1/7 Busters Bill Murray (Dr. Peter Venkman) Despite a slow start on 'Saturday Night Live', it was the popular US show that eventually catapulted Murray to fame thanks to such famous skits as 'Nick the lounge singer' and 'The Nerds' alongside Gilda Radner. Roles in 'Caddyshack' and 'Meatballs' followed, before he got the breakthrough he fully deserved — the cocky and sarcastic Dr Peter Venkman. It's a character that in lesser hands could have been too harsh for a mainstream audience. But Murray is a master at making the unlikeable likeable (see also 'Groundhog Day'). From then on, Murray split his acting career into two types of roles — the zany comic performances ('Zombieland' and 'Kingpin') and more serious ones ('Lost in Translation', 'Rushmore' and 'Mad Dog and Glory'). He recently revisited the character of Venkman for the 'Ghostbusters' videogame, but continues to be the sticking point for the third movie. [ See more: ] Our Ghostbusters 3 fantasy cast 2/7 Busters Dan Aykroyd (Dr. Raymond Stantz) Like Murray, Aykroyd was a former SNL regular. After striking it big with John Belushi on 'The Blues Brothers', the pair were initially due to team up for 'Ghostbusters' — with Belushi to play the Venkman part. However, following Belushi's death, the role was rewritten for Murray. Despite being an ever-present figure on the big and small screen, Aykroyd never had the same leading man success as his fellow SNL stars (a natural born and enthusiastic performer, Aykroyd's comedy skills were never honed to one particular type like Murray's deadpan shtick or Eddie Murphy's outbursts). However, he was Oscar-nominated for 'Driving Miss Daisy' and was a blast in films like 'Dragnet', 'Trading Places' and 'Grosse Pointe Blank'. He has co-written the script for 'Ghostbusters III'. [ See more: ] Our Ghostbusters 3 fantasy cast 3/7 Busters Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddmore) Originally written for Eddie Murphy, who had to decline because he was working on 'Beverly Hills Cop' at the time, — his loss was Hudson's gain. Appearing later on in the movie, Hudson didn't have time to make as much of an impact as his three experienced comedic co-stars, but he has gone to on make some memorable appearances in other films - most notably 'The Crow' and as the handyman in 'The Hand That Rocks The Cradle'. His small screen credits include 'Oz' and 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager'. [ See more: ] Our Ghostbusters 3 fantasy cast 4/7 Busters Harold Ramis (Dr. Egon Spengler) Sadly Ramis died, aged 69, in 2014. A fine comedy writer, Ramis penned three early Murray films - 'Meatballs', 'Caddyshack' and 'Stripes'. Not only did Ramis play Dr Egon Spengler in 'Ghostbusters', but, alongside Aykroyd, he wrote the film, its sequel and the eagerly awaited third movie (whether or not it actually gets made is another issue). Over the years, Ramis flitted between both sides of the camera — with recent acting credits including 'Walk Hard', 'Year One' (which he also wrote and directed) and 'Knocked Up', which saw him play Seth Rogen's dad. Behind the camera he worked on the likes of 'Analyze This', 'Multiplicity', the underrated 'The Ice Harvest' and his masterpiece, 'Groundhog Day'. 5/7 Busters Rick Moranis (Louis Tully) Moranis won the part of Dana's mild-mannered neighbour after John Candy couldn't fix his schedule around the movie and the role was rewritten to suit his comic talents. Moranis went on to have huge success in a number of films including 'Spaceballs', 'Little Shop of Horrors', 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids', 'Parenthood' and 'The Flintstones'. Aggrieved about not having as much script input as he did in his earlier films, he effectively retired from movies in 1997. It has been suggested, however, that he might return for 'Ghostbusters III'. [ See more: ] Our Ghostbusters 3 fantasy cast 6/7 Busters Sigourney Weaver (Dana Barrett) Dubbed quite rightly 'The Sci-Fi Queen' for her roles in the 'Alien' series and more recently 'Avatar', Weaver is far more than just some genre actress. Oscar-nominated three times, the 60-year-old actress (yes, really) has starred in a number of dramas, including 'Gorillas in the Mist' and 'The Ice Storm'. While playing the straight role of sorts in 'Ghostbusters' and 'Working Girl', she was a hoot in 'Galaxy Quest' and 'Heartbreakers'. She reprised the role of Dana Barrett in 'Ghostbusters II', alongside most of the original cast, and recently expressed her hope for a third outing. [ See more: ] Our Ghostbusters 3 fantasy cast 7/7 Busters Annie Potts (Janine Melnitz) Memorably playing the distinctively-voiced Janine in the two 'Ghostbusters' films, she has been an ever present figure on the small screen since, most recently starring in 'Boston Legal', 'Ugly Betty' and 'Two and a Half Men'. Big screen wise, she starred in two John Hughes movies, 'Pretty in Pink' and 'She's Having a Baby', as well as other films such as 'Jumpin' Jack Flash' and 'Texasville'. For a new generation of cinemagoers, she is probably best known for voicing Bo Peep in the 'Toy Story' movies. [ See more: ] Our Ghostbusters 3 fantasy cast
With the original in cinemas again this week and the stars continuing to tease us about the third 'Ghostbusters', we bet you're all wondering what happened to the cast and crew of the much loved 1984 classic. So who ya gonna call? Yahoo! Movies of course.