Monday, June 29, 2009

Dan Aykroyd: Vintner, Actor, Autograph Lover

Dan Aykroyd. Photograph by: Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits/Toronto

From The Montreal Gazette:

Blowing through town this week, Canadian acting and blues legend Dan Aykroyd expects to do more than shill for Mexican tequila and Ontario wine.

He’ll also meet fans of his work as TV icon (Saturday Night Live), musician (The Blues Brothers), Oscar-nominated movie star (Driving Miss Daisy) and 3-D character (the new Ghostbusters: The Video Game).

There might even be some who admire Aykroyd as a spiritualist who believes in UFOs.

“The signings are a lot of fun, because the full range of humanity passes in front of the desk, and I feel like the judge who has one second to judge each case,” the 56-year-old said from his ancestral home in Sydenham, Ont., north of Kingston.

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