Belushi, James (James Belushi)( Actor)
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James Belushi is convinced that in its incomplete 45 years knows absolutely everything about life. Is not it strange that the favorite pastime of the famous actor - to hear others' stories and give advice in difficult situations. Alas, for his exceptional experience Belushi had to pay a heavy price: the fate of James presented a lot of dramatic surprises ... Frankly, never in his life did not let just a cigar. Everything else - fame, love, friendship affection - was the values of variables. But perhaps the most heavy cross in his life - the competition with his older brother, John Belushi ...
When Jimmy Belushi still went to the Chicago school, the name of his elder brother - John Belushi - roared on all of America. In the 70 years he was considered the first among Hollywood actors, comedians. Jimmy, of course, proud of his brother, but ... All the walls in the room of parents were hung newspaper articles about their famous son, his photos and posters. And when asked about the younger Belushi, . I do not want mum and dad to hang on the wall at least something, . associated, . John, . stayed in her parents' house, . sarcastically asked: "Do you want, . to hang on the wall of one of the many orders for your arestN ",
. In the family archives really accumulated a lot of agendas of summons and other unpleasant securities of the same kind, addressed to James Belushi
. He considered himself ugly and fat little creature, is not interesting to anyone, and did everything to attract the attention of others: petty theft, fighting, stealing a car ... "In his native Chicago, I knew every cop. I was exceptionally unlucky and the offender was caught, at least ten times a year "- with a smile, remembers his boyhood James
But abandoned by his brother mockery hurt stung pride Jimmy. In a rage he tore down the walls all the clippings on John, and tore them into small pieces. In response, John quietly pulled out of his pants belt and studied for her brother. Swallowing tears, Belushi, Jr., muttered: "When I grow up and become stronger than you, I'll pokolochu". Looking ahead, we say that he fulfilled his promise.
Incredibly, the young James managed to combine the rowdy antics of the most gallant manners. No wonder the language of their ancestors (both parents Belushi Albanian descent), but the phrases "Give me the money," "Shut up", "You idiot" he has learned and "Madam, you are beautiful, like the dawn" and "May I kiss your lovely hand". However, the Chicago schoolgirls do not understand the Albanian language ... Yes, and gallantry in the 70 years was not in vogue. James talks about both his first and maloudachnyh experiments in the conquest of women's hearts: "Offering a classmate chair, I stumbled on a cold contempt. But the same girl gifts to benevolent smile of one who strove to pull the chair out from under him who was going to descend on him ". Then Jimmy decided to play it safe. He enrolled in the school dramatic circle, learning that 20 girls there have only 6 children. However, in the school choir, the ratio was even better: 40 to 8. Jimmy joined, and there. But the truly good he felt himself in a course on home economics: there Belushi was the sole representative of the stronger sex. Incidentally, this is where he met his future wife Sandra Davenport.
Classes in the choir and drama circle, too, have not been to Jimmy gift. After school, he knew that he could become an actor, not worse, than the elder brother. Agreeable father hoped that, since I do not John, then Jimmy eventually head the family business (Chicago Belushi's family held its own restaurant), he went to polish his acting skills in the South Illinois University. At one of the student productions young talent spotted a TV producer Garry Marshall and invited him to try for the role ... ladies' man in the television series "Who is sitting with children". But James managed to sleep through play, and when he ran into the studio - a sleepy, unshaven and wearing something like, - the producer is ready to go home. Miraculously, James managed to persuade Harry to continue to play, and as a result of the role went to him! On the joys he went to his brother and ... grabbed him in a bear hug (at Height 178 cm, Jimmy then weighed 97 kg). "It is time to return the payback," - said the younger brother. "Not the face, I implore you, do not hit in the face!" - Yelled old people and care about their appearance, as it should be film star. But Jimmy did not heed pleas ... When John woke up and stretched out his brother's hand in token of reconciliation, James said: "We are almost in the calculation. But now I have to beat you as an actor! "
Maybe James and managed to outplay John, but here's the problem: producers and directors took it only as a stand-famous brother. Younger Belushi invited mainly on the roles, from which, for some reason refused Belushi Sr.. And he rarely refused good roles ... However, once James broke down and told his brother, had just received an invitation to appear in another comedy: "Refuse. That's my role, and you have no right to play it! "John was stubborn, but then gave. He already knew the character of his brother.
