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Murray, Bill 1950 September 21-

Overview
Works: 268 works in 1,425 publications in 9 languages and 73,285 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Fantasy films  History  War films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Romance films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Artist, Translator, Other, Author of screenplay, Director, Creator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bill Murray
Lost in translation by Sofia Coppola( Visual )

109 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged actor and the wife of a photographer meet while on business in Tokyo. They strike up an unusual friendship in the hotel bar that helps them both overcome boredom and loneliness. Directed and screenplay by Sofia Coppola
Groundhog Day by Harold Ramis( Visual )

48 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and German and held by 3,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp where it is Groundhog Day again, and again, and again. First he uses this to his advantage, but then he realizes that he might be doomed to spend the rest of eternity in the same place, seeing the same people, and doing the same thing every day
Ghostbusters by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

68 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When ghosts go on a rampage, only three men can save the world. Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face the supreme challenge If you want your spirits raised, who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!
Tootsie by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Dorsey is a talented actor, but his demanding nature and stubborn temperament have antagonized every producer in New York. Now his agent insists no one will hire him. But Michael needs money - eight thousand dollars to be exact - and to earn it, he's willing to play the role of a lifetime"--Container
The Monuments Men by George Clooney( Visual )

35 editions published in 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unlikely World War II platoon has been tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. With the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could they possibly succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time, they would risk their lives to protect mankind's greatest achievements
Moonrise kingdom by Wes Anderson( Visual )

41 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore - and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in every which way."--Container
The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson( Visual )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 2,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent
Caddyshack by Harold Ramis( Visual )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers around Danny Noonan, who is desperate to win the college scholarship awarded to the best caddy at Bushwood Country Club. Also involved are a millionaire who wants to turn the golf course into a a new property development and a greenskeeper who is about to start World War III--against a gopher
The Royal Tenenbaums by Wes Anderson( Visual )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and German and held by 2,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal, had left them long ago, but now returns to make things right with his family
The life aquatic with Steve Zissou by Wes Anderson( Visual )

39 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internationally renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou and his crew - Team Zissou - set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, always elusive, possibly non-existent Jaguar Shark that supposedly killed Zissou's partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. On this journey, Steve's crew are joined by a young airline co-pilot, who may or may not be Zissou's son, a beautiful journalist who has been assigned to write a profile of Zissou, and Eleanor, Zissou's estranged wife and co-producer. They face overwhelming complications including pirates, kidnapping, and bankruptcy
Rushmore by Wes Anderson( Visual )

38 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gifted, rebellious teenager finds himself in competition with a wealthy older man for a favorite teacher's affections
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Wes Anderson( Visual )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting young nephew Kristofferson. But after twelve years of quiet domesticity, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr. Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground without enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers--Boggis, Bunce and Bean--who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr. Fox at any cost. In the end, he uses his natural instincts to save his family and friends
St. Vincent by Bill Murray( Visual )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maggie, a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her twelve-year old son, Oliver. Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent, a retired curmudgeon with a desire for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper, named Daka, Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine, race track, strip club, and a dive bar. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart." -- Back of container
What about Bob? by Frank Oz( Visual )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Wiley, a troubled but lovable man who fears everything, seeks help from noted psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin. When the doctor goes to his lakeside retreat for a quiet family vacation, Bob, afraid of being alone, follows him. He becomes a houseguest who just won't leave, endearing himself to the other family members and driving his stressed-out shrink absolutely crazy
The Darjeeling Limited by Wes Anderson( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having not spoken to each other in a year, three American brothers set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other. The brothers wanted to regain their friendship of each other. Their "spiritual quest," however, veers rapidly off-course -- thanks in part to over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray. Eventually the three find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer, and a laminating machine. From this point forward, an unplanned journey begins
Little shop of horrors by Alan Menken( Visual )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this musical, business booms at Mushnik's Flower Shop when an exotic potted plant called Audrey II arrives. People are rushing in to see it--and disappearing
Broken flowers by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )

74 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confirmed bachelor Don has just been dumped by his latest lover, Sherry. Don begins to resign himself to being alone and left to his own devices. However, he becomes compelled to reflect on his past when he receives a mysterious pink letter by mail. It is from an anonymous former lover and informs him that he has a 19-year-old son who may be looking for his father. Don is urged to investigate the contents of the letter by his closest friend and neighbor, Winston. Hesitant to travel at all, Don nonetheless embarks on a cross-country trip in search of clues from four former loves
Stripes by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outrageous antics of two enlisted men
City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau( Visual )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries, the residents of the underground City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights and quiet contentment. When the City's power generator begins to fail, the streetlamps fade, along with the hopes of the townspeople
Get low by Robert Duvall( Visual )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the past 40 years, Felix Bush has been a hermit, living alone on the outskirts of town. He's the stuff of legend--a frightening eccentric whose secluded home is where little boys test their courage by throwing rocks through the dangerous man's windows. When he hears an old friend has died, he makes a rare visit to town to meet with undertaker Frank Quinn to explain how he wants to "get low." He plans his burial plot, his stone, his farewell sendoff, and even the designated speaker. He intends this all to happen now, while he's still alive and can enjoy getting the value for his money. Quinn's young assistant Buddy isn't so sure about all this. Felix's past is a bit mysterious, but his desire for the party may have something to do with a long-ago romance with Mattie Darrow, who is now a widow, and has returned home. Is Mattie the reason Felix has been punishing himself all these years?
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Lost in translation
Alternative Names
Doyle-Murray, William 1950-

Murray, Bill 1950 Sept. 21-

Murray, Billy 1950-

Murray, William James.

Murray, William James 1950-

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Groundhog DayGhostbustersCaddyshackRushmoreWhat about Bob?Broken flowersStripes