Bill Murray On His Personal Philosophy

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Bill Murray showed up after a screening of Ghostbusters in Toronto yesterday, where he spent the better part of an hour answering questions from fans. His best answer was in response to a question about his penchant for weird, unannounced hangouts (crashing the above couple's engagement photoshoot, for instance).

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The question came from filmmaker Mitch Glazer, who joined Murray and Ghostbusters Director Ivan Reitman for the Q&A. Here's Murray, in his own words:

I think the only reason I've had the career life that I've had is that someone told me some secrets early on about living. You can do the very best you can when you're very, very relaxed, no matter what it is or what your job is, the more relaxed you are the better you are. That's sort of why I got into acting. I realized the more fun I had, the better I did it. And I thought, that's a job I could be proud of. It's changed my life learning that, and it's made me better at what I do.


According to The Winnipeg Free Press, Murray's explanation marked one of the few points at which the Q&A "veered toward more serious subject matter." This, in response to a question about his penchant for crashing bachelor parties and joining the kickball games of complete strangers. How interesting, how bizarre! How delightfully Murray-esque.

[ The Winnipeg Free Press]

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I love him, but... does anyone else feel just a tad freaked out at how old he looks now?

I mean, logically, I know he's old, but I grew up idolising this guy and it just feels wrong that Bill Murray is now an old man!