Belushi

“Cool” is an elusive thing.

It’s all but impossible to explain—but when you see it, you know it.

And John Belushi was it. Sure, he was uproariously funny and magnetic on film, but it was that inexplicable air of cool surrounding him and everything he did that made him more than just another schlubby comic. While his dress did err toward the prototypically disheveled funnyman, he still managed to make an untucked shirt and loose tie look good (on him). He had a propensity for stubby brims that predated his era (and the following one that ruined them) and seemed to have a genuine sense of personal style. And for that we’d like to applaud him.

With a celebration of John Belushi, in five iconic pictures.

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—N.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Najib Benouar