John Cusack - Better off Dead - 1985
Cusack gained fame in the mid-1980s after appearing in teen movies such as Better Off Dead, The Sure Thing, One Crazy Summer, and Sixteen Candles. Cusack made a cameo in the 1988 music video for “Trip At The Brain” by Suicidal Tendencies. In 1989 he starred as Lloyd Dobler in Cameron Crowe’s Say Anything…. His roles broadened in the late 1980s and early 1990s with more serious-minded fare such as the politically themed True Colors and the film noir thriller The Grifters. He was later offered the role of the title character of Fred in the film “Drop Dead Fred”, but dropped out due to a death in his family.

John Cusack - Better off Dead - 1985

Cusack gained fame in the mid-1980s after appearing in teen movies such as Better Off Dead, The Sure Thing, One Crazy Summer, and Sixteen Candles. Cusack made a cameo in the 1988 music video for “Trip At The Brain” by Suicidal Tendencies. In 1989 he starred as Lloyd Dobler in Cameron Crowe’s Say Anything…. His roles broadened in the late 1980s and early 1990s with more serious-minded fare such as the politically themed True Colors and the film noir thriller The Grifters. He was later offered the role of the title character of Fred in the film “Drop Dead Fred”, but dropped out due to a death in his family.