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Film Discussion => In Front of the Camera => Topic started by: Chest Rockwell on February 21, 2004, 09:12:30 PM

Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Chest Rockwell on February 21, 2004, 09:12:30 PM
Well I thought he was amazing in Lost in Translation, Rushmore, Royal Tenenbaums, etc. I'm surprised no one's posted about him yet (I searched and found nothing, but I won't be too surprised if I'm redirected). Anyone else agree he should win the Best Actor award?
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: eward on February 21, 2004, 11:49:28 PM
i agree!!!  and he also made my childhood what it was, seeing as how the ghostbusters movies were my world way back when
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: matt35mm on February 21, 2004, 11:55:08 PM
I also agree.  He has a very good shot.  It's about 50-50 between him and Sean Penn.

Now, I love Sean Penn, but just thinking about Bill Murray in Lost in Translation makes me feel as good as the movie did.  Sean Penn will be nominated again, probably.  This was Murray's perfect role, though, and those only come around once (or so).
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Sanjuro on February 22, 2004, 01:29:35 AM
another very tough decision here as in with best actress.  murrays acting was much more subtler than penn. penn gave a powerful performance as to murrays more reserved one (well the roles called for it and penn is really known for his powerful performances), but yes it would be great to see murray win!

and yes he was my favorite ghostbuster!
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Chest Rockwell on February 22, 2004, 06:46:18 AM
He was everone's favorite ghostbuster. Anyone that disagrees is just wierd. But seriously, i personally think he should win the Oscar, simply because he'll probably never get this much attention again while Sean Penn will go on to be one of those actors nominated every year. I personally think Penn's performance in 21 Grams was better than that in Mystic River, though. Comparatively speaking, I think there's no question of Bill's superiority when put up against Mystic River-Penn; had it been Bill vs. 21 Grams-Penn, it'd be a tougher call.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: A Matter Of Chance on February 22, 2004, 07:55:55 AM
I think he deserves it. I mean, Sean Penn is great too, but Murray has been overlooked enough. Given his work in Rushmore and Groundhog Day, I think this should be his third nomination. I am probabl being a bit naive saying that, too. But I think it's about time the Oscars chose to recognize a great actor as flexible as Bill.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: mogwai on February 22, 2004, 07:59:05 AM
bill murray will win because the academy doesn't like actors who doesn't show up at the awards. i have nothing against sean penn but we all know how it works over there.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Chest Rockwell on February 22, 2004, 08:17:10 AM
Quote from: mogwaí
bill murray will win because the academy doesn't like actors who doesn't show up at the awards. i have nothing against sean penn but we all know how it works over there.


I don't know about that....I think they've been waiting to give it to Penn. And hasn't Bill publicly denounced the Oscars, calling them "bullshit politics" or something to that effect?
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: mogwai on February 22, 2004, 08:20:36 AM
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
And hasn't Bill publicly denounced the Oscars, calling them "bullshit politics" or something to that effect?

sort of...

imdb.com:

"Movie funnyman Bill Murray has no desire to win an Oscar - because awards mean nothing to him. And the 53-year-old Ghostbuster - who is favorite to win the Best Actor prize next year for his role in Lost In Translation - despises thespians who campaign for award recognition. Bill says, "It's a really unattractive sight to see an actor or actress who really wants an Oscar. And you often see it on the show, you see their faces and the desperation is so ugly. Desperation is not a quality I long for. I'm over the Oscar. Sometimes people win it and you think, 'This can't be true.' It's a little bit of a popularity contest, too. Sometimes it's right, but it's wrong just as often, so I don't care. I'd rather make movies that lots of people saw and liked. I'm happy with the results."
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: cine on February 22, 2004, 10:42:09 AM
Quote from: mogwai
bill murray will win because the academy doesn't like actors who doesn't show up at the awards. i have nothing against sean penn but we all know how it works over there.

