Harold Ramis was one of Hollywood’s most successful comedy film makers. Ramis was a powerful influence in his field, writing the 1978 classic “Animal House,” writing and appearing in the 1984 hit “Ghostbusters,” and writing and directing the 1999 award-winning comedy “Analyze This” (as well as the 2002 follow-up “Analyze That”). Ramis’ big-screen break came when he wrote the seminal 1978 frat house comedy “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” starring John Belushi. From there, Ramis wrote 1979’s “Meatballs,” starring his other creative collaborator, Bill Murray — with whom he would go on to “Caddyshack,” “Stripes,” “Ghostbusters,” and “Groundhog Day.” Ramis left behind a reputation as a mensch and all-around good guy.
Here are some of our favorite clips from him and some of his movies
Orange County clip
Here is a clip of Harold describing the metaphor of Groundhog Day
A clip from the movie Stripes
A clip of Ramis in “Do It Yourself Dentistry”