The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce welcomed
actor John Cusack to the Hollywood Walk of Fame as he received his star
on Tuesday, April 24th at 11:30 a.m. in front of Larry Edmunds Bookshop
and reunited him with old co-stars like Dan Aykroyd, Jack Black, Billy
Bob Thorton, and of course his sister Joan Cusack.
Why place the
star in front of a bookshop? In his latest role, Cusack stars as the
infamous author Edgar Allen Poe in Relativity’s upcoming thriller "The
Raven" set for release In theatres April 27th, the macabre and lurid
tales of Poe are vividly brought to life and death, when a madman begins
committing horrific murders inspired by Poe’s darkest works.
John Cusack? Well, why not. With an impressive body of work spanning
the course of nearly three decades, Cusack has evolved into one of
Hollywood’s most accomplished and respected actors of his generation,
garnering both critical acclaim as well as prestigious accolades for his
dramatic and comedic roles.
Cusack’s list of film credits
stretches all the way to the early 1980's and includes such titles as:
Igor, which he lent his voice-talent; Joshua Seftel’s War, Inc., James
C. Strouse’s Grace is Gone, Menno Meyjes’ Martian Child, Mikael
Håfström’s 1408, Harold Ramis’ The Ice Harvest, Gary Fleder’s Runaway
Jury, James Mangold’s Identity, Mennoy Meyjes’ Max, Tim Robbins’ Cradle
Will Rock, Mike Newell’s Pushing Tin, Peter Chelsom’s Serendipity,
Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line, Simon West’s Con Air, Clint
Eastwood’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Harold Becker’s City
Hall, Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway and Shadows and Fog, Joe
Roth’s America’s Sweethearts, Alan Parker’s The Road to Wellville,
Herbert Ross’ True Colors, James L. Brooks’ Broadcast News and Rob
Reiner’s Stand By Me and also lent his voice in the full-length animated
feature film Anastasia.
Cusack first gained the attention of
audiences by starring in a number of 1980s film classics such as The
Sure Thing, Say Anything, Sixteen Candles and Better Off Dead. The actor
shed his teen-heartthrob image by next starring in a wide range of
dramas, thrillers and comedies including The Grifters, Eight Men Out,
Being John Malkovich, Grosse Pointe Blank and High Fidelity, which he
was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor
in a Comedy or Musical.
On the small screen, Cusack starred in
HBO’s telefilm “The Jack Bull,” a traditional Western written by his
father Dick Cusack. He also served as executive producer on the film.
Turned down Woody Harrelson's role in Indecent Proposal (1993).
Turned down Bill Paxton's role in Apollo 13 (1995).
free time likes to go "Helecopter Snowboarding" and kick-boxing with
stunt coordinator Benny Urquidez. Has a black belt in kick-boxing.
Sister Joan Cusack appeared in 10 of his movies.
Irish-American. The name Cusack is not Slavic as many may believe. It
is a Norman name, brought to Ireland when the Normans invaded in 1169.
"Cussac" is a city in South Central France.
Member of the "Brat
Pack", the name for the actors who tended to star in teen movies of the
80's. Others include Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael
Hall, Demi Moore, Charlie Sheen and Diane Lane.
the actor chosen to play John Bender in the The Breakfast Club (1985).
At the last minute, things changed and Judd Nelson ended up in the role.
Actress Kim Novak, a huge box-office draw
of the 1950s, was immortalized on Hollywood Boulevard when she sank
her hands, feet and unintentionally, knuckles as she steadied herself
while getting up, into a block of wet cement in the forecourt of
Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Saturday, April 14, 2012.
Hollywood Stars, Debbie Reynolds, Connie Stevens and Lainie Kazan were
in attendance lending their support to Kim for this coveted Hollywood
honor. Letters of congratulations from Nicole Kidman and Renee
Zellweger were read, as they could not be present at the ceremony.
Malcolm McDowell, star of Stanley
Kubrick's classic "A Clockwork Orange", was honored with the 2,465th
star, outside Hollywood Boulevard's British pub The Pig n' Whistle, on
Friday March 16, 2012. He posed with his wife Kelley and their son
Beckett, as the plaque was unveiled to the media and well-wishing fans
from around the country.
