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Can You Name All of These Bill Murray Movies From an Image?
By: Lauren Lubas
6 Min Quiz
Image: Columbia Pictures
About This Quiz
What makes Bill Murray so great? He's Bill FREAKIN' Murray! He can make you laugh and cry with the same line. While most actors can only do comedy or drama or action, Murray can do all of these things ... at the same time.
It all began with "Meatballs" in 1979, and the hits have just kept coming. Bill Murray has delivered some of the biggest comedies in American movie history as well as some of the most thought-provoking characters that have ever been brought to life on the big screen. While there have been a few flops here and there, nothing could ever stop Murray from creating and loving the art. He is still a highly sought-after actor who has a unique onscreen presence that audiences still flock to see.
When you're flipping through the channels, chances are you can spot a Bill Murray movie from just a short scene, but what if you only get a single image? This quiz includes 40 of Bill Murray's movies, from the big comedies he's starred in to some of the more obscure and artsy films he's done. We might even throw in a few where Murray simply made a cameo appearance, just to challenge you a little. Do you think you can pass this quiz? Keep scrolling to find out.
Can you name the movie where Murray plays an odd groundskeeper?
There's nothing like watching Bill Murray play Carl Spackler, a groundskeeper who is at war with a gopher. This character also has some of the most memorable and random lines in the movie.
Columbia-Delphi Productions / Black Rhino
This is one of Murray's more well-known movies. Can you name it?
Though the classic comedy has several adult jokes in it, '80s kids can recite "Ghostbusters" word for word. Even if you've seen it countless times, you may not know that Murray's character, Peter Venkman, was actually written for John Belushi before his untimely death.
What's the name of this sequel that Murray starred in?
Everyone's favorite group of ghost-trapping scientists are back. This time, we learn that Venkman's love interest from the first movie ended up having a baby with someone else. This becomes the focal point of the second movie.
Columbia Pictures / Relativity Media / Pariah
Bill Murray has a very memorable cameo in which of these 2009 movies?
"Oh my god, I can't believe I shot Bill Murray," Jesse Eisenberg's Columbus says after a prank goes seriously wrong. Woody Harrelson's Tallahassee had convinced the "Ghostbusters" star to pretend to be a zombie to scare Columbus. Murray also has a cameo in two credits scenes in "Zombieland: Double Tap."
In which film does Bill Murray's character repeat the same day over and over?
It is estimated that Phil Connors lived through 12,403 Groundhog Days that repeated themselves. That's 33 years straight. It's enough to make anyone a little insane, and Murray played the role perfectly.
Do you recognize this movie in which Murray joins the army?
Who could forget the line, "Chicks dig me, because I rarely wear underwear"? The movie is really just about two guys who are down on their luck joining the Army in hopes of bettering themselves.
Every great actor does a holiday film. Do you recognize this one?
If you're looking for the perfect Christmas movie, "Scrooged" has it all. Murray plays an angry television executive who only likes Christmas because the ratings go up. He learns his lesson after visits from three ghosts, though.
Davis Entertainment Company / Paws, Inc.
What cartoon cat movie did Murray voice-act in 2004?
When you think about it, there is no one better to voice Garfield than Bill Murray. The movie itself didn't get the greatest reviews, as it had a lot to live up to with the '80s kids who loved the cartoon.
Touchstone Pictures / American Empirical Pictures
What's the name of this movie about a dysfunctional family?
As Murray's professional relationship with Wes Anderson grew, he began showing up in more and more of his films. In "The Royal Tenenbaums," we saw Murray in a small role, and for the first time, his age was highlighted.
Famous Players / CFDC / Haliburton Films
Bill Murray got his first starring role in which film?
In the late '70s and early '80s, dozens of movies about summer camps were released. In "Meatballs" (1979), Murray plays Tripper, a camp counselor who is just a tiny bit more mature than the campers.
Columbia Pictures / Leonard Goldberg Productions / Flower Films / Tall Trees Productions
In 2000, movie studios decided to turn a '70s television show into a movie. Can you name it?
When writers began working to remake the '70s television show, one of the most important questions was, "Who is going to play Bosley?" This character needed an actor who could be serious but also get a few jokes in at the same time.
Walt Disney Pictures / Fairview Entertainment
The 2016 live-action Disney remake of this film included voices from Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. Can you name it?
