By MIKE LARKIN
Right on cue: John Cusack grinned as he got to touch his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the first time today
It looks like John Cusack really is one of the most likeable men in Hollywood.
For the Raven star was joined not just by his sister Joan, but his former co-stars Jack Black and Billy Bob Thornton at at the unveiling of his star on the Walk of Fame today. And the Grosse Point Black star looked delighted to be surrounded by his friends and family as he lapped up the plaudits at the special ceremony.
The quartet happily posed together as they waited for the showpiece event to kick off in earnest. And when it did, the smile on 45-year-old John's face could not be wider. Of course that could also have been because his Toy Story star sister had delivered a crowd pleasing speech in honour of her little brother.
John said it was working with other actors that motivated him to keep active for almost 30 years.
A galaxy of stars: John was joined by sister Joan and his former co-stars Jack Black and Billy Bob Thornton
'I love working with actors, I love being around them, they're such great spirits.
'To the best of my knowledge, I've tried to screw my career up as much as I possibly could, but even with all my best efforts to screw it up, I managed to have lasting friendships, and some of the best friends I've ever met in the business.'
And his friends were out in force, with Jack, Billy Bob and Dan Ackroyd all in attendance. John starred with the former in 2000 hit High Fidelity, in which the rotund funnyman featured as one half of his record shop owning character's sidekick duo the 'musical moron twins.'
He has also featured alongside Oscar-winner Billy Bob in several previous films.
Another supporting role: His big sister Joan has also starred alongside her little brother in several films
The jubilant actor was happy to pose with fans as he enjoyed his moment on the famous Hollywood walkway.
And there was a special moment when a Raven, which just happens to be the movie he is currently starring in, landed on his star for a photo opportunity.
Appropriately enough, the actor seemed to be wearing just a hint of eyeliner.
Considering he is starring as Edgar Allen Poe in the Gothic-tinged film, it was the perfect compliment to his jet black suit.
He even wore a black belt, a subtle hint at the fact he is holds a sixth degree rating at that level in kickboxing.
Channelling Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl: The actress seemed to really enjoy honouring John
Sign of the times: The generous star made sure everyone got a souvenir of his big day by signing autographs
Guest star: Suge the Raven conveniently dropped in to grab attention at the busy event