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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    How Long Will TV and Film's Boom Market for Female Stories Last?

    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: 'Ideal Home'

    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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    Edinburgh Film Review: 'Calibre'

    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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    Box Office: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Gnaws on $144 Million Debut Weekend

    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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    Tony Leung Breaks With Wong Kar-wai’s Jettone (Reports)

    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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    ‘Jurassic World’ Holds off ‘Incredibles 2’ in China

    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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    Regulators Keep Chinese Film Industry in Suspense

    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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