History Creator / BillMurray

16th Jul '16 2:39:00 PM Kitch
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** At the 2014 Academy Awards a week after his death, Murray presented the award for Best Cinematography with AmyAdams. After saying the nominees and before announcing the winner, Murray went off script (as is his ''oeuvre'') and said, "Oh, we forgot one. Harold Ramis. For ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' and ''Film/GroundhogDay''." [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming The audience at the ceremony applauded.]]

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** At the 2014 Academy Awards a week after his death, Murray presented the award for Best Cinematography with AmyAdams. After saying the nominees and before announcing the winner, Murray went off script (as is his ''oeuvre'') and said, "Oh, we forgot one. Harold Ramis. For ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' ''[[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} Ghostbusters]]'' and ''Film/GroundhogDay''." [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming The audience at the ceremony applauded.]]
10th Jun '16 5:23:54 PM KingClark
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* CoolOldGuy: There's a [[http://www.billmurraystory.com/ whole site]] of stories. Also, his role in ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''

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* CoolOldGuy: There's a [[http://www.billmurraystory.com/ whole site]] of stories. Also, his role in ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''''Film/{{Zombieland}}''.
1st Jun '16 11:18:53 AM Mdumas43073
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'''William James Murray''' (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor and comedian. From growing up in the UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} satellite community of Wilmette, Illinois, he gained national exposure on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' after Chevy Chase left in the middle of season two and LorneMichaels hired Murray as Chase's replacement. Though he is now considered one of the best cast members ''SNL'' has ever had, Murray was originally dismissed by fans as a weak replacement for Chevy Chase. When Chevy Chase came back to host on the show's third season, he and Murray got into a vicious fight backstage and had to be pulled apart by fellow cast members Creator/DanAykroyd and Creator/JohnBelushi. When Chase came back to host during the show's fifth season, the two did a monologue together showing that all was forgiven. In fact, Chase and Murray were the first choices to play Otter and Boon, respectively, in ''Film/AnimalHouse''. Among his most popular characters on the show was singing LoungeLizard Nick Winters with his most famous sketch the one where he sings the ''Franchise/StarWars'' theme with added lyrics: ''Star Wars nothing but Star Wars ''

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'''William William James Murray''' Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor and comedian. From growing up in the UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} satellite community of Wilmette, Illinois, he gained national exposure on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' after Chevy Chase left in the middle of season two and LorneMichaels hired Murray as Chase's replacement. Though he is now considered one of the best cast members ''SNL'' has ever had, Murray was originally dismissed by fans as a weak replacement for Chevy Chase. When Chevy Chase came back to host on the show's third season, he and Murray got into a vicious fight backstage and had to be pulled apart by fellow cast members Creator/DanAykroyd and Creator/JohnBelushi. When Chase came back to host during the show's fifth season, the two did a monologue together showing that all was forgiven. In fact, Chase and Murray were the first choices to play Otter and Boon, respectively, in ''Film/AnimalHouse''. Among his most popular characters on the show was singing LoungeLizard Nick Winters with his most famous sketch the one where he sings the ''Franchise/StarWars'' theme with added lyrics: ''Star Wars nothing but Star Wars ''


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21st May '16 10:08:00 PM erforce
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-->--'''Stuart Millard''', ''The Legend of Bill Murray''

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-->--'''Stuart -->-- '''Stuart Millard''', ''The Legend of Bill Murray''



Murray went on to star in a number of critically and commercially successful comedic films including ''Film/{{Stripes}}'', ''Film/{{Tootsie}}'', ''Film/{{Meatballs}}'', ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}'', both ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', and ''Film/GroundhogDay''.

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Murray went on to star in a number of critically and commercially successful comedic films including ''Film/{{Stripes}}'', ''Film/{{Tootsie}}'', ''Film/{{Meatballs}}'', ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}'', both ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', and ''Film/GroundhogDay''.



