I know what you’re thinking.You’re thinking John Cusack has fallen off the acting wagon. You’re thinking that he hasn’t been in anything noteworthy in over a decade. The Raven? Hot Tub Time Machine? What? (Confession: I haven’t seen either of these and they could very well be good, but whatever).
Or maybe you’re not thinking that at all. Maybe you’re thinking that he is the greatest actor in the history of ever. He can do no wrong. To that I might say, slow your roll. Let’s not get too crazy.
But, I think we can all agree that this man is endearing as hell. Just look at him. Look at his face. How can you look at that mug and not like this guy?
Sometimes it gets a little confusing with an actor like John Cusack. You can’t tell if you really like him or just the characters he plays. Especially when you consider ther fact that he plays virtually the same character in every movie he’s in. He’s got the down-on-his-luck-self-deprecating-yet-super-charismatic shtick down pat. And that’s okay. That’s what we want to see. That’s what I want to see. Give it to me. Give it to us.
I think it’s a very delicate cocktail of traits that make Mr. Cusack the man that he is; The World’s Most Endearing Man, to be exact.
He’s Not Conventionally Handsome
You’ve got your actors like Brad Pitt or George Clooney, who, although they might be great at what they do, they could read the dictionary to you and you’d probably want to give them an Oscar because just looking at them could keep you entertained for days. But these guys seem too out of reach.
John Cusack’s looks could best be described as “cute” or “boy next door.” You’d bump into someone like John in the ice cream section at your local grocery store. You’d both reach for the same Ben and Jerry’s ice cream (Phish Food) and it’s the last one left and bam, there’s your meet cute.
Also, I honestly believe that his deep brown eyes have the capacity to see into your soul. He knows your deepest fears, secrets, and desires and he accepts them because he’s John Cusack and he’s so laid-back and awesome.
He Plays Characters You Wish You Knew In Real Life
Let’s take a look at a couple of his (in my opinion) best roles. I think that these two characters pretty much sum up the John Cusack-esque-ness that we all know and love.
Rob Gordon – High Fidelity
Oh, Rob Gordon. He owns a record store, has great taste in music, his neuroticism is charming as opposed to just plain crazy, and he says things like “Which came first, the music or the misery?” How swoon-worthy is that? So deep. And sure, he might be a little immature. He might be a little selfish. But he figures his self out in the end. His journey of self-discovery is our journey of self-discovery. I really want to be
on him with him in his journey. And so do you.
Lloyd Dobler – Say Anything
There is no guy out there like Lloyd Dobler. Sorry, but it’s true. Lloyd Dobler is confident, not cocky. He knows what he wants and he’s not afraid to get it. Lloyd Dobler doesn’t have an agenda. He just is who he is. There is not one pretentious bone in his body. Lloyd Dobler rocks a trench coat without looking like a serial killer.
Lloyd Dobler makes you like the song, “In Your Eyes” even though you fucking hate that song. Speaking of which, Johnny Boy recently joined Peter Gabriel on stage, reenacting the infamous boombox scene. And on that day, the amount of lady boners in all the land was astronomical.
Lloyd Dobler = John Cusack.
His Twitter is Impossible to Understand.
I mean that in the best way possible. Look at his bio. What does it mean? What does it all mean? …See? John Cusack makes you ask yourself the big questions. He challenges you to see the big picture. By the way, what is his profile picture? When you look at it, you feel like you’re diving into a beautiful blue cave of hope. You feel so free.
And as for his actual tweets, I find them to be mindboggling. But I like it. They’re like little puzzles. “What are you talking about John?” I laugh to myself. Silly John. Gotta love ya.