*cough*cough*polanski*cough*cough*
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: mogwai on February 22, 2004, 10:46:13 AM
i agree with the second cough.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Chest Rockwell on February 22, 2004, 01:15:35 PM
That was it: 'popularity contest' was what I was thinking of. Is he really the favorite? One friend of mine in a drama class holding a small contest to see who can predict the most Oscar winners came to me for help and I suggested Sean Penn before Bill Murray, though I told her it'd be one of the two for sure.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: MacGuffin on February 22, 2004, 01:22:13 PM
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
One friend of mine in a drama class holding a small contest to see who can predict the most Oscar winners came to me for help and I suggested Sean Penn before Bill Murray, though I told her it'd be one of the two for sure.


Did you even think Adrian Brody would win last year? Don't be so sure. Weinstein probably bought Jude Law's Oscar like he did Paltrow's.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Chest Rockwell on February 22, 2004, 01:53:27 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
One friend of mine in a drama class holding a small contest to see who can predict the most Oscar winners came to me for help and I suggested Sean Penn before Bill Murray, though I told her it'd be one of the two for sure.


Did you even think Adrian Brody would win last year? Don't be so sure. Weinstein probably bought Jude Law's Oscar like he did Paltrow's.


Good point. I also didn't suspect Denzel or Halle. I'll withdraw into a week of depression if Jude Law wins.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: modage on February 22, 2004, 02:24:49 PM
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
Good point. I also didn't suspect Denzel or Halle. I'll withdraw into a week of depression if Jude Law wins.

why?  because they're BLACK?!!? ADMIT IT!!!....mogwai
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Chest Rockwell on February 22, 2004, 02:35:25 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
Good point. I also didn't suspect Denzel or Halle. I'll withdraw into a week of depression if Jude Law wins.

why?  because they're BLACK?!!? ADMIT IT!!!....mogwai


Neither of them deserved it that year.
...
OH! I bet it's a JOKE!
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: ckad79 on February 24, 2004, 07:28:09 PM
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
Quote from: themodernage02
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
Good point. I also didn't suspect Denzel or Halle. I'll withdraw into a week of depression if Jude Law wins.

why?  because they're BLACK?!!? ADMIT IT!!!....mogwai


Neither of them deserved it that year.
...
OH! I bet it's a JOKE!


I thought they both gave great perfomances, and the competition was weak.  Halle Berry was amazing and Denzel (better in Malcom X, but still good) was spot on!

(http://www.kaareundknut.com/images/1014142278-image_review_main.jpg)

Aww, you motherfuckers. Okay. Alright. I'm putting cases on all you bitches. Huh. You think you can do this shit... Jake. You think you can do this to me? You motherfuckers will be playing basketball in Pelican Bay when I get finished with you. Shoe program, nigga. 23 hour lockdown. I'm the man up in this piece. You'll never see the light of... who the fuck do you think you're fucking with? I'm the police, I run shit around here. You just live here. Yeah, that's right, you better walk away. Go on and walk away... 'cause I'm gonna' burn this motherfucker down. King Kong ain't got shit on me. That's right, that's right. Shit, I don't, fuck. I'm winning anyway, I'm winning... I'm winning any motherfucking way. I can't lose. Yeah, you can shoot me, but you can't kill me.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Pubrick on February 24, 2004, 08:06:45 PM
thanks for the monologue, i felt like taking a power nap.

if u truly think it's a coincidence that denzel and halle boring won the same nite they honored another black man, boy, good luck with reality. training day was a forgettable movie with a forgettable denzel role. that year was an academy low point.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Stefen on February 24, 2004, 08:29:32 PM
Quote from: P
thanks for the monologue, i felt like taking a power nap.

if u truly think it's a coincidence that denzel and halle boring won the same nite they honored another black man, boy, good luck with reality. training day was a forgettable movie with a forgettable denzel role. that year was an academy low point.


