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      Harold Ramis

      Harold Ramis

      Highest Rated: 95% Ghostbusters (1984)

      Lowest Rated: 11% The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest (2002)

      Birthday: Nov 21, 1944

      Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

      Harold Ramis was one of the most versatile comic talents of his generation, as well as one of the most influential. His work in the 1970s with Second City and National Lampoon defined the direction that stage, television and film comedy would take in the 1980s, a period when he wrote, directed and/or co-starred in some of most profitable films of the era, including "National Lampoon's Animal House" (1978), "Caddyshack" (1980), "Stripes" (1981), "National Lampoon's Vacation" (1983) and "Ghostbusters" (1984). His signature film, "Groundhog Day" (1993), went on to become one of the most acclaimed films of the 1990s, not only regularly appearing on various lists of the best movies of all-time, but inspiring serious academic discussion of its philosophical underpinnings. By the 2000s, Ramis was a beloved elder statesman of film comedy; his avuncular acting appearances in Judd Apatow's "Knocked Up" (2007) and Jake Kasdan's "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" (2007), and his work as a director on the hit series "The Office" (NBC 2005-2013), were seen as his blessing of the new generation of comic filmmakers. Although Ramis had to retire following his film "Year One" (2009), due to his struggle with an autoimmune disorder that robbed him of the ability to walk, his death on February 24, 2014 still came as a shock to the comedy community and his fans.

      Highest rated movies

      Ghostbusters Groundhog Day Knocked Up Stripes Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Baby Boom Ghostbusters II Orange County

      Photos

      GHOSTBUSTERS II, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, 1989, (c) Columbia GHOSTBUSTERS II, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, 1989, (c)Columbia Pictures STRIPES, Bill Murray (front), John Candy (over left shoulder), Harold Ramis (over right shoulder), 1981, (c) Columbia ANALYZE THAT, Director Harold Ramis, Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal on the set, 2002, (c) Warner Brothers GHOSTBUSTERS, from left, Harold Ramis, director Ivan Reitman, Bill Murray, 1984, ©Columbia GHOSTBUSTERS, from left, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, director Ivan Reitman, Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd, 1984, ©Columbia GHOSTBUSTERS, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, 1984, ©Columbia STRIPES, P.J. Soles, Bill Murray, Sean Young, Harold Ramis, 1981 GHOSTBUSTERS II, from left:: Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, 1989. ©Columbia Pictures STRIPES, (aka EL PELOTON CHIFLADO), from left: Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, 1981, © Columbia STRIPES, (aka EL PELOTON CHIFLADO), P.J. Soles (left front), Harold Ramis (left rear), Sean Young (center front), Bill Murray (center rear), hands up from left: Joe Flaherty, Nick Toth, 1981, © Columbia GHOSTBUSTERS, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, 1984. (c) Columbia Pictures. GHOSTBUSTERS, from left, Ernie Hudson, Harold Ramis, director Ivan Reitman, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, on-set, 1984, ©Columbia STRIPES, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, 1981. (c) Columbia Pictures. STRIPES, Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, 1981 GHOSTBUSTERS, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, 1984. CADDYSHACK, director Harold Ramis, executive producer Jon Peters (bearded) on set, 1980, (c) Warner Brothers BABY BOOM, Harold Ramis, Diane Keaton, 1987. (c)United Artists NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION, director Harold Ramis, 1983, ©Warner Bros GHOSTBUSTERS, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, 1984

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet We Are One Self - 2017
      55% 50% Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance Executive Producer - 2011
      14% 24% Year One Adam (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $43.3M 2009
      75% 57% Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story L'Chai'm (Character) $18.3M 2007
      89% 83% Knocked Up Ben's Dad (Character) $148.7M 2007
      73% 38% I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With Executive Producer $194.6K 2006
      46% 59% The Last Kiss Professor Bowler (Character) $11.6M 2006
      47% 43% The Ice Harvest Director $8.8M 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet American Storytellers Unknown (Character),
      Director
      - 2003
      No Score Yet 44% I'm With Lucy Jack (Character) - 2002
      11% 49% The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest Producer $5.5K 2002
      26% 39% Analyze That Director,
      Writer
      $32.1M 2002
      47% 61% Orange County Don Durkett (Character) $41.0M 2002
      50% 43% Bedazzled Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $37.9M 2000
      69% 62% Analyze This Director,
      Screenwriter
      $106.8M 1999
      45% 49% Multiplicity Director,
      Producer
      $20.1M 1996
      30% 53% Stuart Saves His Family Director $718.5K 1995
      28% 67% Love Affair Sheldon Blumenthal (Character) - 1994
      94% 88% Groundhog Day Neurologist (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $162.6K 1993
      17% 56% Rover Dangerfield Writer - 1991
      55% 61% Ghostbusters II Doctor Egon Spengler (Character),
      Writer
      $110.4M 1989
      20% 78% Stealing Home Alan Appleby (Character) $7.3M 1988
      67% 62% Baby Boom Steven Bochner (Character) $25.4M 1987
      11% 36% Club Paradise Director,
      Screenwriter
      $11.8M 1986
      87% 68% Back to School Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      $89.2M 1986
      95% 88% Ghostbusters Doctor Egon Spengler (Character),
      Writer
      $298.5M 1984
      94% 85% National Lampoon's Vacation Director - 1983
      88% 79% Stripes Russell Ziskey (Character),
      Writer
      - 1981
      66% 67% Heavy Metal Zeke (Voice) $204.7K 1981
      72% 87% Caddyshack Director,
      Writer
      - 1980
      73% 57% Meatballs Screenwriter - 1979
      91% 89% National Lampoon's Animal House Screenwriter - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet TVTV Goes to the Super Bowl Screenwriter - 1976

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009
      81% 89% The Office Director 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2002