Quiz On American Actor: Bill Murray!

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He’s a folk hero in today’s society, an icon in the world of comedy and acting, from his works at Saturday Night Live on NBC, movies like Lost in Translation, Groundhog Day and Ghostbusters, but what do you know about the man beyond the characters he plays on the big screen? Take the following quiz on the legend that is Bill Murray to see how much you know about him!


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  • 1. 

    Bill Murray was arrested on his 20th birthday at Chicago O'Hare Airport for possession of 10lbs of cannabis. How did they find the drugs in his bag?

    • A.

      He tried to declare it as medication for his "glaucoma"

    • B.

      He tried to pet a police dog and it started barking at his luggage

    • C.

      He joked to a fellow passenger about having a bomb in his suitcase

    • D.

      He secretly tried to light a joint and get high on the plane

    Correct Answer
    C. He joked to a fellow passenger about having a bomb in his suitcase
    Explanation
    Bill Murray was arrested for possession of drugs because he made a joke about having a bomb in his suitcase to a fellow passenger. This likely caused concern and raised suspicion, leading to his bag being searched and the drugs being discovered.

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  • 2. 

    Which original Saturday Night Live cast member did Bill Murray replace in its second season?

    • A.

      Gilda Radner

    • B.

      John Belushi

    • C.

      Dan Aykroyd

    • D.

      Chevy Chase

    Correct Answer
    D. Chevy Chase
    Explanation
    Bill Murray replaced Chevy Chase in the second season of Saturday Night Live. Chase was one of the original cast members of the show but left after the first season. Murray then joined the cast in the second season and became one of the most iconic members of the SNL ensemble. Chase went on to have a successful career in comedy and acting, but Murray's addition to the show brought a new dynamic and humor that resonated with audiences.

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  • 3. 

    Following the failure of 'The Razor's Edge', Bill Murray went into a brief retirement for four years. What did he go to University to study in this period?

    • A.

      History and Philosophy

    • B.

      English and Economics

    • C.

      Science and Mathematics

    • D.

      Drama

    Correct Answer
    A. History and Philosophy
    Explanation
    During his four-year retirement period following the failure of 'The Razor's Edge', Bill Murray went to university to study History and Philosophy.

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  • 4. 

    What was the name of the improv comedy troupe in Chicago where Bill Murray made his start in the comedy world?

    • A.

      Sick Sound, Illinois

    • B.

      The Second City

    • C.

      Chi-Town

    • D.

      Deep Dish

    Correct Answer
    B. The Second City
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Second City. The Second City is an improv comedy troupe in Chicago where Bill Murray began his career in comedy. It is a well-known and respected institution in the comedy world, known for producing many talented comedians and actors.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following films was Bill Murray's first starring role?

    • A.

      Little Shop of Horrors

    • B.

      Caddyshack

    • C.

      Quick Change

    • D.

      Meatballs

    Correct Answer
    D. Meatballs
    Explanation
    Bill Murray's first starring role was in the film "Meatballs". This film marked his breakthrough as a leading actor and showcased his comedic talents. Murray's performance in "Meatballs" helped solidify his career and set the stage for his future success in the film industry.

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  • 6. 

    For what television series did Bill Murray receive his first Emmy Award?

    • A.

      Second City Television

    • B.

      Saturday Night Live

    • C.

      Square Pegs

    • D.

      All You Need is Cash

    Correct Answer
    B. Saturday Night Live
    Explanation
    Bill Murray received his first Emmy Award for his work on "Saturday Night Live."

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  • 7. 

    With which Saturday Night Live regular did Bill Murray form a romantic relationship shortly upon joining the cast?

    • A.

      Gilda Radner

    • B.

      Jane Curtin

    • C.

      Laraine Newman

    • D.

      Yvonne Hudson

    Correct Answer
    A. Gilda Radner
    Explanation
    Bill Murray formed a romantic relationship with Gilda Radner shortly after joining the cast of Saturday Night Live.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following did ex-wife Jennifer Butler not accuse Bill Murray of upon their divorce in 2008?

    • A.

      Alcoholism

    • B.

      Addiction to Marijuana

    • C.

      Infidelity

    • D.

      Addiction to Cocaine

    • E.

      Domestic Violence

    • F.

      Addiction to Sex

    Correct Answer
    D. Addiction to Cocaine
    Explanation
    Jennifer Butler did not accuse Bill Murray of addiction to cocaine upon their divorce in 2008.

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  • 9. 

    Bill Murray agreed to star in 'Ghostbusters' to get financing for 'The Razor's Edge'.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Bill Murray agreed to star in 'Ghostbusters' to get financing for 'The Razor's Edge'. This suggests that Murray's involvement in 'Ghostbusters' was motivated by his desire to secure funding for another project, rather than solely based on his interest in the film itself. This decision highlights the practical considerations that can influence an actor's career choices, demonstrating the importance of financial considerations in the entertainment industry.

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  • 10. 

    In what year was Bill Murray nominated for his one and only Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role as Bob Harris in 'Lost in Translation'?

    • A.

      2002

    • B.

      2003

    • C.

      2004

    • D.

      2005

    Correct Answer
    C. 2004
    Explanation
    Bill Murray was nominated for his one and only Academy Award for Best Actor in the year 2004. He received this nomination for his role as Bob Harris in the film 'Lost in Translation'.

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