I agree with this post.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: xerxes on February 24, 2004, 08:42:45 PM
training day may not have been that great but denzel's performance in it was amazing.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: NEON MERCURY on February 24, 2004, 09:08:00 PM
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
He was everone's favorite ghostbuster. Anyone that disagrees is just wierd. .


......call me wierd but i always liked harold ramis .....he's a trip.....
and murray is great.....gotta go w/ scroooged as one of my faves.....


and he doesn't deserve that oscar...its penn who deserves it.......his performance was as bad ass as day lewis was in gangs.....which is impressive......
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Pedro on February 24, 2004, 09:08:59 PM
fuck off, both the movie and the preformance were great.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: NEON MERCURY on February 24, 2004, 09:14:21 PM
Quote from: Pedro the Wombat
fuck off, both the movie and the preformance were great.


why  are you aggitated(mad)?
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Pedro on February 24, 2004, 10:51:45 PM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
Quote from: Pedro the Wombat
fuck off, both the movie and the preformance were great.


why  are you aggitated(mad)?

im not aggitated.  i say fuck off in a playful "you're soo wacky you silly guys" way
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Chest Rockwell on February 25, 2004, 05:05:23 AM
Well I personally think both Halle and Denzel winning was the Academy catering to the black crowd finally.

And Penn's performance was powerful, but not as subtle as Bill's. The latter's really affected moreso than the former's. Nuff said.
Title: Murray
Post by: SiliasRuby on February 27, 2004, 05:34:29 PM
It's Going to Be one Toss up. Both of their proformances were wonderful and I am secretly rooting for Murray but Penn is probably going to get the prize.
Title: Murray
Post by: SiliasRuby on February 27, 2004, 05:35:06 PM
One Helluva Toss up*
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Chest Rockwell on February 27, 2004, 06:03:37 PM
Not that I really care but you should use the (http://xixax.com/templates/xixax/images/lang_english/icon_edit.gif) button that you see on your post when you feel the need to change/add to it. The admins usually say something about it when someone fails to use the all-important EDIT button.

Remember the rules of Xixax:
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Title: Bill Murray
Post by: MacGuffin on February 29, 2004, 04:32:36 AM
When you see Tiger Woods doing a very poor impersonation of Carl from Caddyshack for American Express commercials, you really appreciate the genius of Murray.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Chest Rockwell on February 29, 2004, 08:37:49 AM
Quote from: MacGuffin
When you see Tiger Woods doing a very poor impersonation of Carl from Caddyshack for American Express commercials, you really appreciate the genius of Murray.

I've never seen this commercial. I can only imagine and become horrified with what I think it'd be like.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: MacGuffin on February 29, 2004, 11:38:53 AM
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
I've never seen this commercial. I can only imagine and become horrified with what I think it'd be like.


http://www.americanexpress.digisle.tv/spot58/index.html

I saw it five times before each movie yesterday.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: ckad79 on March 01, 2004, 11:19:15 AM
Thank you for seeing the light.  Your right, the movie wasn't great, Denzel was.

Quote from: xerxes
training day may not have been that great but denzel's performance in it was amazing.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Chest Rockwell on March 01, 2004, 05:52:27 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
I've never seen this commercial. I can only imagine and become horrified with what I think it'd be like.


http://www.americanexpress.digisle.tv/spot58/index.html

I saw it five times before each movie yesterday.

I saw the commercial during the Awards. Eh...
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: bonanzataz on March 02, 2004, 09:11:04 PM
poor murray seemed really upset that he lost. i liked him a lot better than penn. i really wanted him to win.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: xerxes on March 03, 2004, 04:06:52 AM
Quote from: taz.
poor murray seemed really upset that he lost. i liked him a lot better than penn. i really wanted him to win.


i don't think it was just when he lost, he pretty much looked that way all night
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Chest Rockwell on March 03, 2004, 04:46:43 AM
Murray Upset at Oscar Result

