Interesting Facts About Bill Murray!

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Interesting Facts About Bill Murray! - Quiz

You might be a lifelong fan of his work, you might have seen him in one or two films, or perhaps you haven’t heard of him at all – regardless of your existing knowledge on the man, today we aim to teach you some little-known facts about American film legend Bill Murray. What can you tell us about his life on and off the big screen? Just take the quiz to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In 2004, Bill Murray was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance as Bob Harris in 'Lost in Translation'. Who actually won the award?

    • A.

      Ben Kingsley, as Massoud Amir Behrani in 'House of Sand and Fog'

    • B.

      Jude Law, as W. P. Inman in Cold Mountain

    • C.

      Sean Penn, as Jimmy Markum in 'Mystic River'

    • D.

      Johnny Depp, as Captain Jack Sparrow in 'Pirates of the Carribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl'

    Correct Answer
    C. Sean Penn, as Jimmy Markum in 'Mystic River'
    Explanation
    In 2004, Bill Murray was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in 'Lost in Translation', but he did not win the award. The correct answer is Sean Penn, who won the award for his performance as Jimmy Markum in 'Mystic River'.

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  • 2. 

    Which famous film director is Bill Murray most famous for collaborating with?

    • A.

      Steven Spielberg

    • B.

      Francis Ford Coppola

    • C.

      Quentin Tarantino

    • D.

      Wes Anderson

    • E.

      David Fincher

    Correct Answer
    D. Wes Anderson
    Explanation
    Bill Murray is most famous for collaborating with Wes Anderson. Wes Anderson is a renowned film director known for his distinctive visual style and quirky storytelling. He has directed several films that have featured Bill Murray in prominent roles, such as "Rushmore," "The Royal Tenenbaums," and "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou." Their collaborations have been highly acclaimed and have contributed to both Anderson and Murray's success in the film industry.

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  • 3. 

    Bill Murray retired from acting for four years after which film flopped at the Box Office?

    • A.

      Scrooged

    • B.

      The Razor's Edge

    • C.

      Quick Change

    • D.

      Meatballs

    Correct Answer
    B. The Razor's Edge
    Explanation
    Bill Murray retired from acting for four years after the film "The Razor's Edge" flopped at the Box Office.

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  • 4. 

    During his teens, Bill Murray performed in a rock band. What was it called?

    • A.

      The American Champions

    • B.

      The Illinois Victors

    • C.

      The Dutch Masters

    • D.

      The Irish Heroes

    Correct Answer
    C. The Dutch Masters
    Explanation
    During his teens, Bill Murray performed in a rock band called The Dutch Masters.

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  • 5. 

    Which American comedian was Bill Murray's 'Ghostbusters' role originally written for?

    • A.

      Steve Martin

    • B.

      Gene Wilder

    • C.

      John Belushi

    • D.

      Robin Williams

    Correct Answer
    C. John Belushi
    Explanation
    John Belushi was originally intended to play Bill Murray's role in the movie "Ghostbusters." Belushi was a popular American comedian known for his work on "Saturday Night Live" and his role in the film "Animal House." However, he tragically passed away before the film was made, and the role was eventually given to Bill Murray.

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  • 6. 

    What movie did Bill Murray receive his one and only co-direction credit for?

    • A.

      Quick Change

    • B.

      The Razor's Edge

    • C.

      Caddyshack

    • D.

      Meatballs

    Correct Answer
    A. Quick Change
    Explanation
    Bill Murray received his one and only co-direction credit for the movie "Quick Change".

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  • 7. 

    What nickname did Dan Aykroyd give Bill Murray because of his mood swings?

    • A.

      Mad Bill

    • B.

      The Murricane

    • C.

      Angry Murray

    • D.

      Bull

    Correct Answer
    B. The Murricane
    Explanation
    Dan Aykroyd gave Bill Murray the nickname "The Murricane" because of his mood swings. This nickname is a play on words, combining Murray's last name with the word "hurricane" to convey the intensity and unpredictability of his emotions. It suggests that Murray's mood swings can be as powerful and turbulent as a hurricane.

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  • 8. 

    Bill Murray was once pulled over by Swedish police under suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. What was he driving?

    • A.

      Quad Bike

    • B.

      Golf Cart

    • C.

      Army Tank

    • D.

      Hot Dog Van

    Correct Answer
    B. Golf Cart
    Explanation
    Bill Murray was once pulled over by Swedish police under suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. The correct answer is Golf Cart. This means that Bill Murray was driving a golf cart when he was pulled over by the Swedish police.

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  • 9. 

    What animal did Bill Murray provide the voice for in the 2009 film 'Fantastic Mr Fox'?

    • A.

      Squirrel

    • B.

      Hound

    • C.

      Badger

    • D.

      Possum

    • E.

      Tortoise

    Correct Answer
    C. Badger
    Explanation
    Bill Murray provided the voice for the character Badger in the 2009 film 'Fantastic Mr Fox'.

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  • 10. 

    Bill Murray was both the first and last guest on David Letterman's talk show, thirty years between interviews.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Bill Murray being both the first and last guest on David Letterman's talk show, thirty years between interviews, implies that he appeared as the first guest when the show started and also as the final guest when the show ended after thirty years. This suggests a unique and special relationship between Bill Murray and David Letterman, making the statement true.

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