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Bill Murray has been praised for his performances in both seriocomic films and blockbuster movies.
His portrayal of Herman Blume in Wes Anderson's 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 has twice been nominated for a Golden Globe Award, for his performances in Rushmore and Ivan Reitman's Ghostbusters.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Murray 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.
After making his screen debut in Ivan Reitman's Meatballs, he reteamed 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 (1984), Richard Donner's Scrooged, Frank Oz' 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 (2000), and Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums.
Mr. Murray authored the book Cinderella Story: My Life in Golf.