Bill Murray

Bill Murray

Highest Rated: 97% Ghostbusters (1984 Original) (1984)

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

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet The French Dispatch Actor 2020
No Score Yet On the Rocks Actor 2020
55% The Dead Don't Die Cliff Robertson 2019
75% Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk Narrator 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
68% A Very Murray Christmas Screenwriter Actor 2015
7% 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
42% 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
68% The Darjeeling Limited The Businessman $12M 2007
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
59% 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 Grimm Producer Director 1990
53% Ghostbusters 2 Dr. Peter Venkman 1989
71% Scrooged Frank Cross 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
90% Tootsie Jeff Jeff Slater 1982
86% Stripes John 1981
74% Caddyshack Screenwriter Carl Spackler 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
72% Meatballs Tripper 1979
91% 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

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2020
No Score Yet The Now
2020
2020
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2020
2019
2016
2015
2014
2012
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2017
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest Performer 2017
2014
2012
96% Angie Tribeca
2016-2018
2016
83% Vice Principals
2016-2017
Principal Welles 2016
No Score Yet Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown
2013-2018
Appearing 2016
2015
95% Olive Kitteridge
2014
Jack Kennison 2014
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest 2014
2013
79% Alpha House
2013-2014
Senator Vernon Smits 2013
No Score Yet Alpha House #DEL
2013-2014
Vernon Smits 2013
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Host 2011
2007
No Score Yet American Chopper
2003-2019
Appearing 2006
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest Performer 1999
1998
1993
1987
1981
1980
1979
1978
1977

QUOTES FROM Bill Murray CHARACTERS

Baloo says: That's not a song, kid. That's propaganda.

Baloo says: What did I tell you? He's special.

Bagheera says: I know. I raised him.

Baloo says: You say you want to go to the man village. I say you can be a man right here.

Baloo says: You have never been a more endangered species than you are in this moment.

Dr. Peter Venkman says: Egon, this somehow reminds me of the time you tried to drill a hole in your head. Do you remember that?

Bagheera says: Bears don't hibernate in the jungle.

Baloo says: Not full hibernation, but I nap...a lot.

Bob Wiley says: There are two types of people. Those who like Neil Diamond, and those who don't.

Maureen says: Jimi Hendrix played the National Anthem because I told him too.

Richie Lanz says: Jimi Hendrix played the Star Spangled Banner because I told him to.

Phil Connors says: I'm not going to live by their rules anymore.

Peter Venkman says: I'm right in the middle of something, Ray!

Phil Connors says: When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope. Yet we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life. But standing here among the people of Punxsutawney and basking in the warmth of their hearths and hearts, I couldn't imagine a better fate than a long and lustrous winter.

German Soldier at Ghent says: John Wayne...

Richard Campbell says: Yes, John Wayne...

Richard Campbell says: Right now, you wish that German had shot you.

Steve Zissou says: Wolodarsky, go get the keys to that fishing boat, and throw them in the water. No, wait. They might have another set. Just blow it up.

Peter Venkman says: Back off, man! I'm a scientist!

Mr. Bishop says: My daughter was abducted by one of these beige lunatics!

Steve Zissou says: I wonder if it remembers me.

Peter Venkman says: Kitten, I think what I'm trying to say is, sometimes, shit happens, and who ya gonna call?

Dr. Hunter S. Thompson says: What is this country doing for the doomed?

Dr. Hunter S. Thompson says: Boy, it was hard finding people to eat acid with as the age of Nixon wore on.

Dr. Hunter S. Thompson says: I think it could be the best thing I've ever done. All I have yo do is write it up.

Jack Corcoran says: I'm a motivator, not a physical therapist.

Jack Corcoran says: You know, they say an elephant never forgets. But what they don't tell you is that you never forget an elephant.

Jack Corcoran says: Okay I've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is it's all downhill from here. The bad news is you're going to carry me.

Jack Corcoran says: Okay I've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is it's all downhill from here. The bad news is you're going to carry me.

Steve Zissou says: This is an adventure.

Phil Connors says: (after getting pulled over) Hi, three cheeseburgers, two large fries, two milkshakes, and one large coke.

Phil Connors says: Hi, three cheeseburgers, two large fries, two milkshakes, and one large coke.

Ralph says: And some flapjacks.

Phil Connors says: too early for flapjacks?

Phil Connors says: Too early for flapjacks?

Phil Connors says: It's the same thing every day, Clean up your room, stand up straight, pick up your feet, take it like a man, be nice to your sister, don't mix beer and wine ever, Oh yeah, don't drive on the railroad tracks.

Phil Connors says: It's just still once a year, isn't it?

