Daniel Edward Aykroyd, popularly known as Dan Aykroyd is a popular Hollywood actor, comedian, singer and screenwriter of Canada. He was born on 1st July, 1952 in Ontario, Canada and started his career in 1974. He is known for his roles in movies like “The Blues Brothers”, “Ghost Busters”, “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Exit to Eden” to name a few.

Early Career

Popular Hollywood actor Dan Aykroyd started his career in 1974, appearing in the role of Goodly/Rotten in the movie titled “The Gift of Winter”. In 1977, movie titled “Love at First Sight”, he played the role of Roy which received mixed reviews. He appeared in his first significant role in 1980 movie titled “The Blues Brother”, which brought him into the limelight. In early 1980s, he appeared in movie like “Neighbors” in 1981, “It came from Hollywood” in 1982, “Doctor Detroit”, “Trading Places” and “Twilight Zone: The Movie”; before appearing in his breakthrough performance in blockbuster movie “Ghostbusters”, released in 1984. In 1984, Dan Aykroyd appeared in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” and “Nothing Lasts forever”, followed by an award-winning role in “Caddyshack II”. His next big role was in 1989 movie titled “Driving Miss Daisy”, which won her critical acclaim and worldwide fame and helped him get roles in two commercially hit films “Nothing but Trouble” in 1991 and “Exit to Eden” in 1994.

Career Highlights

Dan Aykroyd rose to prominence with his role in the famous Hollywood movie titled “Ghostbusters”, which helped his career a great deal. He won Golden Raspberry award for worst supporting actor for the movie “Caddyshack II”. In 1989, he received his maiden Academy Award Nomination for best supporting actor for his performance in “Driving Miss Daisy”.

10 Best Hollywood Films of Dan Aykroyd

  • The Blues Brothers
  • Doctor Detroit
  • Ghostbusters
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Caddyshack II
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Ghostbusters II
  • Nothing But Trouble
  • Exit to Eden
  • Ghostheads

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