John Cusack: "I'm ridiculously lucky"

John Cusack on "CBS This Morning."
John Cusack on "CBS This Morning."

(CBS News) John Cusack has played many memorable and risky roles, in movies ranging from "Say Anything" to "Con Air" to "Being John Malkovich."

With 30 years in show business under his belt, the 45-year-old actor looked back on "CBS This Morning" and called himself a "ridiculously lucky person."

"A lot of the heroes that I had growing up in film and in theater, I've had a chance to work with," Cusack said. "I got a chance to work with Paul Newman. How many people can say that? Or Al Pacino twice. Or Dustin Hoffman. Or Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, some of these people I revered growing up."

Cusack has also worked with his sister, Joan Cusack. When asked about working with his sibling, John Cusack said, "I just give into the fact if I'm on screen with her she's going to run me over, so the scene's hers, so you just sort of give it to her because she's the one with all the talent in the family."

Cusack's latest role is playing Edgar Allen Poe in a new murder mystery called "The Raven." The movie tells the story of a young Baltimore detective who teams up with Poe to stop a madman from committing horrific murders inspired by Poe's works.

For more with Cusack on his upcoming role and some of his most well-known parts, click on the video in the player above.