Official John Cusack Appreciation Day!

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June

John_cusack It's June 28 ... you know what that means, right? It's John Cusack's birthday! His 42nd this time around.

Am I going too far out on the limb by declaring our man Cusack the patron saint of '80s movies? Would it be exaggerating to call him the dream boyfriend of any female who drew a breath of teenage air in our beloved decade? Is there even one male out there who didn't learn how to shotgun a beer by watching "Gib" demonstrate it in "The Sure Thing?"

(Can it be wrong that I took the whole day off from work to sit at home and watch all his movies back to back, chronologically and autobiographically?)

No, no, (burp) and hell no.

But on this occasion, let's go one step farther. Let's blow out the '80s constraints on today's list and finally dare to be great. Something truly worthy of 42 birthdays.

TOP 42 FILMS OF JOHN CUSACK:

42. City Hall (1996)
41. Serendipity (2001)
40. Floundering (1994)
39. Money for Nothing (1993)
38. Map of the Human Heart (1993)
37. Roadside Prophets (1992)
36. Elvis Stories (1989)
35. The Road to Wellville (1994)
34. Identity (2003)
33. Bob Roberts (1992)
32. Shadows and Fog (1992)
31. Con Air (1997)
30. The Thin Red Line (1998)
29. America's Sweethearts (2001)
28. Must Love Dogs (2005)
27. Bullets Over Broadway (1994) 
26. Runaway Jury (2003) 
25. Martian Child (2007)
24. Broadcast News (1987)
23. Stand by Me (1986)
22. The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)
21. The Jack Bull (1999)
20. Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
19. The Ice Harvest (2005)
18. Sixteen Candles (1984)
17. Class (1983)
16. Hot Pursuit (1987)
15. Pushing Tin (1999)
14. One Crazy Summer (1986)
13. 1408 (2007)
12. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
11. Being John Malkovich (1999)
10. The Grifters (1990)
9. Max (2002)
8. Tapeheads (1988)
7. Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
6. Eight Men Out (1988)
5. True Colors (1991)
4. The Sure Thing (1985)
3. Say Anything (1989)
2. Better Off Dead (1985)
1. High Fidelity (2000)

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