That same year, he was voted as one of "TV's Sexiest Guys" in People magazine.
In 2004, Murray starred in the romantic comedy A Cinderella Story with Hilary Duff. Though most film critics gave the film negative reviews, House of Wax earned over ,766,121 worldwide.
Critics were mostly positive in their reviews of the film, and the film garnered a "B" grade on Yahoo!
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Though the reviews were mostly negative, the film went on to become a moderate box office success, earning $70.1 million worldwide. The film led to Murray receiving the 2005 Teen Choice Awards win category for "Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure/Thriller".
He featured briefly in the Iraq War drama Home of the Brave alongside Samuel L. In May 2009, The CW announced Murray would not be returning to One Tree Hill for its seventh season.
The series also earned Murray numerous awards, including two Teen Choice Awards, and spawned a book series which was successful among critics who praised the cast's performances and the original story lines.