A series of hits and misses followed, but the late Nineties brought a career renaissance for Cusack.With the founding of his film company New Crime Productions, he launched the cult hit Grosse Pointe Blank, which he both headlined and co-wrote."And they think that means I'm intensely private but that means you're sane." "I'm trying to find the difference between free will making things happen and letting things happen," says the thinking-woman's sex symbol. Free will and destiny, do they run concurrently, or do you have to choose more one over the other?
"He's amazing," praises Peter Chelsom, the director of John Cusack's 2001 romantic comedy Serendipity.
"There's no one better at playing the tortured young man whose conscience is gnawing at him, who's obsessed and driven to go the right route." That may be because John Cusack is the tortured, young man whose conscience is gnawing at him, who's obsessed and driven to go the right route.
Appearances in Terrence Malick's WWII drama The Thin Red Line and the screen adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel High Fidelity, earned him a reputation as a go-to character actor as well as a solid, if unconventional, leading man.
But Con Air aside, John isn't interested in being an action hero or Hollywood "star" in the Harrison Ford sense of the word.
In the comedy America's Sweethearts, John portrayed one half of a self-promoting superstar couple a role he'll never play off screen, although he does count Tinseltown "names" Minnie Driver, Alison Eastwood and Neve Campbell among his ex flames.
"They say I'm private, but that's just because I don't talk about everybody I date," he says.
She is also known to her fans for playing roles in such films as The Craft (1996), Wild Things (1998), Three to Tango (1999), Panic (2000) and The Company (2003).
Recently starring opposite Kristen Bell and Alan Cumming in Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005, TV), Campbell is set to play roles in a number of upcoming projects, including Greg Gliennas comedy Relative Strangers (2005), Partition (2005), A Private War (2005), the film version of The Mermaids Singing (2006), The Death of Harry Tobin (2006) and Adina (2006).
Her father is Gerry Campbell, a high school drama teacher of Scottish descent, and her mother is Marnie Campbell, a yoga instructor from Amsterdam, Netherlands. Neve has an older brother, Christian Campbell, an aspiring actor who was born on May 12, 1972, and two half brothers, Alex Campbell (born in 1984) and Damian Mc Donald (born 1982). It sounds so cheesy but it's just my home, its where I grew up. It makes so much more sense to me than anything else I do.