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Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, John Hughes remember John Candy in documentary

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The late John Candy and his brief, brilliant comedic career left a lasting impact fans and colleagues alike, which is probably why One Perfect Shot created the documentary Tell Me About John.

The “completely unauthorized” doc features clips from Candy’s career as well as interviews with Tom Hanks, John Hughes, Dan Aykroyd, Joe Flaherty, and more. In addition to stories about his improv, there’s also tales from beyond his career, such as when Aykroyd recalls the long, long car ride the pair shared in driving from Toronto to Los Angeles that he called “the beginning of our dreams.” 

“The gregariousness that he had was actually born of how big his heart was,” Hanks says, taken from his 1999 Inside the Actor’s Studio appearance.

“People would say to me, ‘tell me about John,'” Martin Short adds. “The thing about John was what you saw on the screen was basically John.”

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TELL ME ABOUT JOHN from One Perfect Shot on Vimeo.