John Cusack gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

With a high-profile career spanning almost 30 years, it’s almost hard to believe John Cusack didn’t get one sooner. This week Cusack took time out from promoting his Edgar Allen Poe thriller The Raven to accept a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Known for his work in film classics like Say Anything and High Fidelity, Cusack poked fun at recent flops like 2012 and Hot Tub Time Machine, saying, “To the best of my knowledge, I’ve tried to screw my career up as much as I possibly could. But even with all my best efforts to screw it up, I managed to have lasting friendships, and some of the best friends I’ve ever met in the business.” His sister Joan, Jack Black and Billy Bob Thornton were on hand to support him. Cusack’s movie The Raven comes out today. –Kyle Sharp

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  1. TheTruth • April 27, 2012 @ 10:36 AM

    His problem IMO is that he always sort of comes, across as the same character in the majority of his films. Being around for so long and having been in a lot of mediocre and cult classic films, this award is certainly deserving.

    I actually LMAO repeatedly watching Hot Tub Time Machine.

  2. Slim • April 27, 2012 @ 10:44 AM

    I think the reported failure of Hot Tub Time Machine, is greatly exaggerated. It’s a word of mouth type movie, which will recoup its production costs over the long term.

  3. Johnny • April 27, 2012 @ 11:11 AM

    Hot Tub Time Machine is a fantastic movie. Really funny and well done. 2012 was what it was, a special effects movie, not horrible.
    Good for you John, you deserve it.

  4. C-Dub • April 27, 2012 @ 1:06 PM

    When I saw the title of the article the first thing I said was really? Didn’t he get one sooner? So good for him. He is very similar to the average Joe like Tom Hanks in my opinion. 2012 wasn’t a flop, didn’t it make a few hundred million? It might not have met studio projections, but it still made $. It was a flop for acting though. Hot Tub Time Machine, come on, what do you expect even with the title. But people still went to see it! It was made to be that way. Duh..
    Anyway, Grosse Pointe Blank was great and should always be mentioned with High Fidelity and Say Anything.

  5. mandee • April 27, 2012 @ 2:50 PM

    awesome. i have really liked john for a long time, clearly i havent saw as many of his movies as i thought i did (he has been acting longer than i have even been alive lol) but i want to start seeing him more. this is really good news for him and im happy for him!

  6. Ihate AMWAY • April 28, 2012 @ 7:58 PM

    First, John is a huge environmentalist sitting on the WESPAC board and a liason for ABB so 2012 may be a bomb for you but one he actively cares about. If you can read than you know this past week’s scientific community released 20 yrs of data showing the ocean’s saline level is now half. This is what happened in the movie. Polar caps melting, earth’s weather more erractic than ever due to ocean unstability and high evaporation levels. John made a movie that he was passionate about.
    Beside 1403, name a movie he acted in that truly sucked. The Gifters, Say Anything, Pushing Tin, Grosse Point Blank. And he did this without an a-hole personal life like Nolte, Lohan, Sheen,Gibson. Good on you John, an actor’s actor and a classy human being.

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