Bill Murray Biography |
  • Bill Murray Biography

    Born: September 21, 1950 in Wilmette, Illinois, USA

    BILL MURRAY most recently starred as Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Hyde Park on Hudson, for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actor. Last year, he also reunited with director Wes Anderson on Moonrise Kingdom. He has acted in all of Anderson’s previous features, including The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, and Fantastic Mr. Fox (in voiceover).  His starring role in Anderson’s 1998 comedy, Rushmore, brought him the New York Film Critics Circle, National Society of Film Critics, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and Independent Spirit Awards for Best Supporting Actor. He will also be starring in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel alongside Ralph Fiennes in March of this year.

    Born in Chicago, he began his acting career there with the improvisational troupe Second City. He joined the cast of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” in the show’s second season, and shortly thereafter won an Emmy Award as one of the show’s writers. He later authored the book Cinderella Story: My Life in Golf.

    After making his screen debut in Ivan Reitman’s Meatballs, Murray re-teamed with the director on Stripes and the Ghostbusters movies. His film credits also include Harold Ramis’ Caddyshack and Groundhog Day; Art Linson’s Where the Buffalo Roam; Sydney Pollack’s Tootsie; John Byrum’s The Razor’s Edge; Richard Donner’s Scrooged; Frank Oz’s What About Bob?; John McNaughton’s Mad Dog and Glory and Wild Things; Tim Burton’s Ed Wood; Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s Kingpin; Jon Amiel’s The Man Who Knew Too Little; Tim Robbins’ Cradle Will Rock; Michael Almereyda’s Hamlet; Gil Kenan’s City of Ember; Aaron Schneider’s Get Low, for which he received Spirit and Satellite Award nominations; Mitch Glazer’s Passion Play; and Roman Coppola’s A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III.

    For his performance in Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation, Murray received the Golden Globe, BAFTA, Independent Spirit, and New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago film critics’ Awards, among others, for Best Actor. He also was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award®.

    He starred for Jim Jarmusch in the Delirium segment of Coffee and Cigarettes; in Broken Flowers, for which he was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Actor; and in The Limits of Control.

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