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Waiting for Cusack by jasinski Waiting for Cusack by jasinski
I read that John Cusack was terribly upset when he saw the final version of Better Off Dead. He felt that the director had mislead him and that he was made to look like an idiot. Apparently he has disassociated himself from the film ever sense. This piece was created for the Crazy for Cult show opening this week at Gallery 1988 in LA, California.
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RaniBow127 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
 Absolutely amazing.  No words. Man I wish they had movies like this these days.
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yruhauntingme Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
TWO DOLLARS!
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NoxNoctisEstNostri Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Its sad that he doesnt associate himself with this movie. If i was forced to choose my favorite John Cusack movie this would probably be it. oh well, the art work is still very impressive. I feel like my 80s obsession has been fulfilled for the day.
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smurffy5276 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Hes a really serious seeming guy but I think it makes him really cute..Probably cuz im such a dork brain
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edshu33 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You should have included his attractive French girlfriend.
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JohnnyFarhawk Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
the guy doing the howard cosell impersonation has a restaurant in maple leaf. you probably know this, but just in case...
i will be quoting this movie well into senility.
nice piece.
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koolasvegan1 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
"$2.00... I want my $2.00!" LOL! I love Better Off Dead. Too bad Cusack (my fave actor btw) want's nothing to do with it. I have a request... can you do one for the movie Sixteen Candles which also stars Cusack and his sister Joan?
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fazzygrl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Sad that he didn't like it! It's super hilarious! And no, he doesn't look like an idiot. He's just a young teen. That's how a lot of young guys act, I'm sure.
And he's super adorable in it!! Silly man. :roll:

Wonderful tribute, my friend! :clap:
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fazzygrl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Sad that he didn't like it! It's super hilarious! And no, he doesn't look like an idiot. He's just a young teen. That's how a lot of young guys act, I'm sure.
And he's super adorable in it!! Silly man. :roll:

Wonderful tribute, my friend! :clap:
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Artytoons Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
For my 2 dollahs worth...

Great movie and great drawing!
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hardrocker37 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
That's awesome. I loved that movie so much, as corny 80's as it was xD. There's actually a guy I know that looks a LOT like John in that movie.
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wyldflower Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Sorry your mom blew up Ricky.
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yruhauntingme Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Love that!
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toorobot Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
this is awesome. I love John Cusack.
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koolasvegan1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
And yes I remember this movie... "Better Off Dead". All I can say is...
"$2.00, I want my $2.00!"
lol! Hee, hee, hee! :)
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JAY1CAT Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
OMG...Better Off Dead is my all time fave John Cusak flick! Awesome tribute!!!!
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blizzardbeff Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
to think it is by far my most loved john cusack movie ever.
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jahwatson Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
so funny and rad.
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crimsonnightmares Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
I LOVE IT!! This is one of my favorite Cusack movies, and I searched John Cusack... and this was the first thing I found. What a great day. Heh. ^_^ Lovely, lovely job. I really like it. *fave*
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LornaDoone Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
i looove this movie. it makes me sad to think that john cusack was unhappy with it :(
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StuartR Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
Great piece, has quite a sinister feel to it
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jt8376 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
Nice work as always, 'jasinski. Kinda made me think of Christopher Guest's "Waiting for Guffman". Favorites.
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Spwrinkle Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
You. Are. Awesome
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rerighthand Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Do have any idea of the street value of this mountain?!?!?

Great piece!!!
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melocopter Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
nice dude
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lunatis Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an awesome piece of yours, I think it's really funny, I love the characters. I would love if you came back more to your original concepts where your art spoke for itself however (Fish and me, no one has to know, etc...).

Thank you for keeping us updated on what you do!

J.M. Desrosiers
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jasinski Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
this piece is for a group show- the themes based on cult movies. :)
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Argocat8 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Awwww I loved Better Off Dead. My boyfriend and I are always saying "I want my twoooo dawwwllars". Yes, we are that sad.

Love the painting. You'd have to be a fan to appreciate the characteers
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13shadesofblack Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
Such a shame. It's gotta be one of Cusacks best films. I like the part when Charles is laughing maniacally at Stalins joke. Great piece!
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talianna Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
great characters and i love the sky!
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lythron Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
Beautiful piece for a great movie. I surprised he has disowned this movie.

For years all I heard at parties were people screaming "2 dollars!"
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nosyd Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
Interesting... I wonder how he feels about One Crazy Summer then, haha. Well I love em both, and this painting. :thumbsup:
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voodoo-prophet Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must confess it's one of my favorite Cusack movies behind High Fidelity.
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JoseHerb Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
And I think that is one of his best films. Amazing job with the likeness of the characters.
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theboyracer99 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
really awesome...
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SOGOIAN Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
awesome!
The character wuth the glasses is great just great!!!
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Jankanpo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like the colors and textures.
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fakesocks Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
I LOVE THAT MOVIEEEEEE RAWRRRR
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LizKun Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
XD I love this movie! Interesting piece of trivia too, did not know that...
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littlebeegraphics Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Professional Artist
FUCK dude I love that movie!
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Ausila Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Student
I'm so glad that you don't use a digital 'medium'. You're color choices in the gray are sublime, particularly in the gray of the aardvark character's suit.
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wislingsailsmen Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
i want my 2 dollars as well and thats amazing
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Electroblood Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
this is great. I loved that movie. It's sad that he felt it made him look like an idiot. it's one of the best 80s high school movies ever. as for your piece of art - brilliant.
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voot Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
All I can say is...brilliant.
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ajd Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
almost genius use of highlights. quite brilliant.
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geowulf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
That movie is one of my favorites!!!!
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geowulf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
That movie is one of my favorites!!!!
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violetlove Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
a beautiful tribute to, what is in my opinion is a classic movie.
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shucupa Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
:) great..
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ElHefe Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
I would have to say better off dead is one of my top favorite movies. Beautiful work here!!!! Makes me want to go home and watch it.
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