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Comedy – Bill Murray – Stand-Up / Movies / SNL Skits / Variety TV Shows / Writer / Talk Shows / Radio – L E’s Stories Special – “A Comedic Genius Has Ascended To Iconic Status in American Popular Culture Thanks To His Eccentric Style of Comedy” – Part 2

The Life and Times of Actor / Comedian Bill Murray - Part 2

 

Start of Bill Murray Post – Part 2

 

 

 

In 2012, Murray starred in Roger Michell’s historical comedy Hyde Park on Hudson…..where he played Franklin D. Roosevelt opposite Laura Linney….. who played Roosevelt’s cousin Margaret Suckley…..and Olivia Williams who portrayed Eleanor Roosevelt…..as the film focuses on the 1939 visit at the Roosevelts’ home Hyde Park of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth portrayed by Samuel West and Olivia Colman respectively.  Murray received praise from critics with Roger Ebert writing, “Murray, who has a wider range than we sometimes realize, finds the human core of this FDR and presents it tenderly.”  Murray also received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy nomination for his performance.

 

 

 

 

Movies & Actors – Official Trailer For the Movie “Hyde Park on Hudson” – Starring Bill Murray (Franklin D. Roosevelt) + Laura Linney (Daisy) + Olivia Williams (Elenor Roosevelt)2008  – A Hyde Park on Hudson  Production Special – “FDR and Eleanor Host The King & Queen of England at their Hyde Park on Hudson Home”                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

 

 

Actors & Interviews – Live at the Toronto International Film Festival 2012 – A Jake’s Takes” Production Special – “Jake Hamilton Interviews Bill Murray on “Jake’s Takes””  – With Murray Talking About His New Film “Hyde Park on Hudson”

                                                                                 

 

 

Since 2010, Murray has continued to appear in multiple films with Wes Anderson including the coming of age comedy Moonrise Kingdom in 2012 …..which also starred Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton.  The film premiered at the 65th Cannes Film Festival where it competed for the Palme d’Or…..while the film was a box office and critical success…..when in 2016, the BBC included the film in its list of greatest films of the twenty-first century.

 

 

 

 

Movies & Actors – Official Trailer For the Movie “Moonrise Kingdom” – Starring Bill Murray + Bruce Willis + Frances MacDormand + Ed Norton + Jason Schwartzman + Tilda Swinton  – 2012  – A Rotten Tomatoes Trailers Production Special – “Kids Behaving Like Adults…..Adults Behaving Like Kids”                                                                      

 

 

 

Actors & Comedy – For the Movie “Moonrise Kingdom” – 2012 – A MoonriseKingdomMovie Production Special – “Bill Murray Hosting A Tour of Moonrise Kingdom Movie Set”

 

 

 

Murray also made a brief comic turn in The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2014….. where he played, M. Ivan, Gustave’s friend and one of several concierges affiliated with the Society of the Crossed Keys. The film competed at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival where it received rapturous reviews…..when the film later became Wes Anderson’s most financially successful film making $172 million…..plus, it received 9 Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, ultimately receiving 4 for Costume Design, Production Design, Makeup/Hair and Original Score…..while Murray himself along with the cast won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his ensemble work in The Grand Budapest Hotel.

 

 

 

 

Movies & Actors – Official Trailer For the Movie The Grand Budapest Hotel” Starring Bill Murray + Ralph Fiennes + Tony Revolori + Adrien Brody + Willhem Defoe – 2014  – A SearchlightPictures Production Special – “Recounts the Adventures of Legendary Concierge Gustave H at a Famous European Hotel Between the Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the Lobby Boy Who Becomes His Most Trusted Friend” 

 

 

 

In 2014, Murray starred in George Clooney’s World War II ensemble drama, The Monuments Men, also starring Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville, Jean Dujardin and Bob Balaban…..when the film received mixed reviews from critics and was a modest box office success. Later that year, Murray also starred in the coming of age film St. Vincent  alongside Melissa McCarthy and Naomi Watts…..when Murray played Vincent, retired, grumpy, alcoholic Vietnam War veteran and received a Golden Globe Award  nomination for his performance.  In Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian’s mixed review he praised Murray writing, “[He] knows how to shine as the bleary, cynical companion to a younger person dragooned by fate into being both his pupil and his accomplice, and who puts Murray back in touch with his own innocence.”  The following year he starred as a music manager Rock the Kasbah in 2015.

 

 

 

 

Movie Clips & Actors – Bill Murray – From the Movie “The Monuments Men” – Starring Bill Murray + George Clooney + John Goodman + Matt Damon – 2014 – A Rotten Tomatoes Coming Soon Production Special – “German Cottage Art Inspection and Interrogation”

 

 

 

 

Movie Clips & Actors – Bill Murray – From the Movie “St. Vincent” – Starring Bill Murray + Melissa McCarthy + Jaeden Martell + Naomi Watts – 2014 – A Gary Bray Production Special – “Touching Final Scene from the Movie “St. Vincent””                                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

Movies & Actors – Official Trailer For the Movie St. Vincent” Starring Bill Murray + Melissa McCarthy + Jaeden Martell + Naomi Watts – 2014  – A Rotten Tomatoes Trailers Production Special – “A Veteran Vietnam Sergeant Who Gambles on Horse Races and Owes Money to the Shark Zucko Befriends His Next Door Neighbor’s 12 Year Old Son”                                                                                                                                                

 

 

 

Movies & Actors – Official Trailer For the Movie Rock the Kasbah” Starring Bill Murray + Kate Hudson + Zooey Deschanel + Danny McBride – 2015  – A Rotten Tomatoes Trailers Production Special – “Bill Murray As Talent Manager Richie Lanz Is Sent to Afghanistan for a USO Tour”                                                                        

 

 

 

In 2016, he was the voice of Baloo in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau.  Murray received praise for his comic performance with Chris Nashawaty of Entertainment Weekly describing him at “his wry, what-me-worry comic-relief best” The film was an immense financial hit, and earned a 95% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  Murray was nominated for Favorite Animated Movie Voice at the People’s Choice Awards…..when he lost to Ellen DeGeneres who reprised her role in Finding Dory (2016).

