John Cusack: “I’m not a scenester.”

On the occasion of the release of his new movie “The Raven,” the 45-year-old actor talks to The Observer about his life in pictures. I grew up watching Cusack on screen. And his movies are a part of the territory of my adolescence and young adulthood. It’s nice to have that kind of relationship with an artist.

Here’s the nut graf:

“I’m still here, desperately groping in the dark,” he says of his career. “Increasingly, I feel it’s about just trying to remain relevant enough to do good work. Sometimes I think I’m in control, but more and more I realise that it’s just a complete farce. It’s true, it used to be that if you did a big, big movie then you could leverage it and make some smaller, cooler ones, and I got away with that for a few years. But now, they just want you to put on tights – if you don’t put on the tights, they just want to get rid of you. And I’m not putting on the tights, so you know…”

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