Bill Murray is now in the hot waters after Geena Davis reveals his inappropriate set behavior in her new memoir, Dying of Politeness. A known comedic legend, this came as a surprise to many.
Murray has been in the business since the early 1970s, and his over five-decade career has been proven illustrious. So, take a look at his life, career, and net worth he has amassed all those years.
The Life and Career of Bill Murray
Murray has made a name for himself for his deadpan delivery and unique acting style. As soon as he started in the business, he quickly rose to prominence when he did The National Lampoon Radio Hour.
He then became a national presence on Saturday Night Live, and from there, he made a series of comedy films.
He starred in Meatballs, Caddyshack, Stripes, Tootsie, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, What About Bob?, Groundhog Day, Kingpin, The Man Who Knew Too Little, Charlie's Angels, and Osmosis Jones.
He also tried his hands at directing, helping the 1990 movie Quick Change with co-director Howard Franklin.
One of his most iconic films is Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation, for which he received a Golden Globe, a British Academy Film Award, and an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
Murray also works as a voice actor, lending his voice to the animated movies Garfield: The Movie, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kittie, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Jungle Book, and Isle of Dogs.
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These works and more have brought the 72-year-old star a net worth of $180 million.
Bill Murray's Alleged Inappropriate Set Behavior
Davis opened up about her not-so-good experience with Murray on the set of their 1990 movie Quick Change.
She wrote in her memoir that the writer-producer insisted on using The Thumper, a massage device, on her despite refusing when they first met in a hotel suite.
In a different event, he screamed at her for being late while waiting on the wardrobe during their film's filming. The screaming allegedly continued as he followed her from her trailer to the set while the other cast members, movie crew, and onlookers were looking.
"That was bad," Davis told The Times. "The way he behaved at the first meeting… I should have walked out of that or profoundly defended myself, in which case I wouldn't have got the part."
"I could have avoided that treatment if I'd known how to react or what to do during the audition," she continued. "But, you know, I was so non-confrontational that I just didn't…."
Now, she regretted blaming her younger self, thinking it was Murray who showed inappropriate behavior.
"There's no point in regretting things, and yet, here I was regretting," she continued. "And yes, exactly, it wasn't my fault."
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