John Belushi


The most memorable John Belushi characters

16. Deputy Hector ('Goin' South') In 1978, Belushi starred in one of the most iconic comedies of all time. That same year, he was also part of this Western comedy directed and starring Jack Nicholson. Belushi has his moments in a picture that received mixed reviews. However, he was far from the star while portraying an unkept, slimy law figure who has no problem busting the balls, along with fellow Deputy Towfield (Christopher Lloyd), of Nicholson's outlaw Henry Lloyd Moon.
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The Birth of the Blues Brothers: How Dan Aykroyd & John Belushi Started Introducing a New Generation to the Blues

What were the Blues Brothers? A comedy sketch? A parody act? A real band? A celebrity soul artist tribute? All of the above, yes. The musical-comedic duo of Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi turned a ludicrous beginning in bumble bee costumes — not dark suits, fedoras, and Ray-Bans — into a musical act that “exposed a generation to the brilliance of blues and soul legends like John Lee Hooker and Aretha Franklin,” as Darren Weale writes at Loudersound.
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John Belushi: Remembering America’s most rebellious comic

New York, 1978, and packed houses of cinema-goers roared in amazement as the riotous toga party on screen almost burst into the aisles. National Lampoon’s Animal House was well on its way to becoming the highest grossing comedy film to date. And as this bawdy college rampage of flying beers, clumsy sex and ancient Greek wardrobe malfunctions reached its hedonistic peak, its star, the Saturday Night Live comedian John Belushi, would run from the back of the cinema to the screen, lead the audience in a rousing chant of “Toga! Toga!” and then flee through a fire exit.Belushi played the...
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She Shot John Belushi, and Other Bad Boys

Marcia Resnick was the last photographer to do a studio shoot of John Belushi before he died, of an overdose, in Los Angeles, in 1982. She was a friend and had for a few years been eager to take his picture, for a series of portraits of more than a hundred New York “punks, poets, and provocateurs” that she was calling “Bad Boys.” One night, in late 1981, she ran into Belushi at a club called AM/PM, and said, “How about now?” When she got back to her loft studio, on Canal Street, his limo was waiting outside. He and his entourage came upstairs. It was five or six in the morning. “He was pretty high,” she recalled the other day. The famous photo of Belushi in a ski mask, and the one of him with a forearm across his forehead, half covering sanpaku eyes: that was the session. Afterward, he fell asleep on her bed. Six months later, he was dead.

Chevy Chase Reflects on the Late John Belushi

He was Chevy Chase, and John Belushi wasn’t. That’s what caused the feud between Chase and his former Saturday Night Live castmate, at least according to Chase. Chevy believes their long-simmering rivalry was just the result of jealousy. “I felt pretty strongly that I was the funniest,” the...