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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.