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Bill Murray previously starred for Jim Jarmusch in the “Delirium” segment of Coffee and Cigarettes; and in Broken Flowers (also a Focus Features release). For his performance as Don Johnston in the latter movie, he was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Actor.
For his performance as Bob Harris in Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation (also a Focus release), he 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 Awards.
Mr. Murray’s 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.
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.
After making his screen debut in Ivan Reitman’s Meatballs, Mr. Murray 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); Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and The Darjeeling Limited; Gil Kenan’s City of Ember; and, upcoming, Aaron Schneider’s Get Low, with Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek.
He authored the book Cinderella Story: My Life in Golf.