Bob Wiley says: Baby Steps, get on a bus. Baby Steps, get on a bus.

Bob Wiley says: I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful...

Bob Wiley says: I'm doing the work, I'm baby-stepping, I'm not a slacker! Just look, I'm in really bad shape!

Phil Connors says: Do you want to throw up here or in the car?

Ralph says: I think both.

Carl Spackler says: Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac...It's in the hole! It's in the hole! It's in the hole!

Carl Spackler says: Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac...It's in the hole! It's in the hole! It's in the hole!

Rita says: You speak French

Rita says: You speak French.

Phil Connors says: Oui

Phil Connors says: Oui.

Ken Bowden says: [last lines] Suzie! Be good!

Sam Lombardo says: Kelly Van Ryan is accusing me of rape.

Ken Bowden says: Kelly Van Ryan? As in Sandra Van Ryan?

Sam Lombardo says: As in, I'm fucked.

Ken Bowden says: [repeated line] [to Suzie] Did you enjoy being a guest of the state?

Peter Venkman says: Let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown.

Peter Venkman says: "Back of man, I'm a Scientist"

Peter Venkman says: Back of man, I'm a Scientist.

Dr. Peter Venkman says: Back off man, I'm a Scientist.

Peter Venkman says: Alice, I'm going to ask you a couple of standard questions, ok? Have you or any of your family ever been diagnosed Schizophrenic? Mentally incompetent?

Librarian says: My uncle thought he was St. Jerome.

Peter Venkman says: I'd call that a big yes.

Mrs. Bishop says: I'm sorry, Walt.

Mr. Bishop says: It's not your fault. (pause) Which injuries are you apologizing for, specifically?

Mrs. Bishop says: Specifically? Whichever ones still hurt.

Mr. Bishop says: Half of those were self-inflicted.

Bob Wiley says: There are two types of people in this world: Those who like Neil Diamond, and those who don't. My ex-wife loves him.

Dr. Leo Marvin says: You think he's gone? He's not gone. That's the whole point! He's never gone! [he opens the door and there's Bob]

Bob Wiley says: Is this some radical new therapy?

Dr. Leo Marvin says: YOU SEE?!

Phil Connors says: I'm a god.

Rita says: You are God?

Phil Connors says: I'm a god, I'm not the God. I don't think.

Mrs. Bishop says: Does it concern you that your daughterâ??s just run away from home?

Mrs. Bishop says: Does it concern you that your daughter's just run away from home?

Mr. Bishop says: Thatâ??s a loaded question.

Mr. Bishop says: That's a loaded question.

Reverend Lemon says: Do you reject Satan and all of his evils?

Bunny Breckinridge says: ...Sure.

Little Rock says: Do you have any regrets?

Himself says: Garfield

Himself says: Garfield.

Garfield says: Why all picks cat, not a dog?

Carl Spackler says: Big hitter, the Lama

Carl Spackler says: Big hitter, the Lama.

Carl Spackler says: A former greenskeeper, about to become the Masters champion...

Peter Venkman says: I love this plan! I'm excited to be a part of it! Let's do it!

Mr. Bishop says: I'll be out in the back. I'm going to find a tree to chop down.

Steve Zissou says: Don't point that gun at him, he's an unpaid intern!

Mr. Bishop says: Jesus christ, what am I looking at?

Franklin D. Roosevelt says: I thought I might have a swim. Come along?

Mr. Bishop says: WHY can't you control your scouts?!

Mr. Bishop says: WHY can't you control your scouts?

Scout Master Ward says: Umm...I'm trying to...

Bob Wiley says: Tied fast to the mast of the boat: "Im sailing!"

Bob Wiley says: [tied fast to the mast of the boat] I'm sailing!

Bob Wiley says: "Is this corn hand-shucked?"

Bob Wiley says: Is this corn hand-shucked?

Garfield says: Got milk?

Phil Connors says: Who is your perfect guy?

Rita says: Well, first of all, he's too humble to know he's perfect

Rita says: Well, first of all, he's too humble to know he's perfect.

Phil Connors says: That's me!

Phil Connors says: (to the groundhog) "Don't drive angry! Don't drive angry!"

Phil Connors says: [to the groundhog] Don't drive angry! Don't drive angry!

Don Johnston says: Couldn't you have rented me a Porsche or some car I might really drive? I'm a stalker in a Taurus.

Frank Cross says: Well I AM happy with the path that I have chosen, you little bitch! In fact, I couldn't be happier!

Peter Venkman says: Alright...let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown

Peter Venkman says: Alright... let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown.

Wallace Ritchie says: Nobody asked me to be a human being.

