1984 was the year we were first introduced to these guys back. And to this day, if something strange, funny or creepy was to happen in the neighborhood, I am pretty sure they, the ‘Ghostbusters’ will be the first to come to the mind of many people.
The film starred a galaxy of comedic stars and legends and went on to create one of the most successful franchises in history. There on, the franchise and the cast met us on television shows, video games, merchandise and a sequel. Sometimes, we wish that a third outing is on the card one of these days. In the meantime, let’s hang on to that thought and take a look at what the cast of ‘Ghostbusters’ were up to then and now.
1. Bill Murray
Then: This actor first gained exposure with ‘Saturday Night Live.’ By the time he landed his role in Ghostbusters, he had already had‘Meatballs,’ ‘Stripes’ and ‘Caddyshack’ under his belt. He bartered for the role of Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters. In exchange for it, Columbia Pictures was to let him play a dramatic role in the big screen adaptation of the novel ‘The Razor’s Edge.’
Now: Today, Bill is one of the few living legends in his genres of specialization. When we think of top actors of his era who are equally comfortable and brilliant in both comedic and dramatic roles, we are reminded of Bill Murray. Sure he’s a bit off the charts, having only a voicemail box as representation and showing up at pick-up kickball games, but we still love the guy.
2. Dan Aykroyd
Then: Here is another one from SNL roster. How many of us knew that, Dan Aykroyd not only starred in Ghostbustersbut was also one of its writers. He originally came up with the idea of the movie a vehicle for himself and the late John Belushi.
Now: He is holding out hope for a third Ghostbusters movie. In addition to and aside from that,Aykroyd has invested time in developing Crystal Head Vodka. Why? Because he is actually really very into the occult. Reports have it that he is currently working on a script with old pal Chevy Chase.