Bill Cusack Actor

William "Bill" Cusack (born 1964) is an American actor. Cusack was born in Evanston, Illinois, to an Irish American Catholic family. His father, Dick Cusack (1925–2003), as well as his siblings Ann, Joan, John, and Susie have also been actors. Cusack's mother, Nancy, is a former mathematics teacher and political activist.

Personal details

Date of birth
1964
Place of birth
Evanston, Illinois, United States of America
Nationality
United States of America
Ethnicity
Irish American
Places lived
Evanston , Illinois
pop. 75,570 (2013)

Family

Parents
Siblings
Spouse

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Action27.3
Crime27.3
Drama46.7
Biography27.5
Comedy45.65

1. Lords of Dogtown (2005)

Biography, Drama, Sport
played Del Mar Judge
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
107.0
John Linson
44 Show list 1 Show list $25M

Lords of Dogtown is a 2005 American biographical drama film directed by Catherine Hardwicke and written by Stacy Peralta. The film is based on the "Z-Boys", a revolutionary group of young and talented skateboarders from the Santa Monica area of California. The Z-Boys consisted of Stacy Peralta, Tony Alva, and Jay Adams. The movie is dedicated to the memory of comedian Mitch Hedberg, who appears in the movie but died before the film was released. The film has a close relationship with Thrashin', the 1986 original skateboarding cult classic, directed by David Winters, where Catherine Hardwicke began her career in motion pictures as a production designer and had a chance to work with many famous skaters including Tony Alva, Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi and Steve Caballero.

Awards

2005 Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Actor of the Year

Top cast

Jay Adams Manager
Peter Darling
Drake Landon
Contest Official
Billy Z
Kathy Alva
Punky Photographer
TV Reporter
Topper Burks
Thunder Monkey
James Smith
Gabrielle
Blanca
Urethane Wheels Guy
Astronaut
Larry Gordon
TV Director
Dr. Angelo Gamboa
Caroline
Oregon Man at Party
Topper's Girlfriend #1
Skater
Singer
Jim 'Red Dog' Muir
Seattle Race Starter
Restaurant Manager #1
Security Guard
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Z-Boys
Elliot Davis
Cindy Evans
Lords of Dogtown
English, Spanish
Germany, United States of America

2. Desperate But Not Serious (1999)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0
6 Show list

Desperate But Not Serious is a 1999 movie directed by Bill Fishman. It was released in the USA under the title Reckless + Wild.

Awards

Top cast

Jonathan, Jonathan
Frances
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

3. Con Air (1997)

Action, Crime, Thriller
played Paramedic #2
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
123.0
42 Show list 6 Show list $75M

Con Air is a 1997 American action film directed by Simon West and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of The Rock. It stars Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, Colm Meaney and John Malkovich. The film borrows its title from the nickname of the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System. While scanning a newspaper article, Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg first learned of the special program, then visited its Oklahoma City base "to get an eyewitness perspective of the incredible operation, which quickly formed the genesis for Con Air.

Awards

1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor - Action/Adventure
1998 BMI Film Music Award
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor - Action/Adventure
1998 ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards for Most Performed Songs From Motion Pictures
1997 Razzie Award for Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property
1997 Bogey Award

Top cast

Garland Greene
Cameron Poe
Nathan Jones
B.O.P. Official Grant
Chopper Pilot
Cindino Gunman #1
Cyrus 'The Virus' Grissom
U.S. Marshal Vince Larkin
Johnny 'Johnny-23' Baca
Mike O'Dell
Swamp Thing
Officer at Leaving Ceremony
Judge
Guard #2
Carlos
DEA Agent Duncan Malloy
DEA Agent Willie Sims
Public Defender
William Bedford
Guard Sally Bishop
Skip Devers
Billy Joe
Old Man Under Truck
Man in Car
Viking
Guard #3
Joe Parker
Tricia Poe
Guard #1
Conrad
Garland's Craps Dealer
Francisco Cindino
Tech Guy
Mack the Co-Pilot
Casey Poe
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Aviation
Chevrolet Corvette
Bobbie Read
Con Air
English
United States of America

4. Ed Wood (1994)

Biography, Comedy, Drama
played Tony McCoy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
127.0
Scott Alexander
,
Larry Karaszewski
36 Show list 7 Show list $18M

