“I know you’ve heard this before, but comedy is very, very serious business. Anybody can make people cry, but not anybody can make ’em laugh. It’s mathematical and complex and just hard. It’s so tough.” — Bill Murray in 1990
Photo: Stripes (1981)
“When I did The Razor’s Edge, there were all these conversations that started, ‘Well, Bill, now your persona…’ You start thinking about that and you will put a pistol in your mouth. Because you cannot believe what your real persona is, and you can’t identify with what other people imagine it to be.” — Bill Murray in 1990
Photo: The Razor’s Edge (1984). With Theresa Russell.
“I’m the optimist. Harold is the brains. Or to put it another way, Dan is the heart, Harold is the brains. And I am the mouth.” — Bill Murray
Source: Roger Ebert (1984)
Photo: Ghostbusters (1984). With Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.
“He was sort of a remarkable force of nature. Whenever you can actually put a script into Billy’s hand, as if you were a process server . . . you gotta look him in the eye [and say], ‘You did receive this.’ ” — Dan Aykroyd
“Balzac says, ‘Nothing offends me.’ But, uhhh, I’m not Balzac. In movies, these action comedies, with all the violence, I just withdraw from that. When comedy becomes violent, it stops being funny for me. They confuse action with occurence I think, so that an event has more meaning than character. Is that clear? Because I’m trying to speak as badly as I can.” — Bill Murray in 1990
Photo: Zombieland (2009). With Woody Harrelson.