Happy Birthday: John Candy (1950–1994)

johncandyJohn Candy (1950–1994)

Born: October 31, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: March 4, 1994 (age 43) in Durango, Mexico

I think I may have become an actor to hide from myself. You can escape into a character.

[on Ghostbusters (1984)] Harold [Ramis] had called and things just didn’t go well with the negotiations on it. We didn’t see eye to eye on certain things and the rest is history. But Rick [Moranis] did a great job with it.

[on Who’s Harry Crumb? (1989)] It offered me a lot of different characters to play and it was a lot of fun.

JFK
1996
dir. Oliver Stone
Starring
Kevin Costner
Tommy Lee Jones
VOLUNTEERS
1985
dir. Nicholas Meyer
Stars:
Tom Hanks
John Candy
CaddyshackStripes
1981
dir. Ivan Reitman
starring
Bill Murray
Harold Ramis
MOVIE POSTERBREWSTER’S MILLIONS
1985
dir. Walter Hill
Stars:
Richard Pryor
John Candy
MOVIE POSTERSPLASH!
1984
dir. Ron Howard
Stars:
Tom Hanks
Daryl Hannah
MOVIE POSTERHOME ALONE
1990
dir. Chris Columbus
Stars:
Macaulay Culkin
Joe Pesci
MOVIE POSTER1941
1979
dir. Steven Spielberg
Stars:
James Belushi
Dan Aykroyd
MOVIE POSTERPLANES TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES
1987
dir. John Hughes
Stars:
Steve Martin
John Candy
SPACEBALLSSpaceballs
1987
dir. Mel Brooks
Starring:
John Candy
Rick Moranis
Bill Pullman
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