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Tell Me About John: Tribute to John Candy

Posted on 26. Oct, 2014 by in Actors, Rediscover

Tell Me About John: Tribute to John Candy

In the 1980s and early ‘90s, John Candy appeared in some of the most beloved comedies of all time. He played the bumbling-but-lovable Del Griffith in Planes Trains and Automobiles, the gruff but, once again, lovable Irv in Cool Runnings, and the hilarious half-man, half-dog, Barf (his “own best friend”) in Spaceballs.

Though Candy passed away in 1994, his friends and collaborators remember him as a gregarious performer, and a humble friend. Over the years, in interviews and documentaries, they’ve talked about what it was like to work with the legendary comedian. Now, Dominick Nero of One Perfect Shot has combined audio from those interviews with clips from Candy’s films to create a touching video tribute to the work and life of John Candy. Nero describes his short video, called “Tell Me About John,” as a “collection of reflections and reveries on comedy’s most humble powerhouse.” Check it out above.

Banner Image Credit: One Perfect Shot, Vimeo

(reprinted courtesy of Mental Floss)

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