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Bill Murray

Bill Murray

Birthday: 21 September 1950, Wilmette, Illinois, USA
Birth Name: William James Murray
Height: 188 cm

Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. The fifth of nine children, he was born William James Murray in Wilmette, Illinois, to Lucille (Collins), a mailroom clerk, and Edward Joseph Mu ...Show more

Bill Murray
I'm over the Oscar thing. I feel that if you really want an Oscar, you're in trouble. It's like want Show more I'm over the Oscar thing. I feel that if you really want an Oscar, you're in trouble. It's like wanting to be married - you'll take anybody. If you want the Oscar really badly, it becomes a naked desire and ambition. It becomes very unattractive. I've seen it. The nice thing is that I'm over here in Europe making a movie and so I don't need to worry about it. Hide
I know what it's like to be that stranger's voice calling in," he admits. "It happens in acting and Show more I know what it's like to be that stranger's voice calling in," he admits. "It happens in acting and it happens in business. Those who are living together all the time and can guarantee seeing each other every night or weekend probably don't know what I am talking about. There is also that little-discussed subject - loneliness. That is a great taboo, isn't it? No one really wants to admit they are lonely, and it is never really addressed very much between friends and family. But I have felt lonely many times in my life. Hide
The truth is, anybody that becomes famous is an ass for a year and a half. You've got to give them a Show more The truth is, anybody that becomes famous is an ass for a year and a half. You've got to give them a year and a half, two years. They are getting so much smoke blown, and their whole world gets so turned upside down, their responses become distorted. I give everybody a year or two to pull it together because, when it first happens, I know how it is. Hide
There's definitely a lot of trash that comes with the prize of being famous. It's a nice gift, but t Show more There's definitely a lot of trash that comes with the prize of being famous. It's a nice gift, but there's a lot of wrapping and paper and junk to cut through. Back then, when a movie came out and people saw you on the street, their reaction was so supercharged that it was scary. It would frighten other people. It used to really rattle me. I mean, everybody would love to have their clothes torn off by a mob of girls, but being screamed at is different. Hide
I remember being in Japan 10 years ago for a golf tournament. I turned over a Kirin beer coaster, an Show more I remember being in Japan 10 years ago for a golf tournament. I turned over a Kirin beer coaster, and there was Harrison Ford's picture. He's a guy who would never be caught dead doing a commercial here. He had a bottle in his hand and the most uncomfortable look on his face, like, "I can't believe I'm shilling." When Sofia Coppola, the director of Lost in Translation (2003), sent me the script, she included a photo and said, 'This is what I have in mind.', It was Brad Pitt in an ad for espresso in a can, and he had the same grimace: 'I can't believe I'm selling this can of coffee.', That influenced me when I had to do my own shtick. Hide
You are always away from home, as a film actor. Look at me now. You can be stuck in a hotel, several Show more You are always away from home, as a film actor. Look at me now. You can be stuck in a hotel, several thousand miles away in a whole different time zone, and it is never glamorous. You can't sleep, you put on the television in the middle of the night when you can't understand a word, and you make phone calls back home which don't really give you the comfort they should. Hide
If you walk up to some random person on the street, grab them by the shoulder, and say 'Did you just Show more If you walk up to some random person on the street, grab them by the shoulder, and say 'Did you just see what I saw?!'....you'll find that no one wants to talk to you. Hide
I know how to be sour. I know that taste. I know how to be sour. I know that taste.
You know the theory of cell irritability?. If you take an amoeba cell and poke it a thousand times, Show more You know the theory of cell irritability?. If you take an amoeba cell and poke it a thousand times, it will change and then re-form into its original shape. And then, the thousandth time you poke this amoeba, the cell will completely collapse and become nothing. That's kind of what it's like being famous. People say hi, how are you doing, and after the thousandth time, you just get angry; you really pop. Hide
I've had some success in movies, so I really don't think about success. You like to have it, but I'm Show more I've had some success in movies, so I really don't think about success. You like to have it, but I'm not desperate for it. Hide
I think midlife crisis is just a point where people's careers have reached some plateau and they hav Show more I think midlife crisis is just a point where people's careers have reached some plateau and they have to reflect on their personal relationships. Hide
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There aren't many downsides to being rich, other than paying taxes and having relatives asking for m Show more There aren't many downsides to being rich, other than paying taxes and having relatives asking for money. But being famous, that's a 24 hour job right there. Hide
It was cool that an Oscar nomination never happened for a long time, and then it was cool that it di Show more It was cool that an Oscar nomination never happened for a long time, and then it was cool that it did happen. But I don't want to always be feeling this thing in my chest like, 'Am I good enough? Am I gonna be rejected?' Hide
[on Lost in Translation (2003)] Many people say, "Do you think this is offensive to the Japanese?" W Show more [on Lost in Translation (2003)] Many people say, "Do you think this is offensive to the Japanese?" Well, I know the Japanese are laughing more at the Americanisms than we are laughing at the Japanese-isms... they love watching the stupidity of the foreigner in Tokyo. They're not offended at all. They know that the bowing is funny and that their language is impenetrable to the rest of the world. Hide
We used to joke about it: 'Give me an affliction and I'll give you an Oscar!' They're not giving an Show more We used to joke about it: 'Give me an affliction and I'll give you an Oscar!' They're not giving an award for acting. It's, 'Thanks for making me feel something. Here's a prize.' Somehow people don't put comedy in their emotional bank the same way. It relieves a tension, it unties a knot, but it's not something where people want to give you a prize. They just want to say, 'Thanks for making me laugh,' which I genuinely treasure. That makes me feel good. Hide
Movie acting suits me because I only need to be good for ninety seconds at a time. Movie acting suits me because I only need to be good for ninety seconds at a time.
Whenever I think of the high salaries we are paid as film actors, I think it is for the travel, the Show more Whenever I think of the high salaries we are paid as film actors, I think it is for the travel, the time away, and any trouble you get into through being well known. It's not for the acting, that's for sure. Hide
One of the things I like about acting is that, in a funny way, I come back to myself. One of the things I like about acting is that, in a funny way, I come back to myself.
I'm a nut, but not just a nut. I'm a nut, but not just a nut.
Why would you get up there and bore people? I never have figured that out. These people are supposed Show more Why would you get up there and bore people? I never have figured that out. These people are supposedly in the entertainment industry, and they finally get up there to that podium and they become the most boring people in the world. [on award acceptance speeches] Hide
Bill Murray's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (73)
Bill Murray Bill Murray'S roles
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Frank Detorre
Frank Detorre

