“Ge­orge Clooney and I have a rol­lick­ing good time to­gether”

The renowned prankster talks about love, life and ev­ery­thing in be­tween.

No. 1 Magazine - - SCOTLAND'S NO.1 FOR FASHION -

Bill Mur­ray is a leg­end. There is sim­ply no other way to put it. And it’s not just his fa­mous turns in clas­sics like Groundhog Day, Rush­more, Char­lie’s An­gels, Lost in Trans­la­tion and now his role in the new fe­male-led Ghost­busters that make him such an icon, it’s his off-screen per­sona and the shenani­gans he gets up to that have be­come a kind of folk­lore in them­selves. In fact, there’s an en­tire on­line move­ment ded­i­cated to sto­ries of en­coun­ters with the 65-year-old. From crash­ing bachelor par­ties to div­ing be­hind a bar to play bar­man for the night and serv­ing peo­ple te­quila shots no mat­ter what drink they asked for – tales of the most ran­dom Bill Mur­ray en­coun­ters you could ever imag­ine have made him one of the most amus­ing and un­pre­dictable celebri­ties out there. No.1’ s per­sonal fave, when it comes to Bill Mur­ray sto­ries, is the one about how he crashed a party in St An­drews after a golf tour­na­ment and started wash­ing the huge pile of dirty dishes the uni stu­dents had used. He then sat on the floor with them drink­ing vodka out of a mug. See, the guy is a LEG­END! Here, we give him the floor to im­part his words of wis­dom on us all...

I’m happy to be in another Ghost­busters film, there’s no shame to that...

We made the first one that was re­ally great. We made a sec­ond one that was... not quite as good, but it had some good stuff in it. And it’s a won­der­ful bunch of peo­ple. The stu­dio’s al­ways wanted to make another one be­cause... they can’t come up with any other ideas, re­ally.

I have an aim that I’ve been work­ing on for many years and that’s...

To be here. As im­pos­si­ble and im­prob­a­ble as it sounds, I’d like to re­ally fo­cus on be­ing here and present in the mo­ment. It’s like when you catch your­self in the mir­ror and you see the state you’re in – are you happy? Are you sad? Are you con­fi­dent? Are you here? Re­ally here? And most of the time you’re not. Some­times I think of the Clint East­wood line where he says, “You kill a man and you kill ev­ery op­por­tu­nity he ever had.” It’s such a good line be­cause we have ev­ery­thing we need in our bodies. You’ve just got to wish big – I’d like to see what I could do if I was re­ally here and I wished big.

I’ve never had much luck when it comes to women...

It’s some­thing I do think about a lot. Like, ‘What am I do­ing here?’ But I have great kids and I wouldn’t have had them with­out the women who have been in my life.

Peo­ple ask why I don’t get mar­ried for the third time but there’s no need...

I don’t think I’m lonely. But it would be nice to go to some things and have a date. And some­one to go and play golf in Scot­land with and be able to say, “Hey isn’t this fun? We’re go­ing round the most fa­mous golf course in the world”.

I al­ways joke that in my family I’m the ‘for­got­ten mid­dle child’...

But when it’s a family of nine kids, there are three or four of you in the mid­dle that are for­got­ten! I was, and still am, very close to my sib­lings. There was al­ways fi­nan­cial pres­sure grow­ing up, we weren’t wealthy but we weren’t poor – we lived in a nice town. When I go back now it’s like I’m still just a lo­cal guy, ev­ery­one knows you.

I’m not anti-tech­nol­ogy but it’s com­mon knowl­edge that it’s hard to get hold of me, I ac­tu­ally only re­cently got a mo­bile...

But I re­ally only got it to text with my sons be­cause they just will not an­swer the phone, they will only text. I don’t re­gret not be­ing sur­rounded by tech­nol­ogy though, I re­ally haven’t missed out on any­thing. I’m not a very or­gan­ised guy and I have enough to take care of with­out ac­cu­mu­lat­ing more stuff or re­la­tion­ships.

Bill was nom­i­nated for an Os­car for Lost in Trans­la­tion star­ring a then un­known, Scar­lett Jo­hans­son.

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