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Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene

Rick Moranis [7]


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Born:April 18, 1953 (67)
Filmography Rating:6.91 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.20 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.25 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:71.15%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Ghostbusters [1984](31) => Louis Tully
Little Shop of Horrors [1986](33) => Seymour Krelborn
Spaceballs [1987](34) => Dark Helmet
Ghostbusters 2 [1989](36) => Louis Tully
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids [1989](36) => Wayne Szalinski
Honey I Blew Up the Kid [1992](39) => Wayne Szalinski
The Flintstones [1994](41) => Barney Rubble

Trivia that mentions this person:
Spaceballs [1987]
  • The scene in which Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) is playing with his dolls was not in the script. Mel Brooks came up with the idea on the set one day, and told it to Moranis, who then improvised the entire scene, including the dialogue.
  • Every time Dark Helmet has his face covered, his voice is lower and more basal, similar to James Earl Jones when he played Darth Vader. In the DVD commentary, Mel Brooks says that the idea of Dark Helmet's voice changing whenever his face was covered was actually Rick Moranis' idea.
    íThree Amigos! [1986]
  • John Landis states, had Martin Short turned down the role of Ned, he would have then approached Rick Moranis to play the role.
    Honey I Blew Up the Kid [1992]
  • Much of the the dialogue between Mr. Szalinski and little Adam, such as the bedtime story and feeding time, was improvised by Rick Moranis in response to whatever Daniel Shalikar and Joshua Shalikar, the twins who played Adam, happened to say.
    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids [1989]
  • Chevy Chase and John Candy both turned down the role of Wayne Szalinski. Candy did however suggest Rick Moranis for the role.
    Ghostbusters [2016]
  • Original cast members - Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Sigourney Weaver and even Harold Ramis all have cameos in the movie. Early on in the movie version of Ramis can be seen in the form of a bronze bust in the hallway outside Kristen Wiig's office. Aykroyd confirmed a cameo appearance on his Facebook and Twitter pages, although the post was later deleted. Hudson and Weaver's cameos were confirmed by director Paul Feig on Twitter, after the first two cameos leaked to the press. Rick Moranis, who has long since retired from acting, was also offered a chance to cameo, but declined.