Bill Murray was chosen by GQ magazine for its January 2013 cover. Inside, the funnyman turned dramatic actor spoke about comedy and Oscars.
Murray explained his approach to comedy. “It’s not so much what you do, but the way in which you do it. I can slap you on the back and it can be a wonderful thing, if it’s done with joy. But if I slap you on the back just as you’re coming out of the elevator, and I’ve had too much to drink, it’s a completely different thing.”
So how does he feel about today’s comedies? “I think there’s something that I can bring to a comedy today, but I don’t know where to bring it. I’ve actually thought about having a manager again. Just to clear my head and have a plan. Eh, it’s not that attractive to 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*t done.”
It seems he’s getting plenty done if you consider the Oscar buzz surrounding his film, “Hyde Park On Hudson.” The actor said, “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.”
Read more in the latest issue of GQ.