The tragedy occurred in 1982. During the play, James received a note: "Today is your brother John died. Cause of death - an overdose of heroin in combination with large amounts of alcohol ". In James' eyes went dark! Until that moment he had no idea that John is so dear to him ... Not daring to disrupt the show, Belushi finish his role until the end, the audience happily till you drop. In the evening, he wept alone.
Thus began the streak in the life of James Belushi. His sensibility spurred the fact that he was forced to replace the deceased brother in the weekly comic TV show "Saturday Night Live". The series enjoyed such high ratings that the producers just do not force wrested James signature in the contract. But that was not a joke. Jimmy increasingly thought about his resemblance to John, he felt that he was doomed to the same early and horrible death. Under the influence of gloomy thoughts, he began to drink. Regularly appearing on the set drunk, James quickly ruined his reputation. And no reputation, no work. To top it all, could not stand his wife. Sandra left Belushi, taking the young son - Robert. "What can you expect from a woman who knows only one expert in homemaking" - bitterly joked James. But he realized that his life has given a serious crack.
James was not allowed himself to sink to the bottom. "I had to deal with death. It took me several years to learn how to control the pain that I felt in my heart, "- says the actor. Very difficult time for yet another loss - four years after John died of their mother - Belushi realized: now or never. Must begin to work: work hard to sweat, to exhaustion, to death. Proposals do not have to wait. 80-ies were truly stellar career, James Belushi. "Swapped", "Shop of Horrors", "El Salvador", "Direct", "Red Heat", "K-9" - movies followed one another. At one of the film sets, James met a charming young actress - Marjorie Brensfild. Their marriage was a bright and fleeting, like a comet. Two years later, Marjorie stated that he no longer loves James, and he again plunged into depression. However, this time not for long. "How wonderful to be famous - said James, - in restaurants, you accrue the best seats! But go to the movies, not only the waiters ... Famous men is much easier to get acquainted with women. Least because women know in advance that I'm not a maniac with an ax. Even with their families to acquaint necessarily, simply say that I - Belushi, and everyone is happy. "
So Belushi mustered life experiences. So much so that he even wanted them to publicly share: actor put on one of the pages of the Internet interesting announcement: "James Belushi is ready to give advice in any difficult situation". However, much to the surprise of Jimmy, in his e-mail was not a lot of questions about the intricacies of life, knowledge of which he, in fact, wanted to share. But constantly asked about Sharon Stone, Quentin Tarantino, or Whoopi Goldberg - in short, of those with whom he ever removed together. However, the question of which partner has made him a very strong impression, Belushi said suddenly: "The German Shepherd, Jerry Lee. This gifted actor male - my partner on the set of "K-9". He was on a friendly footing with the entire female part of the group! All patted him on the back, called "clever". And when I myself tried to get closer to someone of the ladies, I got the most severe resistance. No man, who met ever in my path, did not cause me such a burning zeal, as an animal. "
However, no less a shock turned to Belushi and work with Schwarzenegger. But that's another story.
It all started with the fact that the filming of "Red Heat" Schwarzenegger constantly smoking cigars. They were so strong that a couple of times Belushi in the habit became ill. "All the scenes in the car we rented from a window ajar, but this did not help. Then I decided to smoke and gradually became involved, "- says James. However, this "epiphany" happened to him later - in Italy. "It was a delicious Sicilian night. I asked the driver to stop the car, walked to the sea for a long time listening to the sound of the surf. Bored with the driver lit a cigar and gave me. What happened next was extraordinary! The sun began to rise from the sea. Dawn, the noise of the surf, feeling the warm sand under my feet and smoke cigars ... In my soul reigned absolute peace "- John Belushi told his many friends-smokers.
James believes the man's cigar lovers fraternity, whose members are always understand each other. "Between us there is a special mysterious link, incomprehensible to outsiders," - he says. However, when the current wife of James - Jennifer - tried to light a cigar, he was very angry: "Women should not do. You still do not understand this zest! There is only male in the world of joy! "
Cigars so strongly captured the imagination of James, that he opened his own tobacco business. Together with Chuck Norris, another ardent fan of cigars, he founded the "lone wolf". Belushi and Norris managed to open 15 small stores that sell their products. And now James thought up a Los Angeles special outdoor cafes for smokers. Thus, he expects to bring in Hollywood at least a particle of Chicago street life, on which misses so far ...
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