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30th Mar '13 1:30:55 PM MarkLungo
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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. When Chase came back to host during the show's fifth season, the two did a monologue together showing that all was forgiven. 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...''

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

He gained additional critical acclaim later in his career, starring in ''Film/LostInTranslation'', for which he was nominated for an AcademyAward, and a series of films directed by WesAnderson, including ''{{Rushmore}}'', ''TheRoyalTenenbaums'', ''TheLifeAquaticWithSteveZissou'', ''FantasticMrFox'' and ''Film/MoonriseKingdom''. He is widely regarded as one of the most talented and unique comedic actors of his generation. His brother, Creator/BrianDoyleMurray, was also a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' cast member and was in a few movies with his brother.
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!!!'''This actor contains examples of:'''
* AdamWesting: In ''Film/SpaceJam'' and ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''
* CassandraTruth: There's a lot of stories of Bill doing random things to people he meets, casually telling them afterwards that nobody will ''ever'' believe them when they tell their friends / loved ones about it. The closest response to being asked about these stories falls under the realm of SuspiciouslySpecificDenial.
* DeadpanSnarker: All his movies but most notable are ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}'' and ''Film/GroundhogDay''
** ComedyCentral even named him number one in their special "Mouthing Off: The Fifty-One Greatest Smart-Asses Of All Time"
* {{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.
* {{Troll}}: Check out [[http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/59908/bill-murray-likes-to-call-kelly-lynchs-husband-every-time-he-sees-patrick-swayze-having-sex-with-her-in-road-house what Bill does every time]] ''Film/RoadHouse'' comes on TV.
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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. When Chase came back to host during the show's fifth season, the two did a monologue together showing that all was forgiven. 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...''

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

He gained additional critical acclaim later in his career, starring in ''Film/LostInTranslation'', for which he was nominated for an AcademyAward, and a series of films directed by WesAnderson, including ''{{Rushmore}}'', ''TheRoyalTenenbaums'', ''TheLifeAquaticWithSteveZissou'', ''FantasticMrFox'' and ''Film/MoonriseKingdom''. He is widely regarded as one of the most talented and unique comedic actors of his generation. His brother, Creator/BrianDoyleMurray, was also a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' cast member and was in a few movies with his brother.
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!!!'''This actor contains examples of:'''
* AdamWesting: In ''Film/SpaceJam'' and ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''
* CassandraTruth: There's a lot of stories of Bill doing random things to people he meets, casually telling them afterwards that nobody will ''ever'' believe them when they tell their friends / loved ones about it. The closest response to being asked about these stories falls under the realm of SuspiciouslySpecificDenial.
* DeadpanSnarker: All his movies but most notable are ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}'' and ''Film/GroundhogDay''
** ComedyCentral even named him number one in their special "Mouthing Off: The Fifty-One Greatest Smart-Asses Of All Time"
* {{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.
* {{Troll}}: Check out [[http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/59908/bill-murray-likes-to-call-kelly-lynchs-husband-every-time-he-sees-patrick-swayze-having-sex-with-her-in-road-house what Bill does every time]] ''Film/RoadHouse'' comes on TV.
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29th Mar '13 12:03:45 PM BananaPancakes
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'''William James Murray''', better known as Bill, is an American actor and comedian. He was born in September 21, 1950 in Wilmette, Illinois and first 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. When Chase came back to host during the show's fifth season, the two did a monologue together showing that all was forgiven. 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 James Murray''', better known as Bill, Murray''' (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor and comedian. He was born From growing up in September 21, 1950 in the UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} satellite community of Wilmette, Illinois and first 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. When Chase came back to host during the show's fifth season, the two did a monologue together showing that all was forgiven. 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...''



* {{Troll}}: Check out [[http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/59908/bill-murray-likes-to-call-kelly-lynchs-husband-every-time-he-sees-patrick-swayze-having-sex-with-her-in-road-house what Bill does every time]] Film/RoadHouse comes on TV.

