Because I love ‘Ghostbusters’, and ‘Scrooged’ is my all-time favorite Christmas movie alongside ‘Love Actually’, we’re going to talk about Bill Murray for a minute. Because while Bill Murray was never what I would consider “hot” (like, ever), there’s definitely something pretty distinctive about his look these days, and I’m sure it’s got something to do with his getting up in age (Bill Murray is sixty-two years old, if you can believe it—my Dad is sixty-two years old). I’d have never, for one second, considered doing Bill Murray when Bill Murray was thirty-two … cue photo:
But Bill Murray at sixty-two? Well. If that didn’t put me at boning a man who was thirty-three years old when I was born, I’d consider it, but even I have my unsubstantiated sexual hangups about age, believe it or not.
Bottom line? Bill Murray’s looking pretty good, and I think the beard does wonders for his face.
“It’s not so much what you do, but the way in which you do it. I can slap you on the back and it can be a wonderful thing, if it’s done with joy. But if I slap you on the back just as you’re coming out of the elevator, and I’ve had too much to drink, it’s a completely different thing.”
And Bill Murray on today’s comedies:
“I think there’s something that I can bring to a comedy today, but I don’t know where to bring it. I’ve actually thought about having a manager again. Just to clear my head and have a plan. ….Eh, it’s not that attractive to have a plan. I know that if I ever feel that I need to make a funny movie, I’ll figure out how to write one. I’ll get it done. If I ever get some ambition, I’m gonna get some sh*t done.”
So hey. Bill Murray: would you, still?