Bill Murray

Fascinating interview with Bill Murray in GQ:

I don’t want to have a relationship with someone if I’m not going to work with them. If you’re talking about business, let’s talk about business, but I don’t want to hang out and bullshit.

But that’s so much of how Hollywood does business.

Yeah, well, that always kind of creeped me out. And I don’t like to work. I only like working when I’m working.

Fascinating interview with a fascinating actor. Doesn’t play by the ususal Hollywood rules.

Love the story about how he ended up making the Garfield movie, too:

So I worked all day and kept going, “That’s the line? Well, I can’t say that.” And you sit there and go, What can I say that will make this funny? And make it make sense? And I worked. I was exhausted, soaked with sweat, and the lines got worse and worse. And I said, “Okay, you better show me the whole rest of the movie, so we can see what we’re dealing with.” So I sat down and watched the whole thing, and I kept saying, “Who the hell cut this thing? Who did this? What the fuck was Coen thinking?” And then they explained it to me: It wasn’t written by that Joel Coen.