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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  • TAO

    Look, unless we know the man personally we dont know who he is. Thats it. Who ever he is in real life,we like his work. Let him worry about whether or not he is good person.

  • TAO

    Look, unless we know the man personally we dont know who he is. Thats it. Who ever he is in real life,we like his work. Let him worry about whether or not he is good person.

  • Previous John Cusack Fan

    Today on twitter he started telling some Say Anything fans that they were halfwits and to unfollow him. Then he called them all trolls. I responded to him asking him what on earth he was doing pissing off all his fans and that it might hurt his career and he sent me a direct message telling me that he thought I was threatening him and told me to “go to hell”, then blocked me. He has been my favourite actor since I was 9 years old (now 35), I'm very saddened by this, I was only worried for him as he seems so angry. He must really be miserable with his life to be turning his back on his fans like that. I actually feel sorry for him.

  • Previous John Cusack Fan

    Today on twitter he started telling some Say Anything fans that they were halfwits and to unfollow him. Then he called them all trolls. I responded to him asking him what on earth he was doing pissing off all his fans and that it might hurt his career and he sent me a direct message telling me that he thought I was threatening him and told me to “go to hell”, then blocked me. He has been my favourite actor since I was 9 years old (now 35), I'm very saddened by this, I was only worried for him as he seems so angry. He must really be miserable with his life to be turning his back on his fans like that. I actually feel sorry for him.

  • Judy

    I can tell you from first hand experience that he is a GIGANTIC douchebag because I worked with him before on (2) different films. Also, if you were to ask anyone behind the scenes on a production crew that has worked with him on his movies they will tell you the same thing. I don't know how he manages to still get movie roles because he hasn't made a good movie in years. He also just switched agencies. He was at William Morris and now he switched over to Creative Artists Agency, however I seriously doubt that is going to help anything. Have you ever read some of the crazy shit he tweets from his twitter account or the way he treats his fans? That alone should reinforce the fact he is a pathetic asshole.

  • dja

    John Cusack is a douche who has been acting since he was a kid and doesn’t know how the real world works like most of those liberal left loons, he only wants free speech for leftest idiots

  • Ajyski

    Too bad he’s not like some of his sweet characters. I’m so tired of hearing about celebrities’ political views. They are paid to entertain us, not “enlighten” us. Their job is to “Dance, monkey, Dance!”

  • Mark

    I work in the film industry and I’d say about 75% of the time when his name is mentioned it starts up conversations about what an asshole he is.
    There are also countless blogs and articles online that mention what an asshole or douchebag he is to back up this claim. Most of us in the business refer to him as “Cumsack” LOL

  • Mookieswissnutures

    hey Mark i thought of the name @cumsack and thankyou very much

  • Refugee

    I’ve read a french book written by a former assistant of JC… And he seems to be a real jerk in the real life. The title of the book is “ma vie pour un oscar” (my life for an academy award) you should read it!