To list the classic comedy movies Bill Murray has been in would take encyclopedia like room but we can surely hit on his progression from Saturday Night Live star to movie star. In 1979 Bill Murray found his first taste of real movie success with the off the wall comedy Meatballs that had him playing an over the top camp counselor for a summer camp. Bill Murray’s energy and performance carried that movie and made it a huge summer success for 1979. In 1980 Bill Murray took on a role as the famed author Hunter S Thompson in the strange movie Where The Buffalo Roam. Where The Buffalo Roam never became the success that Bill Murray thought it could be but it once again displayed his high energy comedic talents that were starting to make him one of the top comedy actors in Hollywood. Then in 1981 Bill Murray got his break out role as the wise cracking army guy John Winger in the wildly successful comedy Stripes. The critics and the public loved Bill Murray’s performance in the movie Stripes and it was after this movie that Bill Murray’s career really started to pick up.
For the rest of his career Bill Murray has created one of the most impressive resumes in comedy acting history. Movies such as Ghostbusters, What About Bob?, Scrooged, and Groundhog Day all have helped to make Bill Murray a comedy icon. Then he would take roles like the role of Bunny Breckenridge in the dark comedy Ed Wood and Bill Murray started to show his real range. He would take roles like Garfield the cat in the Garfield movies and then get nominated for an Oscar in his work in Lost In Translation. Bill Murray has proven that he is a true all around actor along with being a comedy legend.