In what might be his most iconic role, Bill Murray starred as Peter Venkman in Ivan Reitman's blockbuster comedy "Ghostbusters", which spawned a sequel, an all-female reboot in 2016, and another highly anticipated reboot from Jason Reitman on the way in 2021.
1998 saw Murray's first in a long collaboration with director Wes Anderson for the film "Rushmore".
Murray starred opposite a young Jason Schwartzman in the film, playing rich industrialist Herman Blume, whose friendship with eccentric teenager Max Fischer goes sour when both of them fall in love with a teacher, played by Olivia Williams.
In "Groundhog Day", Murray is a grump weatherman who falls into an endless time loop, with the same day repeating over and over.
The influential classic sees Murray's Phil Connors learning to enjoy life and the people in it.
'Lost In Translation'
Murray received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his turn as a fading American movie star who goes to Tokyo to film whisky commercials in Sofia Coppola's acclaimed comedy-drama "Lost in Translation".
In the film, Murray's character finds a respite from his alienation thanks to a romantic connection with a married college graduate played by Scarlett Johansson.
Murray had his breakout role as a leading comedy star in the 1979 comedy "Meatballs", from Canadian director Ivan Reitman.
Murray stars in the film as a counsellor at a cut-rate summer camp in Ontario, falling victim to hilarious practical jokes and hijinks.
In one of his more dramatic turns, Murray played an aging Don Juan-type in "Broken Flowers".
In the film, Murray's Don Johnston learns from an anonymous letter sent by an ex that he has a 19-year-old son he never knew about, prompting him to go out in search of the mystery woman and connect with his kid.
'The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou'
Murray's most affecting role came as eccentric oceanographer Steve Zissou in Wes Anderson's 2004 film "The Life Aquatic".
The film sees Zissou traverse the seas with his team to get revenge on the jaguar shark who ate his best friend.
Murray gave one of his most affecting performances in a supporting role in Tim Burton's 1994 biopic "Ed Wood".
In the film, Murray plays John "Bunny" Breckinridge, a drag queen who helps his friend Ed Wood make the iconic movie bomb "Plan 9 From Outer Space".
In 1981, Murray reteamed with director Ivan Reitman for the classic war comedy "Stripes".
Murray stars in the film as a New York cab driver who loses his job, his apartment, his car and his girlfriend in a single day, prompting him to enlist in the army along with his best friend, played by Harold Ramis.
Murray got behind the camera, as well as in front of it, for the 1990 crime comedy "Quick Change", which he co-directed with Howard Franklin.
In the film, Murray stars as a bank robber who dresses as a clown to pull off a heist, along with his girlfriend, played by Geena Davis, and his best friend, played by Randy Quaid.