Arts Interview: Cusack's stand

After three decades in the acting game, John Cusack's career and his choice of film roles are still dictated strictly on his terms, writes James Mottram.

21st September, 2014
John Cusack: It's good not to know everything about someone'

John Cusack is not a jeans-and-a-T-shirt sort of guy. He arrives for our interview slickly attired, as you might expect for an actor who cemented his screen reputation in films like The Grifters and Grosse Point Blank.

Dressed in a navy pinstripe suit, black tie and blue shirt, he’s carrying a Diet Coke and a wry smile. “I’m John,” he says, eliminating any possible confusion. But Cusack is one of those actors who nearly always...

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