Arguably one of the most beloved living comedians, Bill Murray is four decades deep into a prolific career in the comedy industry. In the '70s, he bounced from comedy institution to comedy institution (Second City, National Lampoon, SNL) before becoming a major movie star in the '80s (Caddyshack, Stripes, Ghostbusters), and settling into a quieter phase of his career as a revered comedy veteran in the late '90s, popping up in smaller parts in an eclectic array of movies and genres (Zombieland, Lost in Translation, Moonrise Kingdom). Throughout it all, Murray has maintained a healthy contempt for the phoniness of the showbiz world around him and has always [...]
If you like Bill Murray then you'll love his recent interview with PBS's Charlie Rose, which is an hour long and spans subjects like Monuments Men, science, living in South Carolina, his inability to quit acting, Lost In Translation, his never-heard Oscars acceptance speech, and some very candid views on life, including the great piece of advice to, as Murray puts it, say yes to life and be alert and available: "We're living this life, we're in this life, and if you're not available, ordinary time goes past and you didn't live it — the day passes and you didn't live it. But if you're available then life becomes [...]
When it seemed like all the news had run out on Friday night, Bill Murray showed up on Reddit for a surprise AMA to promote his new film Monuments Men. But his responses weren't run-of-the-mill promotional plugs — Murray gave a handful of honest and thoughtful answers about everything from Groundhog Day to his opinion of the current SNL cast to the whereabouts of his former deaf/mute assistant, not to mention a hilariously lengthy explanation of how the whole Garfield thing went down. It's an interesting read and candid glimpse into the ever-elusive comedy legend; click through to read some of Murray's most interesting responses.
Here's Bill Murray's recently-unearthed appearance on an early '80s LaserDisc compilation called Fun & Games in which he does a bunch of tongue twisters. It's kind of hard to watch somebody as cool as '80s Bill Murray do something as uncool as tongue twisters, but he still manages to escape unscathed. (via Uproxx)
In his ongoing quest to out-Bill Murray himself, Bill Murray appear on ESPN's College Gameday on Saturday, and when broadcaster Lee Corso appeared dressed as a Native American – apparently to show his support of the Florida State Seminoles over Murray's pick, Clemson – Bill Murray did the only thing Bill Murray could do, and body slammed him. How very Bill Murray. (H/T Uproxx)