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Bill Murray / Five best moments

Bill Murray
Bill Murray: five best moments
Adam Boult
Thursday 31 January 2013 10.10 GMT

All right-thinking individuals love Bill Murray. From Caddyshack and Stripesthrough to Fantastic Mr Fox and Moonrise Kingdom, he's been one of cinema's most consistently likable presences for more than 30 years, turning in terrific performances even in forgettable films. But if you had to pick just one scene, from one of his films, to illustrate his talents, what would it be?
Here are five of our favourites, including suggestions from @guardianfilm Twitter followers @michaelrobb87@AlBritten@ChrisBza@EdKeates and@filipequintans. We've aimed for a mix of some well-known, some more obscure appearances – but what have we missed?

1. The dinner scene in What About Bob?

Murray plays a psychiatric patient with multiple phobias, who invites himself on holiday with his increasingly apoplectic therapist (Richard Dreyfus). This scene is basically the whole film in a nutshell, with Bob's affable neediness running headlong into Dr Marvin's simmering rage.


2. The baptism scene in Ed Wood

As Bunny Breckinridge, Murray's gives a masterclass in understated physical comedy.

3. Meeting the GZA and the RZA

Arguably the most entertaining segment in Jim Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes, in which we learn that Bill Murray knows his hip-hop, and coffee can cause serious delirium.


4. Bill Murray the "K" in The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash

In which Dirk, Barry, Stig and Nasty receive some enthusiastic support from a familiar looking DJ.


5. Vs Walter Peck

"Well, that's what I heard." It's all in the delivery, as Bill takes a pop at Peck,Ghostbusters' non-spectral bad guy.



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