Bill Murray

American actor and comedian Bill Murray

William James "Bill" Murray is an American actor and comedian. He first gained national exposure on Saturday Night Live in which he earned an Emmy Award and later went on to star in a number of critically and commercially successful comedic films, including Caddyshack (1980), Ghostbusters (1984) and Groundhog Day (1993).
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Bill Murray steals the limelight at Berlinale opening night
Reuters.com - 3 days
Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Tilda Swinton and Liev Schreiber add their star power to the opening of the annual Berlin film festival. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
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Bill Murray debuts as Bannon on 'SNL'
CNN - about 1 month
Bill Murray surprised the audience on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," debuting in the show's opening sketch as former Trump White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon.
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WATCH: Bill Murray attends 'Groundhog Day' musical
ABC News - 6 months
ABC News' Adrienne Bankert reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
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Bill Murray Moved To Tears Watching 'Groundhog Day' On Broadway
Huffington Post - 6 months
It was a night most Murray disciples would gladly relive.
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Watch Bill Murray Talk About Singing Badly (While Singing Well)
NYTimes - 8 months
Mr. Murray is releasing an album with the cellist Jan Vogler in September. He gave a taste of the program at a Times Talks event in Manhattan Thursday.
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The Miss Sofia Coppola Seminary For Eternal Admirers
Huffington Post - 8 months
THE AIR THAT I BREATHE “I didn’t know what I wanted to do next, but I knew I wanted to do something that was really beautiful.”  Sofia Coppola’s movies reveal her contradictions. She is a director whose Hollywood inauguration was a birthright, thanks to an illustrious family tree and a luckless child-acting stint she never wanted. Fleeting youthfulness lies at the center of her stories: the troubled teens in “The Virgin Suicides” and “The Bling Ring,” the aging actors adrift in “Lost in Translation” and “Somewhere,” the callow duchess thrust into notoriety in “Marie Antoinette,” and now the repressed boarding-school denizens in “The Beguiled.” Her characters seek better horizons, but Coppola is nothing if not resolute, sophisticated, singular. In the words of “Bling Ring” star Israel Broussard, Coppola has a “motherly essence and gracefulness.” According to “Virgin Suicides” matriarch Kathleen Turner, who also co-starred with Coppola in the 1986 comedy “Peggy Sue Got Marrie...
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Donald Trump's Weird Typo Becomes The Hot New Word Everyone Is Using [UPDATED]
Huffington Post - 9 months
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Who you gonna call? Dinosaur named for 'Ghostbusters' beast Zuul
Reuters.com - 10 months
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was more of a leg buster, but scientists have named a spiky, tank-like dinosaur that wielded a sledge-hammer tail after the fanciful beast Zuul from the blockbuster film "Ghostbusters" that menaced Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and friends.
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Scarlett Johansson And Tilda Swinton Spark 'Whitewashing' Fury With Asian-Inspired Movie Roles. Again.
Huffington Post - 10 months
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Bill Murray to release classical music album
Guardian (UK) - 10 months
The Groundhog Day actor to sing and give readings on New Worlds, a set featuring works by George Gershwin and Bach as well as music from West Side Story Bill Murray has announced plans to release a classical album in the summer. The Ghostbusters star will sing and perform literary readings for New Worlds, a chamber music recital led by cellist Jan Vogler’s trio. Continue reading...
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Bill Murray Goes Classical? Hey, Why Not?
NPR - 10 months
The beloved actor and comedian will debut a new show with cellist Jan Vogler where he sings Gershwin and recites Whitman. There's a little Schubert and Bach on the side. (Image credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images )
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Bill Murray Surprises Again, Diving Into Unexpected Musical Waters
NYTimes - 10 months
The actor and comedian will perform “New Worlds,” a program that pairs him with classical musicians including Jan Vogler, at Carnegie Hall in October.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bill Murray
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 65
    Murray appeared as Martin Heiss, a skeptical ghost debunker, in the reboot of Ghostbusters, which was released on July 15, 2016.
    In 2016, he was the voice of Baloo in Disney's live action remake of The Jungle Book.
    On June 15th, 2016, it was announced that Murray would receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
  • 2015
    Age 64
    He appeared as Letterman's final guest when the host retired on May 20, 2015.
  • 2014
    Age 63
    Murray eventually reconciled with Ramis just before his death in February 2014.
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    Murray was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in the 2014 film St. Vincent.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2010
    Age 59
    He was MC again in 2010.
