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Jim Belushi Says He Got Fired From His First Movie Because He Was Trying to Catch up to John Belushi

Actor Jim Belushi recently recalled getting fired as an extra in the 1978 film, The Fury, citing a desire to catch up to big brother John. Patton Oswalt shared an image from the film noting that Jim was lowkey in the frame. “In that picture Amy Irving’s right arm looks like @JimBelushi’s weird mutant left leg,” he tweeted. Jim saw the tweet and shared, “That’s actually me. This was the first movie I appeared in. I got fired from this set because as an extra, I kept walking back into frame. I think I’m 21 here, John had just got on SNL and I was trying to catch up – ha!”
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The Blues Brothers: 11 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About The John Belushi Movie

Every person has a different choice for the perfect comedy movie, and my personal choice, since as far back as I can remember, has been the 1980 classic in which John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd got to bring their blues-loving, brotherly alter egos to the big screen. A true fan may already know how these characters came to be, but I would be willing to bet that you will be amused, surprised, and even startled by some The Blues Brothers behind-the-scenes facts we found.
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Jim Belushi Calls Growing Cannabis A 'Mission From God' As He Reflects On Brother John Belushi's Death

Thanks to a series of law changes and a perspective shift in how many Americans view marijuana, cannabis has increasingly gone mainstream over the past several years. That’s led to more than a handful of celebrities investing in grow operations and dispensaries. Chief among those big name pot farmers is Jim Belushi. The According To Jim star has 93 green acres in Oregon. He recently opened up about what drew him to the weed business, and it apparently all traces back to his brother John.
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John Belushi Movies Ranked Worst to Best

John Belushi headlined less than a half-dozen movies during his short career. He had smaller roles in a handful of films leading up to his breakthrough performance in 1978's National Lampoon's Animal House. Some - like the Jack Nicholson-directed 1978 western Goin' South and the same year's Beatles satire The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash - weren't entirely insignificant, but they're basically cameos on his path to bigger things.
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15 Movies That Could Have Starred John Belushi

John Belushi only made seven full-length feature movies in his life, but there could have been many more. Below, you'll read about 15 projects - 14 movies and a brief TV cameo that he shot but was pulled after his death on March 4, 1982 - with which Belushi had been linked over the course of his life. Most were comedies, but a few were dramas that would have given him an opportunity to go beyond the audience's expectations of him.
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15 Movies That Could Have Starred John Belushi

John Belushi only made seven full-length feature movies in his life, but there could have been many more. Below, you'll read about 15 projects - 14 movies and a brief TV cameo that he shot but was pulled after his death on March 4, 1982 - with which Belushi had been linked over the course of his life. Most were comedies, but a few were dramas that would have given him an opportunity to go beyond the audience's expectations of him.
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R.J. Cutler (‘Belushi’ director) on the life and tragic death of ‘SNL’ superstar John Belushi [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW]

One of the biggest surprises in R.J. Cutler’s new documentary, “Belushi,” comes at the very, very end of the film towards the end of the closing credits. It’s a song that was written and performed by Belushi’s widow, Judy Belushi Pisano, about her relationship with John called “Best Days.” “It’s one of those happy accidents. While we were filming, she said to me, ‘You want to know what I’ve been doing lately? I’ve been writing a lot of music and I brought my ukulele. One of the songs was the story of her life with John,'” he explained in our recent webchat (watch the exclusive video above). Cutler loved the song and was able to find the perfect place to put it. “When we put it over the credits, I realized that’s where it wanted to belong.”