Rick Moranis Turned Down A Cameo in the New Ghostbusters

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Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot has finished shooting and while it’s set in a world where the previous two movies don’t exist, it’s going to pay tribute. Almost every living star of those films has been revealed to have a cameo save for one, Rick Moranis.


Moranis, who hasn’t appeared on screen in a film in nearly 20 years, revealed in a new interview that he was offered a cameo on the film, but turned it down.

“I wish them well,” the actor told The Hollywood Reporter. “I hope it’s terrific. But it just makes no sense to me. Why would I do just one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago?”


That makes him the lone hold out, as Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts and Sigourney Weaver will all appear in the new film, which will be out July 15, 2016. The first trailer will be out in the Winter.

Despite everyone in the world thinking Moranis is retired, the Honey I Shrunk the Kids and Spaceballs star says after a long wait he’s now open to new projects. He’s just just incredibly picky.

“I took a break, which turned into a longer break, but I’m interested in anything that I would find interesting. I still get the occasional query about a film or television role and as soon as one comes along that piques my interest, I’ll probably do it. [But Ghostbusters] didn’t appeal to me,” Moranis said.

[The Hollywood Reporter]

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Jerk Dently

FYI - he took a hiatus from appearing on screen in 1997 so he could focus on raising his children. His wife, Ann, died from cancer in 1991. He’s done mostly voice work since then, most likely because it gives him a more flexible schedule and doesn’t require the long set times.