Ken Bowden
Ken Bowden

Garfield
Garfield

Raleigh St. Clair
Raleigh St. Clair

Arthur Denton
Arthur Denton

Baloo
Baloo

Badger
Badger

Various, Weekend Update Anchor, Himself, Himself - Host, Honker, Husband, Walter Cronkite, Todd DiLaMuca, Richard Burton, Ronnie Bateman...
Various, Weekend Update Anchor, Himself, Himself - Host, Honker, Husband, Walter Cronkite, Todd DiLaMuca, Richard Burton, Ronnie Bateman...

Tripper
Tripper

Bunny Breckinridge
Bunny Breckinridge

Ebenezer Scrooge
Ebenezer Scrooge

Mayor Cole
Mayor Cole

Steve Zissou
Steve Zissou

Bob Harris
Bob Harris

Agent 13
Agent 13

Phil
Phil

Don Johnston
Don Johnston

Hunter S. Thompson
Hunter S. Thompson

Bill Murray
Bill Murray

John
John

M. Ivan
M. Ivan

Ernie McCracken
Ernie McCracken

Herman Blume
Herman Blume

St. Vincent de Van Nuys
St. Vincent de Van Nuys

Richard Campbell
Richard Campbell

Frank Milo
Frank Milo

Boss
Boss

Carl Spackler
Carl Spackler

Mr. Bishop
Mr. Bishop

Principal Welles
Principal Welles

Bob 'Bobby' Wiley
Bob 'Bobby' Wiley

Frank Quinn
Frank Quinn

John Bosley
John Bosley

Dr. Peter Venkman
Dr. Peter Venkman

The Businessman
The Businessman

Jeff
Jeff

Carson Welch
Carson Welch

Martin Heiss
Martin Heiss

Happy Shannon
Happy Shannon

Wallace Ritchie
Wallace Ritchie

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