Peter Venkman says: We came, we saw, we kicked it's ASS!!

Peter Venkman says: We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!

Bob Harris says: The more you know who you are and what you want, the less you let things upset you.

Bob Harris says: (Inaudible whisper)

Bob Harris says: [inaudible whisper]

Steve Zissou says: I'm going to find it and I'm going to destroy it. I don't know how yet. Possibly with dynamite.

Peter Venkman says: Listen smell that

Peter Venkman says: Listen... do you smell something?

Bob Wiley says: Baby step to four o'clock...

Peter Venkman says: Ray, the sponges migrated a foot.

Carl Spackler says: Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greens keeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac...It's in the hole! It's in the hole! It's in the hole!

Mrs. Bishop says: Stop feeling sorry for yourself.

Mr. Bishop says: Why?

Mr. Bishop says: "Our daughter has been abducted by one of these beige lunatics!"

Mr. Bishop says: My daughter has been abducted by one of those beige lunatics.

Mr. Bishop says: I'm going to cut down a tree.

Mr. Bishop says: I'm going to go find a tree to chop down.

Mr. Bishop says: What am I looking at here?

Mrs. Bishop says: He does watercolors. Landscapes, a few nudes.

Phil Connors says: (talking about an oncoming train) I'm betting he's going to swerve first.

Phil Connors says: [talking about an oncoming train] I'm betting he's going to swerve first.

Don Johnston says: Well, the past is gone, I know that. The future isn't here yet, whatever it's going to be. So, all there is, is this. The present. That's it.

Bob Harris says: For relaxing times, make it Suntory time.

Mr. Bishop says: I'm gonna find a tree to chop down.

Peter Venkman says: Let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown.

Gozer (uncredited) says: Are you a god...?

Gozer (uncredited) says: Are you a god?

Peter Venkman says: No...

Gozer (uncredited) says: Then... DIE!!!

Gozer (uncredited) says: Then... DIE!

Mayor Cole says: Mayfleet! That's a name for a messenger! May your feet be fleet.

Mr. Bishop says: What am I lookin' at?

Mrs. Bishop says: He does water colors. Mostly landscapes, but a few nudes.

E.R. Nurse says: â??Sometimes people just die...â??

E.R. Nurse says: Sometimes people just die...

Phil Connors says: â??Not today...â??

Phil Connors says: Not today...

Phil Connors says: â??You want a prediction about the weather? Youâ??re asking the wrong Phil. Iâ??m going to give you a prediction about this winterâ?¦: Itâ??s going to be cold, itâ??s going to be darkâ?¦ and itâ??s going to last you for the rest of your lives!â??

Phil Connors says: You want a prediction about the weather? You're asking the wrong Phil. I'm going to give you a prediction about this winter? It's going to be cold, it's going to be dark and it's going to last you for the rest of your lives!

Peter Venkman says: Yes it's true. This man has no dick.

Dr. Leo Marvin says: I want some peace and quiet!

Bob Wiley says: I'll be quiet.

Siggy Marvin says: I'll be peace!

Dana Barrett says: (about Oscar)What do you think?

Peter Venkman says: Well, he's ugly.

Peter Venkman says: Generally you don't see that kind of behavior in a major appliance.

Bob Harris says: For relaxing times, make it santori time.

Max Fischer says: You were in Vietnam, right?

Herman Blume says: Yeah.

Max Fischer says: Were you in the shit?

Herman Blume says: Yeah, I was in the shit.

Herman Blume says: You guys have it real easy. I never had it like this where I grew up. But I send my kids here because the fact is you go to one of the best schools in the country: Rushmore. Now, for some of you it doesn't matter. You were born rich and you're going to stay rich. But here's my advice to the rest of you: Take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs and take them down. Just remember, they can buy anything but they can't buy backbone. Don't let them forget it. Thank you.

Bob Harris says: The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.

John Winger says: We're Americans, with a capital "A", huh. You know what that mean? Do ya? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of ever decent county in the world. We are the wretched refuse. Weâ??re the underdog. We're mutts!

John Winger says: We're Americans, with a capital 'A', huh. You know what that mean? Do ya? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of ever decent county in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We're the underdog. We're mutts!

Phil Connors says: we must'n keep our audience waiting.

Phil Connors says: We mustn't keep our audience waiting.

Phil Connors says: ok campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties cause its cold out there...its cold out there every day.

Phil Connors says: Okay campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties cause its cold out there...its cold out there every day.

Peter Venkman says: oh did you ever fall for that, the old hand eating toaster trick.

Peter Venkman says: Oh did you ever fall for that, the old hand eating toaster trick.