Happy Birthday, Bill Murray

Join us in celebrating the comedic legend on his 65th birthday.
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Join us in celebrating the comedic legend on his 65th birthday.
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I want to party with Bill Murray more than any other celebrity out there.

Do you blame me? The actor is legendary for casually crashing everything from engagement shoots  to bachelor parties. He does karaoke with complete strangers and has been caught dancing to “Turn Down for What” at dinner parties. One thing's for sure: nobody's ever accused him of not knowing how to have a good time. 

That’s not to say he hasn’t racked up an impressive resume. Murray got his start on Saturday Night Live, then became a comedic stalwart, with roles in Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, and Groundhog Day. Later on, he took a turn for the dramatic and found renewed success in films like The Royal Tenenbaums, Lost in Translation, and Coffee and Cigarettes. And he shows no signs of slowing down — he’ll be appearing in the upcoming all-female reboot of Ghostbusters.

So this September 21st, for Murray’s 65th birthday, we suggest you make his signature drink, which he shared with Dazed Digital last year (I’ve tried it, and it’s life-changing):

"I learned how to drink champagne a while ago. But the way I like to drink champagne is I like to make what we call a Montana Cooler, where you buy a case of champagne and you take all the bottles out, and you take all the cardboard out, and you put a garbage bag inside of it, then you put all the bottles back in and then you cover it with ice, and then you wrap it up and you close it. And that will keep it all cold for a weekend and you can drink every single bottle. And the way I like to drink it in a big pint glass with ice. I fill it with ice and I pour the champagne in it, because champagne can never be too cold. And the problem people have with champagne is they drink it and they crash with it, because the sugar content is so high and you get really dehydrated. But if you can get the ice in it, you can drink it supremely cold and at the same time you're getting the melting ice, so it's like a hydration level, and you can stay at this great level for a whole weekend. You don't want to crash. You want to keep that buzz, that bling, that smile."

Cheers to that.

Photos by Fred Hermansky / NBC Universal