30 Fun Facts About Ghostbusters

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Ghostbusters landed 30 years ago and would you believe... spent eight weeks atop the box office charts?! That's unheard of in this day and age! 

And that's just the tip of the iceberg of our 30 fun facts about Ghostbusters in honor of its 30th anniversary of becoming one of the most beloved comedies of all time. 

The film was not always in the form we saw it in. Would you believe that it was originally supposed to take place in the future and star Michael Keaton and Chevy Chase? 

Well, we've got lots more things you (probably) didn't know about the hit film that stars Dan Akyroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis.

Click through and discover 30 fun facts about Ghostbusters.

1. Dan Aykroyd Salutes His Grandpa

Dan Aykroyd Salutes His Grandpa
Aykroyd, who wrote the original script, penned it as a salute to his grandfather, who was a paranormal buff who even built a radio to try to contact ghosts.

2. John Belushi Was Supposed to Play Bill Murray's Part

John Belushi Was Supposed to Play Bill Murray's Part
Bill Murray’s role was originally written by Dan Akyroyd and Harold Ramis for their good friend John Belushi. When he died, they sought someone else.

3. Chevy Chase & Michael Keaton Passed

Chevy Chase & Michael Keaton Passed
Before Murray said yes, Chevy Chase and Michael Keaton said no.

4. Murray Said Yes, But...

Murray Said Yes, But...
And Murray would only say yes if he was cast in Sony’s remake of The Razor’s Edge.

5. The Voice of Zuul

The Voice of Zuul
Director Ivan Reitman provided the voice for Zuul!

6. Cost of Marshmallow

Cost of Marshmallow
Each Stay Puft Marshmallow Man suit that was used on the production cost $20K.

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