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 30 years in films include the 1984 hit Ghostbusters 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 ninth appearance in the Alfred Dunhill Links.