A superb performance in the quirky 2003 film Lost In Translation won Bill Murray a Golden Globe as best actor in a musical or comedy.
Other tour de force performances in more than 20 years in films include the 1984 hit Ghost Busters and Groundhog Day, the 1993 film in which he plays a hard-bitten reporter.
He was the voice of Garfield in Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties, showing his versatility.
He is particularly remembered by golf enthusiasts for his superb portrayal of a wacky greenkeeper in the film Caddyshack, one of the most popular golf films ever made.
In 2012 in Hyde Park on Hudson, he gave a bravura performance as US President Franklin D Roosevelt.
A member of Palma Valley in California and Sleepy Hollow in Westchester, New York, he also plays a lot of golf at Pebble Beach, where he won the AT&T Pro-Am with professional D.A.Points.
This is his sixth appearance in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
He is between tours of US and Australia with his band “Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends”, reading literature and singing songs from his New Worlds album with three classical musicians.