Tag: bill murray

‘Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of The National Lampoon’ is the Greatest Story of All

National Lampoon doesn’t get as much credit as it should for what it did for comedy in the 70 and 80’s. With this terrific new doc out there, hopefully that’ll change.

Screenplay: ‘St. Vincent (de Van Nuys)’ Starring Bill Murray

Download the screenplay to St. Vincent starring Bill Murray

Bill Murray’s Advice on How to Do Your Best Work

Bill Murray is considered one of the most versatile and quirky actors in the entertainment industry. How does he continue to deliver high-level work in every phase of his career? He shared a few of his insider secrets during the Toronto International Film Festival this fall. The St. Vincent star thinks an actor performs better when they are relaxed. “You have to remind yourself that you can do the very best you can when you’re very, very relaxed, no matter what it is, whatever your job is,” Murray said. “The more relaxed you are, the better you are. That’s sort ... Read more

Jason Schwartzman on Not Being Afraid to Fail as an Actor and Dustin Hoffman’s Acting Advice

During a recent Reddit AMA chat with Jason Schwartzman to promote his new film Listen Up Philip, Schwartzman was asked about his experience working on I <3 Huckabees. He went on to recall his pride about working with director David O. Russell, but also advice he received from Dustin Hoffman on set. “Every day on that movie was an incredible experience and a dream come true, every day! It was HARD, in the best way possible, because David O. Russell asks of everyone to bring everything they have to work each day, and when you get there, you are not ... Read more

Review: ‘The Monuments Men’

To say The Monuments Men is a disappointment is a huge understatement.

Laura Linney Answers Critics of Her ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ Performance: “It would have been completely inappropriate for her to have been any other way”

Despite being a huge Bill Murray fan and a history buff, I knew Hyde Park on Hudson was going to be the type of movie that wasn't for everyone once I saw it at the New York Film Festival.

Review: ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’

If you’ve ever wanted to watch a former president get a handjob, well you are in luck my friend, because the new film, Hyde Park on the Hudson, is now in theaters.

Bill Murray talks ‘Hyde Park’, Improvising and Advice He Was Given as a Young Actor

It’s not like Bill Murray always imagined himself playing Franklin Roosevelt. When he was originally offered the role in Hyde Park on the Hudson, he thought, "Can this guy be serious?"

Bill Murray on Playing FDR: “Playing a beloved person, that really sets a high bar for your behavior and your acting and what you project”

I got to see Hyde Park on Hudson at the New York Film Festival, and while it's far from a perfect movie (though it is, in my opinion, a very good one), Bill Murray's performance as Franklin Delano Roosevelt is among the best roles he has ever done.

Laura Linney: “With comedy I find you have to be very, very specific”

Despite being nominated for three Oscars in the last dozen years, The Big C star Laura Linney may not make the strongest initial impression from her roles because she’s often working in subdued roles with much more visible actors, like Jim Carrey in The Truman Show or Bill Murray in the upcoming Hyde Park on Hudson.  But Linney finally gets to flex her comedic muscles in The Details, and she spoke to the Los Angeles Times about her role in the film and how she approaches comedy. In The Details, Linney plays against type as a wacky neighbor.  As for ... Read more

“You can’t get all ramped up and amped up about this thing,” Bill Murray said on talk of getting an Oscar Nomination for ‘Hyde Park on the Hudson’

Bill Murray isn’t likely to be the first actor that pops into your head when you think of someone to play beloved President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. But the comedian is already earning Oscar talk about his portrayal in Hyde Park on the Hudson.

Biography: Bill Murray

Bill Murray’s portrayal of Herman Blume in Wes Anderson’s Rushmore brought him the New York Film Critics Circle, National Society of Film Critics, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and Independent Spirit Awards for Best Supporting Actor. He has acted inall of Mr. Anderson’s subsequent features, including The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, and Fantastic Mr. Fox (in voiceover).

Screenplay: ‘Get Low’

Here's the screenplay for Get Low

A Chat with the Guys from NBC.com’s, ‘Fact Checkers Unit’!

The gang from the new NBC web-series, Fact Checkers Unit, chat with us about the show, generating their own acting work and working with Bill Murray!

Jason Schwartzman on ‘The Fantastic Mr. Fox’: “Its the best movie I’ve ever been a part of”

In this exclusive interview, he talks about playing a 12 year old fox, working with Bill Murray, George Clooney and Meryl Streep and his favorite scene in the film.