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  • Dan Aykroyd

    Born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Dan Aykroyd as "Boolie Werthan"

Daisy Werthan (Jessica Tandy), an elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta, is determined to maintain her independence. However, when she crashes her car, her son, Boolie (Dan Aykroyd), arranges for her to have a chauffeur, an African-American driver named Hoke Colburn (Morgan Freeman). Daisy and Hoke's relationship gets off to a rocky start, but they gradually form a close friendship over the years, one that transcends racial prejudices and social conventions.

Academy Award (1989) Nominated Best Supporting Actor

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Dan Aykroyd Assures Us That 'Ghostbusters 3' Will Start Filming Next Spring (VIDEO)

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jul 23rd 2014, 12:30PM

Jul 23rd 2014, 12:30PM

​'Ghostbusters' Cast: Where Are They Now? (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Gary Susman on Jun 6th 2014, 5:00AM

Jun 6th 2014, 5:00AM

'Ghostbusters' Gets 30th Anniversary Theatrical Re-Release

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jun 5th 2014, 12:00PM

Jun 5th 2014, 12:00PM

'Get on Up 'Trailer: James Brown Shows Us How It's Done (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on May 28th 2014, 1:00PM

May 28th 2014, 1:00PM

The Teaser Trailer for Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy' Will Leave You Giggling (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Feb 13th 2014, 9:00AM

Feb 13th 2014, 9:00AM

'Trading Places' Cast: Where Are They Now?

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Jun 7th 2013, 5:46AM

Jun 7th 2013, 5:46AM

Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase Movie: SNL Reunion Planned, Says Aykroyd

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on Mar 20th 2012, 9:00AM

Mar 20th 2012, 9:00AM

Here's Why Bill Murray Turned Down Ghostbusters III, Dan Aykroyd

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Feb 29th 2012, 8:55AM

Feb 29th 2012, 8:55AM

Bill Murray Reportedly Shreds 'Ghostbusters 3' Script; Or, Your Favorite Wild Rumor of the Day

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Dec 20th 2011, 1:10PM

Dec 20th 2011, 1:10PM

Here's Why Nobody Wants to See Your New Ghostbusters Movie, Dan Aykroyd

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Aug 26th 2011, 6:40AM

Aug 26th 2011, 6:40AM

'Ghostbusters III' Moving Forward Without Bill Murray?

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Aug 25th 2011, 4:00PM

Aug 25th 2011, 4:00PM

Bill Murray Holding Up 'Ghostbusters 3', Says Ernie Hudson

Posted by
Erik Davis on Dec 3rd 2010, 1:45PM

Dec 3rd 2010, 1:45PM

Dan Aykroyd Writing 'Ghostbusters 3' Now; Says Bill Murray Has "Comic Role of a Lifetime"

Posted by
Erik Davis on Oct 7th 2010, 7:23AM

Oct 7th 2010, 7:23AM

'Yogi Bear' After Pic-a-nic Baskets (and Your Wallet) in New Trailer

Posted by
William Goss on Jul 29th 2010, 6:32AM

Jul 29th 2010, 6:32AM

Vatican Gives 'The Blues Brothers' an Official Seal of Approval

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Jun 17th 2010, 2:45PM

Jun 17th 2010, 2:45PM

Dan Aykroyd Thinks Space Aliens Might Be Angry Because of 9/11

Posted by
Eric D. Snider on May 12th 2010, 6:33AM

May 12th 2010, 6:33AM

Cinemaligion: The Blues Brothers

Posted by
Eric D. Snider on Apr 30th 2010, 5:02PM

Apr 30th 2010, 5:02PM

If More Funny Men Took a Cue from Bill Murray...

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jan 18th 2010, 7:02AM

Jan 18th 2010, 7:02AM

Ghostbusters 3 Release Planned for 2011!

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Dec 30th 2009, 7:05AM

Dec 30th 2009, 7:05AM

Tom Cavanagh Joins 'Yogi Bear'

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Nov 30th 2009, 3:30PM

Nov 30th 2009, 3:30PM

Timberlake, Aykroyd, Faris to Star in Live-Action/CGI 'Yogi Bear'

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Nov 6th 2009, 10:40AM

Nov 6th 2009, 10:40AM

'Yogi Bear' Will Cry Me A River With Its Cast

Posted by
Elisabeth Rappe on Nov 6th 2009, 4:03AM

Nov 6th 2009, 4:03AM

Dan Aykroyd on 'Ghostbusters 3': "There's a Script, but No Greenlight"

Posted by
Erik Davis on Oct 16th 2009, 9:02AM

Oct 16th 2009, 9:02AM

Our Favorite Montages: Ghostbusters

Posted by
Jessica Barnes on Sep 22nd 2009, 1:35PM

Sep 22nd 2009, 1:35PM

The 1954 Version of 'Ghostbusters'

Posted by
Sci-Fi Squad Staff on Jul 31st 2009, 6:02AM

Jul 31st 2009, 6:02AM

Cinematical Seven: Great Modern Comedy Teams

Posted by
Jeffrey M. Anderson on Jul 30th 2009, 6:02PM

Jul 30th 2009, 6:02PM

Watch This: 'Ghostbusters' 1954

Posted by
Jessica Barnes on Jul 30th 2009, 12:32PM

Jul 30th 2009, 12:32PM

Interview: 'Year One' Director Harold Ramis

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jun 17th 2009, 6:02PM

Jun 17th 2009, 6:02PM

Who Should Be in the New Generation of 'Ghostbusters 3'?

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on May 20th 2009, 8:02AM

May 20th 2009, 8:02AM

Ramis Talks 'Ghostbusters 3' - Confirms Plot Rumors

Posted by
Erik Davis on Mar 28th 2009, 7:02AM

Mar 28th 2009, 7:02AM

Friday Five: Ways to Make a Cool 'Ghostbusters' Sequel

Posted by
Erik Davis on Sep 5th 2008, 1:02PM

Sep 5th 2008, 1:02PM

Confirmed: Seth Rogen Knows Nothing of a 'Ghostbusters' Sequel

Posted by
Erik Davis on Aug 4th 2008, 10:02AM

Aug 4th 2008, 10:02AM

'Ghostbusters' Video Game Trailer!

Posted by
Erik Davis on Jul 22nd 2008, 8:32AM

Jul 22nd 2008, 8:32AM

EXCLUSIVE: 'War, Inc.' Poster Premiere!

Posted by
Erik Davis on Mar 24th 2008, 12:32PM

Mar 24th 2008, 12:32PM

EXCLUSIVE: Sigourney Weaver Says 'Ghostbusters III' Won't Happen

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on Feb 19th 2008, 4:32PM

Feb 19th 2008, 4:32PM

Ghostbusters Are (Kinda, Sorta) Back!

Posted by
Erik Davis on Nov 15th 2007, 5:32AM

Nov 15th 2007, 5:32AM

Alec Baldwin: Please Don't Go See My New Movie

Posted by
Patrick Walsh on Jul 11th 2007, 6:02AM

Jul 11th 2007, 6:02AM

Ghostbusters' Ecto 1 For Sale -- A Bargain At $150,000

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Feb 9th 2007, 7:31AM

Feb 9th 2007, 7:31AM

Buscemi, Aykroyd Join Sandler's Chuck and Larry

Posted by
Erik Davis on Aug 23rd 2006, 8:31AM

Aug 23rd 2006, 8:31AM


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