Straining for significance, Bill Murray lunged at a dramatic role in 1984’s The Razor’s Edge and did something of a belly flop. The saddest thing about that bomb? We had already been taking him seriously for years. On Saturday Night Live and in his early comedies, Murray dazzled with his soft touch, and by the time Ghostbusters came out, he had become a fan favorite. Still, it’s taken a generation of younger directors like Sofia Coppola and Wes Anderson to fully mine Murray’s classic way with stone-faced ennui. Here are 10 Bill Murray movies that highlight a career that’s only gotten better with age.
The 10 best Bill Murray movies
America's saddest clown has built an impressive film résumé of belly laughs and weary resignation alike