Among the ceremony's highlights were
Gary Oldman heartfelt speech that paid tribute to his friend Malcolm
McDowell, hailing the star for inspiring him to take up acting. The
Harry Potter star revealed, "It was like the lights went on in my life,
in much the same way that John Lennon saw Elvis on screen and said
'That's a good job, I'd like to do that for a living'. I saw Malcolm in
this film and I thought, 'This is what I want to do'."
acceptance speech, Malcolm McDowell told the crowd, "For a lad that
grew up in Liverpool (England), Hollywood was this notion of everything
that was incredible in the movies, and Hollywood has meant so much to
the rest of the world - we take it, because we live in LA, sort of for
first wife, Margot Bennett, was Keir Dullea's ex-wife. Keir was the
main character in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), while
McDowell was the main character in Kubrick's next film, A Clockwork
Has said that his favorite actor of all time is James Cagney.
appeared in three different films involving time travel: Time After
Time (1979), Star Trek: Generations (1994) and Just Visiting (2001).
performance as Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange (1971) was ranked 100
on the list of the "100 Greatest Film Performances of All Time".
he wanted to get into the SAG, he took his mother's maiden name
McDowell because there was another British actor called Malcolm Taylor.
Every year, on Oscar night, I look forward
to coming to the “Night of One Hundred Stars” Awards Gala, held at the
Beverly Hills Hotel, to see my old friends. Well, they are not really my
friends, but I like to think of them as such since I grew up watching
many of them on television and at the movies.
I mean, who can
forget stars like Richard Dreyfuss, in "American Graffiti" trying
desperately to find that blonde in the Thunderbird…and how about Lou
Ferrigno busting at the seams as he shape shifts into the extremely
annoyed "Incredible Hulk" …or John Savage playing Russian roulette with
the Vietcong in "The Deer Hunter"…and how about Tanya Roberts as one of
the Angels in the 5th and final season of "Charlie’s Angels"…
or former playmate Stella Stevens as Jerry Lewis' love interest in
"The Nutty Professor", and in the music realm, Frankie Valli, voice of
the number 1 hit “Grease” from the film of the same name, or ... well
you get the idea. The list goes on and on and so do the fond memories.
Oscar-winning beauty, Reese Witherspoon, looked gorgeous in a cleavage-bearing Miu Miu, which she matched with some Christian Louboutin pumps at the Los Angeles Premiere of "This Mean's War" held at the Chinese Theater on February 8, 2012. With looks this hot, can you blame Tom Hardy and Chris Pine for fighting for her affections in the movie.
Joining Reese on the Red Carpet were Tom Hardy, Chris Pine, Angela Bassett, Chelsea Handler, Abigail Spencer, Laura Vandervoort, Monet Mazur, Krista B. Allen, among others.
Directed by McG, "This Means War" is an action spy comedy about two CIA agents (Hardy, Pine) who find themselves falling for the same woman (Witherspoon).
The film also stars comedienne Chelsea Handler, who is good friends with Witherspoon in real life. On Wednesday, Witherspoon posted a photo of herself and Handler on ReeseWitherspoon.com:
Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum teamed up on the red carpet and "wowed the crowd" at the Hollywood premiere of the romantic tearjerker, "The Vow", on Monday February 6, 2012. Held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the attractive onscreen couple posed alongside one another during the Media event while Channing then rendezvoused with his wife Jenna Dewan prior to the film's screening.
To go along with the film's release, Rachel decided to adopt a new 'do: she debuted these blunt bangs at the premiere. McAdams wore a mint green Vivienne Westwood ruffle dress paired with Pomellato jewelry and beige Louboutin Pigalle pumps.
It's no secret that the film is a real tearjerker. The Stars reveal to the LA Times, just what movies cause them to get a little emotional.
"I cry at 'Finding Neverland,'" Tatum admitted."Oh, yeah. That's a sad one," McAdams agreed, adding that the film that always gets her is "'The Way We Were.'" "I mean, I woke my sister up [from crying so loud]. She was sleeping while I was watching it and woke up and was, like, 'What's wrong? What's going on here?'"
Paige and Leo (Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum) are a happy newlywed couple whose lives are changed by a car accident that puts Paige in a coma. Waking up with severe memory loss, Paige has no memory of Leo, a confusing relationship with her parents (Sam Neill and Jessica Lange), and an ex-fiancé (Scott Speedman) she may still have feelings for. Despite these complications, Leo endeavors to win her heart again and rebuild their marriage.