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Murray, Bill 1950 September 21-

Works: 292 works in 1,081 publications in 7 languages and 65,882 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Juvenile works  Fiction  Christmas stories  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Other, Artist, Creator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bill Murray
Lost in translation by Sofia Coppola( Visual )
57 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A middle-aged actor and the wife of a workaholic photographer meet while in Tokyo. They strike up an unusual friendship in the hotel bar that helps them both overcome boredom and loneliness
Groundhog Day by Harold Ramis( Visual )
44 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and German and held by 3,119 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 )
65 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When ghosts go on a rampage, only three men can save the world. It's GHOSTBUSTERS, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis as a maniacal band of parapsychologists specializing in psychic phenomena - and supernatural hilarity! Fired from university research jobs, Drs. Venkman (Murray), Stanz (Aykroyd) and Spengler (Ramis) set up shop as "Ghostbusters," ridding Manhattan of bizarre apparitions. But even the spirit exterminators are severely tested when beautiful Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) and her nerdy neighbor (Rick Moranis) become possessed by demons living in the building. Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face the supreme challenge at a roof-top demonic shrine. If you want your spirits raised, who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Wes Anderson( Visual )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 2,614 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
Tootsie by Sydney Pollack( Visual )
17 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael Dorsey is an out-of-work actor who makes himself up as a woman to get a job. When his girlfriend, Sandy, fails an audition for a soap opera, Michael dresses up as "Dorothy Michaels" and lands the part. All goes well until "Dorothy" falls in love with beautiful co-star, Julie, and Julie's father, Lee, falls for "Dorothy."
Moonrise kingdom by Wes Anderson( Visual )
30 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, tells the story of two twelve-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 more ways than anyone can handle
Caddyshack by Harold Ramis( Visual )
18 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and French and held by 2,295 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 greenkeeper who is about to start World War III - against a gopher
The Monuments Men by George Clooney( Visual )
19 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unlikely World War II platoon risks their lives to protect and rescue mankind's greatest artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners
The Royal Tenenbaums by Wes Anderson( Visual )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 2,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The family of three former child prodigies reunite after learning that their father, Royal Tenenbaum, has a terminal illness
Rushmore ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A gifted, rebellious teenager finds himself in competition with a wealthy older man for a favorite teacher's affections
The life aquatic with Steve Zissou by Wes Anderson( Visual )
23 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,867 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
The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson( Visual )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
What about Bob? by Frank Oz( Visual )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bob Wiley, a troubled but lovable therapy patient, seeks help from noted psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin. When the doctor leaves town to go on a quiet family vacation, Bob, afraid of being alone, follows--showing up unexpectedly at the therapist's lakeside retreat. Bob becomes the houseguest that just won't leave
Little shop of horrors by Alan Menken( Visual )
16 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 1,697 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
The Darjeeling Limited by Wes Anderson( Visual )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,671 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. --
Broken flowers by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )
68 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,623 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. Unannounced, he visits each of these women and finds that they hold new surprises for Don as he confronts his past
City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau( Visual )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,556 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. But when the City's massive power generator begins to fail, the streetlamps fade - along with the hopes of the townspeople. Now it will be up to two courageous teenagers to follow a trail of clues left by the ancient builders to find the way out of Ember before their world is plunged into complete darkness
Get low by Robert Duvall( Visual )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Felix Bush, a Tennessee hermit, is either feared or hated by most of the people that live in the town. One day, he gets the idea to throw one big bash before he kicks the bucket. While he is still alive and kickin' he plans his very own rollicking funeral party. Includes commentary, and featurettes
Stripes ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When John Winger loses his apartment, girlfriend and job all in one day, he does what any red-blooded American would do: he joins the army and nearly starts WWIII
Scrooged by Richard Donner( Visual )
31 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern version of Dickens' A Christmas carol, with Bill Murray portraying a nasty, uncaring, unforgiving TV network president with a sadistic sense of humor. On Christmas Eve he is visited by a maniacal New York cab driver, a fairy who's into pratfalls, and a ghoulish seven-foot headless apparition
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Doyle-Murray, William 1950-
Murray, Bill 1950 Sept. 21-
Murray, Billy 1950-
Murray, William James.
Murray, William James 1950-