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Emma Stone and Jimmy Kimmel Trade Bill Murray Stories

These days almost everyone has a Bill Murray story, and last night Emma Stone told Kimmel (next to a terrifying life-size David Hasselhoff figure) all about her post-initial Murray meeting freakout while filming Zombieland as well as the time he got her an umbrella hat during another film shoot this past fall. Click through to watch her impress Kimmel with her talent for expertly forging the Spice Girls' autographs, which is a lot funnier than it sounds.

The Collected Wisdom of Bill Murray

Arguably one of the most beloved living comedians, Bill Murray is four decades deep into a prolific career in the comedy industry. In the '70s, he bounced from comedy institution to comedy institution (Second City, National Lampoon, SNL) before becoming a major movie star in the '80s (CaddyshackStripes, Ghostbusters), and settling into a quieter phase of his career as a revered comedy veteran in the late '90s, popping up in smaller parts in an eclectic array of movies and genres (Zombieland, Lost in Translation, Moonrise Kingdom). Throughout it all, Murray has maintained a healthy contempt for the phoniness of the showbiz world around him and has always [...]

Watch an Hour-Long Interview with Bill Murray

If you like Bill Murray then you'll love his recent interview with PBS's Charlie Rose, which is an hour long and spans subjects like Monuments Men, science, living in South Carolina, his inability to quit acting, Lost In Translation, his never-heard Oscars acceptance speech, and some very candid views on life, including the great piece of advice to, as Murray puts it, say yes to life and be alert and available: "We're living this life, we're in this life, and if you're not available, ordinary time goes past and you didn't live it — the day passes and you didn't live it. But if you're available then life becomes [...]

The Best of Bill Murray's Surprise Reddit AMA from Friday

When it seemed like all the news had run out on Friday night, Bill Murray showed up on Reddit for a surprise AMA to promote his new film Monuments Men. But his responses weren't run-of-the-mill promotional plugs — Murray gave a handful of honest and thoughtful answers about everything from Groundhog Day to his opinion of the current SNL cast to the whereabouts of his former deaf/mute assistant, not to mention a hilariously lengthy explanation of how the whole Garfield thing went down. It's an interesting read and candid glimpse into the ever-elusive comedy legend; click through to read some of Murray's most interesting responses.

Watch '80s Bill Murray Do a Bunch of Tongue Twisters

Here's Bill Murray's recently-unearthed appearance on an early '80s LaserDisc compilation called Fun & Games in which he does a bunch of tongue twisters. It's kind of hard to watch somebody as cool as '80s Bill Murray do something as uncool as tongue twisters, but he still manages to escape unscathed. (via Uproxx)

Bill Murray Crosses off Some Bucket List Goals on 'Late Show'

Last night, Bill Murray paid a visit to Late Show to knock out a couple of his bucket list items. Above, he takes over the show (which, in Bill Murray terms, means taking over one monologue joke), and below, he has Letterman read him a very complimentary note, then he also meets the one and only Lady Gaga and jumps on the selfie opportunity.

Sony Presses on with 'Ghostbusters III' Script After Harold Ramis's Death

The last time we checked in on the status of Ghostbusters III it was maybe happening, but THR reports that the project was in motion before the death of original Ghostbusters co-writer Harold Ramis and allegedly had planned cameos for Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, and even Bill Murray (there's no mention of fellow Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson) "to set up a baton-passing to a trio of newcomers." With news of Ramis's passing earlier this week, Sony and director Ivan Reitman are reportedly in talks deciding how to move the project forward and rewrite the script penned by Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky and reworked by Tropic Thunder's [...]

Here's a Clip of Bill Murray in Wes Anderson's New Movie

Writer/director Wes Anderson's new movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, comes out March 7th, and here's a clip from it featuring an entire minute of Bill Murray's character, who's part of an absurdly-large ensemble cast that includes Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law, Edward Norton, and Ralph Fiennes. Here's the trailer for the movie.

Tim Minchin Is Making a 'Groundhog Day' Musical

Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus, the composer and director of Tony-winning Matilda the Musical, are adapting the 1993 Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day into a stage musical, The Daily Mail reports. The pair have been working on it with Danny Rubin, who co-wrote the script to the movie, and the musical will probably be debuting sometime in the next year or two. "It has to be something in its own right, not just a carbon copy," Warchus said. "We'll be doing the first workshop in the spring. Tim and Danny have been working on it for a while. I'll decide where it should go – London or New [...]

Bill Murray Discusses Baseball and Booze

The elusive Bill Murray did a rare interview with Esquire out today, but unfortunately, it's entirely focused on his love of baseball and vodka instead of on comedy or movie stuff. There's still plenty of interesting stuff, like Murray calling announcing a Cubs game "the peak of my performing career," if you're a big Bill Murray fan.

Bill Murray Explains His Lack of Interest in 'Ghostbusters III', Compares It to Going Back to High School

Bill Murray did an interview with Dazed Digital out today, and while the whole thing is full of good stuff, the highlight was him discussing his lack of interest in Ghostbusters III. The interview seems to have been conducted prior to Harold Ramis's passing so Murray's opinions then on Ghostbusters III may be moot now, but here's what he said nonetheless:

Interviewer: Talking about friendships, has not wanting to do another Ghostbusters film hurt your relationship with the other guys?

Murray: Oh, that I'm not in a rush to do the Ghostbusters movie? We made the first Ghostbusters – it was one of the great movies, one of the great entertainments of all time. Then we made a [...]

Check Out a Complete Retrospective of Bill Murray's Career

"Murray contains multitudes, and at least one of those multitudes is a sad old man. It’s also further evidence that time has not diminished Murray, it’s only enriched him."

- from "The broken-down grace of Bill Murray," Nathan Rabin's painstakingly thorough retrospective of Bill Murray's entire career for The Dissolve that spans from the actor's SNL days to his most recent film Monuments Men.

Watch Bill Murray Audition for 'Peter Pan Live' and Shave His Beard on 'Letterman'

Bill Murray was a guest on Friday's Late Show, where he made a very impressive entrance/audition as Peter Pan in anticipation of NBC's next live musical production. Below, watch Murray chat with Dave about his plans for the Super Bowl, talk about his friend and Monuments Men director George "G.C." Clooney, and have Dave help him shave off his itchy beard.

Bill Murray and Anthony Weiner to Guest Star in 'Alpha House's Finale

Bill Murray turned up for a surprising cameo in the premiere episode of Amazon's new John Goodman political comedy Alpha House, and The Wrap reports that he'll be back in the show's season finale, which is set to debut on Amazon this Friday. Murray will be reprising his role of jailed Senator Vernon Smits, which he played briefly in the show's pilot, in the new episode alongside guest stars like Tom Brokaw and disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner, who will be making his acting debut.