Friday, 25 May 2012

Tribute To Bill Murray

A few facts about one of Hollywood's most talented and underrated stars.

Born in Wilmette, Illinois.

One of nine Children. his brothers Brian-Doyle, John and Joel are also actors.

Began his career on Saturday Night Live (1977 - 1980).

Made his big screen debut with "Meatballs" (1979)

In 1982 he was the first ever guest on "Late Night With David Letterman".

Stripes (1981), Tootsie (1982), Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II (1989) and Charlie's Angels (2000) are Bill's biggest box office hits.

Tom Hanks was considered for the lead role in "Groundhog Day" before Bill was cast.

Won an Academy Award nomination for "Lost In Translation" (2003).

His favourite baseball team is the Chicago Cubs.

Bill is an avid golfer and won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am with D.A. Points.

The movie "Moonrise Kingdom" is Murray's sixth film with director Wes Anderson.

Roles turned down by Bill include: The Dead Zone (1983), Splash (1984), Rain Man (1988),  Batman (1989), Forrest Gump (1994), Toy Story (1995),  The People Vs. Larry Flynt (1996) and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (2005)

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