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  Silly Billy   top quiz  
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All of these films feature Bill Murray in a comedic role. It's certainly not difficult to watch these films from the funny man himself, but do you remember them? Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Aug 19 15
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  The Film History of Bill Murray   popular trivia quiz  
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Bill Murray has entertained us with his comedy for several decades, and he has added some surprise performances in dramatic films as well. This quiz will review the movies from this very talented actor...good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jul 09 16
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Bill Murray Trivia Questions

1. Bill Murray appeared in one of his first film roles as a greenskeeper. What film, also Harold Ramis' directorial debut, was this, released in 1980?

From Quiz
Silly Billy

Answer: Caddyshack

A comedy classic, "Caddyshack" revolved around the goings-on at a country club and golf course during an important match brought on by one of the club's crasser members. Bill Murray played Carl Spackler, the groundskeeper, who spent a good portion of the movie trying to rid the grounds of a particular troublesome gopher; the gopher survived, but there were explosives involved. Murray was still a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" at this point in time and, as such, was only on the set for "Caddyshack" for less than a week.

2. Bill Murray joined the army and had his platoon sent to Europe in what 1981 comedic film?

From Quiz Silly Billy

Answer: Stripes

One of Ivan Reitman's earliest comedies, "Stripes", starred Bill Murray and Harold Ramis, the latter of whom was appearing in his first acting role. Reitman, Ramis, and Murray would later collaborate in other films. In "Stripes", however, Murray played a man feeling down on his luck enough to resort to joining the U.S. Army, inadvertently getting himself into some wacky hi-jinx as a member of a newly-formed platoon sent to Czechoslovakia. Fortunately, they still manage to save the day. Upon its release, "Stripes" became a box office hit and was critically well-received, further cementing Murray as a leading man.

3. An all-time favorite for lovers of cheesy comedies everywhere, the 1980 film 'Caddyshack' featured Murray as the beloved Carl Spackler, groundskeeper and sworn enemy of pesky gophers. Who does not co-star with Bill Murray in Caddyshack?

From Quiz The Film History of Bill Murray

Answer: Dan Aykroyd

In a holistic sense, the plot for this film (and much of the dialogue) is incredibly inane, but the individual performances make it a comedy classic. None of the performances is more memorable than Murray's turn as Carl Spackler. Who can forget his famous Dalai Lama speech? 'Do you know what the Lama says? Gunga galunga...gunga, gunga-galunga.' Rumor has it that he improvised that speech and more for this film (nor really a rumor, actually! Murray apparently always improvises.) Pure comic genius!

4. Bill Murray was Dr. Peter Venkman, a parapsychologist, in what 1984 blockbuster featuring a giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man?

From Quiz Silly Billy

Answer: Ghostbusters

In perhaps one of his best-known comedic roles, Bill Murray played a sardonic ghostbuster in the 1984 hit "Ghostbusters" in which he and his companions fought spiritual entities in New York City. Of course, they ended up stumbling upon a woman possessed by a demon named Zuul and the manifestation of the ancient God Gozer, but it was all in a day's work, one would suppose. "Ghostbusters" took in nearly $300,000,000 in the box office. It was followed by a sequel five years later which, although it made over $200,000,000 (and starred the same cast), was not as well-received.

5. Bill Murray made us all laugh once again as John Winger, a down-and-out cab driver who finds new life in the U.S. army. What was the title of the film described here?

From Quiz The Film History of Bill Murray

Answer: Stripes

Again working with Ivan Reitman, and co-starring his director from 'Caddyshack' Harold Ramis, Murray puts it all on the screen for his fans--the smarm; playing it dumb but lovable, and actually making the audience care for his otherwise shiftless character John Winger. In the classic words of Winger, 'We're America, we're ten and one!'

6. Bill Murray may have only played a humble dental patient in this 1986 musical film, but his interest in pain made the role memorable. What movie was it?

From Quiz Silly Billy

Answer: Little Shop of Horrors

Perhaps the word 'humble' wasn't the best word to use... While Bill Murray never had a leading role in this adaptation of the "Little Shop of Horrors" musical, he appeared in somewhat of a cameo alongside Steve Martin's character-- a dentist dating Ellen Greene's Audrey-- as a masochist seeking his fix with a root canal. The movie, otherwise, starred Rick Moranis, who also starred with Murray in "Ghostbusters". For those not familiar with the film, it involved a man-eating plant...also named Audrey...and one florist's attempt to woo the girl of his dreams.

