Comedic legend and actor Bill Murray turns 66 today. If you grew up in the 70’s and 80’s you know just what a legend he is.
From Saturday Night Live to CaddyShack, to Ghost Busters, Bill Murray has made some of the best movies of our generation. Check out more on his life below, and share your thoughts AFTER THE JUMP!
William James “Bill” Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He first gained exposure on Saturday Night Live, a role which earned him his first Emmy Award and later went on to star in comedy films, including Meatballs (1979), Caddyshack (1980), Stripes (1981), Tootsie (1982), Ghostbusters (1984), Scrooged (1988), Ghostbusters II (1989), What About Bob? (1991), and Groundhog Day (1993). He also co-directed Quick Change (1990).
Murray garnered additional critical acclaim later in his career, starring in Lost in Translation (2003), which earned him a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He also received Golden Globe nominations for his roles in Ghostbusters, Rushmore (1998), Hyde Park on Hudson (2012), St. Vincent (2014), and the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge (2014), for which he later won his second Primetime Emmy Award.
On June 15th, 2016, it was announced that Murray would receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.