Is John Cusack a Douche? You Decide.

Wow, who would have thunk it: an actor who plays mostly good guys on the big screen turns out to be not so much in real life? Someone call the “Duh Police”! But seriously. Apparently John Cusack is a bit of a douche bag, at least according to Australian actor turned writer Paul Leyden, who opines to an Australian radio show about the horrors of working with Mr. Cusack, the star of a cop thriller called “The Factory” that Leyden penned, and is currently scheduled for release in 2009.

Here’s what Leyden said, according to BigPictureRadio.com:

“John Cusack was one of my favourite actors until I met him…I have to say one thing – and this is my favourite line when people ask me what I think of John Cusack – he plays nice guys on film. So, read between the lines.”

But wait, he didn’t stop there! He goes on:

“He cost us a lot of money and he was getting his biggest pay day on this film. He was getting paid a lot of cash and he would just be two hours late to set, wouldn’t apologise for keeping everyone waiting in the snow. Everyone thought he was a really nice guy (prior to filming) and all I can say is that it was a really nice day when he wrapped,” Leyden said.

Ouch.

But that’s not the end of the story, not by a long shot. Very quickly after that radio interview, Leyden released this statement trying to “clarify” his comments about Cusack:

“It was said in a jovial way and I’ve been misconstrued. I’m honoured to have met him and that he’s in this film. I was joking…I feel terrible that I’ve said something about someone I have absolute admiration and respect for.”

Sounds like someone got called out on the carpet.

Is John Cusack a douche bag? Who knows. From the descriptions Leyden gave above, Cusack sounds like every other Hollywood actor out there, which isn’t a surprise, although I suppose, considering Cusack’s roles, one would expect more from him.

Here’s a little about “The Factory”, which actually sounds like a pretty good movie:

An obsessed cop who, with his partner, is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, N.Y. When his teenage daughter disappears, the cop drops any professional restraint and goes all out to get the killer.

Damn, I’d rather see the above move than watch Cusack do a sorta-not-really sequel to “Grosse Point Blank” where the only draw is Hilary Duff dropping a scorpion into her pants. No, seriously, that’s one of the scenes from Cusack’s latest, “War Inc.”i



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  • Dustin

    Something tells me John Cusack is 100 times cooler than this guy. Not to mention he said it on a radio show which,(I don’t know if anyone is hip to this),usually involves saying sensational things in order to grab listeners. Even if he arrived late to the set..even if cost them money..even if he eats kittens for breakfast… He’s still a saint for putting up with this interview

    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=yXF8Lhvjqa8

  • Dustin

    Something tells me John Cusack is 100 times cooler than this guy. Not to mention he said it on a radio show which,(I don’t know if anyone is hip to this),usually involves saying sensational things in order to grab listeners. Even if he arrived late to the set..even if cost them money..even if he eats kittens for breakfast… He’s still a saint for putting up with this interview

    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=yXF8Lhvjqa8

  • insyder

    Who knows. I have heard this MANY times before about him. Nothing new. He is a good actor, period. Every time something is said, it mysteriously disappears on the web or is withdrawn. Amazing.

    Even if he is the way he is — John wouldnt be the only one out there like this. He is simply a womanizer. He admits he lies alot. He admits he cant slow down. Oh well.

    Kudos to him for an excellent acting ability.

  • insyder

    Who knows. I have heard this MANY times before about him. Nothing new. He is a good actor, period. Every time something is said, it mysteriously disappears on the web or is withdrawn. Amazing.

    Even if he is the way he is — John wouldnt be the only one out there like this. He is simply a womanizer. He admits he lies alot. He admits he cant slow down. Oh well.

    Kudos to him for an excellent acting ability.

  • Marty

    John Cusack IS a douche. He’s just another one of these jerk actors who thinks they know so much about how the world works and about politics. The guy has a degree in film arts…how does that make him in any way qualified to try and persuade the public to vote for or against anyone at all? The guy spends his living PRETENDING to do things and PRETENDING to know things…He’s doing it in real life, as well, while treating those around him like trash.

  • Marty

    John Cusack IS a douche. He’s just another one of these jerk actors who thinks they know so much about how the world works and about politics. The guy has a degree in film arts…how does that make him in any way qualified to try and persuade the public to vote for or against anyone at all? The guy spends his living PRETENDING to do things and PRETENDING to know things…He’s doing it in real life, as well, while treating those around him like trash.

  • Bob

    No, the dudes a douche. Just google Savage Steve Hollands interview where he mentions Cusacks retarded diva behaviour that offeneded the whole cast and crew…and that was early in his career.

  • Bob

    No, the dudes a douche. Just google Savage Steve Hollands interview where he mentions Cusacks retarded diva behaviour that offeneded the whole cast and crew…and that was early in his career.

  • Jeremiah

    John Cusack is the biggest doche bag that was ever filmed and those are the biggest douche bags on earth.

  • Jeremiah

    John Cusack is the biggest doche bag that was ever filmed and those are the biggest douche bags on earth.