Bill Murray’s most iconic movie: 'Ghostbusters' or 'Groundhog Day'? | The Tylt
September 21 is Bill Murray’s 67th birthday, and he is still “one of the most beloved stars in the world,” per Rolling Stone. Murray's ascent to fame began on "Saturday Night Live" in the late '70s and with starring roles in classics like "Caddyshack," "Stripes" and most famously, "Ghostbusters." The beloved 1984 hit helped catapult Murray’s career, yet the 1993 movie "Groundhog Day" became a much-loved cult classic and highlighted Murray’s vast acting talents. Which movie is Murray’s best? 🎥
Bill Murray’s most iconic movie: 'Ghostbusters' or 'Groundhog Day'?
Below is the synopsis of “Ghostbusters,” per IMDB:
“Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.”
Who you gonna call? The first film in the "Ghostbusters" franchise was a box-office hit back in 1984 and the second biggest movie of that year. Released in June, "Ghostbusters" even beat out “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” to become the #1 hit of the summer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Murray played Dr. Peter Venkman, a role that launched Murray’s acting career in the 1980s.
Watch the trailer for "Ghostbusters" below.
Below is the synopsis of “Groundhog Day,” per IMDB.
“A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.”
"Groundhog Day" wasn’t an instant success in 1993. The fantasy film became a cult classic, especially among different religious communities and psychologists—according to the movie's screenwriter Danny Rubin, in a Big Think video.
Over the years, "Groundhog Day" gained more recognition in serious film circles and the National Film Preservation Board chose to preserve the film in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 2006. Robert Ebert recognized it on his “Great Movies” list and lauded Murray for making the film what it is.
Watched the trailer for "Groundhog Day" below.