Murray voiced Baloo in the latest remake of "The Jungle Book" that was released in 2016. Though it was a live-action film, there were several characters that required voice actors, and a lot of computer animation.
Studio Babelsberg / Indian Paintbrush / American Empirical Pictures
Do you know this stop-action film in which you can hear Murray's voice?
With voices from actors like Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton and Jeff Goldblum, Murray was in good company as the voice of "Boss" in this 2018 film. Written and directed by Wes Anderson, the film was incredibly popular with his following.
American Empirical Pictures / Indian Paintbrush / Regency Enterprises
In which movie did Bill Murray voice Badger?
Based on the story written by Roald Dahl and directed by Wes Anderson, "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" starred George Clooney and Meryl Streep. Though it was crudely made, it was a great throwback to the animation of the '80s.
American Zoetrope / Elemental Films
Directed by Sofia Coppola, which movie stars Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson?
Although "Lost In Translation" received mixed reviews from Bill Murray fans, it was a big hit with critics. While he had been in several serious roles before, this was definitely a different look at the actor.
The Geffen Company
In this musical, you can see a small appearance from Murray. What is it called?
"Little Shop of Horrors" had an all-star cast of comedians, and though Murray didn't star in the film, you can catch him at the dentist's office during the song "You'll Be A Dentist" sung by Steve Martin.
Columbia Pictures / Fox 2000 Pictures / Smokehouse Pictures / Studio Babelsberg
Do you recognize this movie about finding art after World War II?
"The Monuments Men" was based on the true story of the World War II platoon that was tasked with recovering all of the art that Hitler stole. As the war was still going on, the mission was rather difficult.
Touchstone Pictures / Touchwood Pacific Partners
What is the name of this movie about a man and his goldfish?
Alright, the movie is about much more than a man and his goldfish. As a matter of fact, "What About Bob?" shows Murray stepping up his acting game, showing that he can play someone who has a serious illness, even if there is a comedic spin on it.
Murray plays Dustin Hoffman's roommate in which movie?
To earn enough money to produce a play written by Murray's Jeff, Hoffman's Michael impersonates a woman to get cast in a soap opera. The 1982 film also stars Jessica Lange and Teri Garr.
Murray dresses up like a clown and robs a bank in which movie?
In "Quick Change" (1990), Murray teams up with Geena Davis and Randy Quaid to rob a bank. His character, Grimm, is a disenchanted New Yorker who wants nothing more than to leave town ... with a million bucks taped to his butt.
Warner Bros. Pictures
Can you name this movie with Murray as a basketball player?
'90s kids will always remember the moment they realized that their favorite athletes don't necessarily have to be their favorite actors. However, "Space Jam" (1996) gave us so many great things in one film: Looney Tunes, Michael Jordan and aliens.
Motion Picture Corporation of America / Rysher Entertainment
Which movie about bowling is Bill Murray in?
In "Kingpin," Bill Murray plays Ernie McCracken, the main character's arch rival ... in bowling. The excellent work on Murray's comb over in this movie really captures the bowling culture.
Chernin Entertainment / Crescendo Productions
Also starring Melissa McCarthy and Naomi Watts, Murray embraces the anti-hero in this film. Can you name it?
If you can't find a babysitter, you may find that your angry Vietnam vet neighbor can handle it for you. Though Murray plays a very angry and unsympathetic man, it's clear that he softens up just a little bit by the end of the movie.
K5 International / Zanuck Independent / David Gundlach Productions / Lara Enterprises / TVN / Butcher's Run Films
Frank Quinn is the name of Bill Murray's character in which movie?
There are a lot of dark movies out there, and this is one of them. It's all about a man who wishes to take control of his funeral. Bill Murray plays a mortician who is very interested in the well-known hermit's money.
Fox Searchlight Pictures / American Empirical Pictures / Indian Paintbrush / Studio Babelsberg / Scott Rudin Productions / TSG Entertainment
Murray has a small but important role in this movie. What is it?
When a woman is murdered at the most prestigious hotel, her lover is blamed. With shenanigans and a jail break ... all set to the tone that Wes Anderson films so often are set ... "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is funny, charming and a little mysterious all at the same time.
Five Roses / Bac Films
Can you name this movie where Murray's character was recently dumped?
