Actor of the Week: BILL MURRAY


Age: 69

Birthday: 21st September


Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, and writer. Known for his deadpan delivery, he first rose to fame on Saturday Night Live, and later starred in comedy films—including Meatballs (1979), Ghostbusters (1984), Scrooged (1988), Ghostbusters II (1989), What About Bob? (1991), and Groundhog Day (1993).


Deadpan delivery - The art of having no expression on your face no matter the hilarity or other reactions you are causing in your audience.



Murray later starred in Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation (2003), which earned him lots of awards. He also frequently collaborated with directors Wes Anderson and Jim Jarmusch.


Murray returns to one of his most popular roles this year as Peter Venkman in the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife ...




ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: 1

2004 - Best Leading Actor: LOST IN TRANSLATION


BAFTA AWARD NOMRINATIONS: 1 - WINS: 1

2004 - WIN: Best Leading Actor: LOST IN TRANSLATION


GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS: 5 - WINS: 1

2015 - Best Leading Actor: ST. VINCENT

2015 - Best Supporting Actor (TV Mini-Series): OLIVE KITTERIDGE

2013 - Best Leading Actor: HYDE PARK ON HUDSON

2004 - WIN: Best Leading Actor: LOST IN TRANSLATION

1999 - Best Supporting Actor: RUSHMORE

1985 - Best Leading Actor: GHOSTBUSTERS





How do you rate Bill Murray's movies?





WATCH BILL MURRAY THIS WEEK


ON TV:




FILMS: Ghostbusters (1984) / Ghostbusters II (1989)

Sunday 31st May, Sky Cinema Family, 3:00pm / 5:00pm

Friday 5th June, Sky Cinema Family, 7:10am / 9:00am

The films that made Murray a star and he's hilarious in them.


FILM: Groundhog Day (1993)

Monday 1st June, Sony Movies, 6:55pm (Also on NETFLIX)

Another of Murray's finest roles this week in this existential comedy! Very fitting for lockdown!


ON NETFLIX:

FILM: Get Smart (2008) (Age 12)

Murray has a funny small role in this spy comedy.


ON AMAZON PRIME:


FILM: Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Bill Murray voices the Badger in this quirky adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel.


What's your favourite Bill Murray performance / film?





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