 

 

 

 

Movie Clips & Actors – Bill Murray – From the Movie “Jungle Book” – 2016 – A Walt Disney Studios Production Special – “Bill Murray as Baloo the Bear In Scene Where He Convinces Mowgli To Climb The Rock Wall for Some Honey”                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

 

There had been speculation that Murray might return to the Ghostbusters  franchise for a rumored Ghostbusters 3.  Murray once stated, “I’d do it only if my character was killed off in the first reel,” and also, “You know, maybe I should just do it. Maybe it’d be fun to do.”  Eventually, he appeared in both the 2016 Ghostbusters as Martin Heiss, a cynical ghost debunker, which was released on July 15, 2016…..and in 2021’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife.  In 2018, Murray returned to Saturday Night Live portraying  Donald Trump’s White House’s Chief strategist Steve Bannon alongside Fred Armisen as journalist and author Michael Wolff.  That year he was also part of Wes Anderson’s ensemble cast of the animated film Isle of Dogs…..which premiered at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival.  He also briefly reprised his role as himself in Zombieland: Double Tap in 2018.

 

 

 

 

Movie Clips & Actors – Bill Murray – From the Movie “Ghostbusters (2016)” – 2016 – A
NOW PLAYING
Production Special – “Bill Murray as Martin Hess In Scene Where Challenges The Ghostbusters To Show Him A Ghost Scene”                                                                                                                               

 

 

 

Movie Clips & Actors – Bill Murray – From the Movie “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” – 2021 – A NOW   PLAYING Production Special – “Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkmin In Scene Where He and The Old Ghostbusters Arrive on the Scene”                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

Movie Clips & Actors – Bill Murray – From the Animated Movie ” Isle of Dogs “ – 2021 – A FilmIsNow Movies Production Special – “Bill Murray as Boss (Dog) In Scene Where The Entire Cast of the Movie “Isle of Dogs” Is Introduced”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

The following year, Murray was part of the ensemble cast of the zombie-comedy The Dead Don’t Die in 2019 directed by Jim Jarmusch.  The film starred Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Selena Gomez, Chloë Sevigny and Steve Buscemi…..which received mixed reviews…..however John Nungent of Empire praised its lead performances writing, “Murray and Driver are two of Jarmusch’s favourite muses — the De Niro and DiCaprio to his Scorsese, if you like — and few actors capture that lacksadasical sense of humour quite as well as them, both faces almost Buster Keaton-esque in their deadpan resolve.”

 

 

 

 

Movies & Actors – Bill Murray – Official Trailer for the Movie “The Dead Don’t Die” – Starring Bill Murray + Adam Driver + Tilda Swinton + Cloe Sevigney – 2019A Focus Features Production Special – “Bill Murray In An Absurdist Zombie Comedy Film”                                                                                                                                

 

 

 

Movie Clips & Actors – Bill Murray – From the Movie “Zombieland: Double Tap” – 2018 – A MovieClips and Mashups Production Special – “Bill Murray as Himself In Scene The and Entire Staff Turn Into Zombies” 

    

 

 

On February 2, 2020, a commercial starring Murray aired during the Super Bowl referencing his role in the film Groundhog Day as Phil, with him stealing the groundhog and driving him to various places in the orange Jeep Gladiator.  Later that year, Murray reunited with Sofia Coppola for the comedy-drama On the Rocks in 2020 opposite Rashida Jones…..as the film premiered at the 58th New York Film Festival…..where it received positive reviews with many critics praising Murray’s performance.  Critic David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter wrote of his performance that “Murray has seldom been better.”  It had a limited theatrical release on October 2, 2020, by A24, followed by a digital streaming release on October 23, 2020, on Apple TV+.  He received some critical acclaim as well as nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor…..with Motion Picture and the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor.

 

 

 

 

TV Ads & Actors – 2020 – Bill Murray – A Super Bowl LVII Commercial Special – “Bill Murray & A Groundhog for Jeep Gladiator”

 

 

 

Murray appeared in a small role in The French Dispatch reuniting him with Wes Anderson for the 9th time.  It was set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2020, and get a wide release on July 24, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival was cancelled and the film was pulled from the schedule on April 3, 2020…..and was rescheduled for release on October 16, 2020, before being pulled from the schedule again on July 23, 2020…..when it ultimately premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and was released on October 22, 2021.

 

 

 

 

Movies & Actors – Bill Murray – Official Trailer for the Movie “The French Dispatch” – Starring Benicio del Toro + Adrien Brody + Tilda Swinton + Leu Seydoux + Bill Murray – 2021 – A SearchlightPictures Production Special – “American Anthology Comedy Drama Film Written, Directed and Produced by Wes Anderson”   

                                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

Murray reprised his role as Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters: Afterlife in 2021 directed by Jason Reitman…..as fellow original Ghostbusters cast members also reprised their roles including Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts…..while the film was a critical and commercial success.  In October 2021, Murray joined the cast of the upcoming superhero film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  In 2022 he appeared in the Peter Farrelly biographical war comedy-drama film The Greatest Beer Run Ever acting alongside Zac Efron and Russell Crowe…..when the film debuted at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival where it received mixed reviews…..then the film later debuted on Apple TV+.

