Belushi, John

Belushi, John

(1949–82) comedian; born in Chicago. After appearing with the Second City comedy troop in the 1970s, he achieved national recognition in National Lampoon's Lemmings (1973). On the National Broadcasting Company's Saturday Night Live (1974–79), he portrayed uniquely manic characters. He left to star in films, including The Blues Brothers (1980), then died of a drug overdose in California.
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Hollywood insiders would gossip about Bill Shakespeare's legendary unfilmed screenplay about Falstaff; every time his people finally hammered out a deal with a funny fat guy--whether John Belushi, John Candy, or Chris Farley--the star would drop dead.
The 1986 movie version had a yummy cast: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, James Belushi, John Candy, Bill Murray and Christopher Guest.
So far his work includes Boy George who described himself as a "musician, DJ and poof" and Christine Hamilton who saw herself as "housewife and occasional object of curiosity." Other stars snapped by Julian include James Belushi, John Malkovich and Robert Carlyle.