Dan Aykroyd Talks Business and We Talk About Him


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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