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BILL MURRAY (Badger) previously starred for Wes Anderson in RUSHMORE, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU and THE DARJEELING LIMITED. His portrayal of Herman Blume in RUSHMORE bringing him the New York Film Critics Circle, National Society of Film Critics, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and Independent Spirit Awards for Best Supporting Actor.
Born in Chicago, Murray began his acting career there with the improvisational troupe Second City. He joined the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live in the show's second season, winning an Emmy Award as one of the show's writers.
After making his screen debut in Ivan Reitman's MEATBALLS, Murray reteamed with Reitman on 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' 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; Gil Kenan's CITY OF EMBER.
For his performance as Bob Harris in Sofia Coppola's LOST IN TRANSLATION, Murray received the Golden Globe, BAFTA, Independent Spirit, and New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago film critics' Awards, among others, for Best Actor. He also was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild and Academy Awards.
Murray starred for Jim Jarmusch in the "Deliriumâ€ť segment of COFFEE AND CIGARETTES; BROKEN FLOWERS, for which he was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Actor; and the forthcoming THE LIMITS OF CONTROL.
He will be next seen in Aaron Schneider's GET LOW, with Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek, and is the author of the book Cinderella Story: My Life in Golf.
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