John Candy was one of the funniest comedians to come out of The Second City scene in Toronto.
And that's saying something, considering that the list of Second City and SCTV alums includes some of the most-funny people of the past few decades: Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Dave Thomas, Joe Flaherty, Rick Moranis, Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara and Mike Myers, to name a few.
A giant among comedy giants, Candy made us laugh in almost every movie he did. Here's a look back at some of his best.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
And lots more – don't miss his cameos in Little Shop of Horrors and Follow That Bird, early roles like the probation officer in The Blues Brothers and a lovable recruit in Stripes, and star turns in Brewster's Millions, The Great Outdoors, and more.
Decades after his death, we still love the way John Candy makes us laugh.
Written by Linnea Crowther