Actor Bill Murray shocked guests at Sunday night's Academy Awards - when he refused to clap as rival nominee Sean Penn was named Best Actor. The Lost In Translation star looked annoyed when Nicole Kidman announced Penn had won for his performance in Mystic River. According to British newspaper The Sun, Murray later shouted at organizers, "If I knew this was going to happen, I wouldn't have bothered coming." The 53-year-old comedian has made no secret of his dislike of award ceremonies, and didn't show up to collect the Best Actor award at London's BAFTAs last month. Murray has said, "Awards are meaningless to me, and I have nothing but disdain for anyone who actively campaigns to get one. It's a really unattractive sight to see an actor or actress who really wants an Oscar. And you often see it on the show - you see their faces and the desperation is so ugly."
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Redlum on March 03, 2004, 05:01:00 AM
The Sun are the biggest bullshit artists, people only buy it for the topless girls on page 3.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Chest Rockwell on March 03, 2004, 05:12:46 AM
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The Sun are the biggest bullshit artists, people only buy it for the topless girls on page 3.

Amen to that.

It does seem a little out of character that he'd say something like, "I wouldn't have bothered coming." I think we could all tell he was upset, though, and I was surprised at this seeing as how he usually doesn't care about the awards. I bet he just wanted to provide some amazing acceptance speech.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Pubrick on March 03, 2004, 10:33:12 AM
that quote they referred to was made ages ago. everything else they said is bullshit.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Just Withnail on March 07, 2004, 04:39:05 PM
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
I bet he just wanted to provide some amazing acceptance speech.


Man, don't tease like that.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: MacGuffin on April 18, 2004, 02:15:55 PM
Bill Murray Charms Brooklyn
Source: indieWIRE

The Brooklyn Academy of Music hosted a special evening with Bill Murray on Tuesday night, to kick off its "What About Bill Murray" retrospective (running through May 5); Brooklyn perhaps hasn't seen this much excitement since the days of the Dodgers. Every screening of the several Murray films shown on Tuesday was sold out, as was the Q&A discussion with Elvis Mitchell, held in the voluminous Opera House after the flicks. The museum has been trying to get Murray for three years; evidently the fans were just as eager, as Murray was greeted by a lengthy standing ovation when he took the stage. He drew laughs with jokes about "Meatballs," his story about meeting Hunter S. Thompson poolside in Aspen, and when asked where he got the "zen karma in his performances," replied "Bed, Bath & Beyond." Murray also offered more wise insights into his career and his profession, and talked about the sense of duty he felt when tackling Polonius in "Hamlet" and other more serious roles.

When an audience member asked about his role in Wes Anderson's forthcoming "The Life Aquatic," Murray said the shoot was "an absolute hell" as it stretched from a planned three months to more than five months, and the cast and crew had to deal with the cold Italian winter. But it was evidently worth it: "It's the best movie that [Anderson] has ever made," Murray said. "I'm proud of everything that's on the screen." When an audience member blurted out that Murray was robbed of the Oscar for "Lost in Translation," he smiled and assured that audience, "I'm really okay... I don't care about the prizes. Making movies is the only thing I can do really well in my life that's not a disaster." In closing, special guests told their favorite stories about Murray, from the producer that Murray pranked by putting gravel in his hubcaps to Jim Jarmusch's recollection of walking down the street 12 years ago when Murray recognized HIM and invited him out for a cup of coffee (Murray now appears as himself in Jarmusch's forthcoming "Coffee and Cigarettes.")
 
