Laughing on the Outside
The Life of John CandyBook - 1996
Funny and gentle, John Candy was loved by millions of movie fans for playing ture-to-life characters. Whether as the irrepressible bon vivant in "Splash," the misunderstood slob in "Uncle Buck," or the generous lonely salesman in "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles," John Candy struck a perfect balance between self-deprecating humor and irresistible, emotional warmth. But behind the scenes, beneath the booming laughter, award-winning journalist Martin Knelman paints a compassionate portrait of john Candy--a man blessed by comic genius and goodness of heart who was ultimately an sadly undermined by self-doubt and misguided ambition.
Publisher: Toronto : Viking, c1996.
Characteristics: 243 pages : portraits