 

 

 

 

Movie & Comedy – Exclusive Special – 2022 – A Collider Exclusives Production Special – “This Exclusive Video Discusses What Made the Original ‘Ghostbusters Film so Iconic….And How They Tried to Capture the Same Magic for This Sequel”                                                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

Movie Clips & Actors – Bill Murray – In the Movie “Ant Man & The Wasp: Quantumania” – 2021 – A Heavy Spoilers Clips Production Special – “Who Bill Murray is playing in Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania”                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

 

 

Movie Clips & Actors – Bill Murray – In the Movie “The Greatest Beer Run Ever” – 2022 – A
Skydance
Production Special – “Bill Murray in Scene of Chickie’s Great Idea”     

 

 

                                                              

Murray is a partner with his brothers in Murray Bros. Caddy Shack, a restaurant with two locations…..when in 2001, they opened a location at the World Golf Village near St. Augustine, Florida…..with the 2nd location opening in 2018, inside the Crowne Plaza Rosemont Hotel near the O’Hare International Airport.                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

News & Actors – Interview With Bill Murray & His Brothers (John, Joel and Brian Doyle – A Global News Production Special – “Coverage of Opening Day at the Murray Brothers Caddyshack Restaurant in Chicago”                                                                                                                                                                              

 

 

 

In 1978, Murray appeared in two at-bats for the Grays Harbor Loggers Minor League Baseball team…..as he was credited with one hit and a lifetime batting average of .500.  He founded and was part-owner of the St. Paul Saints, a Minor League Baseball team of the International League and the Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins…..as Bill occasionally traveled to Saint Paul, Minnesota to watch the team’s games.  Murray sold his interest in the Saints in 2023.  As part of The Goldklang Group, he owns part of the Charleston RiverDogs, the Hudson Valley Renegades and the Brockton Rox.  He has invested in a number of other minor league teams in the past, including the Utica Blue Sox, the Fort Myers Miracle, the Salt Lake Sting (APSL), the Catskill Cougars and the Salt Lake City Trappers.  In 2012 he was inducted into the South Atlantic League Hall of Fame for his ownership and investment activities in the league.  In the opinion of those of us here responsible for this post, Bill Murray’s longtime support of Minor League Baseball earned him his induction into the Minor League Baseball Hall of Fame…..and into our hearts here at ImaSportsPhile simply because of his pure love for our American pastime…..the game of baseball.

 

 

 

 

Baseball & Actors – Minor League Baseball Special – 2023 – An MiLB Hatbilly Production Special – “How the 1987 Salt Lake Trappers Did the Impossible… With Bill Murray’s Help”

 

 

 

 

News & Actors – Bill Murray – A CNN Production Special – “Bill Murray Inducted Into Minor League Baseball Hall of Fame”

 

 

 

In 2022, Murray recited poetry and sang with the cellist Jan Vogler, in a recorded production of New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization, which was released in cinemas.

 

 

 

 

Movies & Actors – Bill Murray – Official Trailer For the Movie “New Worlds: Cradle of Civilization” – Starring Bill Murray + Vanessa Perez + Jan Vogler + Mira Wang – 2022 – A New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization Production Special – “If a Trailer Can Move One to Tears…..I Can Only Imagine What the Entire Film Can Do!”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

Murray’s popularity has been such that he holds an iconic status in American popular culture. Murray’s eccentric style of comedy, both on-screen and in his personal life, has caused him to be seen as a folk hero to many making him a significant meme in various media including books and the Internet.  In 2016 he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the Kennedy Center.

 

 

 

 

Awards Shows & Actors – Bill Murray – Live at the Kennedy Center: Acceptance Speech – 2016 – A The Kennedy Center Production Special – “Bill Murray Acceptance Speech for the 2016 Mark Twain Prize” – In Recognition of People Who Have Had an Impact on American Society in Ways Similar to the Distinguished 19th Century Novelist and Essayist Best Known as Mark Twain

 

 

 

Being very detached from the Hollywood scene, Murray does not have an agent or manager and reportedly only fields offers for scripts and roles using a personal telephone number with a voice mailbox that he checks into not very often…..as this practice has reportedly prevented him from participating in films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit…..Monsters, Inc……The Squid and the Whale…..Charlie and the Chocolate Factory…..and Little Miss Sunshine. When asked about this practice, however, Murray seemed content with his inaccessibility, stating, “It’s not that hard. If you have a good script that’s what gets you involved. People say they can’t find me. Well, if you can write a good script, that’s a lot harder than finding someone. I don’t worry about it; it’s not my problem.”…..and to tell the truth, everything that Bill Murray touched throughout his entire career from making millions of folks laugh while on Saturday Night Live in 1975 to making folks cry while viewing the movie “New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization in 2022 was not a problem to him….cuz it was pure and natural stuff that he did…..while making folks laugh…..which is evidenced by the two video below…..with one being Bill Murphy doing real live stand-up comedy…..while the other is of Bill Murray doing mafia stand-up comedy in a movie clip from the movie “Mad Dog and Glory”…..and being absolutely hilarious in both…..whether it be real comedy or acting.  