Before the Q&A, BUZZ was lucky enough to attend a rare screening of "Nothing Lasts Forever," a little-seen 1984 gem written and directed by Tom Schiller, one of the great SNL writers who happens to be married to our pal (and former indieWIRE editor) Jacque Lynn Schiller. The film is both retro and futuristic (and also perfectly mocks the '80s art scene), exploring a world in which New York City is ruled by the Port Authority and a man searches for love and artistic inspiration by taking a bus (manned by Bill Murray) to the moon. This was Schiller's only feature film, and Murray remarked that renewed interest in this one might spur Schiller to make another one. Murray called the director "one of the few people I think of as being truly brilliant," and also quipped that Schiller's old SNL sketches "come from another planet, like Tom."
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Chest Rockwell on April 18, 2004, 02:50:41 PM
That's really great. Now I'm salivating more at the thought of Life Aquatic.
He should be giving a little press/fan conference in my hometown in early May, which would be awesome.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Just Withnail on April 18, 2004, 06:38:55 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
his story about meeting Hunter S. Thompson poolside in Aspen


Has anybody seen "Where the Buffalo roam"?
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: modage on April 19, 2004, 12:03:36 AM
Quote from: Withnail
Quote from: MacGuffin
his story about meeting Hunter S. Thompson poolside in Aspen


Has anybody seen "Where the Buffalo roam"?

yeah i got it on vhs for a couple bucks when i was in high school.  its okay, but no fear and loathing.  worth checking out though if you like murray, and i believe a neil young score.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Chest Rockwell on May 15, 2004, 05:02:37 PM
So Bill is making an appearance here tonight. Should I bring something to sign, in case he does do some signings? Does that come off as too fanboy? And what do most people bring to signings? I was thinking my copy of LIT or Groundhog Day or something. Anyway, any help would be appreciated.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: El Duderino on May 15, 2004, 05:39:39 PM
just take a piece of paper and a sharpie
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: cron on May 15, 2004, 05:48:56 PM
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
So Bill is making an appearance here tonight. Should I bring something to sign, in case he does do some signings? Does that come off as too fanboy? And what do most people bring to signings? I was thinking my copy of LIT or Groundhog Day or something. Anyway, any help would be appreciated.


Ask him if he had an unsanitary encounter with Scarlett
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on May 15, 2004, 06:17:23 PM
Quote from: cronopio
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
So Bill is making an appearance here tonight. Should I bring something to sign, in case he does do some signings? Does that come off as too fanboy? And what do most people bring to signings? I was thinking my copy of LIT or Groundhog Day or something. Anyway, any help would be appreciated.


Ask him if he had an unsanitary encounter with Scarlett


He did. I bet he did...  :evil:
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: coffeebeetle on May 15, 2004, 10:10:58 PM
Quote from: cronopio
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
So Bill is making an appearance here tonight. Should I bring something to sign, in case he does do some signings? Does that come off as too fanboy? And what do most people bring to signings? I was thinking my copy of LIT or Groundhog Day or something. Anyway, any help would be appreciated.


Ask him if he had an unsanitary encounter with Scarlett


In an elevator...with Benny del Toro too... :?
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on May 16, 2004, 07:07:42 AM
Quote from: coffeebeetle
with Benny del Toro too... :?


Do you think Bill would be up for it?
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Chest Rockwell on May 16, 2004, 03:29:17 PM
This is getting silly. Thanks for your help, jerk-offs.  :hammer:
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: coffeebeetle on May 16, 2004, 10:09:37 PM
I apologize, Chest.  I say go for it....[/i]
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: MacGuffin on June 03, 2004, 11:08:17 PM
Bill Murray to Get Lost Again
Source: Production Weekly

Lost in Translation star Bill Murray has joined the cast of Andy Garcia's The Lost City, a Cuban love story that also stars Dustin Hoffman, Tomas Millian and Ines Sastre. Hoffman will portray gangster Meyer Lansky while Murray takes the role as The Writer.

The film, written by G. Cabrera Infante, is set in Havana, Cuba, during the 50's when a club owner is caught in the turbulent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the Marxist government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ultimately leads the club owner to flee to New York.

Garcia is set to start shooting later this month in the Dominican Republic, says Production Weekly, with filming also scheduled for Miami and New York.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Chest Rockwell on June 04, 2004, 08:22:17 AM
Sounds neat!
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on December 17, 2004, 04:40:03 PM
from TheMovieBlog.com:

Bill Murray Gets Told Off

I'll say this right off the top: I LOVE Bill Murray. I can't think of a project he's done off the top of my head that I haven't loved him in.

