Actor & director, USA


 “Movie acting suits me because I only need to be good for ninety seconds at a time.”


Born in 1950 in Chicago, Bill Murray relocated to New York City where he first took his comedic talents on air in the radio show National Lampoon Hour (1973-1974), alongside Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner and John Belushi. He then join the cast of NBC’s Saturday Night Live in 1976 in which he began crafting the comedic persona that became his calling card for many films to come. In his more recent career, the actor took on more seriocomic roles in many of director Wes Anderson's movies, as well as Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation (2003), which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.

For his work on the show Saturday Night Live, Bill Murray earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing. It didn't take long for him to move from the small screen to the big screen, and his first major film role was in the 1979 box office hit Meatballs. He went back to his comedic roots with the cult classic Caddyshack. He continued with a string of successes on films, such as in the army farce Stripes (1981), Tootsie (1982) and Ghostbusters (1984), which became one of the decade's biggest hits, earning almost $300 million worldwide and spawning a sequel, a cartoon series, action figures and even a chart-topping theme song. His next move caught loyal fans off guard. He starred in and co-wrote an adaptation of the Somerset Maugham’s novel The Razor's Edge in 1984, followed by a cameo appearance in the 1986 musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors. The actor finally made his comeback in 1988 with Scrooged, a darkly comedic version of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, followed by Ghostbusters II, What About Bob?, Groundhog Day and Ed Wood. In 1998, Murray played what many believed to be one of his finest roles in Wes Anderson's Rushmore, for which he won the Best Supporting Actor Award from both the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics. After Tim Robbins's Cradle Will Rock and Charlie's Angels remake, he gained in 2001 critical praise for his roles in Anderson's two feature films The Royal Tenenbaums and the offbeat comedy The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2003). The same year, Murray received an Academy Award nomination for his starring role in Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation. For his next performances, the actor made a cameo in the Anderson’s film The Darjeeling Limited (2007), followed by Get Smart and the children's adventure film City of Ember (2008). In 2009, continuing his work in the realm of dramas, he starred in Jim Jarmusch's The Limits of Control. More recently, He earned rave reviews for his portrayal of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park on Hudson (2012), for his reunion with Anderson for Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2013), as well as The Monuments Men (2014) with George Clooney, Matt Damon and John Goodman. He was also nominated for a Lead Actor Golden Globe for his role in the comedy St. Vincent (2014), co-starring Melissa McCarthy and Naomi Watts. In 2015, Murray is seen in the comedy Rock the Kasbah (presented Out of Competition in the 2015 Marrakech Film Festival) portraying a music manager who starts to handle the career of an Afghani teen.

Selected Filmography


1976      Next Stop, Greenwich Village Paul Mazursky

1978      Loose Shoes Ira Miller

1979      MEATBALLS (Arrête de ramer, t'es sur le sable) Ivan Reitman

Mr. Mike mondo's video Michael O’Donoghue & Ernie Fosselius

1980      CADDYSHACK (Le Golf en folie) Harold Ramis

Where the Buffalo Roam Art Linson

1981      STRIPES (Les Bleus) Ivan Reitman

1982      TOOTSIE Sydney Pollack

1984      THE RAZOR’S EDGE (Le Fil du rasoir) John Byrum *

Nothing lasts forever Tom Schiller

GHOSTBUSTERS (S.O.S. Fantômes) Ivan Reitman

1986      LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (La Petite Boutique des horreurs) Frank Oz

1988      SCROOGED (Fantômes en fête) Richard Donner

1989      GHOSTBUSTERS II (S.O.S. Fantômes 2) Ivan Reitman

1991      WHAT ABOUT BOB? (Quoi de neuf, Bob ?) Frank Oz

1992      Mad Dog and Glory John McNaughton

1993      GROUNDHOG DAY (Un jour sans fin) Harold Ramis

1994      Ed Wood Tim Burton

1996      KINGPIN Bobby Farrelly & Peter Farrelly

Space Jam Joe Pytka

LARGER THAN LIFE (Un éléphant sur les bras) Howard Franklin

1997      THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO LITTLE (L'Homme qui en savait trop peu) Jon Amiel

WILD THINGS (Sexcrimes) John McNaughton

1998      Rushmore Wes Anderson

With Friends like These Philip Frank Messina

1999      CRADLE WILL ROCK (Broadway 39e rue) Tim Robbins

2000      CHARLIE’S ANGELS (Charlie et ses drôles de dames) McG

Hamlet Michael Almereyda

2001      THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS (La Famille Tenenbaum) Wes Anderson

Osmosis Jones Bobby Farrelly & Peter Farrelly

Speaking of Sex John McNaughton

2002      Coffee and cigarettes Jim Jarmusch

2003      THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU (La Vie aquatique) Wes Anderson

Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola

2005      THE LOST CITY (Adieu Cuba) Andy Garcia

Broken Flowers Jim Jarmusch

2007      THE DARJEELING LIMITED (À bord du Darjeeling Limited) Wes Anderson

2008      CITY OF EMBER (La Cité de l'ombre) Gil Kenan

GET SMART (Max la menace) Peter Segal

2009      ZOMBIELAND (Bienvenue à Zombieland) Ruben Fleischer

Fantastic Mr. Fox Wes Anderson – animation

GET LOW (Le Grand Jour) Aaron Schneider

The Limits of Control Jim Jarmusch

2010      Passion Play Mitch Glazer

2012      Moonrise Kingdom Wes Anderson

HYDE PARK ON HUDSON (Week-end royal) Roger Michell

2013      A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III (Dans la tête de Charles Swan III) Roman Coppola

The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson

2014      Dumb & Dumber To (Dumb & Dumber De) Bobby Farrelly & Peter Farrelly

THE Monuments Men George Clooney

St. Vincent Theodore Melfi

2015       Rock the Kasbah Barry Levinson

ALOHA (Welcome Back) Cameron Crowe

* also screenwriter


1990      QUICK CHANGE **/***

** also producer

*** also actor