William James Murray who we all know as Bill Murray is a 71-year-old American actor, comedian, and writer who first got his recognition on Saturday Night Live back in 1975. That role alone landed him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series, with many more awards to come in his future. His stint on SNL, which went on from 1977 to 2018, really was the stepping stone to his phenomenal career on the big screen that we all know today.
Bill Murray in Groundhog Day
In 1993, Bill Murray had the starring role as "Phil" in Groundhog Day. This movie really brought attention to the comedy actor as critics claimed that he shines in the good-natured comedy and that he delivers laughs along with honest sentiment. We just can't get enough of this movie as we bring it out every year to not only honour Bill Murray, but also Groundhog day itself.
Bill Murray Today
Bill Murray has had many other starring roles including, Larger Than Life (1996), Hamlet (2000), Charlie's Angels (2000), Lost in Translation (2003), Garfield (2004), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), St. Vincent (2014), Aloha (2015), The Jungle Book (2016) and Isle of Dogs (2018).
Most recently, you can watch Bill in On the Rocks and he is also returning in Ghostbusters: Afterlife reprising his role of "Dr. Peter Venkman" coming out in 2021. In addition, Bill has many other projects lined up in the the pre and post-production stage! Seems there's no slowing down for the talented star!
Bill Murray's Personal Life
Murray has been married twice, his first marriage to Margaret Kelly lasted from 1981 until 1996 and he was married to Jennifer Butler from 1997 to 2008. The 71-year-old has six children.
Lending his voice to films, acting, writing and leaving audience members laughing... Bill Murray has truly had a fantastic career.