Bill Murray, who was born on September 21, 1950, is an American actor who has been in many great movies. Some of the movies that he has been in are Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, and Lost in Translation.
Here are 10 interesting facts about the famous actor:
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The first interesting fact is that he has been married twice. He was married to his first wife, Mickey Kelley, from January 25, 1981 to January 29, 1994. They had two children together. As for his second marriage, he married a woman, Jennifer Butler, who he was with from July 4, 1997 to June 13, 2008. They had four children together.
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One random fact is that he is an owner of a minor league baseball team in Charleston, South Carolina. The name of the baseball team is the Riverdogs.
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He has commented about how he has controlled his desire for wanting an Oscar. In his words, “I’m over the Oscar thing. I feel that if you really want an Oscar, you’re in trouble. It’s like wanting to be married – you’ll take anybody. If you want the Oscar really badly, it becomes a naked desire and ambition. It becomes very unattractive. I’ve seen it.”
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Another interesting fact is that he was bitten by the groundhog twice during the making of the 1993 movie Groundhog Day.
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One of his favorite sports is golf. He has appeared at several pro-am golf tournaments.
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Another interesting fact is that he has talked about the “downsides” of having money. In his words, “There aren’t many downsides to being rich, other than paying taxes and having relatives asking for money. But being famous, that’s a 24 hour job right there.”
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He could have played the role of Boon in National Lampoon’s Animal House. The role was even created solely for him. Unfortunately, he declined it because of a scheduling conflict.
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Another role that he turned down was Steve Carell’s part in the 2006 movie Little Miss Sunshine. He has commented that this role was one that he regretted not taking.
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Fellow comedian Dan Aykroyd gave Murray the nickname of “The Murricane” because Murray often experiences mood swings.
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The last interesting fact is that he has compared the two Ghostbuster movies. In his words, “The first 45 minutes of the original Ghostbusters is some of the funniest stuff ever made. The second one was disappointing because the special-effects guys took over. I had something like two scenes – and they’re the only funny ones in the movie.”
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Katla McGlynn, “Find Out What Your Favorite Bill Murray Movie Says About You! ,” The Huffington Post.
Stuart Heritage, “Bill Murray is 60! Celebrate with 60 Bill Murray Facts,” The Guardian.