The Bill Murray Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Bill Murray isn't an easy guy to pin down. As one of the world's most beloved actors, he is famously unavailable for job offers — but he might show up your next door neighbor's barbecue, driving a golf cart. How much do you know about Bill Murray?

What organization was a very troublesome Bill Murray kicked out of when he was young?

Little Billy wasn't much for authority, and he was booted from both.

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Where did Murray get his start acting?

Murray began honing his acting chops at Chicago's famous Second City, a comedy club, theater and improvisation school.

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What legal indiscretion got Murray arrested as a 20-year-old?

Murray tried to get several pounds of pot through O'Hare Airport. It didn't work.

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When did Bill Murray join "Saturday Night Live"?

Murray joined the show after a successful first season.

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What exiting actor did Murray replace when he joined "SNL"?

When Chase left to become a film star, Lorne Michaels gave Murray his place.

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What is the name of one of Bill Murray's "SNL" characters?

Nick the Lounge Singer was a Murray staple.

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What was Murray's first big feature film?

The 1979 Ivan Reitman film "Meatballs" was Murray's big film breakthrough.

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What is the name of Murray's gopher-hating character in "Caddyshack"?

Carl Spackler is obsessed with destroying the rodent that wreaks havoc on the golf course.

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Who co-wrote "Caddyshack"?

Actor Brian Doyle-Murray, Bill's brother, was a writer for the film.

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What did Bill Murray eat in one scene of "Tootsie"?

It's subtle stuff, but Murray spends a whole scene eating a lemon.

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Bill Murray holds what late-night distinction?

In 1982, Murray was Letterman's first guest — and his last in 2015.

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Which actor was the part of Dr. Peter Venkman in "Ghostbusters" written for?

When Dan Akroyd was writing "Ghostbusters," the part was intended for Belushi.

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What little-known film did Murray write and star in the same year "Ghostbusters" was released?

The period piece "The Razor's Edge" was an abrupt and unsuccessful foray into drama for Murray.

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Who was originally supposed to play Bob Wiley in "What About Bob?"

Williams was attached to the film but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.

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What pet does Bob Wiley own in "What About Bob"?

Bob brings the goldfish with him to visit Dr. Leo Marvin and family.

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Bill Murray had a famous falling out with what longtime friend during the filming of "Groundhog Day"?

The two reconciled late in Ramis' life.

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In "Groundhog Day," what insurance salesman does Phil Connors run into over and over again?

Needlenose Ned, Ned the Head … Ned Ryerson!

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What song plays on the radio every morning Phil Connors wakes up?

"Afternoon Delight" becomes Phil's morning mantra.

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What year did Murray play the part of Herman Blume in "Rushmore"?

"Rushmore" marked a turning point in Murray's career, as he began to take on more dramatic and nuanced roles.

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Which pin does Herman take from Max as a peace offering in "Rushmore"?

Max takes the perfect attendance pin.

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What character did Murray play in a 2000 adaptation of "Hamlet"?

No longer simply a comedic actor, Murray showed his range in this Shakespeare classic.

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In "The Royal Tenenbaums," Murray's character is what kind of doctor?

As a nod to Oliver Sacks, Raleigh St. Clair is a neurologist interested in the stranger workings of the brain.

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What song does Murray's character Bob sing at karaoke in "Lost In Translation"?

Bob sings "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding." He also sings a Roxy Music tune.

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Although his role in "Lost in Translation" earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor, to whom did Murray lose?

Sean Penn won for his role in "Mystic River."

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What animal did Murray voice in "Fantastic Mr. Fox"?

And let's not forget Badger was a demolitions expert, to boot.

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What United States president has Murray portrayed?

Murray played FDR in "Hyde Park on Hudson."

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What job did Bill Murray take during the summer of 1978?

Despite already ascending to stardom on "SNL," the Washington state Grays Harbor Loggers won the championship that year with the help of Murray.

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What position is Murray listed as holding with the St. Paul Saints minor-league baseball team?

He's also a co-owner, but his job as "morale booster" is much more intriguing.

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Murray supposedly does NOT have what kind of representation?

According to Hollywood lore, you can only reach Murray through a voicemail connected to an 800 number.

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Murray claims he voiced "Garfield" in 2004 for what reason?

But then he did "Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties" in 2006. So …

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