The Darjeeling Limited (2007) As a grey-suited businessman trying to catch his train and missing it, Murray serves as the opening gag in Wes Anderson’s most recent live-action flick. Many viewers also saw him as a spiritual stand-in for the brothers’ “late” father.
Zombieland (2009) As the surprise zombie cameo, Murray leaves his fingerprints everywhere: the amazing wig, the reenactment of Ghostbusters (a la Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone), the glorious hookah. His death itself is even funnier than picturing him walking around, dressed in fake blood, moan-speaking to other dead celebrities.
The Limits of Control (2009) As “the American” Murray has more profanities living in his mouth than he does teeth in Jim Jarmusch’s latest. His turn as the anti-Bohemian capitalist (or anti-Jarmusch) is hilariously spot-on as he eventually eats his own words, served cold by an equally stone-faced Isaach de Bankole.
Murray has been killed, he’s played dead, and now he’ll be a ghost. What’s next? With all of the 3D hubbub, maybe a Charlie Kaufman-style Being Bill Murray experience?