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John Cusack — ‘Sixteen Candles’ Then and Now

John Cusack
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Then: John Cusack played awkward nerd Bryce in ‘Sixteen Candles.’ Stardom came the next year for the 18-year-old when he was the lead in three movies — ‘The Sure Thing,’ ‘Better off Dead’ and ‘The Journey of Natty Gann.’

Now: Cusack has the films ‘The Butler’ and ‘Grand Piano’ upcoming. He’s a vocal political activist, both in the media and on Twitter.

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