Bill Murray

Highest Rated: 100% All You Need Is Cash (1978)
Lowest Rated: 3% Passion Play (2011)
Birthday: Sep 21, 1950
Birthplace: Wilmette, Illinois
Of the many performers to leap into films from the springboard of the television sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, Bill Murray has been among the most successful and unpredictable, forging an idiosyncratic career allowing him to stretch from low-brow slapstick farce to intelligent adult drama. Born in Wilmette, IL, on September 21, 1950, Murray was an incorrigible child, kicked out of both the Boy Scouts and Little League. At the age of 20, he was also arrested for attempting to smuggle close to nine pounds of marijuana through nearby O'Hare Airport. In an attempt to find direction in his life, he joined his older brother, Brian Doyle-Murray, in the cast of Chicago's Second City improvisational comedy troupe. He later relocated to New York City, joining radio's National Lampoon Hour. Both Murray siblings were also in a 1975 off-Broadway spin-off, also dubbed The National Lampoon Hour; there Murray was spotted by sportscaster Howard Cosell, who recruited him for the cast of his ABC variety program, titled Saturday Night Live With Howard Cosell. On the NBC network, a program also named Saturday Night Live was creating a much bigger sensation; when, after one season, the show's breakout star Chevy Chase exited to pursue a film career, producer Lorne Michaels tapped Murray as his replacement. Murray too became a celebrity, developing a fabulously insincere and sleazy comic persona which was put to good use in his first major film, the 1979 hit Meatballs. He next starred as the famed gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson in the film biography Where the Buffalo Roam, a major disaster. However, 1980's Caddyshack was a masterpiece of slob comedy, with Murray memorable as a maniacal rangeboy hunting the gopher that is slowly destroying his golf course. The film launched him to the ranks of major stardom; the follow-up, the armed services farce Stripes, was an even bigger blockbuster, earning over 40 million dollars at the box office. Murray next appeared, unbilled, in 1982's Tootsie before starring with Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis in 1984's Ghostbusters. The supernatural comedy was one of the decade's biggest hits, earning over 130 million dollars and spawning a cartoon series, action figures, and even a chart-topping theme song (performed by Ray Parker Jr.). Murray now ranked among the world's most popular actors, and he next fulfilled a long-standing dream by starring in and co-writing an adaptation of the W. Somerset Maugham novel The Razor's Edge. Few fans knew what to make of his abrupt turn from broad farce to literary drama, however, and as a result the film flopped. Murray spent the next several years in self-imposed exile, making only a cameo appearance in the 1986 musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors. After much deliberation, he finally selected his comeback vehicle -- 1988's Scrooged, a black comic retelling of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. While it performed moderately well, it was not the smash many predicted. Nor was 1989's Ghostbusters II, which grossed less than half of the first picture. The 1990 crime comedy Quick Change, which Murray co-directed with Howard Franklin, was also a disappointment, but 1991's What About Bob? was an unqualified hit. In 1993, Murray earned his strongest notices to date for Groundhog Day, a sublime comedy directed by longtime conspirator Ramis. Beginning with 1994's acclaimed Ed Wood, in which he appeared as a transsexual, Murray's career choices grew increasingly eccentric; in 1996 alone, he starred in the little-seen Larger Than Life as a motivational speaker, co-starred as a bowling champion in Kingpin, and appeared as himself in the family film Space Jam. In 1998, Murray took on a similarly eccentric role in Wes Anderson's Rushmore. Playing a business tycoon competing with an equally eccentric 15-year-old (Jason Schwartzman) for the affections of a first grade teacher (Olivia Williams), Murray did some of his best work in years and won the Best Supporting Actor award from the New Y


