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Jim Belushi

Sorry, Emile Hirsch ...

You're No John Belushi

11/18/2013 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

111713_jim_belushi_ipad-redesignEmile Hirsch is a crappy choice to play John Belushi in the recently announced biopic -- at least according to Belushi's brother ... who gave us his fully biased opinion on who should get the gig.

Jim Belushi was at LAX when he told us he likes Emile as an actor -- just not as an actor playing the late great Belushi ... and instead thought Robert Belushi should play him.

Of course, RB is Jim's son ... so it's hardly an objective choice on his part -- but he does offer a couple of good reasons why 33-year-old Robert could do it, including the whole blood line thing.

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Sure, Emile's an A-lister, but Robert is John's nephew -- so we gotta ask ...


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Dead account Delete at will    

I think its a bad choice for a movie. I wont even watch that on tv.

342 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Straight to DVD!

342 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Naw ifs its in the family the film will be to bias. There may be things he wont want to show of his uncle.
Keep it separate and use them for advice and insight.

342 days ago
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Majestik    

Sorry, JIM, your son is a bad choice also. They need to find someone that looks and can pick up John's mannerisms and his voice. I don't want an actor that looks NOTHING like the person he's portraying, that goes for Hirsch, AND ROBERT Belushi.

342 days ago
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Brian    

Did Robert Belushi even try out for the role?

342 days ago
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Ozzie X    

Who cares. It's a movie.

342 days ago
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Questdelsangraal    

Straight to the dollar bin at Discount Stores.

342 days ago
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Shoozie    

When yo have family members with the same name AND they are actors, it was stupid that they were not asked first if they wanted the part.

342 days ago
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anony    

It's POINTLESS to make a movie about Belushi. NO ONE can capture him.

342 days ago
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fenuchi    

Hirsch is an A-lister? Must be a long list.

342 days ago
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Biebersgranny    

Yeah wrong choice! Emile is about 5 feet high and small. I have seen him once in Culver City and I was like a tall quarterback compared to him... This roll should have gone out to someone MANLY and TALL and not some little peep squeepe the size of a munchichie

342 days ago
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Your S&M Girlfriend    

A movie about Belushi even with one of the best actors around still wouldn't cut it. He was a genius, put it all on the line and was completely unique. I'd watch clips and videos of his work with honest do***entary interspersed but I just don't see how a movie would be a draw. Besides ... HE'S A DANCER!!

342 days ago
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Frankie_laughs    

If i hadn't seen the movie "The Girl Nezt Door" i'd have no idea whole emile hirsch is. for real TMZ, an A-List actor? so im betting you think the tanning mom and half the wives from those housewive shows are A-listers too right?

342 days ago
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josi    

I love the Belushi's, they are fantastic. If Jim thinks his son can Nail the roll, he should play it. Looking forward to it!

342 days ago
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dri    

And apparently neither are you jim...just rode your brothers coattails, cause you are not funny...a terrible actor and if your last name wasnt belushi...youd be flipping burgers at some third rate restaurant!

342 days ago
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