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It’s Bill Murray’s birthday!   One of the greatest comedic actors of all time turns 70 today!

As a result, we’re making a list!   Behold!   It’s East Side Dave’s Top 5 Bill Murray Movies!

Let the controversy commence!   And happy birthday, Bill!

5.) Caddyshack

We’re considering this Bill’s first, breakthrough movie.  While he had made Meatballs in 1979, it was 1980’s performance as Carl in Caddyshack that became instantly iconic.

Caddyshack (1980) - Mind If I Play Through? Scene (9/9) | Movieclips

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4.) Rushmore

The picture that made this film journalist say, “Oh, my God…not only is Bill Murray one of the funniest people EVER…he’s actually an INCREDIBLE dramatic actor.”  Awesomeness.

Rushmore - Pool Scene (with Bill Murray)

One of the greatest scenes ever filmed! Song: The Kinks - Nothin' in the world can stop me worryin' 'bout that girl


3.) Lost In Translation

What a flick.  Sofia Coppola cast Bill Murray to do Bill Murray things…equally funny and emotional…as Bill gave the performance of his career.  And he earned his only Oscar nomination for it.

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2.) Groundhog Day

Bill himself called this one of the greatest scripts he’d ever read.   He instantly signed on with his old pal and director Harold Ramis to make an absolute classic.

Phil's a God - Groundhog Day (5/8) Movie CLIP (1993) HD

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1.) Ghostbusters

Come on…Ghostbusters HAD to be number one.   If Caddyshack put Bill on the mainstream map, Ghostbusters catapulted him into mega-stardom.   The movie still ROCKS to this day.

Ghostbusters (3/8) Movie CLIP - We Came, We Saw, We Kicked Its Ass! (1984) HD

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"East Side" Dave McDonald. Co-Host Of The Morning Rat Race (6 to 10 AM). Digital Content Contributor & Coordinator. And all-around decent human.