Anjelica Huston, John Cusack & Annette Bening

Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston

Anjelica Huston was born in 1951 in Santa Monica, California.   Her grandfather was the wonderful actor Walter Huston who won an Academy Award for his performance in “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” in 1948.   Her father was the faamous film director Walter Huston.   She was brought up in Galway in the West of Ireland.   In her teens she moved with her mothert to London.   Her father cast her when she was seventeen in the film “A Walk with Love and Death”.   It is neither a critical or box office success and she turned to modelling as a career.   In 1981 she had a part in “The Postman Always Rings Twice” with her then partner Jack Nicholson.   In 1985 she won an Academy Award for her performance in “Prizzi’s Honor” which was directed by her father.   Since then she has given many wonderful performances including “The Grifters” with John Cusack and Annette Bening and “The Royal Tenebaums” .   I think her best performace was as Greta Conroy in “The Dead” which was the last film directed by her father and based on the wonderful James Joyce short story.   John Cusack was born in 1966 in Evanston, Illnois to an Irish Catholic family.   His sister is the actress Joan Cusack.   His film credits include “Grosse Point Blank”, “The Sure Thing”, “Sixteen Candles” and “High Fidelity”.   Annette Bening was born in 1958 in Topeka, Kanas.   Her major film breakthrough came in 1989 for her performance in “Valmont” with Colin Firth.   Her other films include “Julia”, “American Beauty” and “The Kids Are Alright”.   She is married to the actor Warren Beatty by whom she has four children.

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