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In 2004, Bill Murray became the first "Saturday Night Live" original cast member to be nominated for a Best Actor Oscar, for his hilariously low-key performance as an American star stranded in Japan in Lost in Translation.

This master of deadpan dry wit was born the fifth of nine children in Wilmette, Ill., on Sept. 21, 1950. Murray began his comedy career with The National Lampoon Radio Hour and Chicago's Second City comedy troupe. In 1975, he made his screen debut as a voice in the dubbed version of the adult French cartoon Shame of the Jungle, followed by a bit part in Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976).

Murray then built up a sizable following with such 1980s comedies as Caddyshack, Stripes, Ghostbusters, Scrooged and 1993's Groundhog Day but has also explored serious characters in The Razor's Edge (1984) and Rushmore (1998). He nabbed an Independent Spirit Award nod in 2010 for his supporting role in Get Low.

Bill Murray in The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

2016 PG

Inspired by the animated Disney classic, this live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's beloved novel follows young Mowgli as he navigates a jungle full of wonder and peril with his animal allies Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear.

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  • Bill Murray in Space Jam Space Jam
  • Bill Murray in Little Shop of Horrors Little Shop of Horrors
  • Bill Murray in Fantastic Mr. Fox Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Bill Murray in Moonrise Kingdom Moonrise Kingdom
  • Bill Murray in Tootsie Tootsie
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  • Bill Murray in Rushmore Rushmore
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  • Bill Murray in Scrooged Scrooged
  • Bill Murray in Mad Dog and Glory Mad Dog and Glory
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