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William James Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He first gained exposure on Saturday Night Live, a series of performances that earned him his first Emmy Award, and later starred in comedy films—including Meatballs (1979), Caddyshack (1980), Stripes (1981), Tootsie (1982), Ghostbusters (1984), Scrooged (1988), Ghostbusters II (1989), What About Bob? (1991), and Groundhog Day (1993). He also co-directed Quick Change (1990).

Murray garnered additional critical acclaim later in his career, starring in Lost in Translation (2003), which earned him a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor, as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Actor, and for frequently collaborating with director Wes Anderson. He also received Golden Globe nominations for his roles in Ghostbusters, Rushmore (1998), Hyde Park on Hudson (2012), St. Vincent (2014), and the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge (2014), for which he later won his second Primetime Emmy Award.

Murray received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2016.[1] His comedy is known for its deadpan delivery.[2]

Filmography Edit

Year Title Role
2016 The Jungle Book Baloo (voice)
2016 Ghostbusters Martin Heiss

References Edit

  1. McGlone, Peggy (October 23, 2016). „Bill Murray accepts Mark Twain Prize: 'As much as I dreaded this ... there's love'”. The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/bill-murray-accepts-his-mark-twain-prize-i-dreaded-this/2016/10/23/1458ce0e-9962-11e6-9980-50913d68eacb_story.html. 
  2. Bernstein, Jonathan (October 30, 2015). "Will Bill Murray ever make another good movie?". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved November 3, 2015. 

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