 

 

 

 

Comedy & Comedian – Bill Murray – 500 Episode Host of SNL – 1987 – A Saturday Night Live Production Special – “SNL Host Bill Murray’s Opening Monologue for SNL’s 500th Episode”                                                                  

 

 

 

Comedy & Movie – Bill Murray – Movie Clip From the Movie “Mad Dog & Glory” – Starring Bill Murray * Robert de Niro + Uma Thurman + David Caruso – 1993 – An Andy Kneen Production Special – “Bill Murray Doing The Mafia Stand-Up Routine”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

 

Murray has homes in Los Angeles at Rancho Santa Fe, California, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts; Charleston, South Carolina, and Palisades, New York.  Between 2008 and 2013, Murray maintained a residence in the  Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan.                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

 

 

Lifestyle & Actor – Bill Murray – Biography of Life & Lifestyle – 2023 – A MixShow Star News Production Special – “Bill Murray: How the Main Ghostbuster Lives and Where He Spends His Millions”

 

 

 

During the filming of Stripes, Murray married Margaret Kelly on January 25, 1981…..then they remarried in Chicago for their families.  Margaret gave birth to two sons, Homer and Luke…..however, following Murray’s affair with Jennifer Butler, the couple divorced in 1996.  In 1997, he married Butler…..with whom they have four sons…..Caleb, Jackson, Cooper, and Lincoln.  Butler filed for divorce on May 12, 2008, accusing Murray of domestic violence, infidelity and addictions to sex, marijuana, and alcohol. Their divorce was finalized on June 13, 2008.

 

 

 

 

Actors & News – Bill Murray – A Celeb News Production Special – “Meet Bill Murray’s Six Sons and Their Mothers” – Bill Murray and His Ex-Wives, Margaret Kelly and Jennifer Butler, Have a Combined Total of Six Boys”

 

 

 

Murray is a fan of several Chicago professional sports teams, especially the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, and the Chicago Bulls.  He was once a guest color commentator for a Cubs game during the 1980’s.  He was in attendance, along with fellow Cubs fans John Cusack, Eddie Vedder, and Bonnie Hunt, during the Cubs’ historic Game Seven victory during the 2016 World Series.  Murray is an avid Quinnipiac University basketball fan…..where his son served as head of basketball operations…..and he is a regular fixture at home games.  He cheered courtside for the Illinois Fighting Illini’s game against the 2004–2005 Arizona Wildcats in the Regional Final game in Chicago.  He is a fixture at home games of those teams when in his native Chicago.  After traveling to Florida during the Cubs’ playoff run to help “inspire” the team…..when Murray joked with Cubs slugger Aramis Ramírez he was very ill and needed two home runs to give him the hope to live….. while he was invited to the champagne party in the Cubs’ clubhouse when the team clinched the NL Central in late September 2007, along with fellow actors John Cusack, Bernie Mac, James Belushi and former Cubs player Ron Santo…..as Murray appears in Santo’s documentary, This Old Cub.  In 2006, Murray became the 6th recipient of Baseball Reliquary’s annual Hilda Award, established in 2001 “to recognize distinguished service to the game by a fan”. He sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during a 2016 World Series game at Wrigley Field.

 

 

 

 

Music & Actors – Bill Murray – Live at 2016 the MLB World Series – Cleveland Indians Vs. Chicago Cubs – 7th Inning Stretch – A Fox Sports Production Special – Bill Murray Sings Take Me Out To The Ballgame Like Daffy Duck”

 

 

 

As a Chicago native, Murray appeared at the 50th annual Chicago Air & Water Show in August 2008…..when he performed a tandem jump with the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights.  He was the MC for Eric Clapton’s  Crossroads Guitar Festival on July 28, 2007…..where he dressed in various guises of Clapton as he appeared through the years.  He served as MC again in 2010 and once more in 2019.

 

 

 

 

Music & Actors – Bill Murray – Live at the 50th Chicago Air and Water Show – 2008 – An Associated Press
Production Special – “Bill Murray Skydives in Tandem With The US Army Golden Knights”                                               

 

 

 

Music & Actors – Bill Murray – Live at Eric Clapton’s “Crossroads Concert” – 2009 – A roger91k Production Special – “Bill Murray Performs the Song G*L*O*R*I*A and Introduces Eric Clapton to the Stage”                                                      

 

 

 


 
Music & Actors – Bill Murray – Live at Eric Clapton’s “Crossroads Guitar Festival” – 2023 – A Stonebondfilms Production Special – “Bill Murray Introduces the Festival and then Eric Clapton to the Stage”

 

 

 

Murray’s son, Luke, is an assistant coach for the UConn Huskies men’s basketball team…..as Murray has attended several of their games, notably during their championship run in the 2023 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament.

 

 

 

 

NCAAM Basketball & Actors – Bill Murray – Photo Shoot After 2023 NCAA Men’s Final Basketball Game – A The Sporting Tribune Production Special – ” Bill Murray Congratulates His Son Luke, UConn Assistant Coach, On Winning the Final Four”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

 

Murray stated in a 1984 interview: “I’m definitely a religious person, but it doesn’t have much to do with Catholicism anymore. I don’t think about Catholicism as much.”  In a 2014 interview, Murray expressed affection for the Traditional Latin Mass and expressed concerns about some of the changes within the Mass of Paul VI: “I’m not sure all those changes were right. I tend to disagree with what they call the new Mass. I think we lost something by losing the Latin. Now if you go to a Catholic Mass even just in Harlem it can be in Spanish, it can be in Ethiopian, it can be in any number of languages. The shape of it, the pictures, are the same but the words aren’t the same.”

 

 

 

 

News & Actors – Bill Murray – A VisionLiberty Production Special – Bill Murray Misses Latin Mass, rips Novus Ordo Catholic Church”

 

 

 

During the 2000 presidential campaign, Murray supported Green Party candidate Ralph Nader.  He also donated $1,000 to former Governor of Nebraska Bob Kerrey’s successful election to the United States Senate in 1988.  In a 2018 interview, Murray praised the Trump tax cuts, opining them to be “fantastic”.

