Cusack in conversation
John Cusack brings the boom box to Austin for exclusive screening of Say Anything
Actor John Cusack will thrill kids of the 1980s when he hosts several Texas screenings of popular movies of his from that decade, with Austin on the agenda.
Cusack will come to the Paramount Theatre on June 22 for a screening of Say Anything.
Film fans looking to take the full Texas tour of '80s nostalgia can find Cusack in Fort Worth the following day (Friday, June 23) for a screening ofSixteen Candles, followed by Say Anything in Dallas on Saturday, June 24. Cusack will round out his Texas travels in Houston for a June 25 screening of his 2000 film, High Fidelity.
Most screenings will be followed by a live conversation about Cusack's career and the making of the film, as well as a Q&A.
Cusack was just getting his start in Hollywood when he scored the supporting part of Bryce in 1984's Sixteen Candles, serving mostly as a sidekick to Anthony Michael Hall's character. He had established himself as a leading man by the end of the decade when he tried to woo Ione Skye in Cameron Crowe's 1989 classic, Say Anything.
The actor has enjoyed an enviable career over the past 40 years, starring in a wide range of dramas, thrillers, and comedies, including The Grifters, Eight Men Out, Being John Malkovich, High Fidelity, and Grosse Pointe Blank. He was most recently seen in the Amazon sci-fi series Utopia.
Tickets for the Paramount event will go on sale on Friday, April 28 at 10 am.