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    In March 2010, Murray appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and talked about his return to Ghostbusters III, stating "I'd do it only if my character was killed off in the first reel."
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  • 2008
    Age 57
    As a Chicago native, Murray appeared at the 50th annual Chicago Air & Water Show in August 2008.
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    Murray has homes in Los Angeles, California; Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; Charleston, South Carolina; and Palisades, New York, a suburb of New York City. Between 2008 and 2013, Murray maintained a residence in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City.
    Butler filed for divorce on May 12, 2008, accusing Murray of domestic violence, infidelity, and addictions to sex, marijuana and alcohol. Their divorce was finalized on June 13, 2008.
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    In 2008, he played an important role in the post-apocalyptic film City of Ember, and in 2009, played himself in a cameo role in the zombie comedy Zombieland.
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  • 2004
    Age 53
    In 2004, he made his third collaboration with Wes Anderson in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and in 2005 his second collaboration with Jim Jarmusch in Broken Flowers.
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    During this time Murray still appeared in comedic roles such as Charlie's Angels and Osmosis Jones. In 2004, he provided the voice of Garfield in Garfield: The Movie, and again in 2006 for Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties.
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  • 2003
    Age 52
    Also in 2003, he appeared in a short cameo for Jim Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes, in which he played himself "hiding out" in a local coffee shop.
    In 2003, he appeared in Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation and went on to earn a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and an Independent Spirit Award, as well as Best Actor awards from several film critic organizations.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2000
    Age 49
    During the 2000 presidential campaign, Murray supported Green Party candidate Ralph Nader.
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  • 1998
    Age 47
    In 1998, he received much critical acclaim for Wes Anderson's Rushmore for which he won Best Supporting Actor awards from the New York Film Critics Circle, National Society of Film Critics, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (tying with Billy Bob Thornton).
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  • 1997
    Age 46
    In 1997, he married Butler.
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  • 1994
    Age 43
    Following Murray's affair with Jennifer Butler, the couple divorced in 1994.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1990
    Age 39
    In 1990, Murray made his first and only attempt at directing when he co-directed Quick Change with producer Howard Franklin.
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  • 1988
    Age 37
    Murray returned to films with Scrooged in 1988 and Ghostbusters II in 1989.
  • 1986
    Age 35
    With the exception of a cameo appearance in the 1986 movie Little Shop of Horrors, he did not make any appearances in films, though he did participate in several public readings in Manhattan organized by playwright/director Timothy Mayer and in a stage production of Bertolt Brecht's A Man's A Man.
  • 1982
    Age 31
    Murray became the first guest on NBC's Late Night with David Letterman on February 1, 1982.
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  • 1981
    Age 30
    During the filming of Stripes, Murray married Margaret Kelly on Super Bowl Sunday in Las Vegas on January 25, 1981.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1980
    Age 29
    He followed this up with his portrayal of Hunter S. Thompson in 1980's Where the Buffalo Roam.
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  • 1979
    Age 28
    Murray landed his first starring role with the film Meatballs in 1979.
  • 1978
    Age 27
    A Rutland Weekend Television sketch Eric Idle brought for his appearance on SNL developed into the 1978 mockumentary All You Need Is Cash with Murray (alongside other SNL cast members) appearing as "Bill Murray the K", a send-up of New York radio host Murray the K, in a segment of the film that is a parody of the Maysles Brothers's documentary The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit.
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  • 1977
    Age 26
    Murray was with SNL for three seasons from 1977 to 1980.
  • 1976
    Age 25
    After working in Los Angeles with the "guerrilla video" commune TVTV on several projects, Murray rose to prominence in 1976.
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  • 1975
    Age 24
    In 1975, an Off-Broadway version of a Lampoon show led to his first television role as a cast member of the ABC variety show Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell.
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  • 1974
    Age 23
    With an invitation from his older brother, Brian, Murray got his start at The Second City in Chicago, an improvisational comedy troupe, studying under Del Close. In 1974, he moved to New York City and was recruited by John Belushi as a featured player on The National Lampoon Radio Hour.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1970
    Age 19
    On September 21, 1970, his 20th birthday, the police arrested Murray at Chicago's O'Hare Airport for trying to smuggle of cannabis, which he had allegedly intended to sell.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Born
    Murray was born on September 21, 1950 in Evanston, Illinois, and was raised in Wilmette, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago.
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