So THAT's why you never see Dan Aykroyd in small, independent films. In an interview with the AP, the 58-year old actor is blunt about getting the roles -- and paychecks -- he feels he deserves after putting so many years into the business.

"I will walk out the door for the paycheck I deserve and working with the superstars. Otherwise, I won't work as an actor," Aykroyd said. "I'm sorry. I don't have to, and why shouldn't I get what is commensurate with what my market will bear today?"

Still, the 'Christmas With the Cranks' actor knows he won't be getting bank-busting paychecks at this stage in his career, but that hasn't dulled his feelings of self-worth.

"It's not the salary I used to get, and I don't care if I play a supporting part. Fine. I'm reasonable," he said. "But I'm not going to work for nothing, and I'm not going to work for people who are unknown. I can't do it."