Ed Wood is a 1994 American comedy-drama biopic directed and produced by Tim Burton, and starring Johnny Depp as cult filmmaker Ed Wood. The film concerns the period in Wood's life when he made his best-known films as well as his relationship with actor Bela Lugosi, played by Martin Landau. Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Jones, Lisa Marie, and Bill Murray are among the supporting cast. The film was conceived by writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski when they were students at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Irritated at being thought of solely as writers for family films with their work on Problem Child and its sequel, Alexander and Karaszewski struck a deal with Burton and Denise Di Novi to produce the Ed Wood biopic, and Michael Lehmann as director. Due to scheduling conflicts with Airheads, Lehmann had to vacate the director's position, which was taken over by Burton. Ed Wood was originally in development at Columbia Pictures, but the studio put the film in 'turnaround' over Burton's decision to shoot in black-and-white. Ed Wood was taken to the Walt Disney Studios, who released the film under their Touchstone Pictures banner.

Awards

1995 London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actor of the Year
1995 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
1994 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1994 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
1994 Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling
1994 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
1994 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography

Top cast

Bunny Breckinridge
Dr. Tom Mason
Ed Wood
Old Man McCoy
Orson Welles
Georgie Weiss
Criswell
Secretary #2
Reverend Lemon
Orson Welles
Doctor
Bela Lugosi
Conrad Brooks
Mr. Feldman
Dolores Fuller
Kathy O'Hara
Ring Announcer
Paul Marco
Rude Boss
Vampira
Another Backer
Salesman
Old Crusty Man
Security Guard
TV Horror Show Director
TV Show Host
Potential Backer
Loretta King
Bartender
Conservative Wife
Soundman
Wrestling Opponent
Hick Backer
Tor Johnson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Stefan Czapsky
Ed Wood
English
United States of America

5. Walls in the City (1994)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
63.0
Jim Sikora

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

6. Quiet Days in Hollywood (1994)

Comedy, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
Josef Rusnak
2 Show list

Quiet Days in Hollywood is a 1997 drama film written by Robert G. Brown and Josef Rusnak. Rusnak also directed. The movie features Hilary Swank, Chad Lowe, and Natasha Gregson Wagner.

Awards

Top cast

Lolita
Richard
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Dietrich Lohmann
English
Germany

7. The Fugitive (1993)

Action, Adventure, Crime
played Tracing Technician
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
130.0
29 Show list 5 Show list $40M

The Fugitive is a 1993 American action film based on the 1960s television series of the same name created by Roy Huggins. The film was directed by Andrew Davis and stars Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. After being wrongfully convicted for the murder of his wife, Dr. Richard Kimble escapes from custody and is declared a fugitive. He sets out to prove his innocence and bring those who were responsible to justice while being pursued relentlessly by a team of U.S. Marshals, led by Deputy Samuel Gerard. The film premiered in theaters in the United States on August 6, 1993 and spent six weeks as the No. 1 film, grossing $368,875,760. Considering its production budget of $44 million and related marketing costs, the film was considered a major financial success. The Fugitive was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, a rarity for a film associated with a television series. Jones won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. It presently holds a 96% score on Rotten Tomatoes and a rating of "universal acclaim" from Metacritic. On August 31, 1993, the original motion picture soundtrack was released by the Elektra Records music label.

Awards

1994 MTV Movie Award for Best Action Sequence
1994 BAFTA Award for Best Sound
1994 MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo
1993 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
1993 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Top cast

Richard Kimble
Dr. Anne Eastman
Samuel Gerard
Cosmo Renfro
Old Guard
Detective Kelly
Sheriff Rawlins
Transit Cop
Newscaster #3
Bones Roosevelt
Dr. Charles Nichols
Helen Kimble
Judge Bennett
Walter Gutherie
Newscaster #4
11th District Cop #1
Partida
Skating Orderly
Jail Officer #2
Dr. Bruce
Inmate
Smiling Man
Newscaster #2
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Manhunt
Aggie Guerard Rodgers
The Fugitive
English, Polish, Spanish
United States of America

8. Elvis Stories (1989)

Short, Comedy
played Dr. Lundy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
30.0
Anthony J. Tomaska
,
Robert J. Wilson
10 Show list

Elvis Stories is a 1989 short comedy film directed and written by Ben Stiller.

Awards

Top cast

Bruce
Cockney Man
Corky
Lenny
Allen
Hal Moldman
Checkout Girl
Shopping Elvis, Paul
Paxton Busby
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Susan Kaufmann
English
United States of America

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