Posts Tagged ‘John Cusack’

Playing the President

Brendan Gleeson as Trump on Showtime, and Martin Sheen’s West Wing Reunion on HBO Max. Irish actor Brendan Gleeson is widely acknowledged as one of the finest, most versatile performers of his generation. But it’s a safe bet that roughly half of his audience is not going to like him in his latest role. That’sRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
John Cusack Takes a Villainous Turn in Irish Western

Irish American star John Cusack is getting in touch with his Irish roots – and his dark side – in Galway. Cusack is currently filming a western in Ireland entitled Never Grow Old, to be directed by Dublin native Ivan Kavanagh, who also wrote the script. Cusack is reportedly playing a classic black-hat villain namedRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood: John Cusack Scouts the North for Thomas Francis Meagher Film

Irish American John Cusack recently went on a secret movie mission to Belfast. Chicago native Cusack (Say Anything, Being John Malkovich, Hot Tub Time Machine) was ostensibly in the North to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Belfast Film Festival. But as the Belfast Telegraph put it: “The A-lister, who is also a producerRead more..

John Cusack on Poe and The Raven

Exploring a character forced to grapple with inner demons is a familiar task for actor John Cusack, who has portrayed quite a few anguished souls throughout his versatile film career. From his role as an existentially suffering puppeteer in Charlie Kaufman’s absurdist Being John Malkovich to his – not one but two – turns atRead more..

Irish Roots: Cusack
The Warrior Clan

The Cusack name carries with it a fighting air. One of the most colorful examples is of one George Cusack whose parents wanted him to be a monk. He did not, so he ran away to fulfill every child’s dream of becoming a pirate and was so ruthless, he was often known to throw hisRead more..