Chicago magazine

Jim Belushi

I’ve always been extremely vulnerable — that’s what I bring to my acting. But vulnerability is a dangerous thing. I’ve laid out trust in places where I could’ve protected myself.

I picked up a new nickname: Impossible. “You’re fucking impossible, Belushi.” My standards are high. I grew up in the restaurant business, where you work 100 percent every minute. I don’t lay off. On , we only had to work three days a week, but Larry Joe Campbell and I were there five days working on bits and gags and the rhythm of scenes. When somebody else wasn’t working that hard, I felt betrayed.

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