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Watch: Bill Murray Enters the Oscar Race With ‘St. Vincent’ Trailer

Watch: Bill Murray Enters the Oscar Race With 'St. Vincent' Trailer

It’s hard to believe, but Bill Murray has only been nominated for an Oscar once (for “Lost in Translation”) and didn’t win the time he was up for one. That could change this fall when The Weinstein Company opens their feel good drama “St. Vincent,” which stars Murray in a role that’s sure to draw a lot of awards buzz should the film be any good. The film opens in select theaters on October 24 and we have the first trailer.

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In Theodore Melfi’s feature directorial debut, Murray stars as the titular Vincent, a drunken, gambling retiree who gets asked by his single-mom neighbor (Melissa McCarthy) to guard her 12-year-old son (newcomer Jaeden Lieberher). Over the course of their time together, the odd couple teach each other life lessons. Performances seem strong across the board, with Naomi Watts stealing scenes in rare comedic form as a pregnant stripper.

Watch the trailer below:

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Comments

Rose

Bill Murray was absolutely fantastic in St.Vincent. Just great.

YWN

In the bank scene he is being facetious, not ignorant.

tom

Blah, cute kid redeems a curmudgeon. What an original premise.

Will

It's easy to love Bill Murray; he's a permanent part of Americana culture. However, as a lead actor in a serious role, he's only shone twice, in Groundhog Day and Lost In Translation…though his performance in "The Razor' Edge" was adequate in that horribly underrated gem of a film. I'm pulling for him, because he has turned down typical Bill Murray roles now many times in favor of films he considered worthwhile so he can actually act. Definitely looking forward to this. So many older actors that weren't that good when they were young have become incredible…but, as evidenced by Boston Legal, nobody wants to watch older people anymore…some people 40 and under 40 don't even know who Bill is.

In my opinion, the work for which Murray was genuinely robbed of recognition was "Groundhog Day". While the majority of the film is a laugh riot, there are a couple of brief serious scenes where he displayed his range, evoking a choking sympathy.,.and it was Murray himself who made them work. I couldn't believe the Academy snubbed him when he showed such dramatic diversity in a film they evidently considered "throwaway."

"Groundhog Day" will last on people's shelves long after many other Oscar -recognized films and actors have come and gone. It is truly a shame that Harold Ramos never got his due before his death as well.

Billy Madden

I got to see this movie at a screening a few months ago… The movie is great and Murray truly has a GREAT shot at the Oscar… If he doesn't win, he will be robbed.

YOYOMA

I liked this better the first time when it was Rushmore. Wes Anderson lite.

Jen

What 67 year old man doesn't know what the word WITHDRAWN means. C'mon. And are we in 1963, if you're in dire straits today and middle-class, your house is threatened to get foreclosed on and you have mega credit card debt. You're gonna have $110 in the bank and you're def going to know the English language.

JohnnyC

Bill Murray transcends the Oscars

Hawkeye

What a minute…. does this mean… no, it couldn't be… Melissa McCarthy might be in a good movie for once?

And yes, Murray was flat-out robbed for Lost in Translation. No question about it.

fredrique

bill shoulda won for lost in translation.
he is way overdue for some oscar love.

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