Was ‘Zombieland’ Filmed at Bill Murray’s Real House?

Bill Murray is a fan favorite for many since he is best known for being a part of movies like Caddyshack (1980), Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II (1984 and 1989), and Groundhog Day (1993). In more recent times, he was Baloo in the live-action movie The Jungle Book (2016) and as Boss in the Isle of Dogs (2018).

However, of all the movies that Murray has been involved with, the one people are most interested in is his cameo appearance in Zombieland. Although Murray was only in the movie a short time, there have been rumors and suspicion that Murray’s own home was in the movie.

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Fans want to know, “Was Zombieland filmed at Murray’s real house?” We have the long-debated answer!

Bill Murray in ‘Zombieland’

Zombieland is a horror-comedy that was released in 2009. The setting is post-apocalyptic and after a strain of mad cow disease mutated and affected people, ultimately turning people into zombies. The survivors are focused on survival, knowing that at any moment they, or those close to them, could be killed.

Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) is a lonely college student, who chooses to leave the safety of his dorm in Texas and head to Ohio to see if his family is alive. Along the way, he meets Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), and the two pair up.

Next, they meet Wichita (Emma Stone) and her sister Little Rock (Abigail Breslin). They are con artists who take the guys’ weapons and their vehicle. To counter it, the guys find another vehicle and go after the girls, which ends in a truce between all four people. They set off toward California after Columbus learns his family is likely dead where they ultimately end up at Pacific Playland, attacking many zombies and finding themselves in the process.

Is the zombie apocalypse close to home for Murray?

After the group reaches California, and before they take on a multitude of zombies, they reach Hollywood. It is here that Murray makes his cameo appearance. Murray plays a fictionalized version of himself and a survivor of the zombie apocalypse. He is staying in his Beverly Hills mansion and acts like a zombie to trick real zombies into thinking he is one of them.

It is Tallahassee who suggests visiting the Murray mansion, which leads to Murray, while watching Ghostbusters, being killed by Columbus.

For years people have wondered whether Murray’s home was the one in Zombieland. Although Murray owns many homes, he did not ever own the Beverly Hills mansion shown in Zombieland.

In fact, the mansion itself isn’t even in Beverly Hills, but in Atlanta, Georgia where it is a part of the Buckhead neighborhood, according to CBR. This doesn’t lessen its value, though. It is a massive home with reportedly “nine bedrooms, twelve bathrooms, seven full kitchens, two gyms, a wellness center, a cigar room, and a ballroom.”

Where does Murray actually live?

Murray is a very private person, but it is rumored and shown on CelebAnswers that he has homes in New York, Massachusetts, California, and South Carolina.

It is also noted that he spends a lot of his free time in Charleston where he enjoys visiting Harold’s Cabin, a small cafe, which he co-owns with John Schumacher. According to Explore Charleston, Murray has also been spotted supporting the Charleston RiverDogs, dining with friends at Husk restaurant, relaxing during happy hour at Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer, sipping mint julep at The Gin Joint, and living on Sullivan’s Island, which is just minutes outside of Charleston.

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