Bill Murray as Peter Venkman...
Why He’s Perfect:
Perhaps more than any of the original cast, Bill Murray is the name most closely associated with
, which is why his periodic rejection of the idea of a third movie continually has fans wringing their hands and gnashing their teeth.
World-weary, cynical, constantly chasing the ladies, Venkman is the ultimate ‘80s antihero, and probably Murray’s best-loved role. A Ghostbusters movie that doesn’t involve him in some capacity would be nigh-on unthinkable.
So many to choose from, given the raft of put-downs directed at his fellow Ghostbusters, but for our money, the best entertainment is found in his clashes with William Atherton’s EPA Agent. “That’s right your honour,” quips Venkman, “this man has no dick.” Priceless.
But if Murray’s too old to be running around with a proton-pack on his back…