He drunkenly crashed a stolen golf cart in Stockholm; he attended a student party in St Andrews, and did the washing up; he dived behind the bar at a film festival and served drinks with the Wu-Tang Clan; an entire website - - is devoted to tales of him crashing karaoke parties, joining kick-abouts in the park, and appearing from nowhere in restaurants to steal chips from a plate, before departing with the words ‘No one will ever believe you.’ It’s notable that none of these stories portray Murray in a bad light: he pays for drinks, keeps his hands to himself, and is sociable to a fault.
He even kept his cool when a guest at a Brooklyn Halloween party accused him of ‘making bad life choices’ (this was 2008, the year of Murray's second divorce).
Though widely loathed by all he left behind in order to become a film star ("scumbag" and "asshole" being the more polite terms used to describe him), Chase returned to guest host the show.
Vincent (2014), and the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge (2014), for which he later won his second Primetime Emmy Award.
As the giggling from the stage quickly made apparent, no special effects were involved. “That,” he said after a long pause, “is acting.” Even bearing in mind his contrary nature and love of peculiar left-turns, Murray’s 2004 decision to follow his Oscar-nominated role in Lost in Translation by voicing the comic-strip cat in his first CGI outing (tagline: "Get ready for frisky business") caught many by surprise.
This, remember, was a man who had previously turned down the Buzz Lightyear part in Toy Story. The answer came six years later, via an interview with GQ. " Then he was told: the name on the script was Joel Cohen, not Coen.
Murray revealed that he read the first few pages of the Garfield script, written by a Joel Coen; he recognised the name from films like Fargo, Raising Arizona and The Big Lebowski, and said yes. In 2006 Murray made Garfield 2: A Tale of Two Kitties; so far, no explanation.
When the time came to record his part, confronted with lines that ‘got worse and worse’, he asked to see the film. It’s one of modern cinema’s great unanswered questions: what, exactly, does Bill Murray whisper to Scarlett Johansson as they part ways at the end of Lost in Translation?
" Just as the ferry’s foghorn blasted out, Murray began moving his lips and gesticulating ‘like I was saying something really sincere’. (Audio enhancement has since indicated that the line is “I have to be leaving, but I won’t let that come between us, OK?