Now, having said that, I have heard rumours now and then over the last couple of years that Bill is something of a jerk in real life. I remember all the reports of his ranting after failing to win an Oscar at the awards show last year. Now, the New York Post is reporting a REALLY awkward situation that just slapped Murray in the face at a press conference to promote his new film The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou:


At a Q&A session with director Wes Anderson, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe and some of the rest of the cast at the Hollywood event, one man announced, "I am a cameraman, and I've worked with all the actors onstage. Anjelica, you're wonderful. Willem — you're great. But, Bill — you are a bastard. You are horrible to work with. My question is for Wes and the cast. What's it like to work with someone as awful and difficult as Bill Murray?" After a stunned silence, Huston muttered, "Bill isn't a bastard." Anderson demanded, "Why are you in a position to make such a statement?" Murray didn't react at all. "I was a cameraman on 'Charlie's Angels,' and Bill Murray is awful,"

Ouch! Now that's a little embarrassing. Before any of us take sides here, lets keep in mind that you don't know Bill Murray... neither do I. For all we know he could be the kindest most awesome guy in the world... or for all we know he could kick kittens and hide Osama Bin Ladin in his attic... the point is we just don't know. But if these stories about Murray (and I emphasize the word "IF") then it'll effect how much I'm able to enjoy seeing him on the big screen. It's hard to laugh at a jerk that you don't like. Therefore... I really hope these kinds of stories are all a bunch of crap. Have you heard of any more of these "Bill Murray is a jerk" rumours?
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: RegularKarate on December 17, 2004, 04:53:08 PM
I've heard that he was a jerk on Charlies Angels... I was in film-school while it was being filmed and the casting director for that film did a guest lecture and he mentioned the Murray hated the experience and left the shoot in the middle of production and they had to edit around his absence.

Maybe he just hated the Angels.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: UncleJoey on December 17, 2004, 09:57:05 PM
Quote from: RegularKarate
Maybe he just hated the Angels.


I have a feeling nobody around here is going to blame him for that. If that story is true, he should have acted more professional, but it's not going to affect how I view his work at all.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: MacGuffin on January 03, 2005, 01:44:40 PM
Bill Murray Scoffs at 'Difficult' Label

Bill Murray gets defensive when told he has a reputation for being difficult. "If it keeps obnoxious people away, that's fine," he tells Time magazine in its editions on sale Monday. "It makes me think of that line you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. People say this to you with a straight face, and I always say, 'Who. Wants. Flies?'"

Murray, the star of "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou," grew up in a blue-collar family and suggested his outbursts are generally spurred by an empathy for the underdog.

Recently on the set of his still-untitled film for director Jim Jarmusch, Murray got into a fracas with the location manager when he arrived at a rented house for a scene with child actors and discovered that there was no heat. When he started a fire in the fireplace, the location manager told him to stop.
 
"'Who are you?'" Murray told her. "She said, 'I'm locations.' I said, 'Well, if locations had done their job and made sure it was warm enough for these people, we wouldn't be lighting a fire in the fireplace.'"

But at the wrap party, Murray approached the woman again. "I said, 'You know, we had our moment, and I don't apologize for that for a second.'" But she had excelled at other aspects of her job, and Murray told her so. "I wanted to let her know I could see it both ways."
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: ddbright on August 04, 2005, 05:32:19 PM
Perhaps he'll have a shot at Best Actor in his newest film "Broken Flowers" that's getting rave reviews...
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: 72teeth on August 04, 2005, 07:15:05 PM
Encore is going to do an 'In the Spotlight' marathon on Murray sometime soon

Kinpin
The Man who Knew Too Little
Lost in Translation
Rushmore
Quick Change
and
Groundhog Day

