Ryan Reynolds Pays Tribute to John Candy on 25th Anniversary of Passing

Canadian Ryan Reynolds shared with the world the lasting impact of his fellow countryman, John Candy on the 25th anniversary of his death by posting a video on Twitter.

It's the 25th anniversary of John Candy's passing. We cooked up a small tribute to a comedic genius and Canadian hero. If you haven't seen much of his work, take a look at his films. He was a treasure. Thanks to @chriscandy4u and @therealjencandy.

Reynolds compiled a two-minute video tribute with the assistance of Candy's children Chris and Jen consisting of their father's most memorable films: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles (1987), Uncle Buck (1989), Spaceballs (1987), and The Great Outdoors (1988). In Deadpool 2 (2018), Reynolds, who plays the title character reads the book "The Canadian Mounted," the same read by Candy in Planes, Trains & Automobiles.

John Candy - Uncle Buck
Hughes Entertainment/Universal Pictures

Candy, whose career spans from the '70s to early '90s, often played larger than life, lovable buffoons stemming from his days on the sketch series Second City Television Network (SCTV) working with the likes of notable alumni: Eugene Levy, his Spaceballs co-star Rick Moranis, Catherine O'Hara, Harold Ramis, Martin Short, and Dave Thomas.

John Candy - Spaceballs

Part of Candy's film success was his chemistry with noted Saturday Night Live alums Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd in Planes, Trains & Automobiles and The Great Outdoors, respectively.

Candy died of a heart attack on March 4th 1994 while working on the set of Wagons East, costarring with Richard Lewis. He was 43.

What is your favorite John Candy moment?

About Tom Chang

I'm a follower of pop culture from gaming, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, film, and TV for over 30 years. I grew up reading magazines like Starlog, Mad, and Fangora. As a professional writer for over 10 years, Star Wars was the first sci-fi franchise I fell in love with. I'm a nerd-of-all-trades.

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