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What John Candy's Co-Stars Said About Working With Him

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Vote up your favorite firsthand accounts of actor John Candy.

Whether you remember him as Uncle Buck, Barf, Del Griffith, or Irv Blitzer, John Candy remains one of the most beloved comedians of the 1980s and '90s. His turns in Uncle Buck, Spaceballs, Splash, and Planes, Trains and Automobiles cemented his legacy as a cherub-cheeked, larger-than-life figure - and, according to his co-stars, that's pretty much how he was in real life.

In the 21st century, audiences have learned many sordid details about their favorite performers, forcing us to reconsider their place in entertainment history. Candy, thankfully, isn't among them. While the actor and comedian wasn't without flaws, his co-stars all agree that he was a genuinely sweet person who loved to make people laugh. These are some of our favorite stories about John Candy. Vote up the ones that make you smile.