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What is your favorite Bill Murray performance in a film?

What is your favorite Bill Murray performance in a film?  

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  1. 1. What is your favorite Bill Murray performance in a film?

    • Meatballs
      0
    • Caddyshack
      4
    • Stripes
      7
    • Ghostbusters (or Ghostbusters 2)
      4
    • Scrooged
      0
    • Quick Change
      1
    • What About Bob?
      1
    • Groundhog Day
      7
    • Kingpin
      6
    • The Man Who Knew Too Little
      0
    • Rushmore
      1
    • Lost in Translation
      4
    • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
      1
    • Rock the Kasbah
      0
    • Other
      1


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Easily my favorite comedian of all time. What was his best performance in a film?

 

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Just now, Spaceman Spiff said:

Everyone will probably hate on it, but I went with What About Bob

 

 

 

Actually, What About Bob was a really popular comedy when it was released.  Well reviewed.  Not my favorite though.

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Impossible to pick just one performance. The guy is one of the true greats.

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1 minute ago, TryTheBeal! said:

 

 

He was great in Kingpin.  One of the best comedies ever made.

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7 minutes ago, Ron78 said:

 

Actually, What About Bob was a really popular comedy when it was released.  Well reviewed.  Not my favorite though.

 

Remember seeing it in the theatres, I had to be 8 or 9 years old and laughing my ass off.

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What do you have sugar for Mr. McCracken?

 

Didn't I tell you to call me Ernie, or Big Ern? It's for my morning coffee.

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6 minutes ago, Lloyds' Mongolian Beef said:

What do you have sugar for Mr. McCracken?

 

Didn't I tell you to call me Ernie, or Big Ern? It's for my morning coffee.

 

You're on a gravy train with biscuit wheels!

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7 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

 

You're on a gravy train with biscuit wheels!

One more time sweetness

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Definitely NOT one of his recent too cool hipster douchebag films.  Bill Murray is so cool.  So cool that he waited for Harold Ramis to die before allowing a new Ghostbusters movie.

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1 minute ago, Springfield said:

Definitely NOT one of his recent too cool hipster douchebag films.  Bill Murray is so cool.  So cool that he waited for Harold Ramis to die before allowing a new Ghostbusters movie.

 

Rushmore and The Life Aquatic were not his very best work, but they were great movies in their own right. 

 

I will not see the new Ghostbusters film.  It looks like ****, and no Ghostbusters movie should have been made without original characters in it.

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I voted Groundhog Day, but his "too cool hipster douchebag" movies prove his range. Lost in Translation and Rushmore are awesome.

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Groundhog Day and Kingpin were great, but my nod goes to Stripes. Shows my age more than anything. 

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1 minute ago, Popeman38 said:

Groundhog Day and Kingpin were great, but my nod goes to Stripes. Shows my age more than anything. 

 

Stripes is a classic.  Loved that movie as a kid.

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Stripes followed by The Man Who Knew Too Little.  But I'll watch any of his movies.

 

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3 minutes ago, Robbob said:

Stripes followed by The Man Who Knew Too Little.  But I'll watch any of his movies.

 

 

While I enjoyed "The Man Who knew Too Little," I think it is the weakest from among the list.

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38 minutes ago, Ron78 said:

 

I will not see the new Ghostbusters film.  It looks like ****, and no Ghostbusters movie should have been made without original characters in it.

 

You can thank Murray for that.

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13 hours ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

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That was really funny, but it was only a cameo.  There is no way it beats out most of the other options.

13 hours ago, Riggo#44 said:

Had to go with Caddyshack, but Scrooged is probably his most overlooked 

 

Scrooged was an extremely popular movie.  That was not overlooked.  I would say Quick Change was his most overlooked film.  Quick Change was a flop at the box office, but it was a very funny and clever movie.

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6 minutes ago, Ron78 said:

Scrooged was an extremely popular movie.  That was not overlooked.  I would say Quick Change was his most overlooked film.  Quick Change was a flop at the box office, but it was a very funny and clever movie.

 

True, but it never gets the same love as Chaddyshack, Stripes, etc. etc. etc.

Scrooged, Bad Santa, Die Hard, and Lethal Weapon are my favorite Christmas movies.

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Of course i liked him in just about everything, but I always loved Scrooged.  

He was the asshole Murray we all love

 

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Posted (edited)

Ehhh...

 

It has to be Stripes. Most of his comedy movies were just okay to me. Stripes is one that I watch when it is on. Groundhog day was pretty good too. 

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Posted (edited)

It seems to me most of his comedy performances were him doing his schtick... Meatballs, Stripes, Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Scrooged...

 

All the same, funny but not great acting and nothing novel.

 

That's why I picked Lost in Translation, although I can see something like his performance as Kingpin as more unique than his other comedy performances.

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