Some of actor John Cusack's most successful movies are "Say Anything," "Being John Malkovich," "High Fidelity," "1408" and "Con Air." Movies such as "Bullets Over Broadway," "The Grifters" and "The Sure Thing" also garnered wide critical acclaim. "2012," "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "America's Sweethearts" are some of Cusack's most successful movies at the box office. "2012" has grossed more than $765 million worldwide since its release.
"Say Anything," "Bullets Over Broadway," "Being John Malkovich," "High Fidelity" and "The Grifters" all receive at least 90 percent from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, as of 2015. "Say Anything" has a rating of 98 percent, and critics acknowledge the film as an iconic coming-of-age movie, and definitive for generation X. Cusack won Most Promising Actor at the 1989 Chicago Film Critics Association awards for his role in the film as the quirky Lloyd Dobler.
John Cusack earned four award nominations for his performance as Craig Schwartz in the surreal comedy-drama, "Being John Malkovich." The cast as a whole earned two nominations for best ensemble. Cusack's nominations came from the Independent Spirit Awards, the Empire Awards, the Golden Globes and the America Comedy Awards.
The actor also writes and produces. He wrote the screenplays for and starred in "Grosse Pointe Blank" and "High Fidelity," and produced the 2010 comedy "Hot Tub Time Machine," which grossed over $50 million domestically.