Birthday bumps for John
As American actor, producer and screenwriter John Cusack turns 47 today, CS takes you through his life journey
>> John is the son of actor and documentary filmmaker Dick Cusack. He studied at the Piven Theatre Workshop (Evanston, Illinois), run by the parents of actor Jeremy Piven with sisters Joan Cusack and Ann Cusack.
>> He attended Evanston Township High School, Evanston, Ill.
>> In his free time, he likes to go Helicopter Snowboarding and kick-boxing with stunt coordinator Benny Urquidez. He has a black belt in kick-boxing.
>> He is the subject of the song Honorable Mention by the band Fall Out Boy.
>> Some kind of reference to his favourite bands, usually The Clash, The Ramones or The Specials, makes at least one appearance in most of his films. Most of the time, he wears a t-shirt of one of the bands, but sometimes he works in one of their posters.
>> Apocalypse Now (1979) is one of his favourite films.
>> He has homes in Malibu, California as well as Chicago.
>> He was a supporter and follower of U2 frontman Bono’s DATA campaign (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa).