Sigourney Weaver is the actress who played Dana Barrett in both Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II.

Film Roles

In addition to her role as Dana Barrett in the Ghostbusters films, Sigourney Weaver is well known for her roles as Ellen Ripley in the Alien films.

Ghostbusters: The Video Game

According to Vivendi Executive Producer John Melchior, Weaver was never contacted to reprise her role for Ghostbusters: The Video Game despite Terminal Reality's Creative Director Drew Haworth writing she turned down an offer to reprise the role.[1][2] Allegedly, she tried to come aboard upon learning Bill Murray had agreed to the project, but development was too far along by that point. [citation needed]



  1. Playboy "The Untold Story of the Ghostbusters Video Game that was Almost a Masterpiece" 7/13/16
  2. IGN Blogs "The Storyline and Characters" 5/12/09
  3. Ivan Reitman (2005). Ghostbusters- Commentary (2005) (DVD ts. 17:18-17:37). Columbia TriStar Home Video. Ivan Reitman says: "And um actually agreed to audition. She came into my office and not like I'm giving anything away saying she turned into a dog at some point in this film and uh I remember her getting up on the couch and actually auditioning like a dog and I knew at that point she had to be in the film. "



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