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* {{Troll}}: Check out [[http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/59908/bill-murray-likes-to-call-kelly-lynchs-husband-every-time-he-sees-patrick-swayze-having-sex-with-her-in-road-house what Bill does every time]] Film/RoadHouse ''Film/RoadHouse'' comes on TV.
28th Mar '13 5:08:38 PM MarkLungo
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He gained additional critical acclaim later in his career, starring in ''Film/LostInTranslation'', for which he was nominated for an AcademyAward, and a series of films directed by WesAnderson, including ''{{Rushmore}}'', ''TheRoyalTenenbaums'', ''TheLifeAquaticWithSteveZissou'', ''FantasticMrFox'' and ''Film/MoonriseKingdom''. He is widely regarded as one of the most talented and unique comedic actors of his generation. His brother, BrianDoyleMurray, was also a ''SaturdayNightLive'' cast member and was in a few movies with his brother.

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He gained additional critical acclaim later in his career, starring in ''Film/LostInTranslation'', for which he was nominated for an AcademyAward, and a series of films directed by WesAnderson, including ''{{Rushmore}}'', ''TheRoyalTenenbaums'', ''TheLifeAquaticWithSteveZissou'', ''FantasticMrFox'' and ''Film/MoonriseKingdom''. He is widely regarded as one of the most talented and unique comedic actors of his generation. His brother, BrianDoyleMurray, Creator/BrianDoyleMurray, was also a ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' cast member and was in a few movies with his brother.
19th Feb '13 6:35:01 PM CornCobMan
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He gained additional critical acclaim later in his career, starring in ''Film/LostInTranslation'', for which he was nominated for an AcademyAward, and a series of films directed by WesAnderson, including ''{{Rushmore}}'', ''TheRoyalTenenbaums'', ''TheLifeAquaticWithSteveZissou'', ''FantasticMrFox'' and ''Film/MoonriseKingdom''. He is widely regarded as one of the most talented and unique comedic actors of his generation.

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He gained additional critical acclaim later in his career, starring in ''Film/LostInTranslation'', for which he was nominated for an AcademyAward, and a series of films directed by WesAnderson, including ''{{Rushmore}}'', ''TheRoyalTenenbaums'', ''TheLifeAquaticWithSteveZissou'', ''FantasticMrFox'' and ''Film/MoonriseKingdom''. He is widely regarded as one of the most talented and unique comedic actors of his generation. His brother, BrianDoyleMurray, was also a ''SaturdayNightLive'' cast member and was in a few movies with his brother.
19th Feb '13 6:34:06 PM CornCobMan
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'''William James Murray''', better known as Bill, is an American actor and comedian. He was born in September 21, 1950 in Wilmette, Illinois and first 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 thought of 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. When Chase came back to host during the show's fifth season, the two did a monologue together showing that all was forgiven. 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 James Murray''', better known as Bill, is an American actor and comedian. He was born in September 21, 1950 in Wilmette, Illinois and first 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 thought of 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. When Chase came back to host during the show's fifth season, the two did a monologue together showing that all was forgiven. 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...''
19th Feb '13 6:32:07 PM CornCobMan
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'''William James Murray''', better known as Bill, is an American actor and comedian. He was born in September 21, 1950 in Wilmette, Illinois and first 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 thought of being 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. When Chase came back to host during the show's fifth season, the two did a monologue together showing that all was forgiven. 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 James Murray''', better known as Bill, is an American actor and comedian. He was born in September 21, 1950 in Wilmette, Illinois and first 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 thought of being 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. When Chase came back to host during the show's fifth season, the two did a monologue together showing that all was forgiven. 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...''
31st Jan '13 1:29:13 PM MadJim
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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'', ''Film/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'', ''Film/Kingpin'', ''Kingpin'', and ''Film/SpaceJam'' where all his dialogue is completely ad-libbed.
31st Jan '13 1:28:54 PM MadJim
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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.
31st Jan '13 1:28:36 PM MadJim
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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'' 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'' ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'', ''Kingpin'', and ''Film/SpaceJam'' where all his dialogue is completely ad-libbed.
20th Dec '12 12:49:03 PM wyattte
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* {{Troll}}: Check out [[http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/59908/bill-murray-likes-to-call-kelly-lynchs-husband-every-time-he-sees-patrick-swayze-having-sex-with-her-in-road-house what Bill does every time]] Film/RoadHouse comes on TV.
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