Everyone knows that acting bread is difficult, and not everyone is given the ability to make the audience laugh. The combination of an unusual appearance, charm, rich facial expressions, and at the same time – routine, the ability to make not only laugh, but also cry, made James Belushi the leading comedian.
Childhood and youth
James Adam Belushi was born to a family of Albanian immigrants who owned the restaurant of Agnes and Adam Anastas Belushi in Chicago in June 1954. In the family, in addition to James, three more children were brought up – daughter Marian and sons Billy and John. Continue reading
Buster Keaton is an American actor known in the world of cinema as a “comedian without a smile.” The popularity of the artist at the peak of his career was comparable with the demand for Charlie Chaplin. The “stone face” of American silent cinema, Buster Keaton entertained people without sounds and facial expressions. A subtle and insightful artist made the audience cry with laughter.
He was a stuntman, actor, director and true artist of the cinema era. Authorship of Keaton belongs to the films “Sherlock Jr.”, “Navigator” and “General”. In 1960, he received an honorary Oscar for his contribution to the development of cinema. Continue reading
Yuri Nikulin was born on December 18, 1921 in the city of Demidov. His family was closely associated with the theater: father Vladimir Andreevich studied law, and upon returning from the army he got a job as an actor in the theater, his mother Lidia Ivanovna was also a theater actress. It is noteworthy that Yuri’s parents were known in the city precisely as comedian actors, which greatly influenced the future fate of the boy.
When Yuri was four years old, his family moved to Moscow. Father got a job as a correspondent in two local newspapers and began to compose reprises for the theater and the circus. Vladimir Andreevich often took his son with him to the circus, where the five-year-old Jura was inspired by an atmosphere of joy and fun. It was then that the future artist got the idea to amuse people, causing smiles on their faces. He led the life of an ordinary Soviet boy, spent a lot of time with friends, and sometimes got into fights. Continue reading