Published February 08, 2013
Are you gearing up for an early spring? We hope the answer is “yes,” because Punxsutawney Phil has already decided the matter. But if you’re Phil the weatherman of “Groundhog Day” (the heart-warming film released back in 1993), you can relive the moment again, and again, and again… and again. Our friends at Snakkle.com look back on the hit comedy movie “Groundhog Day,” and find out where they are now - two decades later!
Andie MacDowell as Rita in “Groundhog Day” (1993)
Lovely Rita. With her heart of gold and complete disinterest in Phil (played by Bill Murray), he falls hard for her— so much so that he endures her stinging slap again and again in his (many) attempts to woo her. In his quest to fake a perfect match though, Phil slowly becomes it. Unbeknownst to the final-scenario-Rita, Phil is a changed man.
Gorgeous Andie MacDowell continues to defy aging and doesn’t look much older today than she did as Rita 20 years ago! The model-actress starred in the hit comedy “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” just following “Groundhog Day,” and hasn’t slowed down since. One of her more recent roles was as Gray Chandler Murray in the TV series “Jane by Design.”
Chris Elliott as Larry in “Groundhog Day” (1993)
Larry, Rita’s production assistant and cameraman, provides the sarcastic quips to Phil’s dry cynicism. But even Larry warms up to Phil in the end, mid-blizzard and all.
After the film “Groundhog Day,” Chris Elliott stayed busy with other funny roles on TV series like “Everybody Loves Raymond,” the “Late Show with David Letterman,” “King of the Hill,” and “How I Met Your Mother.”
Willie Garson as Phil’s Assistant Kenny in “Groundhog Day” (1993)
Willie Garson has a brief role as Kenny, Phil’s assistant. Kenny helps Phil with his jacket and says there’s no need to rush back, he’s got it covered if Phil wants to stay the weekend. To which Phil replies, “oh come on, like I wanna stay an extra second in Punxsutawney? Please.” If only he knew.
After playing Kenny, Willie Garson landed a more memorable role as Stanford Blatch on HBO’s iconic series “Sex and the City.” He’s been in both of the movie installments and recently starred in the hit series “Two And A Half Men” as Dr. Staven.