John Cusack is an American actor, producer, screenwriter and puppeteer. He is most known for his role in 2012 a 2009 Disaster Film where he played the main character Jackson Curtis.
Cusack gained fame in the mid-1980s after appearing in teen films such as Better Off Dead, The Sure Thing, One Crazy Summer, and Sixteen Candles.
Cusack experienced box office success with his roles in the dark comedy Grosse Pointe Blank and the Jerry Bruckheimer blockbuster Con Air. In the years since, his range of films has diversified, appearing in roles such as an air traffic controller in Pushing Tin, an obsessive puppeteer in Being John Malkovich, a lovelorn record store owner in High Fidelity, and a Jewish art dealer mentoring a young Adolf Hitler in Max. He starred in the horror film 1408, based on Stephen King's short story of the same name. He next appeared as a widowed father in the Iraq War-themed drama Grace Is Gone and as assassin Hauser in the dark political satire, War.
In Roland Emmerich's last disaster film 2012, he played Jackson Curtis, a struggling novelist and limo driver, with his Identity and Martian Child co-star Amanda Peet. In 2010, Cusack starred in Hot Tub Time Machine, with Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, and Craig Robinson. In the 2012 thriller film The Raven, Cusack portrayed Edgar Allan Poe. In July 2013, Cusack joined the production of David Cronenbergs Maps to the Stars, which is described as dark comic look at Hollywood excess. He portrayed president Richard Nixon in Lee Daniel's 2013 historical film The Butler".