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'The Grand Budapest Hotel' becomes Wes Anderson's most successful film to date

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' becomes Wes Anderson's most successful film to date

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- "The Grand Budapest Hotel" has surpassed the $100 million mark and is officially Wes Anderson's most successful film to date.
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Bill Murray takes awesome selfie with Lady Gaga and David Letterman

Bill Murray takes awesome selfie with Lady Gaga and David Letterman

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- Bill Murray continued to be awesome on Wednesday when he took a selfie with David Letterman and Lady Gaga during his appearance on the "Late Show."
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Bill Murray dons Pabst Blue Ribbon pants for golf tournament

Bill Murray dons Pabst Blue Ribbon pants for golf tournament

March 27 (UPI) -- Bill Murray donned Pabst Blue Ribbon-print pants for the kickoff of his 14th annual Murray Bros. Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament.
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Watch Bill Murray's sweet onstage Oscars shout-out to Harold Ramis [VIDEO]

Watch Bill Murray's sweet onstage Oscars shout-out to Harold Ramis [VIDEO]

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Bill Murray remembered Harold Ramis in a surprise tribute on Oscars night.
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'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

"Gravity" and "American Hustle" go into Sunday's Oscar race in Los Angeles with 10 nods apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" is close behind with nine nominations.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Ralph Fiennes relishes comedic role in 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

Ralph Fiennes relishes comedic role in 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- British actor Ralph Fiennes says he was thrilled to play Gustave, the ambitious and charming concierge in Wes Anderson's 1930s Europe-set comedy "The Grand Budapest Hotel," because he is such a fascinating character.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Bill Murray remembers frequent collaborator Harold Ramis

Bill Murray remembers frequent collaborator Harold Ramis

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Harold Ramis died after a four-year battle with autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis.
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Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey and Glenn Close are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.
Harold Ramis -- 'Ghostbusters' writer, co-star -- dead at 69

Harold Ramis -- 'Ghostbusters' writer, co-star -- dead at 69

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Comic actor, director and writer Harold Ramis died Monday in Chicago after a long battle with autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, TMZ reported. He was 69.
'Monuments Men' to screen at the White House

'Monuments Men' to screen at the White House

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The cast and crew of "The Monuments Men" are to attend a screening of the World War II picture at the White House, Variety reported.
George Clooney: Return 'Mona Lisa' to Italy

George Clooney: Return 'Mona Lisa' to Italy

MILAN, Italy, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- George Clooney, in Italy to promote his new movie, "The Monuments Men," called on France to return the "Mona Lisa" to the country where it was created.

'LEGO Movie' builds audience, wins weekend

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- "The LEGO Movie," an animated film the voice of Will Ferrell among others, topped the weekend box office with $69.11 million in receipts.
Matt Damon says George Clooney pranked him on 'Monuments' set

Matt Damon says George Clooney pranked him on 'Monuments' set

Hollywood actor Matt Damon says George Clooney, his co-star and director on "Monuments Men," fooled him into thinking he was gaining weight.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Matt Damon reads mean tweets about himself as Jimmy Kimmel 'feud' continues

Matt Damon reads mean tweets about himself as Jimmy Kimmel 'feud' continues

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The best beef in the business continues when Matt Damon visits "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday night.
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George Clooney: Philip Seymour Hoffman's death 'senseless'

George Clooney: Philip Seymour Hoffman's death 'senseless'

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- George Clooney paid tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away this weekend, at the premiere of "The Monuments Men" in New York Tuesday night.
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William James "Bill" Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor and comedian. He first gained national exposure on Saturday Night Live in which he earned an Emmy Award and later went on to star in a number of critically and commercially successful comedic films, including Caddyshack (1980), Ghostbusters (1984), and Groundhog Day (1993). Murray gained additional critical acclaim later in his career, starring in Lost in Translation (2003), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, and a series of films directed by Wes Anderson, including Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) and Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009).

Murray was born and raised in Wilmette, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago, the son of Lucille (née Collins), a mail room clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, a lumber salesman. Murray's father died in 1967 from complications of diabetes when Bill was 17 years old. Murray, along with his eight siblings, grew up in an Irish Catholic family. Three of his siblings are actors: John Murray, Joel Murray, and Brian Doyle-Murray. His sister, Nancy, is an Adrian Dominican Sister in Michigan, traveling around the country portraying St. Catherine of Siena.

The family did not have much money, and Lucille Murray pressed her children to work. As a youth, Murray read children's biographies of American heroes like Kit Carson, Wild Bill Hickok and Davy Crockett. He attended St. Joseph grade school and Loyola Academy. During his teen years, he worked as a caddy to fund his education at the Jesuit High School. One of his sisters had polio and his mother had several miscarriages. During his teen years he was the lead singer of a rock band called the Dutch Masters and took part in high school and community theatre. Murray also conducted the George Mason University pep band, Green Machine, during the Charleston Classic.

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