Top 5 Epic Bill Murray Moments This Month

Top 5 Epic Bill Murray Moments This Month
By Amanda Walgrove
  • Aside from face-eating zombies, there’s a certain undeniable trend creeping its way around the Internet these days. And that would be Bill Murray’s like-a-boss behavior.

    It probably has something to do with the release of Wes Anderson’s film, Moonrise Kingdom, in which Murray plays a part. But that was almost a month ago and, still, the comedy ensues.

    As an Emmy-winning original cast member on Saturday Night Live, Bill Murray is best known for quirky films such as Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, and Lost in Translation. Even though not all comedians’ shticks translates well to new media, it seems that (intentionally or not), Murray is charming YouTubers and mouse-clickers in these recent weeks.

    Here are his top 5 moments of late. We can only hope there’s more to come.

    5. Bill Murray hosts a (pretty drunk) tour of Moonrise Kingdom.

  • 4. Bill Murray teaches you how to say ‘no’ at the right time and commit to the things you say ‘yes’ to — from an interview with Esquire Magazine.

    You gotta commit. You’ve gotta go out there and improvise and you’ve gotta be completely unafraid to die. You’ve got to be able to take a chance to die. And you have to die lots. You have to die all the time. You’re goin’ out there with just a whisper of an idea. The fear will make you clench up. That’s the fear of dying. When you start and the first few lines don’t grab and people are going like, “What’s this? I’m not laughing and I’m not interested,” then you just put your arms out like this and open way up and that allows your stuff to go out. Otherwise it’s just stuck inside you.

    3. Bill Murray reveals his own banjo-playing hologram on the Late Show with Dave Letterman. And unlike his famous predecessors who inspired holograms (see: Tupac, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe), Murray is still breathing oxygen. That takes guts. And lungs.

  • 2. Bill Murray fulfills his duties as Charleston RiverDogs Director of Fun and entertains the fans during a rain delay at Riley Park.

  • 1. Bill Murray engages in his best Wes Anderson-style, slo-mo walk with some filmmakers and fans who asked for an autograph on set. Better than ink, right?