Bill Murray has been on my mind recently. We talked about my love for him at work recently, on Sunday he teamed up with D.A. Points (yes that’s a name) to win the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am title in Pebble Beach (yes that’s a thing), and then that guy from Indianola won that PBA title this weekend. Which reminded me of Kingpin. All signs were pointing to me posting this.
I love Bill Murray. You ask me to name my favorite actor of all time, and I will tell you, it’s Bill Murray. I’ve always loved him. His sense of humor is always relatable to me. I think, in a way, it reminds me of the humor of my family. So some of my favorite movies are movies starring Bill Murray. My top BM movies are What About Bob, The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Groundhog Day, and Lost in Translation. I know, I know, he has been in several other great films like Caddyshack, Broken Flowers, Kingpin, Scrooged, and some others that I’m not thinking of off the top of my head right now. And while these are all good in their own right, the first list I named are movies that I watch more frequently. So today, I thought I would do a tribute to my love of Bill Murray.
These are some of my favorite lines from BM movies:
What About Bob?
BM: Bob Wiley
Bob Wiley: There are 2 types of people in this world: those who like Neil Diamond and those who don’t.
Bob Wiley: [eating corn] Oh, Fay, this is so scrumptious. Is this hand-shucked?
Bob Wiley: Isn’t this a breakthrough, that I’m a sailor? I sail? I sail now?
The Royal Tenenbaums
BM: Raleigh St. Clair
Raleigh: [Into tape recorder, softly] Dudley suffers from a rare disorder combining symptoms of amnesia, dyslexia, and color-blindness, with a highly acute sense of hearing.
Dudley Heinsbergen: [from adjoining room] I’m not color blind, am I?
Raleigh: I’m afraid you are.
Lost in Translation
BM: Bob Harris
BM: Herman Blume
BM: Ernie McCracken
Ernie McCracken: You’re on a gravy train with biscuit wheels.
Ernie McCracken: Do me a favor, will you? Would you mind washing off that perfume before you come back to our table?
BM: Don Johnston
Don Johnston: [to his neighbour's young daughter, about her dad] Keep your eyes open… he might be Dolemite.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
BM: Steve Zissou
Steve Zissou: Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go on an overnight drunk, and in 10 days I’m going to set out to find the shark that ate my friend and destroy it. Anyone who wants to tag along is more than welcome.
Steve Zissou: Don’t point that gun at him, he’s an unpaid intern.
Steve Zissou: Wolodarsky, go get the keys to that fishing boat, and throw them in the water. No, wait. They might have another set. Just blow it up.
Steve Zissou: [introducing his 'son' Ned to Oseary Drakoulias only a few seconds after Steve himself met Ned] Oseary, this is probably my son Ned.
BM: Phil Conners
[to Rita about Phil]
Larry: Did he actually refer to himself as "the talent"?
Phil: For your information, Hairdo, there is a major network interested in me.
Larry: Yeah, that would be the Home Shopping Network.
Ned: So what are you doing for dinner?
Phil: Umm… something else.
Phil: I don’t suppose there’s any chance of a espresso or cappuccino?
Mrs. Lancaster: [confused look] Oh, I don’t know…
Phil: [turns away, to self] … how to /spell/ espresso or cappuccino.
Phil: Can I have another one of these with some booze in it?
Rita: Do you every have déjà vu?
Phil: Didn’t you just ask me that?
So, who are your favorite actors? Do they even compare to Bill Murray?