Dan Aykroyd doesn't bear a grudge towards Bill Murray

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 October 2015
Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd

'Ghostbusters' star Dan Aykroyd has revealed Bill Murray has a high "bulls**t detector"

Dan Aykroyd thinks Bill Murray has a good "bulls**t detector".

The 63-year-old actor appeared alongside Bill in the 'Ghostbusters' franchise and has revealed he bears no grudges towards the Hollywood star after he declined the chance to appear in a third movie.

Dan said: "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."

The Hollywood duo are both returning to the franchise for cameo roles in the new female-driven reboot, and Dan is confident the film will do justice to the earlier movies.

Dan told Entertainment Weekly: "None of us lobbied to be in the third movie.

"We all felt that this [director] Paul Feig concept was so strong that we didn't have to be in it. But he called me. And of course, I said, 'I want to help in any way I can.'"

Meanwhile, Bill previously claimed he was reluctant to return to the franchise because the second 'Ghostbusters' movie was less well received than the original.

However, he has since accepted a cameo role alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth in the new movie.


  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 56min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Paul Feig
  • Cast: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon
  • UK release: 11 July 2016

Physicist Erin (Wiig) finds herself teaming up with estranged high school pal Abby (McCarthy) and her eccentric engineer Jillian (McKinnon) in search of ghosts. Marred only by excessive reverence for the original, it's a spirited, funny and touching reboot which sticks two fingers up at sexist trolls.