Author Biography

Bill Murray, an American writer, actor and comedian, was born in 1950 in Illinois. He was the fifth of nine children.

He chose to relocate to New York City and worked in the radio show, National LampoonHour (1973-74). In 1975, he was recruited by Howard Cosell as part of the ABC Saturday Night Live’s cast (1975-76).

Bill Murray successfully created the insincere, sleazy comedic character while still working on the set of Saturday Night Live. This comedic character became the center for many of his films. He received an Emmy award for Outstanding Writing for his Saturday Night Live’swork.

Meatballs, a hit released in 1979 was Bill Murray’s first major film role. The Buffalo Roam (1980), in which Murray starred as Hunter S. Thompson—a gonzo journalist—wasn’t as successful as Meatballs.

Later that year Bill Murray rebuilt his career by going back to his comedic roots that gave birth to the widely popular Caddyshack. His string of successes continued with films like Stripes (1981), Tootsie (1982), and Ghostbusters (1984). And his comedy was bringing in a lot of financial proceeds. In 1984, Murray fulfilled his long-time dream of co-writing and starring in an adaptation of the Somerset Maugham novel The Razor’s Edge. However, the film was not as successful ashe had hoped. So, Murray stayed away from Hollywood for many years, making only a cameo appearance in Little Shop of Horrors, a 1986 musical comedy. When he eventually returned to Hollywood, Bill Murray wrote or/and starred in hit movies such as Scrooged (1988), Ghostbusters II (1989), What About Bob? (1991), Groundhog Day(1993) and Ed Wood (1994).

Murray’s enigmatic role in Wes Anderson's Rushmore (1998) led him to win the Best Supporting Actor from both the National Society of Film Critics and the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics.From 1981 to 1994, Murray was married to Margaret “Mickey” Kelley. The couple gave birth two sons, Luke and Homer. Murray married Jennifer Butler in 1997 but divorced in 2008.They have four sons: Lincoln, Cal, Jackson, Cooper and Lincoln. His other brilliant works and appearances in films/movies include:

Cradle Will Rock (1999)

Angels remake (2000)

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001).

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004).

Lost in Translation (2003).

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

City of Ember (2008).

The Limits of Control (2009)

Hyde Park on Hudson (2012).

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

The Monuments Men (2014)

St. Vincent (2014)

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