Friday, December 28, 2007

"I Really Loved You In American Beauty, Mr. Cusack."

Oh, dood:

Film student interviews John Cusack, mistakes him for Kevin Spacey in "American Beauty." Or worse -- mistakes him for Wes Bentley in "American Beauty."

Other famous John Cusack movies:
"Jerry Maguire"
"Fight Club"
"Mystic River"
"The Departed"
"Walk the Line"
"Cinderella Man"
"Requiem For A Dream"
"Scream 2"
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
"I Am Sam"
"The Rocketeer"
"Saving Private Ryan"
"The Pianist"
"Scary Movie IV"
"The Octagon"
"The Great Train Robbery"


  1. I was about to say that the interviewer was mistaking American Beauty for America's Sweethearts, but there's no way her friend was watching America's Sweethearts in film class.

  2. I especially liked him in Ferris Beuller! Abe Froman the Sausage KING!

  3. Wow. John Cusack is REALLY nice. I think almost any other person would have taken, at the very least, a sarcastic tone. But he just very nicely, very politely, corrected her. MULTIPLE times. Whoo. Patience of a saint.

  4. "Whoo. Patience of a saint."

    Must be some kind of litmus test for actors. I've heard that Elijah Wood and Tobey Maguire get mistaken for each other all the time.

    I was tempted to cut the girl a tiny bit of slack, that in the cosmic scheme of things, mistaking John Cusack for Kevin Spacey isn't a huge thing, but then I thought, what if she mistook, say, Barack Obama for Osama Bin Laden? Or confronted a political figure for sponsoring a bill they didn't sponsor? Whatever type of journalism you aspire to do, making such an amateur mistake is just inexcusable. The "boom goes the dynamite" guy is more deserving of forgiveness.

  5. To me, the unforgiveable part is that she compounds her mistake by saying over and over "Really? Really? Really?" As though he might not know what movies he was in. That's not just ignorance, that's plain stupidity.

    I know it's unfair to judge on so little, but I got the impression of a student who majored in film because she figured it'd be like watching movies on the couch at home.

  6. ah ha ha ha

    My favorite John Cusack movie is Earth Girls Are Easy

    He was in that right?

  7. Am I the only one reminded of the scene in "Notting Hill" where the bookshop assistant gushes to Anna Scott (Julia Roberts' character) about how much he loved "Ghost" and asks her what it was like to work with Patrick Swayze and she then gently points out that it was Demi Moore who starred in Ghost. If the shop assistant had gone on to say "Really?" a few times, critics would probably have found that scene unrealistically overdone. Truth really can be stranger than fiction.

  8. Hey - John Cusack was a revelation in Scream 2. I cried my eyes out at that tender scene in the rain - you know, where he truly learns what love is all about for the first time. Tears, I tell you, tears.

  9. He did suck in that Godzilla movie, though. The rest of it sucked too, but he looked really bored in it. It was like watching another actor entirely.

  10. I loved him in that jewel thief movie.

  11. "To me, the unforgiveable part is that she compounds her mistake by saying over and over "Really? Really? Really?" As though he might not know what movies he was in. That's not just ignorance, that's plain stupidity."

    Ooh, that's one of my pet peeves. As if it wasn't annoying enough, there's the insult of being told, "I think you're either wrong or lying."

  12. This was just laugh out loud hilarious.

    "what's that one with all the rose petals?"

    Also, I agree about the 'really?' thing.
    She might as well have said "No, no, you WERE in American Beauty, silly!"

  13. He was in Earth Girls Are Easy so much he was in it twice. Not only does he play the female lead, through the miracle of special effects technology, he has an uncredited role as "Cop #3" in the climactic shoot-out scene.

    That's the movie with the shoot-out in it, right?

  14. Oh bless her (and him for that matter), it's got to be incredibly embarassing and uncomfortable for both of them to have had that mistake and they both managed to keep friendly and open heads.

  15. Is that fo' reals? Her performance is almost too funny to be fo' reals. But yeah, I think she probably knows John Cusack is in America's Sweethearts, but has seen American Beauty, and somewhere along the line did not really care about movies.