Which actor turned down the role of Phil in Groundhog Day?
Perhaps that’s why the famously reclusive star has such an extensive list of roles he almost played. However, for 1993’s Groundhog Day, it wasn’t Murray who missed out but actor Tom Hanks.
Did Milltown Mel see his shadow?
Last year, Milltown Mel did not see his shadow, and predicted an early spring. While Punxsutawney Phil is a more famous groundhog, Milltown Mel’s handlers claim they have had a better record of predicting when spring will come. Incase you missed the coverage of me last night, here it is.
How much was Bill Murray paid for Groundhog Day?
around $2 million
However, as he glides back and forth between hits and independent films, his per film salary varies. Murray was paid $9,000 for “Rushmore,” but took home around $2 million for “Groundhog Day.” “Ghostbusters” earned him $6 million.
Why did Harold Ramis and Bill Murray not get along?
Sadly, Murray had a decades-long estrangement from longtime pal and collaborator Ramis. Their friendship collapsed on the set of 1993’s “Groundhog Day” when Ramis grabbed Murray by the shirt collar and threw him against a wall during a heated creative dispute.
Who was Milltown Mel?
Milltown Mel, one of New Jersey’s weather-predicting groundhogs, died Sunday — just days before the big annual ceremony. His death was announced on the groundhog’s official Facebook page. It wasn’t immediately clear how the groundhog died.
How much did Rita bid on Phil in Groundhog Day?
An old woman bids twenty-five cents and ends up winning the bid. On their way out of the party, Phil and Rita run into Ned Ryerson. Ned says that this is the best day of his life because Phil has apparently bought every type of insurance known to humanity from Ned that afternoon.
What happened to Harold Ramos?
So when Reitman decided three years ago to pick up the torch of the beloved franchise, he knew that he wanted to pay loving tribute to the man who had brought the bespectacled, socially awkward Egon to life: comedy legend Harold Ramis, who died in 2014 at age 69 from complications from inflammatory vasculitis.
What happened Milltown Mel?
Milltown Mel, one of New Jersey’s weather-predicting groundhogs, died Sunday — just days before the big annual ceremony. His death was announced on the groundhog’s official Facebook page.
How long was Milltown Mel alive?
“We tried everywhere to get a stand-in, but to no avail!” Mel has made seasonal predictions for the past six years, CentralJersey.com reported. His predecessor, also named Milltown Mel, died in 2015. This is not the first time a New Jersey groundhog has “crossed over the rainbow bridge” close to Groundhog Day.
How many Punxsutawney Phil’s have we had?
only one Phil
According to the lore, there is only one Phil, and all other groundhogs are impostors. It is claimed that this one groundhog has lived to make weather prognostications since 1886, sustained by drinks of “groundhog punch” or “elixir of life” administered at the annual Groundhog Picnic in the fall.
What gender is Punxsutawney Phil?
The most famous groundhog in “the business” is Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania. He’s supposedly male, but he’s also supposedly been around since the 19th century.