April 16, 2024 4:12 pm

Bill Murray's Zombieland Cameo Was Almost Joe Pesci
Bill Murray's Zombieland Cameo Was Almost Joe Pesci

Bill Murray’s Zombieland Cameo Was Almost Joe Pesci

With special appearances in both Zombieland and its sequel, Zombieland: Double Tap, Ghostbusters star Bill Murray has shined with his presence in the horror-comedy movies. In the original film, released by director Ruben Fleischer in 2009, Murray had a highly memorable cameo as himself when a group of zombie apocalypse survivors took shelter in his home. Though he was inadvertently killed by one of them due to a prank gone wrong, Murray returned in the 2019 sequel for a mid-credit scene set at the start of the outbreak with zombies interrupting a Garfield 3 press interview.

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​While things worked out well enough with Bill Murray, Joe Pesci was first offered the chance to play himself in Zombieland’s special cameo. Read More