 

 

 

 

News & Actor & Comedian –  Bill Murray Sits Down with CNBC “Squawk Box”‘s Joe Kernen and Becky Quick to Talk About the Rash of Scandals Rocking Hollywood….the Political Discourse in the U.S….. and His Steve Bannon Impression on Saturday Night Live

 

 

 

In 1987, he donated money to help build the Nathalie Salmon House, which provides affordable housing for low-income seniors. Michael and Lilo Salmon, the founders of Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (HOME), said Murray performed “miracles” for them.

 

 

 

 

Actors & Comedians – Bill Murray – Philanthropy – A Film About Giving – “HOME There’s No Place Like It” – A Real Insight Into the Depth of Kindness Inside This Man’s Heart

 

 

 

Murray has been known for his mood swings, leading Dan Aykroyd to refer to him as “The Murricane” Murray has said of his reputation: “I remember a friend said to me a while back: ‘You have a reputation.’ And I said: ‘What?’ And he said: ‘Yeah, you have a reputation of being difficult to work with.’ But I only got that reputation from people I didn’t like working with, or people who didn’t know how to work, or what work is. Jim, Wes and Sofia, they know what it is to work, and they understand how you’re supposed to treat people.”

 

 

 

 

Comedy – Stand Up Special – 1982 – A MediaBurnArchive Production Special – “Bill Murray Spontaneous Unscripted Rant In 3 Different Takes”

 

 

 

In the book Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live, as Told By Its Stars, Writers and Guests, Chevy Chase recalls being confronted by Murray shortly before an SNL broadcast in 1978, in which Chase had returned to guest host.  The issue, likely to do with Chase’s insistence on doing the “Weekend Update” segment that had been taken over by Jane Curtin, led to Murray and Chase trading insults, with Murray telling Chase to go have sex with Jacqueline Carlin, Chase’s wife at the time, while Chase commented that Murray’s face looked “like something Neil Armstrong had landed on”.  The argument eventually turned physical, with SNL cast members Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, and Gilda Radner witnessing the altercation.  Murray later said of the incident, “It was an Oedipal thing, a rupture. Because we all felt mad he had left us, and somehow I was the anointed avenging angel, who had to speak for everyone. But Chevy and I are friends now. It’s all fine.”  The two went on to star together in Caddyshack, which was shot the following year.

 

 

 

 

Talk Shows & Comedians/Actors – SNL’s Laraine Newman & Jane Curtin – A Watch What Happens – Live with Andy Cohen Production Special – 2021 – “Talking About the Infamous Fight They Witnessed Between Bill Murray and Chevy Chase….and Each One’s Favorite SNL Sketch”                                                                                                       

 

 

 

Comedy & Actors – Bill Murray Vs Chevy Chase – Fly on the Wall with Dana Carvey and David Spade Podcast Special – “Guest Loren Michaels Discuss the Infamous Bill Murray Fight with Chevy Chase on SNL Set”

 

 

 

According to Den of Geek, Murray did not get along well with Sean Young during the production of Stripes and has refused to work with her again.  Murray has said in interviews that he and film director Richard Donner did not get along well while filming Scrooged, stating that they would disagree with each other.  Donner said of Murray: “He’s superbly creative, but occasionally difficult – as difficult as any actor.”

 

 

 

 

Talk Shows & Actresses – Andie MacDowell Interview – Live on Sirius XM Entertainment Podcast – A Sirius XM Production Special – “Andie MacDowell on Working with Bill Murray on ‘Groundhog Day'”

 

 

 

Both Murray and Richard Dreyfuss have confirmed in separate interviews that they did not get along with each other during the making of What About Bob?  In addition, the film’s producer Laura Ziskin recalled having a disagreement with Murray that led him to toss her into a lake.  Ziskin confirmed in 2003, “Bill also threatened to throw me across the parking lot and then broke my sunglasses and threw them across the parking lot. I was furious and outraged at the time, but having produced a dozen movies, I can safely say it is not common behavior.”  Dreyfuss later alleged in 2019 that Murray screamed at him while he was intoxicated and told him, “Everyone hates you! You are tolerated!” and then threw an ashtray at him.  Although they have not crossed paths since the release of the film, Dreyfuss confirmed in a 2020 interview that he has forgiven Murray.

 

 

 

 

Movie Clips & Actors – Bill Murray & Richard Dreyfuss – From the Movie “What About Bob? – 1991 – A jquest1967 Production Special – “Death Therapy Scene With Bob (Bill Murray) and Dr. Leo (Richard Dreyfuss)”

 

 

Murray also had a falling out with film director and longtime collaborator Harold Ramis during the production of Groundhog Day. According to screenwriter Danny Rubin, “They were like two brothers who weren’t getting along.” Apparently, they had such intense creative differences that one day Ramis grabbed Murray by the shirt collar and threw him against a wall…..and as a result, Groundhog Day ultimately served as the final film collaboration between Murray and Ramis…..albeit they did take part in 2009’s Ghostbusters: The Video Game.  Murray eventually reconciled with Ramis just before Ramis’ death in February 2014.

 

 

 

 

Movie Clips & Actors – Bill Murray (John) & Ivan Reitman (Producer/Director) – From the Movie “Stripes” 1981 – A Sony Pictures Entertainment Production Special – “During a Stripes Movie Vignette:  Bill Murray + Ivan Reitman Talk Harold Ramis”

 

 

 

Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola said that the central scene of Scarlett Johansson and Murray lying on the bed together took multiple takes because the actors did not seem to be getting along…..as she eventually stopped for the day and started again the next morning.  Despite this, Coppola stated that Murray was a lot of fun to work with on the production.