Now when they usually do this for whatever actor, there are usually 2 maybe 3 gems, but you look at Murray's list, every fuckin one of those performances is prime fuckin rib! Murray's the man :bravo:
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: modage on August 04, 2005, 07:26:17 PM
have you seen The Man Who Knew Too Little?  or Quick Change?
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: 72teeth on August 04, 2005, 07:35:47 PM
Too Little has it's farts but Murray's preformance is still top notch (I laugh at "No you may NOT" everytime) and call it a guilty pleasure but I fuckin love everything about Quick Change
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: MacGuffin on August 12, 2005, 02:32:55 AM
Murray has cat's eye on 'Garfield 2'
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Bill Murray is in negotiations to reprise his role as the voice of Garfield in 20th Century Fox's sequel "Garfield 2," while Breckin Meyer and Jennifer Love Hewitt have signed on to return, though Hewitt's role will be greatly reduced because she is filming the upcoming CBS series "Ghost Whisperer." Lucy Davis and Billy Connolly also are entering the fat cat's lair. Davis, who recently joined the cast of the indie "The TV Set," will play animal lover Abby Westminster, a fashionable professional who has been brought in to try and trap Lord Dargis (Connelly) into revealing his evil plans. She is best known for her role on the U.K. version of "The Office." "Garfield 2," which will be directed by Tim Hill, is slated for a summer 2006 release. Fox president of production Hutch Parker and vp production Vanessa Morrison will oversee for the studio.
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: 72teeth on August 12, 2005, 05:56:52 AM
Thats stupid, but when you could get a couple mill for 3 days work, can you blame him?
Title: Bill Murray
Post by: Pubrick on August 12, 2005, 09:40:59 AM
Quote from: 72teeth
can you blame him?

yes.
Title: Re: Bill Murray
Post by: MacGuffin on June 11, 2007, 11:06:47 AM
Murray elects to lead Kenan's 'City'
Walden, Playtone producing DuPrau novel
Source: Variety
 
Bill Murray will star in "City of Ember," the Walden Media adaptation of the Jeanne DuPrau young adult novel.

Gil Kenan ("Monster House") directs and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are producing.

Toby Jones ("Infamous") and Saoirse Ronan ("Atonement") also star.

Shooting begins this summer in Belfast and the film will be released Oct. 10, 2008, by 20th Century Fox through the joint marketing venture Fox Walden. John D. Schofield is exec producer.

Caroline Thompson wrote the script about an insular, dark place where the only light comes from street lamps. As the power source begins to fail, two teenagers search for clues that will unlock ancient mysteries about the city but they are thwarted by a corrupt mayor.

Project is one of three recent book adaptations for Playtone. Universal has just scheduled a Christmas Day bow for "Charlie Wilson's War," the drama based on the George Crile nonfiction book. Director Spike Jonze just wrapped an adaptation of the Maurice Sendak kid novel "Where the Wild Things Are" for Warner Bros. and Legendary.
Title: Re: Bill Murray
Post by: MacGuffin on December 06, 2007, 12:08:49 PM
Bill Murray gets his facts checked:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPo9sCqza98
Title: Re: Bill Murray
Post by: Champion Souza on July 25, 2010, 10:35:18 AM
Bill Murray interviewed by GQ here (http://www.gq.com/entertainment/celebrities/201008/bill-murray-dan-fierman-gq-interview?currentPage=all) .

According to Bill the reason he did Garfield was because he thought Joel Coen wrote it... but only when he was doing the voice recording did he find out it wasn't the Coen Brother Joel Coen.
Title: Re: Bill Murray
Post by: pete on July 25, 2010, 12:21:58 PM
he loves kung fu hustle.
Title: Re: Bill Murray
Post by: ono on June 11, 2012, 08:39:37 PM
Good Interview Bill Murray did for Esquire (http://www.esquire.com/features/man-at-his-best/q-and-a/bill-murray-interview-0612)