Having multiple failed relationships is one thing. However, when Don Johnston (played by Murray) loses his latest girlfriend, he simply wants to give up. That is until he receives a letter from an anonymous ex from the past, telling him he has a son.
Walden Media / Playtone
Bill Murray plays the mayor of an underground city in which fantasy movie?
Although the City of Ember was created to save mankind, its power supply is failing, and someone has to figure out how to keep the community alive and get out of the underground. It takes two kids to do it in this dystopian future.
Touchstone Pictures / American Empirical Pictures
Can you name this Wes Anderson movie with Bill Murray?
In "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou," Bill Murray plays an oceanographer who wants nothing more in life than to find and kill the shark that ate a member of his crew. It's a modern-day "Moby Dick" with a Murray and Wes Anderson spin.
Do you know this movie directed by Tim Burton?
With the darkness that Tim Burton brought to movies in the 1990s, "Ed Wood" (1994) shows what life was like in Hollywood when no one was really comfortable with transvestites. The movie is about a genius director and how his lifestyle didn't affect his work.
Shakespeare is every actor's dream. Can you name this movie based on one of his plays?
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Hollywood tried to bring Shakespearean scripts to modern visuals. It was difficult to stomach for the most part, but it was always nice to see your favorite actors speaking Shakespeare.
This movie is all about a huge misunderstanding. Can you name it?
When an American participates in a role-playing game in London, he may think he's having fun. However, when he receives a call that a real hitman should have received, things get a little weird.
Kill the Head
Can you name this zombie film Murray starred in?
Playing a police officer in Centerville, Murray isn't great at much, but when zombies come to town, things change a little bit. The horror comedy is a little bit of a twist on zombie movies in general, as these zombies remember a little bit from their living days.
Warner Bros. Feature Animation / Conundrum Entertainment
Do you recognize this movie in which Bill Murray plays an unhealthy father?
Anyone who has seen this movie might realize that the parts with Bill Murray are a little bit gross. However, the half-cartoon, half-live-action film does give us a little bit of insight to the inner workings of the body.
Robert De Niro and Uma Thurman star with Murray in this movie. Can you name it?
In "Mad Dog and Glory" (1993), Murray plays crime boss and attempted comedian Frank Milo. After a police officer saves his life, he offers him Glory, played by Uma Thurman. While the film didn't get great ratings, it still has a following.
American Empirical Pictures / Indian Paintbrush
In this Wes Anderson film, Murray plays a a calm father. What is it called?
When a boy and a girl meet and begin writing letters to each other, they plan to run away from home. With the entirety of the island community in New England out to find them, it's hard to stay away.
Touchstone Pictures / American Empirical Pictures
In which Wes Anderson movie does Murray play Herman Blume?
In the early days of Bill Murray's relationship with director Wes Anderson, many fans didn't know what to make of the new movies. However, "Rushmore" did gain a following and led to a decades-long work relationship between the actor and director.
Can you name the movie where Murray's character is a ventriloquist?
Tim Robbins directed this movie set in the 1930s, during the labor strikes. In the film, we see several actors struggling while Rockefeller continues to make money. It was an interesting take on the division of wealth in our country.
New Line Cinema / Red Granite Pictures / Conundrum Entertainment
Blink and you'll miss Murray in this film. Do you know what it's called?
In "Dumb and Dumber To" (2014), Bill Murray plays Harry's roommate, Ice Pick. Although it is clear that Ice Pick is doing some very questionable things with chemistry, Harry and Lloyd seem completely oblivious to it.
Fox Searchlight Pictures / Collage Cinemagraphique / American Empirical Pictures / Dune Entertainment / Cine Mosaic / Indian Paintbrush / Scott Rudin Productions
Wes Anderson wrote and directed this movie in which Murray has a small role. Can you name it?
Bill Murray has been a staple actor in Wes Anderson films since "Rushmore" (1998). This movie is about three brothers suffering from depression after the death of their father. They take a train trip to find themselves.
Village Roadshow Pictures / Mosaic Media Group / Mad Chance / Callahan Filmworks / Atlas Entertainment
"No one wants to talk to a guy in a tree" is a line Bill Murray says in which movie?
He's not playing Michael Scarn, but Steve Carell stars in this spy movie. Bill Murray's role is rather small in this film, but it is memorable nonetheless, as Murray wasn't doing a lot of large roles in 2008.
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