Actors Who Almost Got the Part
11:55 PM PDT, July 22, 2014
Director Noah Baumbach revealed on comedian Marc Maron's WTF podcast that he really wanted Bill Murray to fill the role of the pretentious father Bernard Berkman in his 2005 film The Squid and the Whale. Baumbach, who co-wrote Murray's movie Life Aquatic with Wes Anderson, said jokingly of the actor, "I still think he's yet to pass." The role ultimately went to The Newsroom star Jeff Daniels.