A million years ago, as a young teenager, I was convinced that if only I could somehow engineer a meeting with Andrew McCarthy he would instantly realise that our love was reciprocal and whisk me away to be the Andie to his Blaine. His quirky smile adorned my bedroom wall, along with George Michael in the days that we didn’t know, Kevin Bacon and a whole host of others.  I grew up and finally realised that Andrew wasn’t coming. He obligingly aged somewhat and I was able to push him to the back of the shelf. Gone but not forgotten.

Somewhere in the midst of all this teen angst John Cusack came into my life and, unlike Andrew, he was determined to stay.  The films kept coming, and amongst them were some absolute gems.

Grosse Point Blank played on Friday* and obviously I had to watch it.  This is JC at his most suave, retaining some of the quirkiness that we’ve always loved him for, but ultimately in control.  It’s a great film, Dan Ackroyd is the world’s most inept contract killer – inspired casting,  Minnie Driver and JC share an unlikely chemistry, and the man himself is brilliant – for the record, so is his sister Joan, one of the most under-rated actresses of the last 20 years.

Ok, so we’ve established that I’m a fan, albeit one who hasn’t even seen all of his films, but if someone wants to send me his entire back catalogue I’ll happily lock myself away for a fortnight – maybe not 2012 but deffo all the others.

We all know that sleb stalking is sooooo 2009, so although I follow his account on Twitter, I don’t obsessively tweet him. Actually until this week I’d never even @ mentioned him.

Before I go on, I know what you’re thinking – apart from the obvious – anyone could set up a twitter account and call themselves John Cusack couldn’t they? Well yes, but not everyone can set up a verified account, in fact only ONE person can do that.

Friday night involved me having an age old conversation with my deluded friends:

What followed was a negotiation of sorts with a surprisingly pleasing outcome:

Fair play I thought, Dukovny does nothing for me….everyone’s happy, apart from the small matter of JC living a little way away:

Bugger, so that’s it really isn’t it?

A second later, I saw a DM** arrive and scooted off to check it- completely unprepared for the outcome:

The top pic is the avatar JC was using until a certain Tara Cain started insulting him:

Maybe his flight got delayed, I don’t know, but he didn’t show yet.  He’ll be here though, I just know it…

By the way, if you have information that would lead to me questioning the authenticity of JC’s twitter account, please keep it to yourself – that would just be cruel.

*I must add that I owe everything to @kateab who pointed out that GBP was going to be on….without her none of this would have been possible.

**DMs are private messages that don’t show on the public twitter timeline – obviously John wanted to protect the feelings of others…

John Cusack is my new BFF…
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37 thoughts on “John Cusack is my new BFF…

  • September 5, 2010 at 4:36 pm
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    I stumbled upon all this & couldn’t believe it was THAT JC! The avi does not do him justice. As you’ve gone for him, I’ll have Andrew!!

  • September 5, 2010 at 4:41 pm
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    Oh his flight arrived alright. It’s just that I met him at the airport and told him you were busy, so he could come and stay with me instead.

  • September 5, 2010 at 4:47 pm
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    I saw your conversation on Twitter last night, which was funny in itself, but this is hilarious! How brilliant. Do you think if I keep mentioning George Clooney or Gerard Butler on Twitter, they might DM me?!

  • September 5, 2010 at 4:53 pm
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    Know just what you mean! I fell a little bit in love with him after watching Empire Records!

  • September 5, 2010 at 5:02 pm
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    ROFL. Ha. Yes, he’s on his way. His flight’s arrived and he’s waiting for his luggage. How long does it take from heathrow to your house? Better put the kettle on dear…

  • September 5, 2010 at 5:23 pm
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    Stuff what Victoria says, I’m HUGELY jealous. I’ve been a Cusack fan for YEARS and never have I once met anyone who is quite as obsessive as me.

    Until I joined Twitter, and I discovered that there are enough JC-obsessed tweeters to form a UK Twitter branch of his fan club.

    I’ve had tweets and the odd DM from famous-ish people (and one of them gave his email address and mobile number but not for any nefarious purposes, and for me to pass onto someone else – long story, but it was someone who has appeared in a reality TV series) but nothing as stellar as Mr Cusack.

    And definitely would like a better profile pic, clogs up my timeline.

  • September 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm
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    Woo, sorry no smilies in that comment, there should have been. All very much tongue in check, yanno?! 😉

  • September 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm
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    Not speaking to you ever again @Peabee72
    *stomps off in a jealous huff*
    😉

  • September 5, 2010 at 6:18 pm
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    lol! We still don’t know if he’s married, do we? I’m always wondering whether to publish DM’s from celebs – whether it’s breaking some sort of twitter protocol; I’ve noticed a few of them do it when you ask a question – but you’ve set the precedent now so I’m gonna.

