Bluto’s big speech from “Animal House” is an iconic moment from one of the most popular comedies of all time. John Belushi’s character is an over-the-top college drunkard who motivates his fraternity when they’re trying to get back on their feet after they’ve been kicked off campus.
Belushi got his start in Chicago, which was a huge comedy town at that time. His break-out hit was “The Blues Brothers” with Dan Aykroyd. He became a regular on “Saturday Night Live” in 1975, but during the time he was with the show, his problems with drugs and alcohol caused some difficulties.
While filming “Animal House,” Belushi was kept separate from the rest of the cast because the directors were worried about his addictions affecting his performance.
Belushi died in 1982 of an overdose that combined heroin and cocaine.