14. Bill Murray
One of the most iconic clips from Stranger Things 2 is when Mike and the Party head out for Trick or Treating, wearing their classic Ghostbusters attire. We all kind of freaked out when we saw that tidbit pop up in the trailer, right?
Of course, Ghostbusters is yet another priceless Stranger Things 80s allusion. Hopefully, you’ve seen the movie. It stars comedic genius Bill Murray, who is also known for other classics like Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, and What About Bob?
Bill Murray is the funny man, sure, but he is so much more flexible than that! Just check out his outstanding dramatic performances in The Royal Tenenbaums or the award-winning Lost in Translation. He’s a great actor that proves his worth over and over.
So, come on Duffer Bros, let’s get Murray in here! He doesn’t necessarily have to play a recurring character (although that would definitely be nice), just a cameo would be a nice nod to all of his 80s glory.
Murray is notoriously picky about what roles he takes. Stranger Things has become such a fun staple in nerd culture though, that I *think* there could be enough draw to reel him into the franchise. If he did get a recurring role, I’d love to see him in something serious, with key moments of levity. I think seeing him in a dramatic role would be a surprise to many casual fans, and the jokes would, of course, hark us back to all his 80s celebrity.