 

 

 

 

Movie & Producer/Director – Sofia Coppola Interview – Live at the AFI Harold Lloyd Masters Seminar – 2008 – An American Film Institute Production Special – “Sofia Coppola Tells a Story About Contacting Al Pacino to See If He Could Introduce Her to Bill Murray.   

                                                                                                  

 

 

In April 2022, production of Being Mortal was suspended after Murray was accused of unspecified “inappropriate behavior”…..when it was later reported in October that Murray had allegedly straddled a female production assistant and kissed or rubbed her on the mouth while the pair were wearing flu masks as part of COVID-19 protocols.  The woman filed a complaint and received a settlement of $100,000 from Murray…..while signing a non-disclosure agreement.

 

 

 

 

News & Actors – Bill Murray – Live is CNBC News with Shepard Smith + Becky Quick – 2022 – A CNBC Television Production Special – “Berkshire Shareholder Bill Murray Responds to Allegations of Inappropriate Behavior on Movie Set”

 

 

 

Bill Murray’s filmography history is really quite impressive…..for as only Bill Murray can do, regardless of what role he might play…..the fact is that he has a way of portraying his role with that special  Bill Murray touch of humor whether it’s as Carl Spackler in “Caddyshack”…..Ernie McCracken in “Kingpin” …..Dr. Peter Venkman in the “Ghostbusters” movies…..President Franklin D. Roosevelt in “Hyde Park on Hudson”…..or himself in the animated “Space Jam”…..cus it just doesn’t matter…..there is always that touch of Bill Murray comedic magic.       

                                                                                                                               

 

 

 

Movie Clips & Actors – Bill Murray & Chevy Chase – From the Movie “Caddyshack”– 1980 – An artfilm33 Production Special – “Scene with Carl (assistant groundskeeper) + Tye (rich country club member golfer) When Tye Hits His Ball Into Carl’s Shack”         

 

                                                                                                                         

 

 

Movie Clips & Actors – Bill Murray – From the Movie “Meatballs”– 1980 – An Movieclips Production Special – “Scene with Tripper (Bill Murray) Explaining Why Monarch Summer Camp is Worth Its $1,000/wk” Cost”

 

 

 

 

Movie Clips & Actors – Bill Murray + Richard Dreyfuss- From the Movie “What About Bob”– 1991 – A  Movieclips Production Special – “Jumping on the Beds Scene with Bob (Bill Murray) + Sigmond (Charlie Korsmo) + Dr. Leo (Richard Dreyfuss) + Wife Fay (Julie Hagerty)”

 

 

 

 

Movie Clips & Actors – Bill Murray + Andie MacDowell – From the Movie “Groundhog Day” – 1993 – A  Movieclips Production Special – “Scene where Phil (Bill Murray) + Rita (Andie MacDowell) Are At the Coffee Shop Discussing Their Perfect Match”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

 

 

Movie Clips & Actors – Bill Murray + Scarlett Johansson – From the Movie “Lost in Translation”– 2003 – A  Movieclips Production Special – “A Chance Meeting at the Bar with Bob (Bill Murray) + Charolette (Scarlett Johansson)”                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

Movie Clips & Actors – Bill Murray + Owen Wilson + Cate Blanchett – From the Movie “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou”– 2003 – A  PeckThyRoosterProduction Special – “Memorable Scenes From the Life Aquatic Movie”                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

Movie & Actors – Bill Murray – From the Movie “Hyde Park on Hudson” – 2012 – A Hyde Park on Hudson  Production Special – Bill Murray Featurette:  Behind the Scenes in Hyde Park on Hudson Movie”

 

 

 

 

Movie Clips & Actors – Bill Murray + Rashida Jones – From the Movie “On The Rocks”– 2020 – A  Rotten TomatoesProduction Special – “Poker Face Scene with Felix (Bill Murray) + Laura (Rashida Jones) and the Girls Talking About Poker Face and Bluffing Look”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

Film

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1976

Next Stop, Greenwich Village

Nick Kessel

Uncredited

1979

Meatballs

Tripper Harrison

Mr. Mike’s Mondo Video

Man on the Street

Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle

Reporter

Voice; English dub

1980

Where the Buffalo Roam

Hunter S. Thompson

Caddyshack

Carl Spackler

Loose Shoes

Lefty Schwartz

1981

Stripes

Pvt. John Winger

1982

Tootsie

Jeff Slater

1984

Ghostbusters

Dr. Peter Venkman

Nothing Lasts Forever

Ted Breughel

B.C. Rock

The Dragon

Uncredited voice (English dub)

The Razor’s Edge

Larry Darrell

Also writer

1986

Little Shop of Horrors

Arthur Denton

1988

She’s Having a Baby

Himself

Uncredited cameo

Scrooged

Francis Xavier “Frank” Cross

1989

Ghostbusters II

Dr. Peter Venkman

1990

Quick Change

Grimm

Also co-director and producer

1991

What About Bob?

