Arglist
Must Love Dogs 2005 Jake
Runaway Jury 2003 Nicholas Easter
Identity 2003 Ed
Adaptation. 2002 John Cusack (uncredited)
Max 2002/I Max Rothman
Serendipity 2001 Jonathan Trager
America's Sweethearts 2001 Eddie Thomas
High Fidelity 2000 Rob Gordon
Being John Malkovich 1999 Craig Schwartz
Cradle Will Rock 1999 Nelson Rockefeller
Pushing Tin 1999 Nick Falzone
The Jack Bull 1999 TV Movie Myrl Redding
The Thin Red Line 1998 Capt. John Gaff
This Is My Father 1998/I Eddie Sharp
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 1997 John Kelso
Anastasia 1997 Dimitri (voice)
Chicago Cab 1997 Scary Man
Con Air 1997 Vince Larkin
Grosse Pointe Blank 1997 Martin Q. Blank
Frasier 1996 TV Series Greg
City Hall 1996 Deputy Mayor Kevin Calhoun
The Road to Wellville 1994 Charles Ossining
Bullets Over Broadway 1994 David Shayne
Floundering 1994 JC
Money for Nothing 1993 Joey Coyle
Bob Roberts 1992 Cutting Edge Host
Map of the Human Heart 1992 The Mapmaker
The Player 1992 John Cusack
Roadside Prophets 1992 Caspar
Shadows and Fog 1991 Student Jack
True Colors 1991 Peter Burton
The Grifters 1990 Roy Dillon
Elvis Stories 1989 Short Corky
Fat Man and Little Boy 1989 Michael Merriman
Say Anything... 1989 Lloyd Dobler
Eight Men Out 1988 George 'Buck' Weaver
Tapeheads 1988 Ivan Alexeev
Broadcast News 1987 Angry Messenger (as John Cusak)
Hot Pursuit 1987 Dan Bartlett
One Crazy Summer 1986 Hoops McCann
Stand by Me 1986 Denny Lachance
The Journey of Natty Gann 1985 Harry
Better Off Dead... 1985 Lane Meyer
The Sure Thing 1985 Walter 'Gib' Gibson
Grandview, U.S.A. 1984 Johnny Maine
Sixteen Candles 1984 Bryce
Class 1983 Roscoe

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cell 2016/I executive producer
Wall Street 2014 TV Movie executive producer
No somos animales 2013 producer
Hot Tub Time Machine 2010 producer
War, Inc. 2008 producer
Grace Is Gone 2007 producer
Max 2002/I associate producer
Never Get Outta the Boat 2002 executive producer
High Fidelity 2000 co-producer
The Jack Bull 1999 TV Movie executive producer
Chicago Cab 1997 executive producer
Grosse Pointe Blank 1997 co-producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No somos animales 2013 screenplay
War, Inc. 2008 written by
High Fidelity 2000 screenplay
Grosse Pointe Blank 1997 screenplay
Floundering 1994 additional dialogue

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
War, Inc. 2008 lyrics: "I Want to Blow You Up", "Your Phone Cut Out"
Tapeheads 1988 performer: "Now That You're Gone"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
High Fidelity 2000 music supervisor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Citizenfour 2014 Documentary thanks
Nick Lowe: Stoplight Roses 2012 Short special thanks
A Backyard Story 2010 grateful acknowledgment
Inside the Actors Studio 2007 TV Series photographs courtesy of - 1 episode
Thirteen 2003 special thanks
Adaptation. 2002 special thanks
On the Set: Serendipity 2001 TV Short documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
IMDb: What to Watch 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Today 1989-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2009-2015 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2015 TV Series Himself
A Side/B Side: Portraying the Life of Brian Wilson 2015 Video documentary short Himself
Boom Bust Boom 2015 Documentary Himself
PoliticKING with Larry King 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Morning America 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Himself
Salinger 2013 Documentary Himself
The Butler: An American Story 2013 TV Short documentary Himself
The Making of the Numbers Station 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Cinema 3 2009-2013 TV Series Himself
Costas at the Movies 2013 TV Series Himself
The Raven: Behind the Beauty and Horror 2012 Video short Himself
The Raven Guts: Bringing Death to Live 2012 Video documentary short Himself
The Raven Presents John Cusack & James McTeigue 2012 Video short Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2007-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Howard Stern on Demand 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
American Masters 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
The Role That Changed My Life 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Mark at the Movies 2010 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2010 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2008-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1997-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
2012: Science Behind the Destruction 2010 Short Himself
Roland Emmerich: Master of the Modern Epic 2010 Video short Himself
