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Dan Aykroyd [6]


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Born:July 1, 1952 (68)
Filmography Rating:7.33 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.59 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.15 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:77.71%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom [1984](32) => Earl Weber
Ghostbusters [1984](32) => Writer / Dr. Raymond Stantz
Ghostbusters 2 [1989](37) => Writer / Dr. Raymond Stantz
Sneakers [1992](40) => Mother
Casper [1995](43) => Dr. Raymond Stantz (uncredited)
Ghostbusters [2016](64) => Cabbie

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An American Tail: Fievel Goes West [1991]
  • When Fievel is riding on the tumbleweed, the {Theme from Rawhide} is being played in the background. It is the version sung by [?] John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd from The Blues Brothers which features a cameo appearance by Steven Spielberg in it
    Casper [1995]
  • When Carrigan and Dibbs are trying to get the ghosts out of the mansion, they first try a priest to exorcise them, played by Don Novello as Father Guido Sarducci. When that doesn't work the scene changes to several pieces of furniture being thrown out of the door, and Dan Aykroyd is seen running out. He stops by Carrigan and Dibbs and says, "Who you gonna call? Somebody else." He then leaves quickly. He is dressed as his character, Dr. Raymond Stantz from Ghost Busters and Ghostbusters II. Both Aykroyd and the Fr. Sarducci character are [Saturday Night Live] alumni.
    The Flintstones [1994]
  • Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Chevy Chase were considered for the role of Fred Flintstone but they were all deemed too skinny, and a fat suit was deemed too inappropriate.
    Ghostbusters [1984]
  • Dan Aykroyd's original version of the script began with the Ecto-mobile flying out of Ghostbusters HQ, but director Ivan Reitman suggested that it would be better to show how the team got started.
  • According to Ivan Reitman and Harold Ramis in the DVD Commentary, in Dan Aykroyd's original rough draft of the movie, the story was going to take place in the future and that there would be teams of Ghostbusters like there are paramedics and firefighters (thus explaining basing the Ghostbusters HQ in a firehouse). According to Reitman, such a film would cost "at least $300 million in 1984 dollars". So Harold Ramis was brought in to rewrite the script and bring it into modern times.
    íThree Amigos! [1986]
  • Originally the movie was supposed to star Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd and [?] John Belushi. Martin mentioned it in a [Playboy] interview published January 1980, referring to the movie as The Three Caballeros.
    The Rescuers Down Under [1990]
  • Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi and Steve Martin were considered for the role of Wilbur.
    Ghostbusters [2016]
  • When the Ghostbusters open the container with the ghost for Dr. Martin Heiss, he jokingly calls the ghost "Casper" in reference to the children's cartoon character "Casper, the friendly ghost". The creators of Ghostbusters were sued by the owners of the [Casper] properties for $50 million plus the destruction of the film prints, because their logo looked too similar to their character "Fatso", a member of "The Ghostly Trio". But in 1986 the case was ruled in favor of Ghostbusters. Nevertheless the live-action adaptation of Casper featured a cameo of Dan Aykroyd as Ghostbuster Ray Stantz.
  • The studio had long wanted to make Ghostbusters 3 for many years. When Dan Aykroyd was asked many times about the third film, his answer was always yes on condition that if all the principle Ghostbusters cast members including Ivan Reitman who directed the first two films return. The only main problem according to the main players was Bill Murray himself who shows lack of interest in reprising the role of Peter Venkman. However, the cast did reprise their roles in the 2009 video game, which is unofficially considered the third film that takes place two years after the events of Ghostbusters II. According to Reitman, when he met Murray in 2011, Murray already had shown loss of interest when the subject was brought up although there was no script at that time. The passing of Harold Ramis in early 2014 was the final straw that two weeks after that Reitman announced that he didn't want to direct it, resulting in Ghostbusters 3 being canned.
  • 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.
  • Anna Faris, Alyssa Milano, and Eliza Dushku were rumored or mentioned by Dan Aykroyd as potential female Ghostbusters, before the project was a reboot.
    Mr. Peabody & Sherman [2014]
  • At one point, Dan Aykroyd was rumored for the voice of Mr. Peabody.
    Jumanji [1995]
  • Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Michael Keaton, Bill Paxton and Arnold Schwarzenegger were all considered for the role of Alan Parrish. Tom Hanks' son Colin Hanks appears in the sequel as an adult Alex Vreeke in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017).