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THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU

BILL MURRAY (Steve Zissou) received a 2004 Best Actor Academy Award® nomination and won the Golden Globe® for his performance as Bob Harris, an American actor in Tokyo, in Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation.” The acclaimed role also garnered Murray the BAFTA Award, the Boston Society of Film Critics Award, the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, the Independent Spirit Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, the National Society of Film Critics Award and New York Film Critics Circle Award, among others.

Celebrated for both his seriocomic performances and his roles in blockbuster movies, Murray also won acclaim for his portrait of Herman Blume in Wes Anderson's second film, "Rushmore.” This role brought him the Independent Spirit Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, the National Society of Film Critics Award and the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor. Murray was previously nominated for the Golden Globe for his roles in "Rushmore” and "Ghostbusters.”

Born in Chicago, Murray began his acting career with the improvisational troupe Second City. He joined the cast of television's "Saturday Night Live” in the show's second season, and shortly thereafter won an Emmy® Award as one of the show's writers.

After making his screen debut in Ivan Reitman's "Meatballs,” he went on to star in Reitman's "Stripes” and the "Ghostbusters” movies. His film credits also include Harold Ramis' "Caddyshack” and "Groundhog Day,” Art Linson's "Where the Buffalo Roam,” Sydney Pollack's "Tootsie,” John Byrum's "The Razor's Edge,” Richard Donner's "Scrooged,” Frank Oz's "What About Bob,” John McNaughton's "Mad Dog and Glory” and "Wild Things,” Tim Burton's "Ed Wood,” Peter and Bobby Farrelly's "Kingpin,” Jon Amiel's "The Man Who Knew Too Little,” Tim Robbins' "Cradle Will Rock,” Michael Almereyda's "Hamlet” and Wes Anderson's "The Royal Tenenbaums.”

Murray is also the author of the book Cinderella Story: My Life in Golf.

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