John Cusack and "Must Love Dogs:" John Cusack has plenty of dramatic roles on his resume, including recent starring turns in "Runaway Jury" and the indie film, "Max." But to me he'll forever be known as the guy who gave us the best teen angst romantic comedies of the 1980s."Better Off Dead," "The Sure Thing," "One Crazy Summer" and the best of the bunch - "Say Anything" - helped make John Cusack into one of the most recognizable actors of his generation.
So it just sort of came out of the blue, and they asked me to do it.
But I thought the combination of Gary and Diane [Lane] and Chris Plummer thats a pretty great pedigree, so I was kind of happy to be asked to join such a great group.On Typecasting as the Go-To Romantic Comedy Guy: I dont think of it that way, as type casting.
Theyre all over.If He Was Forced to Go Online to Get a Date I dont want to get a date online. Id probably put something just really funny and absurd, and then if somebody approached me with something that was equally funny, then I would know I would like them.
I would try to be funny, and then if someone was funny back I would think, Oh, there must be something interesting there. What would I put?
It seems to me to be a pretty eternal theme so I dont know if you can get typecast from making movies about men relating to women.