Bill Murray Covers GQ, Talks Oscar Buzz
By JACKIE WILLIS
December 18, 2012
Bill Murray just keeps getting cooler. The 62-year-old actor covers the Jan. 2013 issue of GQ magazine, and chats with the men's publication about his beloved career.
Murray is receiving a bit of Oscar buzz about his role in Hyde Park on the Hudson where he plays President Franklin D. Roosevelt. However, this Ghostbuster isn't getting his hopes up. "They look at this film as an award-winning film, and that road is paved with glass and razor wire, as far as I'm concerned."
Touching on his nominations for Lost In Translation, Murray admits that he expected to win. "The one time I got a bunch of prizes, I just assumed I'd win them all. Because I'd been winning them all," he tells GQ. "I really saw something in myself and I thought, 'Oh, my God. I really did want that thing!' Some part of me was disappointed that I got tricked into thinking it was important. I told myself, if that happens again, I don't want to do that. I've since realized that it was good I didn't win, because I wasn't ready. Guys go for five years without working because they're thinking, 'Oh, this isn't Oscar-worthy.' They become paralyzed. So. It would have fed that thing that I found in myself, without my even knowing. It would have been really malformed. Because I had it wrong."
Murray recently starred in Wes Anderson's dramedy Moonrise Kingdom, and assures his fans that he still has some comedy left in him. "I think there's something that I can bring to a comedy today, but I don't know where to bring it," the actor admits. "I've actually thought about having a manager again. Just to clear my head and have a plan. … I know that if I ever feel that I need to make a funny movie, I'll figure out how to write one. I'll get it done. If I ever get some ambition, I'm gonna get some sh** done."
For more with Murray, including a hilarious story about his wife Kelly Lynch and Patrick Swayze, pick up the latest issue of GQ magazine.