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  • Bill Murray

    Born on September 21, 1950 in Wilmette, Illinois

awards & nominations

Olive Kitteridge (2014)

Bill Murray as "Jack Kennison"

Oscar-winner Frances McDormand ("Fargo") and Oscar-nominee Richard Jenkins ("The Visitor") star in the four-part drama "Olive Kitteridge," adapted from Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, which spans 25 years. Outspoken middle school teacher Olive has a complex relationship with husband Henry, a good-hearted, selfless pharmacist. She is very critical, and he finds her harsh and hurtful, yet each has traits the other adores, but their son, Christopher, resents her behavior and hates his dad being a victim. The program depicts life in a coastal town and the affects of mental illness.

Golden Globe (2015) Nominated Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Bill Murray as "M. Ivan"

In the 1930s, the Grand Budapest Hotel is a popular European ski resort, presided over by concierge Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes). Zero, a junior lobby boy, becomes Gustave's friend and protege. Gustave prides himself on providing first-class service to the hotel's guests, including satisfying the sexual needs of the many elderly women who stay there. When one of Gustave's lovers dies mysteriously, Gustave finds himself the recipient of a priceless painting and the chief suspect in her murder.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

St. Vincent (2014)

Bill Murray as "Vincent"

Maggie (Melissa McCarthy), a struggling single woman, moves to Brooklyn with her 12-year-old son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher). Having to work very long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of Vincent (Bill Murray), a bawdy misanthrope next door. Vincent takes Oliver along on his trips to the race track, strip club and dive bar, and an unlikely friendship is born. The man is a mentor to the boy in his hedonistic way, and Oliver sees the good in Vincent that no one else can.

Golden Globe (2014) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

Bill Murray as "President Franklin Delano Roosevelt"

In June 1939, the reigning British king (Samuel West) and queen (Olivia Colman) visit President (Bill Murray) and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt (Olivia Williams) at their New York home. War with Germany looms on the horizon, and England desperately needs the president's support. An unforgettable weekend unfolds as FDR tries to juggle international affairs with the complexities of his domestic arrangement, as seen through the eyes of the president's intimate confidant (Laura Linney).

Golden Globe (2012) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Lost in Translation (2003)

Bill Murray as "Bob Harris"

A lonely, aging movie star named Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and a conflicted newlywed, Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson), meet in Tokyo. Bob is there to film a Japanese whiskey commercial; Charlotte is accompanying her celebrity-photographer husband. Strangers in a foreign land, the two find escape, distraction and understanding amidst the bright Tokyo lights after a chance meeting in the quiet lull of the hotel bar. They form a bond that is as unlikely as it is heartfelt and meaningful.

Academy Award (2003) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003) Won Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2003) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Rushmore (1998)

Bill Murray as "Mr. Herman J. Blume"

When a beautiful first-grade teacher (Olivia Williams) arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max (Jason Schwartzman), who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father (Bill Murray) of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max's new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention.

Golden Globe (1998) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Ghostbusters (1984)

Bill Murray as "Doctor Peter Venkman"

After the members of a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become "ghostbusters" to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction.

Golden Globe (1984) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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