* MyGreatestFailure: After the phenomenal success of ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', Murray used his clout to bring a pet project to fruition, playing the main character in a [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] of Creator/WSomersetMaugham's philosophical novel ''The Razor's Edge''. However, mainstream audiences weren't ready to see funnyman Murray grapple with existential questions of life. The film tanked, and Murray was so disappointed that he quit acting temporarily to study at the Sorbonne, appearing in only one movie in the next four years.

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* MyGreatestFailure: After the phenomenal success of ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', Murray used his clout to bring a pet project to fruition, playing the main character in a [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] of Creator/WSomersetMaugham's philosophical novel ''The Razor's Edge''. However, mainstream audiences weren't ready to see funnyman Murray grapple with existential questions of life. The film tanked, and Murray was so disappointed that he quit acting temporarily to study at the Sorbonne, appearing in only one movie in the next four years.



** At the 2014 Academy Awards a week after his death, Murray presented the award for Best Cinematography with AmyAdams. After saying the nominees and before announcing the winner, Murray went off script (as is his ''oeuvre'') and said, "Oh, we forgot one. Harold Ramis. For ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' and ''Film/GroundhogDay''." [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming The audience at the ceremony applauded.]]

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** At the 2014 Academy Awards a week after his death, Murray presented the award for Best Cinematography with AmyAdams. After saying the nominees and before announcing the winner, Murray went off script (as is his ''oeuvre'') and said, "Oh, we forgot one. Harold Ramis. For ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' and ''Film/GroundhogDay''." [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming The audience at the ceremony applauded.]]
19th May '16 10:33:32 AM Doug86
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* {{Improv}}: Known to ad-lib his way through most of his movies. In fact, there are several, such as ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'', ''{{Kingpin}}'', and ''Film/SpaceJam'' where all his dialogue is completely ad-libbed.

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* {{Improv}}: Known to ad-lib his way through most of his movies. In fact, there are several, such as ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'', ''{{Kingpin}}'', ''Film/{{Kingpin}}'', and ''Film/SpaceJam'' where all his dialogue is completely ad-libbed.
22nd Oct '15 11:45:03 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* TheCameo: As befitting his personality and improvisational ability, he pops up in many projects in quick scenes, unbilled.

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* TheCameo: As befitting his personality and improvisational ability, he pops up in many projects in quick scenes, unbilled.
22nd Oct '15 11:44:25 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* TheCameo: As befitting his personality and improvisational ability, he pops up in many projects in quick scenes, unbilled.
24th Sep '15 3:40:57 PM BadSplice
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* WanderingTheEarth: There are many stories of him crashing parties and other occasions due to his spontaneous and borderline nomadic lifestyle.
3rd Aug '15 3:24:59 PM MarkLungo
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->''Bill Murray, the ''SNL'' stand-out, the Ghostbuster, the weatherman who shouldn't forget his booties because it's ''cooooold'' out there today, who became the world's favorite uncle. The huggable hangdog with a twinkle in his eye that could start the next big bang. In recent years, he took on another face, morphing from a movie star into a puckish figure, randomly interjecting himself into the days of regular people like us; scene-stealing cameos in the poorly-reviewed, repetitively-structured films of our lives.''

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->''Bill ->''"Bill Murray, the ''SNL'' stand-out, the Ghostbuster, the weatherman who shouldn't forget his booties because it's ''cooooold'' out there today, who became the world's favorite uncle. The huggable hangdog with a twinkle in his eye that could start the next big bang. In recent years, he took on another face, morphing from a movie star into a puckish figure, randomly interjecting himself into the days of regular people like us; scene-stealing cameos in the poorly-reviewed, repetitively-structured films of our lives.''"''
11th Jun '15 2:54:32 PM kris27
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* MassiveAmountSiblings: Bill has eight brothers and sisters, three of whom are also actors and writers.

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* MassiveAmountSiblings: MassiveNumberedSiblings: Bill has eight brothers and sisters, three of whom are also actors and writers.
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