Do It Again 2010 Documentary Himself (voice)
Guión busca estrella 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Roland Emmerich - Mein Leben 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
FörKväll 2009 TV Series Himself - Bilder från 2012
Rachael Ray 2007-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Ryan 2003-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Wetten, dass..? 2009 TV Series Himself
An Iconic Film Revisited: 'Say Anything...' 20 Years Later 2009 Video short Himself
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
ES.TV HD 2009 TV Series Himself
The End of the World: The Actor's Perspective 2009 Documentary short Himself
Guyville Redux 2008 Himself
Democracy Now! 2008 TV Series Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Irak-Afganistán, la guerra llega al cine 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Private Sessions 2007 TV Series Himself
Shootout 2007 TV Series Himself
The View 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Tavis Smiley 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Getaway 2007 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Traveller
Inside the Actors Studio 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2002-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
HypaSpace 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1997-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The World Awaits: De La Hoya vs. Mayweather 2007 TV Movie Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten 2007 Documentary Himself
George Clooney: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2006 TV Movie Himself
Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film 2006 Documentary Himself
The Making of 'Anastasia' 2006 Video documentary Himself
The Ice Harvest: Beneath the Harvest 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Famous 2006 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Documentary Short
Exploring the Scene: Hackman & Hoffman Together 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Ensemble: Acting 2004 Video short Himself
The Making of 'Runaway Jury' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Tinseltown TV 2003 TV Series Himself
Extra 2003 TV Series Himself
Starz on the Set: Identity 2003 TV Short Himself
HBO First Look 2003 TV Series documentary short Himself
Road to 'The Sure Thing' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Breakfast with Hunter 2003 Documentary Himself
On the Record with Bob Costas 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Daily Show 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
Back in the U.S. 2002 TV Special documentary Himself
+ de cinéma 2001 TV Series documentary short Himself
The Concert for New York City 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Comedy / Musical
On the Set: Serendipity 2001 TV Short documentary Himself / Jonathan Trager
The Directors 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Charlie Rose 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
Eastwood on Eastwood 1997 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
The Magical Journey of 'Anastasia' 1997 Video documentary short Himself
The Annual 1995 ShoWest Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Baseball 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary Various / Himself
Rock the Vote 1993 TV Movie Himself
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Making of 'Class' 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Insider 2017 TV Series Himself
Chelsea Lately 2014 TV Series Rat Billings in 'Adult World'
Movie Guide 2013 TV Series Richard Nixon
Made in Hollywood 2012 TV Series Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself
Second City: First Family of Comedy 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary
The Ice Harvest: Alternate Endings 2006 Video short Charlie
100 Greatest Teen Stars 2006 TV Mini-Series Himself
Pardon the Interruption 2005 TV Series Himself
Retrosexual: The 80's 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary
VH1 Goes Inside 2004 TV Series documentary Lloyd Dobler
The Screen Savers 2003 TV Series Himself
Screen Tests of the Stars 2002 Documentary Himself
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000 TV Special Craig Schwartz (uncredited)
50 Years of Funny Females 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1995 TV Special David Shayne (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Canadian Screen Award Canadian Screen Awards, CA Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Maps to the Stars (2014)
2012 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On April 24, 2012. At 6644 Hollywood Blvd.
