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The Life and Times of Bill Murray

“I'M A NUT, BUT NOT JUST A NUT." BILL MURRAY Date of Birth: 21 SEPTEMBER 21, 1950 BROTHERS One of the things I like O AND SISTERS Place of Birth: about acting is that, in WILMETTE, ILLINOIS a funny way, I come back to myself." His brothers John Murray, Joel Murray, Age: and Brian Doyle-Murray make appearances in the 1988 comedy, Scrooged. 63 YEARS OLD REGIS The Second City SNL UNIVE RSITY 1970 1973 1976 - 1980 Along with his older brother Brian, Bill Murray dropped out following his arrest at Chicago's O'Hare Airport for smuggling Murray joined the cast during the second season of NBC's Saturday Night Live and began classes at The Second City in Chicago, ten pounds of cannabis. studying under improv legend Del Close. performed for four seasons. QUITE THE CHARACTER 8. 64 FILMS OVER 5 DECADES S LLLuUlıl.lılu YEAR 73 75 76 79 '80 °81 '82 °84 '86 '88 °89 '90 '91 '93 '94 '96 '97 '98 99 00 '01 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 10 12 '13 '14 DECADE 1970'S 1980'S 1990'S 2000'S 2010'S # OF FILMS 12 14 24 6. Camp Counselor · Ghostbuster Spy · Cat NOTABLE PROFESSIONS Substitute Teacher · Bank Robber Lawyer Oceanographer · Lounge Singer TV Executive Industrialist · Zombie FROM FILM & T.V. ROLES · Groundskeeper • Weatherman Neurologist · Badger Army Recruit · Bowler • Movie Star · President Disenchanted with the Hollywood life, Murray replaced his talent agency with an 800 number and an automated voice mailbox in 1999. After hundreds of messages left by Sofia Coppola, he finally called her back to discuss his role in Lost In Translation. He was 1-800-BMURRAY later nominated for an Academy Award for the role. FREQUENT COLLABORATOR 2 3 DIRECTORS 8. 14 FILMS IVAN REITMAN WES ANDERSON JIM JARMUSCH 6. FILMS FILMS FILMS Meatballs Rushmore Coffee and Cigarettes Stripes The Royal Tenenbaums Broken Flowers Ghostbusters The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou The Limits of Control Ghostbusters II The Darjeeling Limited Space Jam (Producer) Fantastic Mr. Fox Moonrise Kingdom $75,000 Disney denied Wes Anderson a Along with helping move equipment, helicopter scene during the filming Murray handed Anderson a blank of Rushmore that would have cost... check to cover the cost of the shot. "Helicopter Shot" MEMO Turns out there is no helicopter shot in Rushmore. It's rumored that Anderson framed the blank check and has it hanging above his computer. LOYAL TO LETTERMAN 1ST LATE NIGHT GUEST IN 1982 CBSO 1ST LATE SHOW GUEST 1993 22 APPEARANCES OVER 31 YEARS In his latest appearance, Murray arrived in a Rolls Royce dressed as Liberace. After chatting he used a pick axe to dig up a time capsule he claimed to have hidden under the stage twenty years earlier. He ended by serenading Letterman with his rendition of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You." Buh This isn't his first grand entrance. Over the years his appearances have included stunts, costumes, musical numbers, phone calls to Dave's mom and even fake kidnappings. Here are the highlights... 78, Z8, 16. 76, Becoming blood brothers Thanking the ʻlittle people' Dealing with hecklers Calling Dave's mom '10 '11 '12 96, 3:09 Holding his breath NY dumpster diving Kentucky Derby Kidnapped and tasered PARTY CRASHER BILL MURRAY WALKS INTO A... DTB JagSport SXSW BAR KICKBALL GAME KARAOKE BAR During SXSW in 2010, Bill Murray Bill Murray showed up at New York City's A group of friends were at Karaoke One arrived at an Austin Bar with his 'Coffee Roosevelt Island asking a kickball league if in New York City when they spotted Bill & Cigarettes' castmates, RZA and GZA he could play. Murray played for about ten Murray and invited him and his date to join of the WuTang Clan. It wasn't long until minutes and even got on base. Kickballer, them in their private room. Fifteen minutes Murray saddled up behind the bar and Courtney Beard said “he was dressed kind later he did. Murray ended up staying the started serving everyone tequila shots of like a homeless guy going to play sports entire time. He bought rounds of drinks, regardless of what they requested. but apparently he does this all the time." and sang Elvis' "Marie's the Name." SOCIAL PHENOMENON NO ONE WILL EVER BELIEVE YOU Last question. I have to know, because I love this story and want it to be DAN FIERMAN true. There have been stories about you sneaking up behind people in Senior Editor New York City, covering their eyes with your hands, and saying: Guess GO who. And when they turn around, they see Bill Murray and hear the words "No one will ever believe you." long pause] “I know. I know, I know, I know. I've heard about that from lot of people. A lot of people. I don't know what to say. There's probably BILL MURRAY a really appropriate thing to say. Something exactly and just perfectly right. [long beat, and then he breaks into a huge grin] But by God, it sounds crazy, doesn't it? Just so crazy and unlikely and unusual?" HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BILLY FROM: MIKE SEIDERS SDRS SDRSCREATIVE.COM SOURCES:,,,,,,,

The Life and Times of Bill Murray

shared by MikeSeiders on Sep 20
I’ve been a huge fan of Bill Murray ever since I was strapping a pillow on my back with my dad’s belt and pretending I was bustin’ ghosts as Peter Venkman. I thought what better way is there to ...


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