Bob Wiley

1993

Groundhog Day

Phil Connors

Mad Dog and Glory

Frank Milo

1994

Ed Wood

Bunny Breckinridge

1996

Kingpin

Ernie McCracken

Larger than Life

Jack Corcoran

Space Jam

Himself

1997

The Man Who Knew Too Little

Wallace Ritchie

1998

Wild Things

Kenneth Bowden

With Friends Like These…

Maurice Melnick

Rushmore

Herman Blume

1999

Cradle Will Rock

Tommy Crickshaw

2000

Charlie’s Angels

John Bosley

Hamlet

Polonius

2001

Osmosis Jones

Frank Detorre

Speaking of Sex

Ezri Stovall

The Royal Tenenbaums

Raleigh St. Clair

2003

Lost in Translation

Bob Harris

Coffee and Cigarettes

Himself/Waiter

Segment: “Delirium”

2004

Garfield: The Movie

Garfield

Voice

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Steve Zissou

2005

Broken Flowers

Don Johnston

The Lost City

The Writer

2006

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties

Garfield

Voice

2007

The Darjeeling Limited

The Businessman

Cameo

2008

Get Smart

Agent 13

Cameo

City of Ember

Mayor Cole

2009

The Limits of Control

American

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Clive Badger

Voice

Zombieland

Himself

Cameo

2010

Get Low

Frank Quinn

2011

Passion Play

Happy Shannon

2012

Moonrise Kingdom

Mr. Bishop

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

Saul

Hyde Park on Hudson

Franklin D. Roosevelt

2014

The Monuments Men

Sergeant Richard Campbell

The Grand Budapest Hotel

M. Ivan

St. Vincent

Vincent MacKenna

Dumb and Dumber To

Ice Pick

Cameo

2015

Aloha

Carson Welch

Rock the Kasbah

Richie Lanz

2016

The Jungle Book

Baloo

Voice

Ghostbusters

Martin Heiss

2018

Isle of Dogs

Boss

Voice

For the Fun of the Game

Himself

Documentary

2019

The Dead Don’t Die

Cliff Robertson

Zombieland: Double Tap

Himself

Cameo

2020

On the Rocks

Felix Keane

2021

The French Dispatch

Arthur Howitzer Jr.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Dr. Peter Venkman

2022

The Greatest Beer Run Ever

The Colonel

2023

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Lord Krylar

2024

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

Dr. Peter Venkman

Post-production

Comedy Skits & Actors – Bill Murray – Live on Saturday Night Live – 1981 – A Saturday Night Live Production Special – “Bill Murray: Weekend Update News 1981 Oscar Predictions”

Comedy & Talk Shows – Bill Murray – Live on Late Night with David Letterman – 1981 – A JPMcFly1985 Retro Videos Production Special – “Bill Murray sings “Physical” by Olivia Newton John”                                                                   

 

 

 

Comedy Skits & Actors – Bill Murray + Steve Martin – Live on Saturday Night Live – 1979 – A Saturday Night Live Production Special – “Steve Martin Calls Bill Murray Over To Help Him Decide ‘What the Hell Is That'”

 

 

 

 

Music & Actors – Bill Murray + Miley Cyrus + George Clooney – From the Netflix Christmas Special “A Very Murray Christmas” – A Miley Smiler News Production Special – “Bill, Miley and George Sing Sleigh Ride”

 

 

 

Comedy Skit & Actors – Bill Murray + Rodney Dangerfield – Live on the Rodney Dangerfield Show “It’s Not Easy Being Me” – 1982 – A Rodney Dangerfield Production Special – “Bill Murray as Rodney Dangerfield’s Psychiatrist

 

 

 

 

Talk Shows & Actors – Bill Murray – Live on Jimmy Kimmel Live – 2020 – A Jimmy Kimmel Live Production Special – “Bill Murray Passes Out Words of Wisdom in an Interview From His Bathtub at Home During the Covid Quarantine”                                                                                                                                                                      

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                  

Talk Shows & Actors – Bill Murray – Live on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – 2017 – A The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Production Special – “Bill Murray Ambushes The Ed Sullivan Theater With T-Shirts”   

 

 

 

 

Comedy Skit & Actors – Bill Murray & Rodney Dangerfield – From Rodney Dangerfield TV Special “It’s Not Easy Being Me” – 1982 – A Rodney Dangerfield Production Special – ” Superhero Face Off: Rodney Dangerfield vs. Bill Murray Fight For the Hand of A Damsel in Distress”

 

           

 

Television

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1975

Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell

Various roles

Also writer

1977–80

Saturday Night Live

Various roles

72 episodes; also writer

1978

All You Need Is Cash

Bill Murray the K

Television film

1981–99

Saturday Night Live

Himself (host)

5 episodes

1982

The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me

Various roles

TV special

1982

Second City Television

Various roles

Episode: “Days of the Week, The/Street Beef”

1983

Square Pegs

Teacher

Episode: “No Substitutions”

1999

Saturday Night Live

Himself

Episode: “25th Anniversary Special”

2002

The Sweet Spot

Himself

6 episodes

2013–14

Alpha House

Senator Vernon Smits

3 episodes

2014

Olive Kitteridge

Jack Kennison

2 episodes

2015

Saturday Night Live

Himself

Episode: “40th Anniversary Special”

2015

Parks and Recreation

Mayor Gunderson

Episode: “Two Funerals”

2015

A Very Murray Christmas

Himself

Television special

Also writer and executive producer

2016

Angie Tribeca

Vic Deakins

Episode: “Tribeca’s Day Off”

2016

Vice Principals

Principal Welles

Episode: “The Principal”

2016

17th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Himself (honoree)

Television special

2017–18

Bill Murray & Brian Doyle-Murray’s Extra Innings

Himself (co-host)

10 episodes

2018

Saturday Night Live

Steve Bannon

Episode: “Sam Rockwell/Halsey”

2021

The Now

Dr. Robert Flaherty

5 episodes

Video Games & Actors – Bill Murray + Harold Ramis + Dan Aykroyd + Ernie Hudson – In “Ghostbusters: The Video Game – 2020 – A Ghostbusters News Production Special – “Behind the Scenes of Ghostbusters: The Video Game”