2007 Fright Meter Award Fright Meter Awards Best Actor 1408 (2007)
2000 Commitment to Chicago Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards · Dick Cusack
· Ann Cusack
· Bill Cusack
· Joan Cusack
· Susie Cusack
1999 Special Achievement Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble The Thin Red Line (1998) · Jim Caviezel
· Sean Penn
· Adrien Brody
· Nick Nolte
· Elias Koteas
· Ben Chaplin
· Dash Mihok
· John C. Reilly
· Woody Harrelson
· Miranda Otto
· Jared Leto
· George Clooney
· John Travolta
· Nick Stahl
· John Savage
· Tim Blake Nelson
· Kirk Acevedo
· Thomas Jane
· Penelope Allen
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actor - Action/Adventure Con Air (1997)
1990 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Most Promising Actor Say Anything... (1989)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Butler (2013) · Mariah Carey
· Jane Fonda
· Cuba Gooding Jr.
· Terrence Howard
· Lenny Kravitz
· James Marsden
· David Oyelowo
· Alex Pettyfer
· Vanessa Redgrave
· Alan Rickman
· Liev Schreiber
· Forest Whitaker
· Robin Williams
· Oprah Winfrey
2012 Fright Meter Award Fright Meter Awards Best Actor The Raven (2012)
2010 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi 2012 (2009)
2008 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor 1408 (2007)
2001 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actor High Fidelity (2000)
2001 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year Being John Malkovich (1999)
2001 USC Scripter Award USC Scripter Award High Fidelity (2000) · Nick Hornby (author)
· D.V. DeVincentis (screenwriter)
· Steve Pink (screenwriter)
· Scott Rosenberg (screenwriter)
2001 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published High Fidelity (2000) · D.V. DeVincentis
· Steve Pink
· Scott Rosenberg
2001 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical High Fidelity (2000)
2001 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay - Adapted High Fidelity (2000) · D.V. DeVincentis
· Steve Pink
· Scott Rosenberg
2001 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) High Fidelity (2000)
2000 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Being John Malkovich (1999)
2000 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture Being John Malkovich (1999) · Orson Bean
· Cameron Diaz
· Catherine Keener
· John Malkovich
· Mary Kay Place
· Charlie Sheen
2000 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Film - Choice Hissy Fit High Fidelity (2000)
1999 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Being John Malkovich (1999) · Cameron Diaz
· Catherine Keener
· Orson Bean
· Charlie Sheen
· John Malkovich
· Mary Kay Place
1998 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Screenplay Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) · Tom Jankiewicz
· D.V. DeVincentis
· Steve Pink
1998 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Comedy/Musical Actor Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
1994 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Bullets Over Broadway (1994) · Dianne Wiest
· Jennifer Tilly
· Chazz Palminteri
· Mary-Louise Parker
· Jack Warden
· Joe Viterelli
· Rob Reiner
· Tracey Ullman
· Jim Broadbent
· Harvey Fierstein


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#Quote
1 L.A. is a town full of so many desert crazies, snake-oil salesmen, carnival barkers and fake spiritualists that it's impossible to spot a real one.
2 Sometimes I'm think I'm in control, but more and more I realize that it's just a complete farce. It used to be that if you did a big, big movie then you could leverage it and make some smaller, cooler ones. And I got away with that for a few years. But now they just want you to put on tights. If you don't put on the tights they just want to get rid of you. And I'm not putting on the tights. So you know...
3 [at the Maine political delegation breakfast on July 26, 2004, seeing Al Franken in the audience] I'm not going to try and be funny. (Franken replied, "I'm not going to try and act.")
4 The movies have got more corporate. They're making fewer movies in general, and those they are making are all $200m-$300m tent-pole releases that eat up all the oxygen.
5 [on doing 2012 (2009)] It's sort of the way the business is. If you do one type of movie it makes it a lot easier to do other kinds of movie that you want to do. It's just reality. But it's nice to get that call. "It's Sony's big release of the year, you've got the lead role." I thought, "Why not?".
6 [on if he enjoys acting] Sure. Depends on the film. I like to take risks. With acting, you wanna see if you can get into trouble without knowing how you're gonna get out of it. It's like the exact opposite of war, where you need an exit strategy. When you're acting, you should get all the way into trouble with no exit strategy, and have the cameras rolling.
