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John Cusack

Dark Horse Lead Actor: 'Grace is Gone'

Why: Throughout his career, several of Cusack’s best films are the ones where he’s played a wisecracking slacker, sometimes taking shortcuts or undermining authority. Here, however, it’s the ultra-serious Cusack — a military veteran who can’t seem to find the courage to bring himself to tell his two daughters that their mom has died in Iraq. This buttoned-down anti-Cusack performance proves the actor has always possessed range, but it’s difficult to say if the pic will generate a lot of support outside of indie film circles.

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    Berlin Film Review: 'Museum'

    Why: Throughout his career, several of Cusack’s best films are the ones where he’s played a wisecracking slacker, sometimes taking shortcuts or undermining authority. Here, however, it’s the ultra-serious Cusack — a military veteran who can’t seem to find the courage to bring himself to tell his two daughters that their mom has died in […]

  • Touch Me Not

    Berlin Film Review: 'Touch Me Not'

    Why: Throughout his career, several of Cusack’s best films are the ones where he’s played a wisecracking slacker, sometimes taking shortcuts or undermining authority. Here, however, it’s the ultra-serious Cusack — a military veteran who can’t seem to find the courage to bring himself to tell his two daughters that their mom has died in […]

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    Film Review: 'Survivors Guide to Prison'

    Why: Throughout his career, several of Cusack’s best films are the ones where he’s played a wisecracking slacker, sometimes taking shortcuts or undermining authority. Here, however, it’s the ultra-serious Cusack — a military veteran who can’t seem to find the courage to bring himself to tell his two daughters that their mom has died in […]

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    Film Review: 'Mute'

    Why: Throughout his career, several of Cusack’s best films are the ones where he’s played a wisecracking slacker, sometimes taking shortcuts or undermining authority. Here, however, it’s the ultra-serious Cusack — a military veteran who can’t seem to find the courage to bring himself to tell his two daughters that their mom has died in […]

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    Common, Pasek and Paul, Diane Warren Reveal Inspiration Behind Oscar-Nominated Songs

    Why: Throughout his career, several of Cusack’s best films are the ones where he’s played a wisecracking slacker, sometimes taking shortcuts or undermining authority. Here, however, it’s the ultra-serious Cusack — a military veteran who can’t seem to find the courage to bring himself to tell his two daughters that their mom has died in […]

  • Berlin Facetime: Delphine Perrier, Highland Film

    Berlin Facetime: Delphine Perrier, Highland Film Group

    Why: Throughout his career, several of Cusack’s best films are the ones where he’s played a wisecracking slacker, sometimes taking shortcuts or undermining authority. Here, however, it’s the ultra-serious Cusack — a military veteran who can’t seem to find the courage to bring himself to tell his two daughters that their mom has died in […]

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    Lionsgate's 'Wonder' Tops DVD, Blu-ray Disc Sales and Rental Charts

    Why: Throughout his career, several of Cusack’s best films are the ones where he’s played a wisecracking slacker, sometimes taking shortcuts or undermining authority. Here, however, it’s the ultra-serious Cusack — a military veteran who can’t seem to find the courage to bring himself to tell his two daughters that their mom has died in […]

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