TIL Universal Studios wanted John Landis to cast Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi in the lead roles in American Werewolf in London. Landis rejected this and went for unknown actors instead.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_American_Werewolf_in_London#Development

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  1. And he delivered the best werewolf transformation of the day. Pretty realistic werewolf too.

    It didn’t walk on two legs, but I guess it did by day.

  2. Didn’t Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy get the roles in Trading Places meant for Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor because the latter was at his worst point with addiction?

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