Harold Ramis died today. In case some of you hate laughter, or are young and hate laughter, Harold Ramis was kinda sorta the Judd Apatow of his time. He acted a little, wrote a little, produced a little, directed a little, and when you look back on his career, you see his hands in about a dozen or so classic movies, and a few really good ones, too, including: Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, Analyze This, Stripes, As Good as it Gets, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Back to School, Ghostbusters (I and II), Rover Dangerfield, High Fidelity Stripes, Knocked Up, Stealing Home (a person favorite of mine), and a bunch more.
What are your favorite Harold Ramis movies, or movies with Harold Ramis in it?
I know most of us are busy fighting the WWE to get the network stuff up and running, but I figured I’d just post this in honor of perhaps the more talented comedic character actor / writer of the 80s.
In fact if you look back at that 80s era – you can almost see analogies to the now somewhat begone Apatow era – Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, and other SNL / SCTV alums popping up and Cris-crosing with eachother throughout quite a few popular movies. In fact he popped up in Knocked Up and Walk Hard as perhaps a pseudo passing of the torch
What say you, Otters? Below is a photo of the man looking like your Jewish Uncle.