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Dan Aykroyd Talks Business and We Talk About Him

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It’s the 30th anniversary of one of America’s favorite Christmas movies, Trading Places. Entrepreneurs are eating up Dan Aykroyd’s assertion in a Bloomberg interview that if Trading Places isn’t the Best Movie of All Time, it is at least the Best Business Movie of All Time. While co-star Eddie Murphy’s personal life might be a little more known that Dan Aykroyd, Aykroyd is no slouch in the Interesting Facts Department himself.

Some Dan Aykroyd fun facts gathered from wikipedia and elsewhere:

-Dan Aykroyd is from Canada.

-Dan Aykroyd’s first career goal was to become a priest.

-Aykroyd told the Daily Mail earlier this month that he was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome in the 1980s, way before it was cool to have Asperger’s.

-Dan Aykroyd has webbed toes. Some believe that this is a sign that he is a Mer Person.

-Dan Aykroyd’s right eye is green and his left is brown, which means, as Professor Xavier tells us, that Dan Aykroyd is pretty much a mutant. Aykroyd’s mutant power is apparently being a great actor and comedian in highly successful movies.

-Yes, Dan Aykroyd has had a major hand in some of the Best Movies of All Time, but some critics really think Nothing But Trouble was horrible.

-Aykroyd is one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live. Aykroyd met Belushi here which sparked a little skit involving two dancing men in suits and black sunglasses, and the rest is history.

-Aykroyd once joked that “Slimer” the green ghost of Ghostbusters in which he wrote and starred in, was the ghost of departed friend John Belushi

Now you know a bit more about the co-star of The Greatest Business Movie of all Time. Hope you paid attention; some of these questions might end up on the GRE.

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Dan Aykroyd Talks Business and We Talk About Him
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  • Stacey

    I think that if the date on the picture caption is accurate (Apr. 8, 2013), then someone at your company knows quite a bit about raising the dead. Who’s the next one you’ll do?

    • Aleyia Dixon

      Hi Stacey! The date that you see there is when the video was posted onto the internet. We are Pretty Cool here, but we’re not on the Resurrection Level yet. :)

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