In the latest issue of GQ, Bill Murray is profiled, and he explained why he rarely acts in straight comedy films, like the ones that made him famous in the '80s and '90s.
The answer is simple: He doesn't find the scripts he's offered to be funny.
GQ's Brett Martin, who interviewed Murray over coffee, explains:
And yet, for the past decade, the one area Murray has failed to find an assured place is in comedies that announce themselves as comedies. When I ask why, he's silent for a full fifteen seconds. "They're different," he says finally. "They're just different from what I used to do."
Since the late '90s, Murray has mostly limited himself to acting in dramatic movies, often directed by Wes Anderson. The rare exceptions are the Garfield movies, which he claims he accepted due to a misunderstanding, and "Zombieland," of which he told »
- Ross Luippold
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