BILL MURRAY (M. Ivan) portrayal of 'Herman Blume' in Wes
Anderson's Rushmore brought him the New York Film Critics Circle Award, National
Society of Film Critics Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, and
Independent Spirit Awards for Best Supporting Actor. He has acted in all of Mr.
Anderson's subsequent features, including The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic
with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox (in voiceover), and
Born in Chicago, he 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, and shortly thereafter won an Emmy Award as one of the
show's writers. He later authored the book Cinderella Story: My Life in Golf.
After making his screen debut in Ivan Reitman's Meatballs, Murray reteamed
with the director on Stripes, Ghostbusters, and GHOSTBUSTERS II. 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
(1984); 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; Gil Kenan's City of Ember; Aaron
Schneider's Get Low, for which he received Spirit and Satellite Award
nominations; Mitch Glazer's Passion Play; Roman Coppola's A Glimpse Inside the
Mind of Charles Swan III; and George Clooney's upcoming THE MonumentS Men.
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.
He has starred for Jim Jarmusch in the "Delirium" segment of Coffee and
Cigarettes; in Broken Flowers, for which he was nominated for a Satellite Award
for Best Actor; and in The Limits of Control.