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    23 Times Bill Murray Was Just the Greatest, From the Golf Course to the Oscars to His Impeccable Taste in Hats

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    Bill Murray is having a killer second act.

    Already forever a comedy icon thanks to his work in Caddyshack, Stripes, Ghostbusters and Groundhogs Day, et al., Murray had a career renaissance thanks both to Wes Anderson in general and his turn as a jaded actor in the 2003 indie darling Lost in Translation, for which he earned an Oscar nod for his uncharacteristically dramatic (though liberally peppered with humor) efforts.

    Now, in addition to being at the top of every director's wish list, the 63-year-old actor is enjoying a new kind of renaissance in which he is more than just a reliably versatile movie star. He's a downright pop-culture darling!

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    Basically, Bill Murray makes everything better. And while you can easily rent and stream his entire cinematic oeuvre, we've taken the liberty of compiling a bunch of his best moments off screen, which comprises just about every time he's been seen in the past few years.

    Murray was the greatest when...

    Bill Murray Courtesy: EJ Rumpke

    1. ...he crashed this guy's bachelor party and gave him priceless advice...

    Ashley Donald, Erik Rogers, Bill Murray Courtesy Fia Forever Wedding Photography

    2. ...when he popped into this couple's engagement photo...

    Bill Murray, CVT Soft Serve Instagram

    3. ...when he showed up for the "Bill Murray Ice Cream Social"...

    Bill Murray, David Letterman CBS

    4. ...when he dressed like the bard on the Late Show With David Letterman...

    Bill Murray, David Letterman CBS

    5. ...and like Peter Pan...

    Bill Murray, David Letterman CBS

    6...and Liberace for the Late Show's 20th anniversary...

    Bill Murray, David Letterman CBS

    7. ..and a jockey...

    Bill Murray, David Letterman John P. Filo/CBS

    8. ...and in football pads to mark Dave's 30th year on TV, which happened to fall right before the Super Bowl...

    Bill Murray, David Letterman CBS

    9...and as if he was hanging out in his own basement...

    Lady Gaga, Bill Murray, David Letterman Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS

    10...and then spruced up to take this selfie with Dave and Lady Gaga...

    Bill Murray Chris Condon/PGA TOUR/Getty Images

    11....and wore this playing golf...

    Bill Murray Harry How/Getty Images

    12...and tried his best to blend in...

    Bill Murray Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

    13...and teed off in this hat...

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    14...and wore this tie and epic pair of pants at one of his charity tournaments...

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    Bill Murray, Pabst Pants Twitter

    15...and these PBR pants at another...

    Bill Murray, Cannes Film Festival Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

    16....and when he whipped out this tiny camera at the Moonrise Kingdom photo call at the Cannes Film Festival (you know, while wearing this jacket)...

    Bill Murray Richie Buxo/Splash News

    17...and drove this vintage Maserati with bright-orange interior through midtown Manhattan...

    Amy Adam, Bill Murray, Oscars Presenters Kevin Winter/Getty Images

    18...and went off-script at the Oscars to pay tribute to Harold Ramis...

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    19....and when he resisted the idea of Ghostbusters III...

    Bob Balaban, George Clooney, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, The Monuments Men Tommaso Boddi/WireImage

    20...and wore this at a Monuments Men screening...

    Bill Murray Facebook

    21...and when this happened...

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    22...or when he joined these folks for basketball...

    Bill Murray AP Photo/Ben Margot

    23...and last but not least...here, when he raised $10,000 lying down.

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