He then starred in a second film for Holland, One Crazy Summer (1986) and Hot Pursuit (1987).Cusack had a cameo in Broadcast News (1987), which starred his sister Joan, then starred in a comedy alongside Tim Robbins, Tapeheads (1988). Cusack had a support part in Fat Man and Little Boy (1989) which was a box office disappointment.While it follows the book closely, some critics have been bothered that the film takes the story out of its native London and sets up shop in Chicago. "It's about men and how they relate to women and themselves and about a love of music," he says.(Even Hornby didn't mind the change in venue.) Unlike Rob, Cusack isn't struggling in a dead-end career."They might not go as low as he does, and they might not be as poor or as inert, but as far as the emotions and the conversations and being intimate and committing to a woman -- as far as the circus in our heads -- it's really tapped into all that."Interspersed with insights into the male romantic psyche is Rob's relationship with his two socially stunted employees -- Dick (Todd Louiso) and Barry (Jack Black).The trio bond through their encyclopedic knowledge of pop music and snobbery toward those who are less auditorily educated than they.With more than 40 movies under his belt, his own production company, screenwriting credits and screen and stage awards, Cusack has built a reputation as one of today's most respected young actors, and he's done so without falling prey to the Hollywood machine."I don't want to be involved in anything that's jingoistic or sensationalistic," he told Premiere magazine in 1990.
Cusack starred in True Colors (1991) with James Spader then was one of the all star cast in Woody Allen's Shadows and Fog (1991).In short, they make the rest of us feel like we're not doing so badly.; born June 28, 1966) is an American actor, producer and screenwriter. Cusack was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in High Fidelity (2000).Cusack says he likes to do films that are entertaining and also ask you to think a bit, like Grosse Pointe Blank. He's anti-Hollywood for the most part, eschewing trendy hot spots and vowing a dislike for the Oscars and the politics behind them. Part of the anti-pretty-boy, every-guy persona that makes his characters so easy to relate to.