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BILL MURRAY (Mr. Blume) is one of the most gifted and versatile actors of his generation. He has been honored by the National Association of Theater Owners as Star of the Year (1985), won an Emmy for his writing during his second season of "Saturday Night Live," received Harvard University's Hasty Pudding club Award, as well as the Jack Benny Award for Excellence in Entertainment from UCLA.

Murray began his career in Chicago with the improvisational troupe Second City. He joined, Saturday Night Live" in their second season where he created the "Lounge Lizard," "Todd," the name-dropping film critic and many other memorable characters. His first film was "Meatballs" directed by Ivan Reitman who also directed him in "Stripes" and the hugely successful "Ghostbuster" movies. His other early films were "Little Shop of Horrors," "Tootsie," "Caddy Shack," Hunter S. Thompson's autobiography "Where the Buffalo Roam," the popular Dickens update "Scrooged," "Quick Change" which he also co-directed and co-produced, and an acclaimed performance playing Larry Darrell in "The Razor's Edge" which he also co-wrote.

More recently, he gave one of his finest performances opposite Robert De Niro in "Mad Dog and Glory," starred in both the road movie "Larger Than Life" with Matthew McConaughey and Janeane Garofalo and the sophisticated British farch "The Man Who Knew Too Little." He also starred in the box-office hits "What About Bob?" and "Groundhog Day" as well as making memorable appearances in "Space Jam," Tim Burton's "Ed Wood," "King Pin" and "Wild Things."

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