Dan Aykroyd Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

27th March 2017

Quote: "I felt like I could've saved Carrie, because I saved her life once before. We shouldn't be here so soon in our lives. I once saved her life, applying the Heimlich (manoeuvre) to dislodge a brussels sprout from her throat. If I'd been with our beloved showboat, I might have been able to save her again." An emotional Dan Aykroyd recalled in a eulogy at Carrie Fisher's memorial service how he once saved her life.

29th October 2015

Quote: "I never begrudged him not being in the third movie, though I wrote a nice part for him in Hellbent, where the Ghostbusters go to hell. He's got very high standards and a high bulls**t detector." Dan Aykroyd never fell out with Bill Murray when the Lost in Translation star refused to be part of a second Ghostbusters sequel.

15th July 2015

Tweet: "On GB set shooting my scene with funny beautiful Kristen Wiig Lady GB's are adorable, hilarious and bada** exhilarating! #Ghostbusters" Original GHOSTBUSTERS star Dan Aykroyd has revealed he has a small role in the upcoming female version of the movie, starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa MCCarthy, Kate MCKinnon, and Leslie Jones.

29th January 2015

Quote: "The Aykroyd family is delighted by this inheritance of the Ghostbusters torch by these most magnificent women in comedy." Dan Aykroyd is a big fan of the cast of the new Ghostbusters movie, led by Melissa MCCarthy and Kristen Wiig.

21st July 2014

Quote: "Looks like we'll be in pre-production in the spring, from what I'm hearing. It should be good." Actor Dan Aykroyd is looking forward to kickstarting work on the long-awaited Ghostbusters 3.

21st May 2013

Quote: "It's based upon new research that's being done in particle physics by the young people - the young men and women at Columbia University. Basically, there's research being done... about our four planes of existence - length, height, width and time - becoming threatened by some of the research that's being done. And Ghostbusters have to come and solve the problem." Dan Aykroyd teases Ghostbusters fans with the plot for the much-anticipated third movie.

9th September 2010

Fact: Blues Brothers 2000 stars Jim Belushi and Dan Aykroyd are to team up again on the small screen - the Ghostbusters star will play a grumpy judge in Belushi's new TV series THE DEFENDERS.

27th May 2010

Fact: Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka is filtered into skull-shaped bottles through Herkimer diamond quartz crystals that supposedly embody positive energy and goodwill. The actor launched the beverage in 2008.

21st May 2010

Fact: Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd is celebrating a milestone in his alcohol venture - U.S. sales of his Crystal Head Vodka, a drink he launched in 2008 with artist John Alexander, have reached one million.

1st June 2009

Quote: "We’ve all got hip replacements, shoulder stitches, Harold’s (Ramis) eyesight is failing, I can’t drive anymore." Dan Aykroyd on why he and his Ghostbusters co-stars are keen to pass the film franchise onto a new generation of spectre chasers.

9th December 2008

Fact: Spanish TV viewers are to get their own version of classic U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live. Network Cuatro has bought the rights to create their own version of the programme that helped launch the careers of actors Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd.

31st October 2008

Quote: "My housekeeper's heard my voice when I've been away in Canada. Everyone leaves a bio-electric residue behind as they walk through life. So it really is possible for a living being to haunt a place where they're well-known... The ghost also turns on the Stairmaster and moves jewellery across the dresser." Actor Dan Aykroyd is convinced a spirit is lurking in his California home.

29th April 2008

Fact: Blues Brothers star Dan Aykroyd has sold his Hollywood Hills home to actress BEVERLY D'ANGELO. The National Lampoon's Vacation star paid $3.8 million (GBP1.9 million) for the five-bedroom estate.

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