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Making 'The Blues Brothers' against all odds

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The Blues Brothers may be a classic, must-watch film, but it's a miracle that it was even made. The iconic movie has its roots in the 1973 meeting of Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, who then joined forces to become a legendary comedic team. Despite the chemistry between Aykroyd and Belushi, the process of turning their Blues Brothers act into a film was plagued with ideas, costs, and personalities that were far too big. Cocaine was extremely common in Hollywood at the time — according to Aykroyd, the movie had even a budget dedicated to the drug — but Belushi's detrimental habit stalled production and dragged the already floundering project down further. For more on the amazing story behind The Blues Brothers, complete with drama, hijinks, and steadfast friendship, read the full article at Vanity Fair.