Video Games & Actors – Bill Murray + Harold Ramis + Dan Aykroyd + Ernie Hudson – In “LEGO Dimensions Ghostbusters: The Video Game – 2015 – A packattack04082 Production Special – LEGO Ghostbusters – Full Game Walkthrough”                                                                                                                               

Video Games

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2009

Ghostbusters: The Video Game#

Dr. Peter Venkman

2015

Lego Dimensions

Dr. Peter Venkman

2019

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered

Dr. Peter Venkman

Radio & Comedy – 2nd City Comedy Troupe – Bill Murray + John Belushi + Harold Ramis + Gilda Radner + Brian-Doyle Murray – 1975 – A Hezakya Starr Production Special – “John Belushi..Bill Murray…Gilda Radner…and Harold Ramis Rehearse For National Lampoon Radio Hour Show”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

 

Radio & Comedy – The Second City Comedy Troupe – Bill Murray – 1974 – A The Second City Theater Production Special – “John Belushi..Bill Murray…Jack McBrayer + George Wendt et al in the Comedy Skit “The Waiting Room”

 

 

Radio

Year

Title

Voice role

1973–1974

The National Lampoon Radio Hour

Various roles

1975

Fantastic Four

Human Torch/Johnny Storm

 

 

 

 

 


Comedy & Actor – Bill Murray – 2016 – A Wisecrack Edition Production Special – “The Philosophy of Bill Murray – Wisecrack Edition” – Exploring Murray’s Unique Kind of Comedy…..and His Evolution from Just Another Goofy Guy to a Comedy Legend                                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

Talk Shows & Actors – Bill Murray – On Jimmy Kimmel Live – 2020 – A Jimmy Kimmel Live Production Special – “Bill Murray Uses His Snoopy Phone To Talk With Jimmy Kimmel About Turning 70….and Also Gives Us Life Lessons”

 

 

 

 

Baseball & Actors/Comedians – Bill Murray – 2012 – A Secret Base Nation Production Special – “Bill Murray: Baseball’s Best Boss – Full Nelson”

 

 

 

Talk Shows & Actors – Bill Murray + Matt Damon – Live on The Graham Norton Show – 2014 – A BBC Production Special – “Bill Murray’s Japanese Phrasebook” – As Murray Tells How He Loves Going Into Sushi Bars and Uses His Phrasebook

 

 

 

 

Comedy Skits & Actors/Comedians – Steve Martin & Bill Murray – Live on Saturday Night Live – 1979 – A Saturday Night Live Production Special – “Steve Martin Opening Monologue With The Help of Bill Murray As His Trained Assistant Who Is Awarded A Cracker When He Performs Well”

 

 

 

Bringing this post to print and publication about the life and legend of Bill Murray was an extremely eye-opening experience…..even for such a long time Bill Murray fan…..while being a huge lifelong comedy buff…..with a comedy video library exceeding 2,400 comedy videos in his collection…..who is of the opinion that the original cast of the Not Ready For Prime Time Players (John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Garrett Morris, Jane Curtin, Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman and Bill Murray) consisted of the greatest group of comedians to ever get together on stage anywhere (a post that will be coming in the near future…..as each of these outstanding comedians became multimillionaires before their deaths)…..while we have upwards of 400 or so Bill Murray videos in our library…..with the last one being from 2023…..which makes me assume that his story isn’t quite over…..so, this conclusion just might be a bit premature.  That being said, any way you cut the pie, Bill Murray has been a very funny man throughout his entire 50 plus years of entertaining people and making folks laugh…..who without question is a rare comedic genius in his own right with his unique style that just can’t be duplicated.  However, it is our opinion here at ImaSportsPhile that Bill Murray has been an equally, if not more brilliant actor…..which is evidenced by the large number of memorable classic movies that he has made that will be watched over and over for generations to come…..so, there is no doubt that Bill Murray will leave a lasting impression of his many talents to entertain humanity…..but he garners my greatest appreciation of the man was his persistence throughout his life to do everything that he did Bill Murray’s way…..for he was a person to not follow the crowd in any shape or form…..and albeit he entertained the maddening crown, he never followed them in any way.  Simply put, Bill Murray always did it his way…..and if you wanted him to entertain, you had to let him do it his way…..as he evidenced how he lived his life:  Be fearless, funny, reasonable, trustworthy, give back and just have fun or simply…..do it your way.  Is it impossible to hate Bill Murray?…..cuz we cant find any reason to dislike the man…..and he just doesn’t ever get old.  We love how after all these years, Murray still sounds like a working class Chicago boy…..so, don’t let him get any older…..the world still needs him!!!  ImaSportsPhile feels extremely fortunate that our career coincides with his career….so, we feel very lucky that we got to experience him within our lifetime…..because he is truly one of them, you know what I’m talkin about, THE ONES who gave us laughter, tears and beyond.  The truth be known, we will continue to live by one of his famous lines from one of our favorite movies…..”IT JUST DOESN’T MATTER!” (For all you Meatballs out there!!!!).   What a fascinating talent with such a down to earth sensibility…..so, Thanks, Bill for making life a little bit brighter…..and often times actually, blindingly hilarious…..and keep on keepin’ on.

 

 

 

 

Comedy & Actors – Bill Murray – 2018 – A WatchMojo.com Production Special – “Top 10 Most Awesome Real Life Bill Murray Moments”

 

 

 

 

Golf & Actor/Comedians – Bill Murray – Live at the AT&T Pebble Beach Golf Tournament – 2021 – A PGA Tour Production Special – “The Best of Bill Murray at AT&T Pebble Beach”                                                                                                                         

 

 

 

Comedy & Actors – Bill Murray – 2012 – A WatchMojo.com Production Special – “Top 10 Bill Murray Performances”

 

 

 

 

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