7. Bill Murray played Frank Cross in what 1988 Christmas film based loosely on a Charles Dickens story?

From Quiz Silly Billy

Answer: Scrooged

"Scrooged", a comedic, modern retelling of the "A Christmas Carol" story by Charles Dickens, featured Bill Murray in the lead role as a self-obsessed, conceited, rich television magnate who needed a bit of a kick in the rear for neglecting Christmas Spirit. The movie saw him visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future before, as many would expect, he found the right path and made things right. The movie, directed by Richard Donner, was a success in the box office and also starred Karen Allen and John Forsythe.

8. To be honest, Bill Murray only had to film one day's worth of material for this 1993 movie...he just had to film it over and over again. In what Harold Ramis film was he doomed to experience a time loop?

From Quiz Silly Billy

Answer: Groundhog Day

"Groundhog Day", since its release, has gone on to be one of Bill Murray's most famous roles. Appearing in theaters in 1993, the movie followed Murray, as a weatherman in Pennsylvania, forced to relive February 2nd over and over and over again. Of course, it wasn't all monotony (though, I guess most of it was); he fell in love with Andie MacDowell's character. The movie was a major success, earning over $70,000,000 in the box office. According to researchers (with a lot of time on their hands), Bill Murray's character relives February 2nd for over 33 years!

9. One of Bill Murray's most outrageously funny performances was in the 1986 comedy/musical 'Little Shop of Horrors', where he played Arthur Denton, a masochist with a special affinity for pain inflicted by...?

From Quiz The Film History of Bill Murray

Answer: Dentists

'Little Shop of Horrors' was a musical adapted to film, and unfortunately it did not entirely click with fans. In my opinion the show was stolen by two actors, Steve Martin, who played the sadistic Orin Scrivello, D.D.S., and Bill Murray, who portrayed Arthur Denton, a masochistic dental patient.

10. Bill Murray won a crucial bowling tournament in what 1996 film, directed by the Farrelly Brothers?

From Quiz Silly Billy

Answer: Kingpin

"Kingpin", starring Woody Harrelson and Randy Quaid, followed a former bowling near-champion as he tried to get his new protege, an Amish man, to win a major championship against "Big Ern" McCracken (played by Bill Murray). The Farrelly Brothers' sophomore effort (after "Dumb and Dumber"), "Kingpin" ended up being a box office bomb, making a couple million less than it ended up spending. The Farrelly Brothers rebounded with "There's Something About Mary" a couple of years later.

11. Bill Murray showed up to play a game of basketball in what partly-animated 1996 movie?

From Quiz Silly Billy

Answer: Space Jam

While "Space Jam" starred Michael Jordan and the entire cast of "Looney Tunes", Bill Murray also showed up in a few key moments, one of which involved one of his more notable pastimes-- golf-- and one of which occurred near the end of the game when the Tune Squad (comprised, then, of Bugs, Daffy, Lola Bunny, and Michael Jordan) needed a fifth member. Murray promptly left the court after the victory dunk. "Space Jam" was somewhat of a phenomenon in the mid-1990s, partly for its soundtrack, but it ended up being hugely successful, catapulting to the top of the box office and being one of the most popular "Looney Tunes" releases ever made.

12. Bill Murray appeared as an animated cat known by what name in what 2004 film based on a syndicated comic strip?

From Quiz Silly Billy

Answer: Garfield

"Garfield: The Movie" showed up in theaters twenty-six years after the initial release of the comic strip in 1978. In other words, Garfield should have died a long time ago. But alas, Bill Murray took on one of his few animated roles with this one, playing Garfield the orange, lasagna-loving cat. Murray, who alleged that he only took the role because he thought it was being directed by the Coen Brothers (instead of being written by Joel Cohen), has since made fun of his involvement...all the more perplexing since he returned for "Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties" in 2006. The first movie, however, featured Garfield and Odie lost in the city and forced to escape the clutches of an evil TV host (played by Stephen Tobolowsky). Garfield was CGI-animated; Odie was not.

13. Bill Murray is the favorite of several directors, including Wes Anderson. In which film did Bill Murray first team up with Anderson as actor and director?

From Quiz The Film History of Bill Murray

Answer: Rushmore

The 1998 film 'Rushmore' was only the first of several collaborations between Murray and Anderson. Murray has also appeared in 2001's 'The Royal Tenenbaums' and the 2004 film 'The Life Aquatic', both directed by Anderson. His roles in these Anderson films are more dramatic, but one can't watch Bill Murray without cracking a smile, even in his deepest moments. Let's hope for many more films to come from Mr. Murray. Thank you for having a go at this quiz, please try some of my other stuff if you enjoyed this one.

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