Joan Cusack - October 11, 2014

Happy 52nd Birthday to Joan Cusack! Cusack had small but memorable roles in several films in the early 1980s including My Bodyguard, Class, and Sixteen Candles before she became a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1986. She really made an impact in 1987, however, with her star turn in Broadcast News. She has since appeared in dozens of films including Say Anything, Addams Family Values, Grosse Pointe Blank, Runaway Bride, High Fidelity, School of Rock, and the 2nd and 3rd installments of Toy Story. She was nominated for an Oscar for 1989’s Working Girl and 1998’s In & Out.

TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION

How many films has Joan Cusack appeared in with her brother John?

a) 6

b) 8

c) 10

d) 12

Answer below!

CLIP OF THE DAY

Enjoy Cusack’s performance as Julia Roberts’ friend in Runaway Bride.

DID YOU KNOW…

Cusack was the first cast member of Saturday Night Live to be nominated for an Academy Award.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

We need comedies in the world! We need to laugh, it's all so hard.

~Joan Cusack

TRIVIA ANSWER

c) The Cusack siblings have appeared in 10 films together: Class (1983), Sixteen Candles (1984), Grandview, U.S.A. (1984), Broadcast News (1987), Say Anything… (1989), Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), Cradle Will Rock (1999), High Fidelity (2000), Martian Child (2007), and War, Inc. (2008).