POLL: What's Your Favorite Harold Ramis Movie?
"Harold Ramis and I together did 'The National Lampoon' show off-Broadway, 'Meatballs,' 'Stripes,' 'Caddyshack,' 'Ghostbusters' and 'Groundhog Day,'" said Bill Murray. "He earned his keep on this planet. God bless him."
"Harold Ramis made almost every movie which made me want to become a comedy director," Judd Apatow said. "'Animal House,' 'Stripes,' 'Ghostbusters,' 'Vacation,' 'Groundhog Day.' These films are the touchstones of our lives. I interviewed him when I was 16 years old for my high school radio station and he could not have been more gracious and hilarious. I looked up to him as a director but even more so as a man. We hired him to play Seth's father in 'Knocked Up' because we all saw him as the dream dad - funny, warm and wise. Harold was one of the nicest people I have ever met and he inspired countless people to go into comedy. His brilliant work will make people happy forever."
"Harold directed me in 'Caddyshack' and the first 'Vacation,'" said Chevy Chase. "It was Harold who acted out and gave me the inspiration for the character of Clark Griswold. I was really copying Harold's impression of Clark. He was a truly funny and highly intelligent man with great honesty and a great appreciation for the best kind of comedy."
Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my brilliant, gifted, funny friend, co-writer/performer and teacher Harold Ramis.--
Dan Aykroyd (@danaykroyd) February 24, 2014
Harold Ramis. Funny, gracious, kind hearted. A joy to have known you.--
Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) February 24, 2014
Sad to hear brilliant comedian, writer & director Harold Ramis has passed. A giant talent & extremely nice man. RIP. http://t.co/b1RFFKGW9G--
Pee-wee Herman (@peeweeherman) February 24, 2014
No no no!!!! Go away #2014! #haroldRamis RIP I can't deal with this--
Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 24, 2014
RIP Harold Ramis.--
(@oliviamunn) February 24, 2014
Devastated about Harold Ramis...Groundhog Day is my favorite movie of all time. He made people happy and influenced so many, including me.--If you're my age and got into comedy, Harold Ramis was one of the reasons. Life is fast and over too soon.--
Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) February 24, 2014