Bill Murray is all over the internet today, which means one of two things: He’s got a new movie to promote, or it’s Wednesday. One of the more formidable media matchups you could imagine happened today when Murray appeared on The Howard Stern Show. As the Sirius XM host’s loyalists know well, Stern is an ace interviewer: Bill Murray does not typically give himself over to lengthy, soul-searching answers, and yet they rapped for well over an hour.
Bill Murray is no Hugh Jackman – you won’t catch him crooning show tunes on the Broadway stage (though to be fair, Hugh Jackman is no Bill Murray, either). He’s proudly put his not-necessarily-great pipes to use since his days on Saturday Night Live, has dueted with the likes of Eric Clapton and Clint Eastwood, and is famously known to crash the occasionally karaoke party.
Writer-director Theodore Melfi became the latest filmmaker to play “Where In the World is Bill Murray,” when he pursued the star for the lead role in 'St. Vincent'
Bill Murray Gets Fatherly in the First Trailer for ‘St. Vincent’ As we all know, Bill Murray can appear anywhere, at any moment, with no warning at all. In it, Murray plays Vincent, a drunken, gambling retiree who gets recruited by his new single-mom neighbor (McCarthy) to watch over her undersized 12-year-old son Oliver (newcomer Jaeden Lieberher). The role of Vincent looks to be a throwback to the sort of bad-boy roles that made Murray a comedy icon in the 1980s — and a departure from some of the more understated roles he’s done lately in films for directors like Wes Anderson and Jim Jarmusch.