A Los Angeles Times article today about the remarkable 2015 that actor John Cusack has had on-screen ends with Cusack recounting a story he heard during his preparation to play troubled Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson in the movie Love & Mercy. It involves Dallas’ own Don Henley, famed Eagles founding member and noted Highland Park Whole Foods regular:
Cusack says most of what he gleaned from the rock legend came from “just being around him,” seeing “how he was around people, how he navigated the world.
“Brian, you don’t know if he’s kind of in his own world because he can’t get out of it or he’s tired of everyone needing the ‘Brian Wilson moment’ and it’s easier just to stay in his own world. So he’s a bit of Cheshire cat that way.
“He just doesn’t lie. Don Henley came and said, ‘Could you please sign this record, it meant so much to me?’ ‘OK, OK. “Dear Don, thanks for all the great music” ‘ and he crossed out ‘great’ and wrote, ‘good,'” says Cusack, laughing. “Don Henley, like, framed it.
(H/T Tom Junod)