Dan Aykroyd is an actor, writer, musician, vodka maker, and UFO witness. Aykroyd, who was born in Ottawa, Canada, received his big break in show business in 1975. When he joined the original cast of Saturday Night Live. Dan Aykroyd is a name you’ve heard here and there for some of you. Though, for others, he’s as familiar as your own face. In any case, it’s time to check out Dan Aykroyd’s best work as we look at his 7 key comedy movie performances.
1. Coneheads (1993)
Director- Steve Barron
During a scouting trip for world conquest, an alien couple name Beldar and Prymatt with cone-shaped heads from the planet Remulak is inadvertently ditch on Earth. They avoid the INS, have a child, and learn that life on Earth is rather pleasant. However, they are being pursue by the government, which suspects something is wrong with the Coneheads. Beldar pledges to return to Earth and conquer it after they gets save and returned to their planet.
2. Trading Places (1983)
Director- John Landis
Louis Winthorpe is a commodities dealer for the Duke & Duke commodities brokerage firm. It is owned by the Duke brothers Mortimer and Randolph. They now argue even the most insignificant of issues, such as whether a person’s environment or heredity dictates how well they will perform in life. Winthorpe runs into street hustler Billy Ray Valentine. Hence believes he is attempting to rob him, he has him arrested. When the brothers realise how dissimilar the two men are, they decide to gamble on what would happen if Winthorpe lost his job, his home. Or if shunn by everyone he knows, and Valentine gets Winthorpe’s employment. As a result, Winthorpe gets detain and placed in a humiliating position in front of his lover. So he’s left with the hooker who was hired to wreck his life.
3. The Great Outdoors (1988)
Director- Howard Deutch
The patriarch Chet and the Ripley family head off for a summer vacation in the lovely woods of Wisconsin. They are nostalgic about the good old days at the honeymoon cottage. Their hopes for a calm family bonding in the centre of the wild will be interrupted. However, when the high-rolling brother-in-law Roman and the snobby Craig family decide to crash the celebration. As the two families attempt to enjoy their time together, a seemingly endless succession of catastrophes and mini-disasters. Including thirsty leeches, crafty racoons, and a fabled wild bear, threaten to destroy the holiday.
4. Ghostbusters (1984)
Director- Ivan Reitman
Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Raymond Stantz, and Dr. Egon Spengler, scientists and ambitious paranormal explorers, are laid off after one too many forays into the uncanny. To prove everyone incorrect, the crew creates “Ghostbusters,” a paranormal search-and-destroy service that targets the Big Apple’s renegade spirits, until they meet Gozer the Destructor, an ancient shape-shifting monster. Dana Barrett, the possessed former client, and Louis Tully, her love-smitten neighbour, are up to something now, eager to usher in a new era of evil. The Ghostbusters are on to something huge for the first time in their careers.
5. Spies Like Us (1985)
Director- John Landis
Emmett Fitzhume and Austin Millbarge are chosen from a CIA recruitment programme as two completely incompetent candidates. They are drop into Pakistan and wind up in Afghanistan, where they realise they are being employe as decoys to lure out the Soviet defences. Two genuine spies are dispatch. Their aim is to take over a Soviet missile launcher, fire a Soviet missile, and put the new US orbital defence laser to the test. The missile are launch, but the laser system misses its target as it travels towards an American city. The Pentagon’s contingency plan for this situation, as laid out by the nuts who devised it deep beneath a hidden underground bunker, is to let the Third World War happen regardless.
6. The Blues Brothers (1980)
Director- John Landis
Jake Blues reunites with his brother, Elwood, the other half of the “Blues Brothers,” a tiny R&B band, after three years in the Joliet Penitentiary. The brothers, who were raised in a Catholic orphanage, make a visit to the old location, only to learn that the institution is in risk unless they contribute $5,000 in taxes. With this in mind, the Blues Brothers embarked on a divine mission to save the orphanage by reuniting the band and performing at venues where friends like as Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway, and Ray Charles, among others, awaited them in the most unexpected places. However, the brothers will face evil forces in this fund-raising mission, including a posse of suburban cops, a group of enraged country musicians, and a group of vengeful Nazis.
7. My Stepmother Is An Alien (1988)
Director- Richard Benjamin
Steven Mills, a widowed astronomer, launches a massive rush of energy into space, endangering life on another planet. They retaliate by sending a member of their race to Earth, dressed as an intentionally attractive human, to straighten things out, accompanied by a less attractive superior. Steven is attracted to Celeste, as does his untrustworthy brother, and Celeste grows fond of Steven’s little daughter.