7 [on actors being 'tortured' people] I probably believed in it a bit when I was younger. Actors are weird enough as it is. We don't need to act tortured. I'm probably tortured enough.
8 [on if acting has become more of a distraction] Uh, I don't think so. Acting can be pretty challenging. I can't say making a romantic comedy is challenging, but to do anything well, you have to put yourself into it. But no, if I'm doing some commercial movie just to keep my name in the public eye, then it's just a job. You don't have to sweat it too hard.
9 If I feel they're playing with the tiger too much, I'm like: don't go there. Don't get into it. That stuff only goes one way. If people are constantly reading about you, and you're overexposed, they've got no reason to go see your movies. Also, it's not pleasant or nice to have your privacy invaded.
10 [on giving interviews] I don't like doing them. If it was up to me, I'd just put the movies out there. Or maybe I'd do a couple - I'd think of some smart things to say so people think, "Oh, he's cool." It doesn't seem polite to try to be in the limelight more. I don't even know if I was invited in to begin with. I'm well aware that I might have worn out my welcome already.
11 Martian Child (2007) was just a movie the studio [New Line Cinema] offered me and it was the best job I could get at the time. It was about a relationship between a guy and another kid, and I thought that was good. It was a sweet movie. They offered it to me and that was the extent of that. Grace Is Gone (2007) was something I REALLY wanted to do.
12 [on if he prefers Chicago or Los Angeles] Chicago's a great city - definitely my favorite. But I'm more at home in L.A. because so many of my old friends are here now. I mean, I feel at home in both. What's hard in Chicago is that I'm more conspicuous when I'm there. It's harder to coast around.
13 [on why he lives in Los Angeles] I kept saying that I'd never live in L.A., and I didn't think I would. But that's where the work is, and I ended up making a lot of friends there, and my old friends moved out to Los Angeles too. And also, I think when you're famous, its hard to live in a small town. Not that Chicago is a 'small' town, but when I'm there, which I am it lot because I love it and I still have an apartment there, people stare at me. It's like I'm more famous in Chicago. In L.A. and New York, nobody gives a fuck; in a big city, you can quietly do your thing.
14 [1998, on his career and life] I feel very blessed, very fortunate, very happy. I love my work, I love my friends, I love my family. There was a period when I didn't work for about two years when I was about 25, 26, and I couldn't imagine what I would do with my life and that was scary. But now I have other things I love. I'm a pretty good kick boxer; I'm a pretty good writer; there are things I could fall back on. And you know how it is--the minute you realize that your options are unlimited, things just start falling into place all around you.
15 You think about the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who have died and all the soldiers who have come back wounded and maimed. You read the paper and four more soldiers last week died and mercenaries have killed 27 people in Baghdad, mercenaries who are getting money from our tax dollars that should be going to protect the troops, and I'm depressed about the Cubs game. There's a disconnect there. My point in all seriousness is that it's such an abstraction, and this government has asked us to sacrifice nothing for this. The troops are sacrificing everything. It just seems like an obscenity.
16 [2007] I've made 10 good films. The ones that suck I tend to blank out. It's like I never even made them. Well, there aren't 40 that are great, put it that way. But that's fine. Ten is a good batting average.
17 I'm aware of the affection those characters inspired. I feel close to Lloyd in Say Anything... (1989). He was like a super-interesting version of me. Only I'm not as good as him. Whatever part of me is romantic and optimistic, I reached into that to play Lloyd. Of course, now it's all gone. Now I'm just bitter.
18 I won't call myself a child actor because that sounds psychotic.
19 Nope, no sex scandals yet. But I am open to offers! (January 14, 2004)
20 [on celebrity] I have a healthy fear of it. I'm not into the celebrity culture aspect of being an artist. To me it represents extinction. The more people know about you, the less they want to try to figure out what you have to say in your movies, and the less credibility you have. To me it seems: Go do your thing, then get out. That's the best way to do it. (January 14, 2004)
21 I was a teen star. That's disgusting enough.

#Trademark
1 Tall but often hunched frame
2 Offbeat, quirky characters
3 Distinctive, clipped way of speaking
4 Dark, unruly hair

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