Man Candy Monday: John Cusack

My Man Candy this Monday may not be as flashy or as paparazzi infested as other big actors in Hollywood, but he is definitely in the big least for me. My Man Candy Monday this week is my fave since my teen years, John Cusack. He can open a movie as lead actor and his body of work is quite impressive. And he works steadily for decades already, has brains above his shoulders, and has Level 6 black belt in Kickboxing. Love his shy smile, his lines in his movies, and his baby face. I just love him as Lloyd Dobler holding a boom box in 'Say Anything', that scene has stuck up on my memory for years now ... He is now filming 'The Raven' as Edgar Allan Poe.

"Nope, no sex scandals yet. But I am open to offers!"
— John Cusack

Name: John Paul Cusack

Age: 45

Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, USA

Notable Roles:
The Sure Thing - Walter (Gib) Gibson
Better Off Dead - Lane Meyer
Say Anything... - Lloyd Dobler
The Grifters - Roy Dillon
City Hall - Deputy Mayor Kevin Calhoun
Grosse Pointe Blank - Martin Q. Blank
Con Air - U.S. Marshal Vince Larkin
The Thin Red Line - Capt. Gaff
High Fidelity - Rob Gordon
America's Sweethearts - Eddie Thomas
Serendipity - Jonathan Trager
Runaway Jury -
Nicholas Easter
Must Love Dogs -
Jake Anderson
1408 -
Mike Enslin
Hot Tub Time Machine -

Say Anything

Diane Court: I just can’t have any social life right now.
Lloyd Dobler: Don’t worry about it. We’re just having coffee. We’ll be anti-social.
Diane Court: Be friends?
Lloyd Dobler: Yeah. With potential.


Top 100 Favorite Movies Of The Decade

Serendipity | 2001

Jonathan Trager, prominent television producer for ESPN, died last night from complications of losing his soul mate and his fiancee. He was 35 years old. Soft-spoken and obsessive, Trager never looked the part of a hopeless romantic. But, in the final days of his life, he revealed an unknown side of his psyche. This hidden quasi-Jungian persona surfaced during the Agatha Christie-like pursuit of his long reputed soul mate, a woman whom he only spent a few precious hours with. Sadly, the protracted search ended late Saturday night in complete and utter failure. Yet even in certain defeat, the courageous Trager secretly clung to the belief that life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents or coincidences. Uh-uh. But rather, its a tapestry of events that culminate in an exquisite, sublime plan. Asked about the loss of his dear friend, Dean Kansky, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and executive editor of the New York Times, described Jonathan as a changed man in the last days of his life. “Things were clearer for him,” Kansky noted. Ultimately Jonathan concluded that if we are to live life in harmony with the universe, we must all possess a powerful faith in what the ancients used to call “fatum”, what we currently refer to as destiny.

First official look at John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe in James McTeigue’s The Raven.

images: FYJC


honey my heart said...

love john cusack! his movies are some of my faves :) especially love say anything and serendipity.

The Dainty Doll's House said...

he's cool, loved him in movies!! x

lilabraga said...

he is soooooo cool hum!
have a fab. week!

KDC Events said...

Say Anything is my ALL TIME favorite movie. I have loved him since then! Great pick!!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Cute, quirky and intelligent - what's not to like?


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Miss Angie said...

Can we go back to the 1980s romance flicks? Weren't they wonderful? Great choice!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

How sad is it that I haven't seen most of his 80s movies?! I LOVE Edgar Allan Poe though and I think he will play the part well!

Thanks for linking up!! :)

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Beth said...

GREAT choice! I have had a crush on him since I was about 8 years old. :)

He's one of those rare actors who has talent AND personality (and compassion), and genuinely seems like someone you want to get to know.

Bonnie said...

He's open to offers?
John Cusack ... Call me.
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cez said...

Thanks for posting this. I looove John Cusack! He's really good in High Fidelity and Say Anything.

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Cat said...

Love John! He is in some of my fav romantic comedies :)

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Girl about town.... said...

I loved him in serendipity! Such a lovely film!

Girl about Town XxX

Fashion Cappuccino said...

He has the best lines in the movies and he has a great sense of humor! I love his roles but Seredipity has to be my least favorite...I just don't like the plot. xoxoxo

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

I am so glad you featured him, i just love him! High Fidelity is one of my favourite movies :)

Josie said...

Yes, please! He's so cute and funny!
xo Josie

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Oh I love him! He is such a great actor!

Adriana Iris said...

i met him while filming Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil he is just as intense as he looks. heart him.

Mrs. C said...

Oh he's been eye candy for so long! So dreamy! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!! :)
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the nyanzi report said...

cool dude.

very married said...

my best friend from college had a giant crush on john cusack. personally, i adore him but more in a brotherly way.

Luciane at said...

Nah... I like him as an actor, but that's it. :-)

Have a wonderful day!


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annechovie said...

Thanks for entering my give-away and have a great weekend!xo

Olga said...

I love him! He is such a talented actor! I always enjoy his performance. He can be ironic. He can be romantic.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I am a big fan of John Cusack! Thanks for entering my giveaway! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Selma *Crazy Little World Of Mine* said...

I'm a huge fan of his!!! Love him!!! :) So glad you picked him.

olivias-pizzaz said...

hes such a good actor!!

Donna said...

Yes, he is definitely a ottie, isn't he?? I like him best in the q-tip pic...Ha!

Kristin said...

I will forever adore Cusack!