Bill Murray is kind of unicorn among Hollywood actors. He seems to easily be one of the coolest people gracing Tinseltown, yet somehow he still remains elusive; randomly popping up at parties and crashing engagement photos.
So when he signs up to do a Reddit AMA, you know you’re in for pure gold. And pure gold he provided in his latest Internet endeavor. Whether it was sage words of wisdom or insane anecdotes you won’t be able to wrap your head around, the Ghostbusters star provided it all.
When asked what was the best and worst part about being Bill Murray, he replied (rather deeply):
The worst thing about it, they’re one in the same: You wish you could walk down the street and look at things and watch things uninterrupted. The shock of being recognized brings you out of this place where you’re just trying to take it in. It’s an obligation and you’re reminded you have to show up. It’s a coin with two sides. As much as I don’t like the one side, the other side is what might save me.
Considering Murray’s crew is pretty A-list in it of itself, it’s no surprise that he and his crazy friends would have a ridiculous story about crashing parties.
Well, we crashed a famous party called the subway party to celebrate the premiere of Tommy, in the 70s. It was Gilda Radner, [John] Belushi, Harold Ramis, Joe Flaherty, Brian Doyle Murray, and we were all plus 1, probably. It was biggest party ever in NYC at the time. You couldn’t get into this party. It was an inner circle thing. It was at an enclosed subway stop, it was a roar. It was a scream. If you made an airport movie with everyone on the plane is a celebrity, it was like that times 10.
We were doing a show in the restaurant cabaret, the guys catering were the same guys who gave us left over french fries, we went into the backdoor to the subway with everyone. Everyone saying hi, hello. And we felt like we didn’t belong at all. It was so fantastic. I have compassion when people say dumb stuff to me. I said to Andy Warhol “I love the soup can” and he looked at me like “You don’t belong here.” What a time that was.
The only role I wanted I didn’t get, the Year Of Living Dangerously by Peter Weir, I wasn’t a big shot. Mel Gibson lived in Australia. I’d been to Indonesia and I thought I understood that movie. When I saw it, I was like, damn! That was the only one I wanted I didn’t get. Peter Weir is…something else.
If he were to participate in a reality TV show, he knows which one he would choose.
Flavor Of Love. The idea that he had some of the most, would I consider maybe not the most desirable women in the world, they were really nutty. I mean really crazy. I’d think The Amazing Race. It was like a show I watched in Paris, similar to that. One episode I saw, they had to fight their way to the top of a hotel in Singapore, and answer impossible questions. I used to watch it just to see people completely fall apart. They would try to answer, and it would kill them.
But The Amazing Race looks like a lot of fun. You get to go to a bunch of places. It calls on all your skills. I tell people, if you want to get married, travel around the world first. Cause then you get to know people better. It’s a test of wills to travel. I think The Amazing Race would be fun.
If I tell you its not a secret right, think of what you said. Then I’m not the person who can keep a secret. You almost tricked me, it’s not going to happen. Unless I have a couple of drinks.
UGH! Maybe in the next AMA…
We’re not the only ones who love the Caddyshack star!