Highest Rated Movies



54% The Dead Don't Die Cliff Robertson 2019
75% Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk Narrator 2019
No Score Yet The French Dispatch Actor 2019
No Score Yet The Dead Don't Die Cliff Robertson 2019
No Score Yet The Dead Don't Die Cliff Robertson 2019
90% Isle of Dogs Boss 2018
No Score Yet The Bill Murray Experience Himself 2017
74% Ghostbusters Martin Heiss $128.4M 2016
94% The Jungle Book Baloo $364M 2016
70% A Very Murray Christmas Actor Screenwriter 2015
8% Rock the Kasbah Richie Lanz $2M 2015
20% Aloha Carson Welch $15.7M 2015
30% Dumb and Dumber To Ice Pick 2014
77% St. Vincent Vincent $33.5M 2014
91% The Grand Budapest Hotel M. Ivan $57M 2014
30% The Monuments Men Richard Campbell $67.3M 2014
16% A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Saul $34.3K 2013
37% Hyde Park on Hudson Franklin D. Roosevelt $6.4M 2012
93% Moonrise Kingdom Mr. Bishop $45.6M 2012
3% Passion Play Happy Shannon $2.6K 2011
85% Get Low Frank Quinn $9.2M 2010
No Score Yet Eric Clapton: Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 Actor 2010
92% Fantastic Mr. Fox Badger $21.1M 2009
90% Zombieland Himself $75.6M 2009
43% The Limits of Control American $0.4M 2009
53% City of Ember Mayor Cole $7.9M 2008
50% Get Smart Agent 13 $130.3M 2008
69% The Darjeeling Limited The Businessman $12M 2007
No Score Yet Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride Actor 2006
11% Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Garfield $28.3M 2006
25% The Lost City The Writer $2.5M 2005
87% Broken Flowers Don Johnston $13.6M 2005
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Steve Zissou $24M 2004
15% Garfield - The Movie Garfield $75.3M 2004
64% Coffee and Cigarettes Bill $2M 2004
74% This Old Cub Actor 2004
95% Lost In Translation Bob Harris $44.6M 2003
No Score Yet Speaking of Sex Ezri Stovall 2003
80% The Royal Tenenbaums Raleigh St. Clair $52.4M 2002
55% Osmosis Jones Frank Detorri $12.4M 2001
68% Charlie's Angels Bosley $124.5M 2000
57% Hamlet Polonius 2000
67% Michael Jordan to the Max Actor 2000
64% Cradle Will Rock Tommy Crickshaw 1999
89% Rushmore Mr. Herman Blume 1998
50% With Friends Like These Maurice Melnick 1998
63% Wild Things Ken Bowden 1998
41% The Man Who Knew Too Little Wallace Ritchie 1997
43% Space Jam Himself 1996
11% Larger Than Life Jack Corcoran 1996
50% Kingpin Ernie McCracken 1996
92% Ed Wood Bunny Breckinridge 1994
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - Best of the Coneheads Actor 1994
77% Mad Dog and Glory Frank Milo 1993
96% Groundhog Day Phil Connors 1993
84% What About Bob? Bob Wiley 1991
82% Quick Change Producer Director Grimm 1990
53% Ghostbusters 2 Dr. Peter Venkman 1989
70% Scrooged Frank Cross 1988
40% She's Having a Baby Actor 1988
90% Little Shop of Horrors Arthur Denton 1986
50% The Razor's Edge Screenwriter Larry Darrell 1984
No Score Yet Nothing Lasts Forever Ted 1984
97% Ghostbusters (1984 Original) Dr. Peter Venkman 1984
89% Tootsie Jeff 1982
86% Stripes John 1981
74% Caddyshack Carl Spackler Screenwriter 1980
17% Where the Buffalo Roam Hunter S. Thompson 1980
No Score Yet Loose Shoes Lefty 1980
40% The Main Event Mantilla's Cornerman 1979
76% Meatballs Tripper 1979
100% All You Need Is Cash Bill Murray the K. 1978
40% Tarzoon, la honte de la jungle (Shame of the Jungle) (Jungle Burger) Actor 1975
No Score Yet Star Shorts Actor


No Score Yet Today
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No Score Yet Sunday Morning
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
  • 2017
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
Guest Performer
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96% Angie Tribeca
  • 2016
83% Vice Principals
Principal Welles
  • 2016
No Score Yet Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • 2016
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95% Olive Kitteridge
Jack Kennison
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
  • 2014
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79% Alpha House
Senator Vernon Smits
  • 2013
No Score Yet Alpha House #DEL
Vernon Smits
  • 2013
No Score Yet Great Performances
  • 2011
  • 2007
No Score Yet American Chopper
  • 2006
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
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