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The Bill Murray Quiz
by Staff
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 League
  • Boy Scouts
  • both

Where did Murray get his start acting?

  • cruise ships
  • Second City
  • "Saturday Night Live"

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

  • public drunkenness
  • smuggling marijuana
  • stealing candy

When did Bill Murray join "Saturday Night Live"?

  • the first season
  • the second season
  • the third season

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

  • Martin Short
  • Chevy Chase
  • John Belushi

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

  • Elwood Blues
  • Samurai Futaba
  • Nick Winters

What was Murray's first big feature film?

  • "Spaceballs"
  • "Meatballs"
  • "Caddyshack"

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

  • Carl Spackler
  • Carl Winkler
  • Curt Knockler

Who co-wrote "Caddyshack"?

  • Bill Murray's childhood babysitter
  • Bill Murray
  • Bill Murray's brother

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

  • a sub sandwich
  • a pumpkin
  • a lemon

Bill Murray holds what late-night distinction?

  • most times hosting "SNL"
  • David Letterman's first ever guest
  • most appearances on David Letterman's late-night shows

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

  • Woody Harrelson
  • Bill Murray
  • John Belushi

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

  • "The Razor's Edge"
  • "The Edge of Reason"
  • "The Razor of Tomorrow"

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

  • Rick Moranis
  • Chevy Chase
  • Robin Williams

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

  • tarantula
  • goldfish
  • gerbil

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

  • Frank Oz
  • Chris Elliott
  • Harold Ramis

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

  • Ted Dyers
  • Ned Ryerson
  • Len Byerston

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

  • "Day Dream Believer"
  • "Afternoon Delight"
  • "I Got You Babe"

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

  • 1995
  • 1998
  • 2000

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

  • perfect attendance
  • punctuality
  • most likely to succeed

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

  • Polonius
  • Claudius
  • Rosencrantz

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

  • internist
  • neurologist
  • psychiatrist

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

  • "Brass in Pocket"
  • "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding"
  • "God Save the Queen"

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

  • Jude Law
  • Sean Penn
  • Ben Kingsley

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

  • Clive Badger
  • Coach Skip
  • Rat

What United States president has Murray portrayed?

  • Richard Nixon
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

  • logger
  • ice cream man
  • minor-league baseball player

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

  • hot dog entrepreneur
  • merch guy
  • team psychologist

Murray supposedly does NOT have what kind of representation?

  • agent
  • manager
  • both

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

  • money
  • He wanted to make his kids happy.
  • He confused the writer Joel Cohen for the Academy Award-winning writer and director Joel Coen.