    What he meant was though, that he’s coming to see me. OBVIOUSLY.

    x

  • September 5, 2010 at 6:19 pm
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    What a fantastic story. Maybe if I start talking about GC – George Clooney it could work for me

  • September 5, 2010 at 6:27 pm
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    Great story!! You must stillbe flying high now lol! He is a great actor! If he does come over tell him I forgive him for 2012 but look forward to another Grosse Point Blank type film please!! X

  • September 5, 2010 at 6:27 pm
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    I am too jealous even to comment.

  • September 5, 2010 at 6:28 pm
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    Ps. Maybe I could get Brad Pitt that way……. In my dreams I guess

  • September 5, 2010 at 7:00 pm
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    See THIS is the power of Parent Blogging – DM’s and a change of avatar…. and they said we weren’t influential!!

    Have you sent this link to JC? You could DM it to him seeing as though you are best pals now. I think the ULTIMATE nod would be a comment on the blog post – not a DM that no-one else really saw as it doesn’t appear in the timeline 😉

    I think this is on a par with my venture into political circles earlier in the year 😀

  • September 5, 2010 at 7:34 pm
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    That’s *cking awesome, ha ha ha! i’m with you on jon, but i don’t get the mcCarthy thing, please! I was much more Rob Lowe in St Elmo’s fire. I liked the bad boys who would just fall for my beauty and charm and mend their ways. Having said that i think i ended up with the intellectual equivalent of mccarthy afterall. Thank god for that, probably.

    M2M

    ps right i’m off to tweet incessantly about Gael García Bernal – arrreeeeba!

  • September 5, 2010 at 8:03 pm
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    Sorry sorry, I’ll send him over when he’s done here. Said he might as well pop in on me in the Midlands before making his way to yours . . . K?
    High Fidelity? High fives anyone within striking distance. So love that movie

  • September 5, 2010 at 8:12 pm
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    LOL who knew that a twitter cat fight over a celeb would lead to an actual tweet from said celeb!! Hilarious!

    My only claim to fame is I got Boy George to RT for #blogladesh

  • September 5, 2010 at 8:15 pm
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    I saw a film couple of months ago and thought – well sorry cant print what i thought but he is gorgeous. Welcome in Preston any time!

  • September 5, 2010 at 8:55 pm
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    No idea you were in the world until I saw your tweet, and I wanted to say how cool I think it is that JC dm’d you.

    I shall now lay down my claim on him for marriage as I can see he’s picked a much prettier bird than I 🙂

    again, VERY COOL!!!

  • September 5, 2010 at 9:18 pm
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    I have nothing to add aside from:

    a) nutter, and;
    b) concur with your choice

    LCM x

  • September 5, 2010 at 9:19 pm
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    Yeah, I’m wondering if that DM was actually meant for me! I mean, I have seen all his movies! LOL

  • September 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm
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    Oh I can’t stop laughing, I think that possibly tops any of @cosmicgirlie’s celebrity stalking …

  • September 6, 2010 at 9:41 am
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    OHHHH. Lucky Lucky Lucky you. Have you blown it up and stuck it on your wall with blu tac or is it in a photo frame on your desk? Just fab. I’m a bit speechless too! xxx

  • September 6, 2010 at 1:37 pm
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    Oh that’s beyond funny. Knocks my Christine Hamilton chat into a cocked hat 🙂

  • September 6, 2010 at 2:19 pm
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    Okay I must live in some hole in the wall. (Or not follow stars or politics…) So who is he??? And what’s wrong with your husband? 🙂

    *Hey stop throwing tomatoes at me, stop it guys stop it stop it, not nice!*

  • September 6, 2010 at 9:41 pm
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    I once got a tweet from Nicky Campbell.

    Confession time: although JC isn’t renowned for his teen flicks, one he did in the mid 80s called The Sure Thing is rather brilliant. He was funny, kooky and had great comic timing. All of which is me trying to say he has talents other than smoldering looks etc.

    And he’s a vehement opponent of right wing politics too, so he’s fine in my book. Of course, following your twit-stalk he will have grown a beard, dyed his hair blonde and be living under an assumed name in Laos. Ah well, you’ll always have the DM…

  • September 6, 2010 at 9:52 pm
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    Nicky Campbell DOES NOT COMPARE!!

    And I am sniggering SO MUCH at “teen flicks”. I’m sure that is quite relevant to the Paula/JC relationship from the 80s…

  • September 7, 2010 at 9:29 am
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    Fair trade – although be nice with him, he’s still very special to me…

  • September 7, 2010 at 9:30 am
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    Hussy! Send him on his way please – or I’ll be round your house!

  • September 7, 2010 at 9:44 am
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    There’s an outside chance – although there’s an equal chance of being blocked and served an injunction…. worth a punt I’d say!

  • September 7, 2010 at 9:50 am
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    Was he in that? He is super lush isn’t he? 🙂

  • September 7, 2010 at 3:25 pm
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    Oh. My. Actual. God.

    I love Joan too.

  • September 10, 2010 at 11:49 am
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    I’m sure I don’t know WHAT you mean…

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