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John Belushi

  1. legends
    A Final Conversation With Anne BeattsA week before her death, the original SNL writer still had too many stories to tell.
  2. trailer mix
    Showtime’s Belushi Documentary Looks Back on the Life of a Comedy Legend“We fell in love the moment we met. It was just high wattage from day one.”
  3. book excerpt
    When Carrie Fisher Hung With the SNL CrowdInside the hard-party days that fueled and finished her friendship with John Belushi.
  4. Showtime to Produce a Feature-Length Documentary About John BelushiA John Belushi documentary in the works at Showtime. The network announced today that it’s teamed up with R.J. Cutler and John Battsek (Listen […]
  5. Belushi, Flaherty, Ramis, and Fisher Play an All-American Football Team at […]Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy’s biggest superstars performing early in […]
  6. John Belushi and Joe Flaherty Meet on Death Row in This 1971 Second City […]Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy’s biggest superstars performing early in […]
  7. snl 40
    SNL Has Been Hating California for 40 YearsA New York–centric disdain for California runs deep in SNL’s culture.
  8. Watch John Belushi, Harold Ramis, Joe Flaherty, and More in a 1972 Second […]Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy’s biggest superstars performing early in […]
  9. Saturday Night’s Children: John Belushi (1975-1979)Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 39 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we […]
  10. Ellen Page in Talks to Play John Belushi’s Wife in Belushi BiopicEllen Page has signed on for a supporting role in the upcoming movie about John Belushi’s life. The Wrap reports that she’s in negotiations to […]
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    Ellen Page Might Play John Belushi’s WifeIn the comedian’s upcoming biopic.
  12. Diving Into John Belushi’s Lost Last Comedy, ‘Noble Rot’“The Script Pile” is a biweekly column on Splitsider that takes a look at the screenplays for high-profile movie and TV comedies that never […]
  13. Miles Teller Cast as Dan Aykroyd in Upcoming Belushi BiopicOver the weekend, Emile Hirsch – who has been cast to play SNL star John Belushi in an upcoming biopic by Steve Conrad – announced that Miles […]
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    Miles Teller Offered Dan Aykroyd Role in Belushi BiopicAlongside Emile Hirsch.
  15. Emile Hirsch Says John Belushi Biopic Director ‘Sold Me and Got Me Really, […]“I was kind of surprised when I first heard about it. But I sat down with Steve Conrad, the writer-director, and he just kind of has a vision […]
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    Emile Hirsch to Play John BelushiIn an upcoming biopic.
  17. Emile Hirsch Cast as John Belushi in BiopicInto the Wild star Emile Hirsch will play John Belushi in the upcoming biopic about the late actor’s life, THR reports. Steve Conrad wrote the […]
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    John Belushi Biopic Is Back OnEmile Hirsch and Joaquin Phoenix are being considered for the role.
  19. ‘Walter Mitty’ Writer Is Considering Emile Hirsch, Adam DeVine, and […]A new John Belushi biopic is in the works. THR reports that Steve Conrad, writer of The Weather Man, The Pursuit of Happyness, and Ben […]
  20. A Look Back at the Filmmakers and Short Films of ‘Saturday Night Live’The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  21. The Other Belushi Biographer Breaks Down ‘Wired’ Journalist Bob Woodward’s journalistic tactics were called into question a couple weeks ago over a dispute with the White House, and Tanner […]
  22. Comedy Writer/Counterculturalist Nelson Lyon Died at Age 73As a friend of Andy Warhol, Timothy Leary, and William Burroughs’s, Nelson Lyon was a fixture of the New York City counterculture. The former […]
  23. the blues brothers
    See Some Never-Before-Seen Photos of the Blues BrothersJohn Belushi sounds like a gem.
  24. interview
    Talking Animal House and National Lampoon With Matty Simmons“They’re all a little nutty, but you’ve got to be a little nutty to write that kind of dark, crazy humor.”
  25. In Defense of 1941Unpopular Opinions is a new weekly column in which a writer takes a stand against popular opinion, whether it’s asserting the true merit of a […]
  26. The Lost Roles of Three AmigosThis week marks the 25th anniversary of Three Amigos, one of the best-regarded comedies of the 1980’s and one that brought together a […]
  27. saturday night live
    A Vulture Study: Which SNL Season Reused the Most Characters?Was it a Stefon year? Or something from the Church Lady or Spartan Cheerleader eras?We examined 36 seasons and 7,798 sketches to find out.
  28. The Lost Roles of Animal HouseLost Roles is a weekly column exploring what might have been in TV and film comedy, taking a different comedian, writer, or work each week and […]
  29. tv
    The Blues Brothers Are Now On a Mission to Return to TV“‘Route 66’ meets ‘Glee.’”
  30. The Lost Roles of John BelushiCasting is one of the most important processes in movie making. Placing the right actors in the right roles can determine whether or not an […]
  31. Chevy Chase On Him vs. Belushi: ‘Somehow they took to the tall, thin, […]Here’s a great interview with Chevy Chase, including this bit on his reputation for being difficult to work with on SNL: “I’ll never understand […]
  32. Saturday Night Live Debuted 35 Years Ago Today This is the 35th anniversary season of SNL, yes, but it was 35 years ago today that the show actually debuted. Its first episode was hosted by […]
  33. Todd Philips Is Taking a ‘Renegade Approach’ to His John Belushi BiopicLast month, word came out that Todd Philips, director of Old School, The Hangover and the upcoming Due Date, had started work on a biopic based […]
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    John Belushi Biopic In The WorksWho will take on the role?
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    Vatican Deems The Blues Brother a ‘Catholic Classic’Really?