"I feel very excited. I'm very happy to be alive. I feel like a groundhog."

Comic acting maestro Bill Murray is back in his first major movie role since 2005 with the family adventure 'City of Ember,' as the corrupt mayor of an underground metropolis built to save humanity from apocalypse.

Though the film resembles neither his earlier broad comedies like 'Caddyshack' nor his more recent, and more nuanced, work like 'Lost in Translation,' it contains plenty of classic wry Murray moments. In a revealing interview, Murray talks about finding his funny again, when he thought of retiring, which of his hits might get a new sequel ... and why he's just happy to be alive.

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